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Disambiguation: This post (and the next few) is about the late 1980s indie-pop group The Primitives. If you wish to read about the band that got Lou Reed and John Cale, please see yesterday’s post.
This, ladies and gentlemens, is the platonic ideal of an indie pop song. Fusing the Cars, the Jesus and Mary Chain and The Shangri-Las, “Crash’ is two-and-a-half minutes of pure pop bliss, and a song that I’ve heard countless countless times, each and every one an absolute pleasure. I was trying to figure out just how to explain that to you — though I doubt very few who are reading this disagree — and I figured I’d do what the journos call a tick-tock on how every single second of “Crash” is pure pop pleasure.