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The Primrods

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The Primrods started in 1992 with no clear ideas other than a shared conviction that the popular rock of the day (Pearl Jam, Bad Religion etc.) sucked. By 1998 they had gone through two drummers, two vans and five singers. They started a label and released a slew of singles and CDs by themselves as well as other similarly noisy acts from the prairies. They signed to Geffen in ‘97 and made one album before being dropped (and subsequently breaking up) in the wake of the Universal/PolyGram merger in ‘98. All this without ever being photographed or revealing their true identies! Calgary indie label Catch and Release compiled their early material for the Shit Side Story CD in 2002. On the whole they seem much better in retrospect than they did at the time.

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  • primrods

    ...... may 14th 2011 legion #1 .......11;00

    5 Apr 2011 Reply
  • peter21

    Geffen also sued Neil Young for not recording a record that sounds like Neil Young.

    13 Jul 2010 Reply
  • newworldman

    Old Primrods cassettes recently digitized here: http://calgarycassettes.blogspot.com/

    29 Mar 2009 Reply
  • newworldman

    I've dug up and have been listening to the last album constantly the last few days, there are copies out there, and it is excellent. I need to rip and tag it properly, but pm me and I'll help y'all out.

    29 Mar 2009 Reply
  • ryanarchist

    dude, i hear you. i would do anything — **A=N=Y=T=H=I=N=G** — to get my hands on the lost Primrods album... We need to mobilize and take action: break into the Geffen vault! Record companies are the devil.

    6 Mar 2009 Reply
  • t_o_m_b

    why did geffen screw us out of this record...? and with that said, I need a copy.

    17 Feb 2009 Reply
  • peter21

    Primrods Rule!

    12 Sep 2007 Reply