primitons - band photo

The Primitons was a pop-rock band which was active between 1984 and 1990. The band featured guitarist/vocalist Mots Roden and drummer/accordionist Leif Bondarenko, both former members of Jim Bob & the Leisure Suits. They were joined by guitarist Brad Dorset (replaced by bassist Don Tinsley for the second release) and lyricist Stephanie Truelove Wright. Because of their pop-country influences, jangly guitar and Mitch Easter production they were usually lumped in with Big Star, Guadalcanal Diary and R.E.M. in the outburst of Southern guitar pop of the mid 1980s. They found many devoted fans locally and in the music press. Troubles with record labels folding, lackluster production and weak marketing, and the advent of the CD player kept the Primitons from reaching real stardom.  All Primitons material to be remastered/reissued by The Arena Rock Recording Company in 2008/2009.