Primevil (band)

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Origin Indiana, United States
Genres Hard rock, psychedelic rock, acid rock, heavy metal
Years active 1973-1974
Labels 700 West
Past members Dave Campton
Larry Lucas
Jay Wilfong
Mark Sipe
Mel Cupp

Primevil were a short-lived American rock group of the 1970s. Their lone release, Smokin' Bats at Campton's, has been described as "a bona fide stoner rock touchstone" [1] and was later reissued in 2006. [2] In 2007, the group was mentioned in an article in Classic Rock magazine titled "The Lost Pioneers of Heavy Metal". [3]

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Tracks: 01. Leavin' (Larry Lucas, Mark Sipe, Dave Campton) - 3:53 02. Progress (Mark Sipe, Dave Campton) - 3:25 03. Fantasies (Jay Wilfong) - 6:04 04. Pretty Woman (Mel Cupp, Larry Lucas, Mark Sipe, Dave Campton) - 3:12 05. Tell Me If You Can (Dave Campton, Mel Cupp, Larry Lucas, Mark Sipe, Jay Wilfong) - 5:04 06. Hey, Lover (Primevil) - 2:38 07. High Steppin' Stomper (Dave Campton, Mark Sipe, Jay Wilfong) - 4:27 08. Your Blues (Dave Campton, Mark Sipe, Jay Wilfong) - 7:26

Personnel: - Dave Campton - lead vocals, harp, percussion - Larry Lucas - electric & acoustic guitar, vocals - Jay Wilfong - electric guitar, screams - Mark Sipe - bass - Mel Cupp - drums

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  1. 1 2 Eduardo Rivadavia. Smokin' Bats at Campton's. AllMusic. Retrieved November 8, 2009.
  2. Eduardo Rivadavia. Primevil biography. AllMusic. Retrieved November 8, 2009.
  3. Sleazegrinder (March 2007). "The Lost Pioneers of Heavy Metal". Classic Rock.