The second reissue volume from Melbourne’s legendary late 70s synth punk band the Primitive Calculators compiles their one and only studio single I Can’t Stop It b/w Do That Dance from 1979, plus live and rehearsal recordings, as well as the entire 1979 Little Bands EP, a wonderful document of the part-time side-projects and random bands that grew up around the Calculators in their heyday. OUT NOW!!
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35 years after they first crawled out of dark, suburban Springvale to spew their synth-punk filth over Melbourne and beyond, Primi- tive Calculators have made their first ever studio album, aptly entitled The World Is Fucked.
Stuart Grant, Denise Hilton, Dave Light and Frank Lovece [...]
35 years after they first crawled out of dark, suburban Springvale to spew their synth-punk filth over Melbourne and beyond, Primitive Calculators have made their first ever studio album, aptly entitled The World Is Fucked.
Stuart Grant, Denise Hilton, Dave Light and Frank Lovece formed Primitive Calculators in 1978. They existed in bitter antipathy and [...]
As part of Melbourne Music Week’s label showcase series Labels Live, Chapter Music is presenting an amazing show at the very spooky Old Melbourne Gaol.
Reformed 70s synth-punk legends Primitive Calculators will put on a typically savage and hilarious performance, showcasing new material from an album currently being recorded – their first ever studio album in [...]
Fitzroy Synth-punk legends Primitive Calcuators recently released a 7″ on Canada’s Sweet Rot Records, featuring three different versions of their signature track Pumping Ugly Muscle – one a previously unreleased rehearsal recording from 1979, one a reunion-era live version from 2009, and one a cover version by Brisbane gloom-punks Slug Guts.
Now Prim [...]
Melbourne’s Primitive Calculators met as teenagers in the early 70s, growing up in the grim outer suburb of Springvale. The Velvet Underground and The MC5 were obvious heroes, but they were also inspired by lesser known bands like The Fugs, The 13th Floor Elevators and The Godz as well as the writing of obsessive rock [...]