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Music released from 1979 to 2016


I Can't Stop It/Do That Dance single

7" single recorded in December 1979.
Recorded at York Street Recording Studio. North Fitzroy with David Williams.
Released and paid for by Max Robenstone (from Climax Records) and Alan Bamford with a plain black label.
Later given away with self-titled album.

Watch clip by Janis Lesinskis from December 1979.

PC single


Little band single

Little Band EP

7" EP recorded December 1979.
Recorded at York Street Recording Studio. North Fitzroy with David Williams. Each band member paid $20 for the recording costs.
Released and paid for by Max Robenstone and Alan Bamford with plain black label.

Bands and songs included:
  • Too Fat Too Fit Through The Door: "Flintstones Meet The Flintstones" (Marcus Bergner, Michael Buckley, Marie Hoy, Tom Hoy, Dave Light and Stuart Grant)
  • Morpions: "Point Blank" (Lee Smith, Wendy Morrissey, Stuart Grant)
  • The Take: "Summer" (Frank Lovece, guitar, Tom Hoy, bass, Marisa Stirpe, vocals)
  • Ronnie And The Rhythm Boys: "Hey Joe" (Stuart Grant, vocals, guitar and drum machine, Denise Rosenberg, vocals, Jules Taylor vocals)


Self-titled live LP

Recorded live in [Sept 7?] 1979 at Hearts, North Carlton, supporting the Boys Next Door.
Recorded in 1979 then released by Alan Bamford in the early 1980's.
Back cover photo by Anne-Maree Rourke.

Album dedicated to Jim McCarthy, from The Godz.

PC album

Zye ye ye single

Zye Ye Ye single

7" single from July 1981, released in England, after Stuart and Denise spent 3 months living in Taghazout, Morocco (November 1980 to February 1981).

Loosely based on a song learnt from a Sudanese man living in Taghazout, named Mohammad. Read Denise's memories from that trip here.

Recorded and released in England with Stuart, John Murphy, Ollie Olsen, Marie Hoy, Andre Dolby and other Australians living there at the time


Dogs in Space soundtrack album

Two versions released by Chase Records, one censored (White cover) and one R rated version (Black cover).
Recorded at Richmond Recorders in 1986 on Chase Records.
Produced by Ollie Olsen.

Watch a clip from the movie here

Dogs in Space cover
Side Two, Track Two:
  • "Pumping Ugly Muscle" by Primitive Calculators (no vocals on censored version)
    • Stuart: Guitar, Drum machine, vocals
    • Dave: Bass
    • Denise: Keyboards
    • Marie Hoy and Terry Doolan on backing screams
Side Two, Track One:
  • "Diseases" by Thrush and the C unts (no vocals on the censored version)
    • Jules Taylor:Vocals
    • Denise: Bass guitar, vocals
    • Dave: Drums
    • Arne Hanna: Guitar
    • Ollie Olsen: Piano

  • Movie notes: Marisa's sister Danila played Marisa's role on guitar. Marie Hoy played the drummer as the original drummer Marion, could not be found.


Pumping Ugly Muscle 12" - Sydney dance mix version

12" and 7" single of "Pumping Ugly Muscle" recorded in 1987 in Sydney with Stuart, Phil Nichols and Andrew Bell on Chase Records. 

The B side has two songs from the original Primitive Calculators ~ I Can't Stop It (from the studio single released in 1979) and Bake in the Sun (from the 1979 self-titled live album).

Watch a film clip here


Can't Stop It - Australian Post-Punk 1978 - 1982 compiliation CD

Released in 2001 by Chapter Music.

Track 3: The Take - "Summer" (from Little Bands EP).
Track 7: Primitive Calculators - "Pumping Ugly Muscle" (previously unreleased live version from 1979.

Cant stop it CD cover
2003 single cover
Glitter Kids b/w Lullaby and Signals 7" single

Released by Meeuw, November 2003, Meeuw MM025, clear vinyl, with insert (just a piece of paper with credits).
Live from the Champion Hotel, Fitzroy, Melbourne 1979.



Primitive Calculators self-titled live album on CD with 6 bonus tracks and bonus video.

Released by Chapter Music in November 2004.

2004 CD cover
Bonus tracks of previously unreleased material include:

Sec Sec Sickle (live from Champion Hotel, Fitzroy, 1979)
All I Get Is A Girl (live from the Champion Hotel, Fitzroy, 1979)
Nothing (live from Crystal Ballroom, St.Kilda, New Years Eve, 1979)
Glitter Kids (recorded at home in North Fitzroy, 1979)
Casualty Ward (recorded at home in St.Kilda, 1977)
I Want To Live (recorded in London, 1981 at the same time as Zye Ye Ye)

Bonus video:I Can't Stop It
(filmed in the backyard of a vacant house, two doors from home in North Fitzroy, December 1979, by Janis Lesinskis).


Inner City Sounds CD

Inner City Sound Compilation

Released by Laughing Outlaw Records October 2005.

Disc 1, Track 22 - Do That Dance (1979 single, remixed for CD by Simon Grounds).


Tales From the Australian Underground Vol. 2: 1977 - 1990
comes as a 2CD set, complete with a 36 page full-colour booklet containing photographs, every single cover, and in-depth look at each and every track. Released by Feel Presents Records
in June 2006.

Disc 2, Track 11 - Pumping Ugly Muscle (from the Dogs In Space soundtrack recorded in 1986). The band reformed for this one off recording, especially for the Dogs in Space movie. This track has never been released on CD before.

Watch a clip from the movie here.

Tales of the Australian Underground Vol. 2 CD

2nd CD cover          2nd CD inlay

Primitive Calculators and Friends 1979 - 1982

This second reissue volume includes the studio single I Can't Stop It b/w Do That Dance from 1979, plus live and rehearsal recordings, as well as the entire 1979 Little Bands EP, live Little Bands recordings and assorted other projects.

Released by Chapter Music in March 2007.
Songs include:

1.  Primitive Calculators - I Can't Stop It
2.  Primitive Calculators - Do That Dance
3.  Primitive Calculators - Signals (Live)
4.  Primitive Calculators - Beat Goes On (Live)
5.  Primitive Calculators - Mud In My Eye (Live)
6.  Primitive Calculators - Shout (Live)
7.  Primitive Calculators - Do That Dance (Live)
8.  Too Fat To Fit Through The Door - Flintstones Meet The Flintstones
9.  Morpions - Point Blank
10.  The Take - Summer
11.  Ronnie & The Rhythm Boys - Hey Joe
12.  Thrush & The C unts - 1,2,3,4
13.  Thrush & The C unts - In Bed She's A Circus
14.  Zye Ye Ye - Zye Ye Ye
15.  Take Two - Lamppost To Lamppost
16.  The Egg - Let Her Know
17.  Dave Light - Rumple

Applecore '09

Recorded live 21/02/2009 by Tony Cornish.

The 2009 Applecore Backyard Festival was held in Thornbury (Victoria) on Feb 21. Eleven bands played through the afternoon and night. This CD features one song from each of those bands, compiled in the order of which they played, and recorded on the day by sound engineer Tony Cornish.

The organisers chose "
Cun t Life
" to put on this CD.

Applecore 09

Artefacts AEM

Artefacts of Australian Experimental Music, Volume II,

1974 - 1983

Released by Shame File Music, 2010.

Disc B, Track 3 - I Can't Stop It (from 1979 single).


The Shape of Sound - Volume 1

Released by Iceage Productions, limited edition of 100 copies, December 2010

Track 5 - Love ( Recorded live by Tony Cornish from Applecore Backyard Festival, 21/02/2009)

Shape of Sound Vol 1


Pumping Ugly Muscle Split 7"

"Pumping Ugly Muscle" 7"

Released by Sweet Rot Records, Canada, 2010

A side: Primitive Calculators, North Fitzroy practice room, 1979 and Slug Guts, Brisbane, 2010

B side: Primitive Calculators recorded live by Tony Cornish from Applecore Backyard Festival, 21/02/2009

In Byron Coley's Top 10 7" singles - Wire Magazine, January 2012.


Sick / C unt

CH95. Released by Chapter Music, September 7, 2012.

One side: Sick of myself
Other side: C unt life

Recorded by Julian Wu, mixed by Casey Rice, back cover photo by Pete Dowd.

Watch Sick of Myself on Vimeo, filmed by Michael Buckley in 2013.

Sick single 2012


PC single PC album

I can't stop it / Do that dance (1979)

7" vinyl (DSR082) Desire Records
First pressing of 500 copies, June 2013

Primitive Calculators Live LP (1979)

12" vinyl (DSR061LP) Desire Records
First pressing of 300 copies, June 2013


The World is F ucked

CH110. Released by Chapter Music, November 1st 2013.
On CD and Vinyl and Itunes and Google Play

Soundcloud / Bandcamp

Recorded and mixed at Headgap, and mastered at Stepford Audio.

Watch Sick of Myself on Vimeo, filmed by Michael Buckley in 2013
Watch Dead, filmed by Matthew Ellery, 2014
Watch Why, filmed by Robin Plunkett, 2014

TWIF image


Split 7" 2015
Split 7"
Torturing Nurse - Midnight, the Stars and You
Primitive Calculators - The Same

GR041. Released by Genjing Records, Beijing, March 2015.


Recorded by Neil Thomason at Headgap Studios.
Remixed by Simon Cotter.


I'm F ucked / Bad

#ER21. Released by Emotional Response Records, December 2015

2 song 7 inch on coloured vinyl, with download code included

Recorded and mixed at Headgap Studio 2014-2015


On Drugs Part 1 and 2

#IT7003 Released by it Records, November 2016

Recorded and mixed at Headgap Studio, 2014-2015


On Drugs CD and LP

*This is the last recording which included all 4 founding members of the Primitive Calculators.

#ITCD011 and #ITLP011 released by it Records, April 2018 but recorded in 2014-2015.

ON DRUGS features original PC members Stuart Grant, Denise Rosenberg, David Light and the late Frank Lovece alongside new band member Mo Louie and the rest of “The Pocket Calculators” : Grace, Stella Electricka , dd and rapper O-G-O, on backing vocals, and label mate Andrea Blake (Vacuum/ Asps) on synths/ drum machines.

Recorded at Headgap Melbourne in 2014-2015.
Produced by Neil Thomason and Stuart Grant.
Mastered by Brad Boatwright at Audiosiege.
Artwork and layout Justin Fuller.
Cover Photo Kane Greenhatch.



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