Over the Rainbow

Under Appreciated

OVER THE RAINBOW (Mal and the Primitives)

For AllmusicBruce Eder has this overview of their later years:  “Unfortunately, as the records focused more and more on [Mal] Ryder, [the Primitives] became more of a kind of generic cover outfit for English-language songs of all genres.  According to annotator David Wells, their R&B orientation gave way to pieces such as ‘Dear Mr. Fantasy’ [by Traffic] and ‘Song of a Baker’ [by Small Faces], but also ‘Love Letters in the Sand’ and (astonishingly) ‘Over the Rainbow’.  Their edge was gone and, by the mid-’70s, so was the band.” 


(May 2015)


Last edited: March 22, 2021