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Primal Scream: St. Paul's Arts Centre, Oxford

The Legend!, New Musical Express, 12 July 1986

MORE MOMENTS to cherish: Primal Scream live in Oxford. The tremors and treasures of vulnerability; waking up and realising that life isn't all excitement and hunger — you need the quieter moments to fall back on as well. Pop craftsmen all, delicately flowering. Vocals so sublime — the fringe that caused a thousand hearts to beat a wee bit faster, the voice that holds a note so poignantly and perilously, reaching out into your dreams. The ringing bell sound of the guitars, each note a perfect example of POP — every song so commercial, so distressingly memorable.

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