see higher quality version here may embed this video everywhere. This is the original artist & original version*.
1988's CRASH, was The Primitives most successful of their singles from their first album, LOVELY. It earned them a UK Top 5 hit (and made the U.S. Top 3). This was a great achievement for an indie band from Coventry, England. The album, Lovely is considered by many as one of the top Indie Pop albums of that era and has influenced many other commercial and indie artists.
The Primitives broke up in 1992. Unbeknown to them; Crash was remixed and showed up on the soundtrack for the film, Dumb and Dumber. The "95 Mix", as it was called, was given slicker, more commercialized production including additional guitars, percussion, organ and backing vocals. These additions were performed by faceless studio musicians and not by The Primitives.
Over the years, around a dozen cover versions have been made by various artists. Interestingly, the more indie artists cover the original version, while more commercial/younger artists are in reality, covering the "95 Mix", familiar to them from the Dumb and Dumber soundtrack.
From 1986-1992, The Primitives made three full-length albums, LOVELY, PURE, and GALORE and about 15 singles. Several collections are available containing singles, b-sides, radio sessions, alternate versions and other rarities.
*The Primitives also made some earlier demo sounding versions of Crash prior to this 1988 single/album version.