calling themselves the...

calling themselves the Primitives, they made a little splash by recording a 45 that was immediately taken off the market because Thomas Pynchon sued them. They’d taken the lyrics from his novel V without asking permission.

The Insect Trust: An American Band Deconstructed : NPR I reread V in 2012, first time since 1998 or 99 and had quite a different reaction to reading about the Whole Sick Crew as a 35 year old father vs a wide-eyed 20 year old. “The eyes of a New York woman/ Are the twilit side of the moon” seemed like the kind of trouble I wanted to get myself into. The song in question:

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