The Primates

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The Primates
Origin Athens, Ellijay, Gilmer County Georgia, Georgia
Genres post-punk, southern rock, alternative rock, college rock, Indie Rock
Years active 1983–1990
Labels PS Records, DRG Records, Repo
Associated acts The Salesmen
The Generation
Chuck and the Berrys
Redneck GReece De-Lux
The Tee Veez
Big Outta Town Band
The Skull Spiders
Luteinizin' GReece
Buzz Hungry
Jack Logan and Liquor Cabinet
Lucky Pierre
Freezer Burn
Caroline Monroe
The Raymonds (Ramones cover band)
GG Allin
Members Eric Sales
Greg Reece
L.H. Sales
Past members Mike Whigham (musician)

The Primates were one of the original post-punk / rock bands to come out of Athens, Georgia in the mid 1980s. Their loud, fast in-your-face hedonistic style is reminiscent of West Coast bands X and The Minutemen, but peppered with a definite influence of traditional Country Music. The Primates consisted of Eric Sales - bass and vocals, Greg Reece - guitar and vocals, and LH Sales, Jr. - drums and vocals. Before going three-piece, early in the first years The Primates had a second Rockabilly style guitarist - Mike Whigham. They at one point served as GG Allin's backing band.
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