From The Desk Of The Primitives: “Nuts In May”

The Primitives have been invited to guest edit MAGNET this week, so we thought we’d spin right back through memory, as the line from the title track of our new album, Spin-O-Rama, goes (how’s that for a clever bit of crowbarring?), and revisit some music-related experiences from our childhood, youth and early days of the band. There’s also some other random stuff to do with the world of the Primitives. It’s been a pleasure putting all this together, as there wouldn’t normally be any reason to relay any of this stuff. So thanks MAGNET, we’re enjoying the delve.

Paul: Nuts In May is a film made for TV by Mike Leigh. It was originally broadcast in 1976, which is when I first saw it. I’ve watched it a couple of times since, most recently on the tour bus last year, when it was double-billed with The Sightseers, which has a similar theme to Nuts In May, but with added nastiness and a cute dog. It’s about an overbearing, obsessive twat and his well-meaning, hippy-dippy wife on a camping trip in Dorset in South West England and it’s very funny. Have a dip in with “Zoo Song” and then settle back and prepare to cringe through the full 1:20.

Video after the jump.