Primitive Calculators

Melbourne band the Primitive Calculators are forever immortalised in the 1986 cult film, Dogs in Space, playing the part of themselves - albeit from six years earlier. The band played their last gig in March 1980 but agreed to reform to play their part in the 'little bands' scene, a moment in time in Melbourne when hastily formed bands would play for 15 minutes before forming other disposable bands. The Primitive Calculators were instrumental in organising these Little Band events and went on to release a double shot of synth punk entitled 'Do That Dance/Can't Stop It' on 7" in late 1979. A posthumous self-titled album containing some scorching live performances was released in the early 1980s but ignored until 2004 when it was re-released on CD. The 1979 single was also re-released in 2007 along with the original Little Band EP on a CD called Primitive Calculators and Friends.

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