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Primal Scream


Primal Scream

Interview by Simon Reynolds, Melody Maker, June 1991

BOBBY GILLESPIE reckons that his new single, 'Higher Than The Sun', will revolutionise pop in the Nineties in the same way as the Pistols' 'Anarchy ...


Primal Scream's Bobby Gillespie (1991)

Interview by Kris Needs, Rock's Backpages Audio, 1991

Primal Scream's front-man and major fanboy talks about making Screamadelica; his major influences; and music, music music.

File format: mp3; file size: 58.1mb, interview length: 1h 03' 28" sound quality: **


The Bodines/Primal Scream: Young, Loud & Snotty

Interview by Neil Taylor, New Musical Express, August 1985

Times up! NEIL TAYLOR puts his typewriter where his gripes are and pleads on behalf of new, young punk-rock style groups (like PRIMAL SCREAM and ...

Primal Scream: No More Yesterday

Interview by Simon Reynolds, Melody Maker, August 1987

Primal Scream look back to look forward. Simon Reynolds retracts a few statements but still argues the toss. ...

Primal Scream: Sonic Flower Groove (Elevation ELV2) ***

Review by Roy Wilkinson, Sounds, October 1987


Primal Scream: The Ivy League

Interview by Everett True, Melody Maker, July 1989

It's been two years since we last heard from Bobby Gillespie's indie darlings, but the Galswegian Motormouth is finally back with a new single, 'Ivy ...

Primal Scream: Primal Solution

Interview by Stuart Maconie, New Musical Express, August 1989

Indie heroes of yore PRIMAL SCREAM are back, straining at the leash with a harder, greasier, rocking new single 'Ivy, Ivy, Ivy'. STUART MACONIE hears ...

Primal Scream: Spring Loaded

Interview by Push, Melody Maker, March 1990

The former darlings of indie rock may lose some deities with their new house-orientated single 'Loaded', but Primal leader Bobby Gillespie is determined to use ...

Primal Scream

Interview by Simon Reynolds, Observer, The, 1991

The story of Primal Scream, whose second hit single entered the charts this week, encapsulates the last 14 years of British rock history. Bobby Gillespie, ...

Primal Scream: Ten Minutes In The Mind Of Bobby Gillespie

Interview by Sheryl Garratt, Face, The, August 1991

Why did you start playing dance music?Better music, better chicks, better drugs. Is rock'n'roll dead? No. There's a lot of great rock'n'roll bands, like Jane's ...

Primal Scream: Screamadelica (Creation)

Review by Kris Needs, Black Echoes, September 1991

IT'S SAD when people's preconceptions and filo-friendly phobias dictate that a review has to start by defending its very presence but there will be readers ...

Primal Scream: Chicks With Everything

Interview by James Brown, New Musical Express, September 1991

Bacchanalia in the USA! Well, Kentish Town actually, but then the true spirit of rock 'n' roll has always been in the mind, reckons PRIMAL ...

Primal Scream: Elysée Montmartre, Paris

Live Review by Stuart Maconie, New Musical Express, February 1992

"QU'AVEZ VOUS donc envie de falre? On veut ete libre, libre de falre ce qui nous plait, s'en mettre plein la lampe et falre la ...

Primal Scream: The Ritz, New York NY

Live Review by Simon Reynolds, Melody Maker, February 1992

Days Of Future Past ...

It's Only Choc 'N' Roll: Primal Scream: Brixton Academy, London

Live Review by Terry Staunton, New Musical Express, April 1992

"ALIEN INVASION, what on earth are we going to do?/Alien Invasion, what on earth are we going to do?" ...

Primal Scream

Profile and Interview by Jason Cohen, Option, May 1992

BOBBY GILLESPIE can't stop being a fan. ...

SCREAMADULLICA – Primal Scream: Give Out But Don't Give Up (Creation)

Review by Paul Lester, Melody Maker, March 1994

Pre-modernism! Culture pundits reckon art, architecture and literature are all trying to return to classical values. Why should rock be left out? Primal Scream wanna ...

Creation Records: Creative Accounting

Interview by Max Bell, Vox, April 1994

Primal Scream, Jesus And Mary Chain, Boo Radleys... Creation has nurtured a family of provocative rock rebels. Alan McGee looks back on the first ten ...

Hell's Angels: Primal Scream

Memoir by Tim Tooher, MOJO, April 1994

Last year Primal Scream's pilgrimage to the holiest sources of the Devil's music brought them to Memphis, where they recorded their newest album Give Out ...

Primal Scream’s Bobby Gillespie: Prophet Or Dead Loss?

Interview by Simon Reynolds, Melody Maker, April 1994

Primal Scream’s new LP, Give Out But Don’t Give Up, has split the voters. Some think it’s retro-rockist rubbish, others believe it’s the ultimate good-time ...

You Can't Always Take What You Want: Primal Scream: Civic Hall, Wolverhampton

Live Review by Ted Kessler, New Musical Express, April 1994

BOBBY GILLESPIE yells something victorious and completely unintelligible into the mic, waves a bottle of champers at the ecstatic throng at the front and falls ...

Primal Scream and George Clinton: You're My Best Mate You Are

Report by Stuart Maconie, Q, May 1994

FORTY SECOND Street. Outside, Manhattan shivers and cowers beneath a coverlet of snow and prepares for the next much-forecasted blizzard. It's minus 10. Worse, there's ...

Primal Scream: Give Out But Don't Give Up

Review by Eric Weisbard, Spin, May 1994

YOU DON'T necessarily need the flash and appeal of the New York Dolls or Aerosmith in order to try to be the Rolling Stones and ...

Primal Scream: Give Out But Don't Give Up (Sire/Reprise)

Review by Eric Weisbard, Spin, May 1994

YOU DON'T necessarily need the flash and appeal of the New York Dolls or Aerosmith in order to try to be the Rolling Stones and ...

Primal Scream: 'Star'

Interview by Angus Batey, Vox, June 1997

The songTHE SECOND single to be taked from Primal Scream's forthcoming Vanishing Point LP, 'Star' finds Bobby Gillespie drawing on his personal vocabulary of revolutionary ...

Primal Scream: Vanishing Point; Charlatans UK: Tellin' Stories  

Review by Jason Cohen, Rolling Stone, July 1997

YES, VIRGINIA, there were rock & roll-meets-club culture collisions before the electronica boomlet. Take Primal Scream's 1991 masterpiece Screamadelica, a soulful, druggy expansion of rock's ...

Primal Scream: Vanishing Point (Creation)

Review by Push, Muzik, August 1997

YOU CAN'T overestimate the importance of Primal Scream in the grand scheme of groovy things. ...

Primal Scream: International Language of Screaming

Report and Interview by Paul Moody, New Musical Express, September 1997

So what if Primal Scream have cancelled tour dates, lost a band member and played a shaky live performance? They're just minor glitches which cannot ...

Depeche Mode and Primal Scream: The Most Debauched Tour Ever

Retrospective and Interview by Johnny Black, Q, August 1998

Depeche Mode have been touring for almost a year. Drug and alcohol abuse is rife and the group are close to breaking point. The obvious ...

Primal Scream: XTRMNTR

Review by David Stubbs, Uncut, February 2000

Their sixth album kick starts the Millennium in angry electric jazz/punk/funk style. Significantly, the sleeve thanks Jaki Liebezeit of Can and The Prodigy's Liam Hewlett ...

Primal Rant: Bobby Gillespie Vents His Spleen

Interview by Everett True, Stranger, The, April 2000

PRIMAL SCREAM is back. The band that released the pivotal U.K. album of the '90s (Screamadelica) and outraged and amused generations of fans with their ...

Locate, subvert, Exterminate: Primal Scream's War on Authority

Report by Jaan Uhelszki, Alternative Press, July 2000

AFTER BEING without an American label for the past three years, Primal Scream return with a vengeance on Exterminator, their first album for Astralwerks. But ...

Primal Scream: Xtrmntor/David Holmes: Bow Down to the Exit Sign/Clinic: Internal Wrangler

Review by Djuna Parnes, Rock's Backpages, December 2000

1997’S FRACTURED, fundamentally bogus Vanishing Point laid the ground for the much more focused Xtrmntor, Bobby Gillespie’s first true manifesto of an album since the ...

The Bobby Gillespie Interview

Interview by Barney Hoskyns,, Summer 2000

WHEN PRIMAL SCREAM released Screamadelica in 1991, they forged an indissoluble link between Brit indie-rock and underground dance culture that led directly to the sound ...

Primal Scream: Evil Heat

Review by Stephen Dalton, New Musical Express, August 2002


Primal Scream: An Interview with Andrew Innes

Interview by Joe Matera, Total Guitar, 2003

JM: Over the years Primal Scream have continued to re-invent themselves musically with each subsequent release. In it's early incarnation it was a jangly Byrds ...

Primal Scream: An interview with Mani

Interview by Stephen Dalton, Uncut, May 2006

LEGENDARY HEDONIST and bassman Gary 'Mani' Mounfield talks about Primal Scream, Roses reunion rumours and the "Mexican stand-off" between his former bandmates... ...

Gary "Mani" Mounfield of Primal Scream

Interview by Steven Rosen,, July 2006

TWENTY MINUTES before this interview was about to take place, an e-mail from the label said that singer Bobby Gillespie, singer for Primal Scream and ...

Primal Scream: Making Trouble In Riot City

Interview by Ken Scrudato, Filter, August 2006

THE DOOMSAYERS, the rapture-mongers, the manic street-corner preachers, the postmodern theorists...they all completely missed it. With laser-beam paranoia but eyes wide shut, they all claimed ...

Bobby Gillespie and Primal Scream

Retrospective and Interview by James Brown, Sabotage Times, February 2010

Primal Scream are the last great band of the original Creation Records roster, still rocking on, un-interrupted by break-ups or break-downs. James Brown gets down ...

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