PRIMAL SCREAM Caused A Rapturous Rock & Roll Party in Amsterdam & Antwerp

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PRIMAL SCREAM – Melkweg, Amsterdam (15 June) and Roma, Antwerp (16 June)

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If one sees a band playing twice in two days I guess he’s a fan of that group. That’s what happened last week when I drove to Amsterdam (15 June) and the day after to Antwerp
(16 June) to witness the irresistible rock & roll power of veterans PRIMAL SCREAM (the band was formed way back in 1982) for two stellar club gigs as a warm-up for their festival summer. One of my all time favorite motherrockers. There’s still three original members
at work: charismatic frontman Bobby Gillespie, guitarist Andrew Innes and keyboard player Martin Duffy. Hammerblow drummer Darrin Mooney joined the gang in 1997 and bloody cool bassist Simone Marie Butler replaced Mani when The Stone Roses reunited in 2013. Except for 3 songs from last year’s damn fine pop album Chaosmosis The Scream know very well that the crowd wants a greatest hits set (Loaded / Rocks / Jailbird / Swastika Eyes / Country Girl / Moving On Up / Come Together). And that’s what we got (two times in my case). Rock and roll euphoria at its very best. A mix of flaming Rolling Stones vibes and spiritual gospel & soul ectasy. Something like this…

ROCKS

MOVING ON UP

Pics Amsterdam

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Bobby: charisma and voice…

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Simone Marie: coolest bassist on the planet…

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I know, here’s Simone again…

Pics Antwerp

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Party samba balls

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Come together…

(all concert pics by TurnUpTheVolume!)

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PRIMAL SCREAM: Website – Facebook – Discography

Happy 75 To Musical Genius… BRIAN WILSON…

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Musical genius BRIAN WILSON celebrates his 75th birthday today – 20 June 2017. A legendary artist most famous, as we all know, for creating that vibrant Californian surf sound with his monumental harmonies band THE BEACH BOYS. Back then in the glorious sixties the rivalry with The Beatles drove him paranoid and pretty mad. He left the band
to take a very long vacation in his bedroom. But in the late 80s, early 90s he returned and released several solo albums (with ‘No Pier Pressure‘ as his most recent work) and the man is still touring. yes, music in his veins and DNA. Here are three (extremely difficult to choose only three massive hits) Brian Wilson compositions to celebrate the icon’s 75th birthday…

DO IT AGAIN (1969)

CALIFORNIA GIRLS (1965)

BARBARA ANN (1965)

The making of solo album NO PIER PRESSURE (2015)

BRIAN WILSON: Biography – Website – Facebook

THE VERVE Released Their Mother Of All Power Ballads ‘BITTER SWEET SYMPHONY’ 20 Years Ago…

When timeless in sound and vision…

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‘Bitter Sweet Symphony’ by THE VERVE

Twenty years ago – 16 June 1997 – THE VERVE released BITTER SWEET SYMPHONY,
their most famous song ever. An epic and timeless masterstroke. An imperishable
anthem with the lyrics written by charismatic frontman Richard Ashcroft. But as
the band sampled strings arrangements from the 1965 Andrew Oldham Orchestra symphonic recording of ‘The Last Time‘ (composed by a certain David Whitaker but
inspired by The Rolling Stones‘ song of the same title) 60s greedy Stones’ manager
Oldham and poor guys Jagger & Richards were added to the songwriting credits.
Whatever. It became The Verve’s biggest hit (No 2 on the UK singles chart). Here
we go, at the top of our lungs…

‘Cause it’s a bitter sweet symphony, this life
Try to make ends meet
You’re a slave to money then you die
I’ll take you down the only road
I’ve ever been down
You know the one that takes you to the places
where all the veins meet yeah,

No change, I can’t change
I can’t change, I can’t change
But I’m here in my mold
I am here in my mold
But I’m a million different people
from one day to the next
I can’t change my mold
No, no, no, no, no

Well I never pray
But tonight I’m on my knees yeah
I need to hear some sounds
that recognize the pain in me, yeah
I let the melody shine,
let it cleanse my mind,
I feel free now
But the airways are clean
and there’s nobody singing to me now

No change, I can’t change
I can’t change, I can’t change
But I’m here in my mold
I am here in my mold
And I’m a million different people
from one day to the next
I can’t change my mold
No, no, no, no, no
I can’t change
I can’t change

‘Cause it’s a bitter sweet symphony, this life
Try to make ends meet
Try to find some money then you die
I’ll take you down the only road
I’ve ever been down
You know the one that takes you to the places
where all the things meet yeah

You know I can’t change, I can’t change
I can change, I can change
But I’m here in my mold
I am here in my mold
And I’m a million different people
from one day to the next
I can’t change my mold
No, no, no, no, no

I can’t change my mold
No, no, no, no, no,
I can’t change
Change my
No, no, no, no, no

Its justs sex and violence melody and silence (x2)
I’ll take you down the only road I’ve ever been down
It justs sex and violence melody and silence
I’ll take you down the only road I’ve ever been down
Been down
Ever been down (x4)
Have you ever been down? (x3)


From classic album URBAN HYMNS (released 29 September 1997)

DEATH FROM ABOVE – Muscular Apocalyps Clip For Comeback Single ‘FREEZE ME’…

Clips that will impress your ears and your eyes…

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DEATH FROM ABOVE (ex-1979) recently returned with new, steamy single FREEZE ME. Now they shared a clip to visualize its dark imagery. Expect macho weightlifters, lots of biceps and other creeps. The band’s Sebastien Grainger and Jesse F. Keeler also appear briefly in the video. Press the button, here’s a brawny apocalypse…

DEATH FROM ABOVE: Website – Facebook