Records - The Primary 5 (3 stars)

The Primary 5

Go! (ReAction)


Given that The Primary 5 are the band of ex-Teenage Fanclub drummer Paul Quinn, it’s not surprising to find they’re in a decent amount of hock to The Byrds. Go! or Pure Pop For Now People to give the record it’s full, swingin’ title is a cheerful number, and one which revisits the sound of the Fannies and BMX Bandits with a fair degree of success. The great opener ‘Off Course’, in particular, could have been lifted from the former band’s Grand Prix album, although all of the following continues in a similarly pleasant vein. Which means it’s possibly a little saccharine for more cutting-edge tastes, but West Coast (of Scotland) cowboys will love it.

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