Upon seeing this news item at BrooklynVegan about Felt’s reissuing their 1985 Elizabeth Fraser-featuring, number one single from Ignite The Seven Cannons, particularly the part about the band having never made music videos, I was reminded that I posted about the song a couple years ago and specifically included a video for the song – or more specifically, a half a video, as Lawrence explained it was never finished because of a lack of funds and should never have trickled onto the internet.
Well with the song being repressed as a limited edition 10″ coming out on Friday, they’ve finally made a video for the song made up of archival Super-8 footage from the ’80s, cobbled together by Jesus and Mary Chain’s Douglas Hart. Says the press release:
The definitive video for Primitive Painters. On its release in 1985 the song shot to the top of the Independent Singles Chart and has remained a firm favourite with fans ever since. Produced by Robin Guthrie and featuring the skyscraping vocals of Elizabeth Fraser from Cocteau Twins.
Felt did not make any videos during the eighties but Lawrence always wanted to make a film for this classic song. Now 38 years later we are proud to present their very first promotional film.Felt @ Facebook
You can watch it here, and the original bootleg video which Cherry Red has tried – but so far not succeeded – to scrub from the internet.