This article is about the alternative rock band, the Primitives. For alternative country band The Primitives, see Uncle Tupelo. For the artists of the early Gothic period of art, at the end of the medieval period and the beginning of the Renaissance, see Early Renaissance painting and Early Netherlandish painting.
The Primitives were a British alternative rock band from Coventry formed in 1985 by Keiron McDermott (vocals), PJ Court (born Paul Jonathan Court, on 27 July, 1965) (vocals, guitar), Steve Dullaghan (bass) and Pete Tweedie (drums). Keiron was soon replaced by Tracy Tracy (born Tracy Cattell in Australia). Their career was also boosted when The Smiths singer Morrissey named them as one of his favourite bands. After a successful first album, which presented them with their UK Top 5 hit single "Crash" (and made the U.S. Top 3), their career began to fade in the early 1990s. They split in 1992 following the commercial failure of their final album, 1991's Galore. Their major riv