The Primitives – Crash

I remember this song from the late 80s. The best I can remember it was on an alternative radio station.  It’s a nice piece of jangly power pop that stuck with me for a while.

They are best known for this song…Crash and it was released in 1988. The song peaked at #5 in the Uk charts and #3 in the U.S. Billboard Modern Rock Tracks. They were not a one-hit-wonder though. They charted 5 top twenty songs in the U.S. Billboard Modern Rock Tracks…and charted 7 songs in the UK in their career but none as big as this one.

I f you like jangly power-pop like me…go check some of their vintage and new music out.

The Primitives formed during 1984 and created catchy and jangly songs that seemed to be influenced by 1960s pop and psychedelia. They were initially called an indie group and released their songs on their own label which was called Lazy.

The band then went on to sign with RCA records. While at RCA they released more original material but also re-recorded some of their earlier Lazy label songs.

They broke up in 1992 but reformed in 2009 and have been releasing albums and singles since then.

In 1994, the song was featured on the Dumb & Dumber movie soundtrack as “Crash (The ’95 Mix)”. This remix included additional guitars, percussion, organ, and backing vocals – none of which were performed by any of The Primitives.

Crash

Here you go, way too fast
Don’t slow down, you’re gonna crash
You should watch, watch your step
Don’t look out, gonna break your neck

So shut, shut your mouth
Cause I’m not listening anyhow
I’ve had enough, enough of you
Enough to last a lifetime through

So what do you want of me
Got no words of sympathy
And if I go around with you
You know that I get messed up, too
With you

Na na na na na na na na na
Na na na na na na na na na

Here you go, way too fast
Don’t slow down, you’re gonna crash
You don’t know what’s been going down
You’ve been running all over town

So shut, shut your mouth
Cause I’m not listening anyhow
I’ve had enough, enough of you
Enough to last a lifetime through
[Lyrics from: https:/lyrics.az/the-primitives/lovely/crash.html]

So what do you want of me
Got no cure for misery
And if I go around with you
You know that I get messed up, too
With you
With you
With you

Na na na na na na na na na
(Slow down, you’re gonna crash)
Na na na na na na na na na
(Slow down, you’re gonna crash)
Na na na na na na na na na
(Slow down, you’re gonna crash)
Na na na na na na na na na
(Slow down, you’re gonna crash)

Na na na na na na na na na
(Slow down, you’re gonna crash)
Na na na na na na na na na
(Slow down, you’re gonna crash)
Na na na na na na na na na
(Slow down, you’re gonna crash)
Na na na na na na na na na
(Slow down, you’re gonna crash)
Na na na na na na na na na
(Slow down, you’re gonna crash)

Author: badfinger20 (Max)

Power Pop fan, Baseball fan, old movie and tv show fan... and a songwriter, bass and guitar player.

21 thoughts on “The Primitives – Crash”

  1. a good song I hadn’t thought about for some time now. Was a staple on CFNY in Toronto for a year or two, I can’t be 100% sure but I think it even found its way onto a compilation album they put out (yes, the station itself at the height of its popularity issued three or four CDs of obscure alt rock they played). Couldn’t think of another Primitives song off the top of my head though.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thanks Dave…I wanted to know if you remembered this one. It seems like we remember some of the same minor hits.

      I listened to their new stuff last night…like Spin a Rama…pretty cool stuff and it has the same sound as Crash.

      Liked by 1 person

  2. Awesome. I thoroughly enjoyed that. I’d never heard of them and I wouldn’t have caught them on Dumb and Dumber. I have NO desire to see that nonsense.

    It’s like Blondie slammed into Debbie Gibson & Clare Grogan.

    Liked by 2 people

    1. I do remember it from the time…I didn’t know how many other people would. I don’t remember it from the movie.
      Their new music is very good…I’ll be checking them out more. Glad you liked it Vic.

      Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s