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Thru The Flowers (Original Version)
by The Primitives

In our first week we Island hopped between eight different islands:

North Uist
South Uist

One of the most striking features about the Outer Hebridean Islands to me was the Machair. Machair is a Gaelic word meaning fertile low lying grassy plain. It is one of the rarest habitats in Europe which only occurs on the exposed western coasts of Scotland and Ireland. Machair habitats in the Outer Hebrides run up the western shores of Uist, Harris and Lewis and other smaller islands like Barra, Vatersay and Berneray. The most extensive areas of Outer Hebridean Machair is on the West Coast of the Uists right were we stayed and visited. It was everywhere we went and absolutely gorgeous. Spectacular carpets of wildflowers framing white sandy beaches, all different colours, shapes and sizes, mixtures of red clover. bluebells, yellow birds foot trefoil, purple harebells, three types of buttercup, NINE types of orchid(!) and a whole lot more. For a detailed list see here -
It is also home to Britain's rarest Bumblebee The Great Yellow Bumblebee which we saw on red clover but is in decline due to the loss of flower-rich meadows and the intensification of farming and grazing practices. As a result the current distribution of Great Yellow Bumblebee reflects the distribution of
flower-rich Machair and locations where traditional crofting practices are still maintained.

The photos are of Machair on Eriskay which was a short 5 min drive over the causeway we could see from our holiday cottage. One early morning drive there, with ours the only car on the causeway, a glossy otter slinked across the road in front of us and dived into the sea, leaving no trace but the proverbial ring of bright water...


Thru The Flowers was the debut single from The Primitives also on their debut album 'Lovely'.

Here is a different version of Thru the Flowers, perhaps from their Janice Long/Andy Kershaw/John Peel sessions

Another version, album maybe, they sugar coated the vocals a bit making it clearer but losing the charm/lo-fi fuzz of the original (imo) -

I like all versions though.

Live version -

1986 - Lazy Records - United Kingdom
Posted: 11th August 2019
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