SONG OF THE DAY The Groupies – Primitive

r-3271215-1323291361-jpegLets get primitive and wild with this golden little psych nugget from 1966!  It’s raw, its fresh and totally uncompromising.

Forming in New York by bassist Gordon McLaren, The Groupies forged their wild brand of rnb-punk at NY’s Scene Club, claiming that their music was a totally new style of “abstract rock.”  Signed to Atlantic’s Atco subsidiary in late 1965, the bands first and only single was released the following January and was produced by Steve Venet.

Based on the riff from Howlin’ Wolf’s “Smokestack Lightning,” Primitive is an absolutely rocking track, it’s monster riffs roar in harmony with rugged vocals that passionately exclaim, “I love and I live primitive.” Listen above.

In 1981 The Cramps covered this track but their version is a far tamer affair, not bad, but not a patch on the original. Check this version below.


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