Thursday, 27 January 2011

72 THE PRIMITIVES, Jim Jiminee, Reading University Student Union, Tuesday 3 March 1987

This turned out to be a very late gig, as Reading Uni Student Union had ordered the wrong PA! A replacement didn't arrive until 10.30, so once things were set up, support Jim Jiminee didn't start their set until 11.30! Nevertheless, they impressed with a very fast, upbeat and punchy jive/ rockabilly/ jangly/ I don't really know how to describe it set. Complimented vocalist Kevin afterwards.

The Primitives (whom we'd chatted with beforehand, standing around waiting for the PA) were on just before 1 am, mainly promoting new single "Stop Killing Me" but playing an excellent fast, brash and punky set, with closer "Really Stupid" my favourite of the night. On a small stage, we nevertheless still looked down on them!

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