PRIMAL SCREAM – Soundbreaking Masterpiece ‘SCREAMADELICA’ Turns 30

Back in time

22 September 2021

Band: PRIMAL SCREAM
Album: SCREAMADELICA
The Scottish rockers’ third LP
Released: 23 September 1991 – 30 years ago

It was the best album of the year for legendary Brit magazines
Melody Maker and Select and #3 in NME‘s end of the year list.

Pitchfork said: “The meeting of unashamed, celebratory club music and rock
star fandom is what gives Primal Scream’s 1991 album Screamadelica its particular
mood, half strutting with confidence, half yearning for transcendence. It’s a full-length
manifesto not just for the brotherhood of clubbing but for the syncretic approach to
rock Primal Scream were exploring.”
Full review here. Score 9/10.

Turn Up The Volume: This was the soundbreaking soundtrack
for drug-fueled parties, 24-hour raves, and E-tastic ecstasy.

Singles/clips: Loaded / Come Together / Higher Than The Sun

– COME TOGETHER –

– HIGHER THAN THE SUN –

Full original album…

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PRIMAL SCREAM: Website

A Deluxe Edition was released last Sunday, 21 September
Formats: 2 x LPs / Demodelica CD and Cassette / 12″ singles boxset
Order info here

PRIMAL SCREAM Release 30th Birthday DELUXE EDITION Of Masterpiece ‘SCREAMADELICA’

5 August 2021

Band: PRIMAL SCREAM
Album: SCREAMADELICA
The Scottish rockers’ third LP
Released: 23 September 1991 – 30 years ago

It was the best album of the year for legendary Brit magazines
Melody Maker and Select and #3 in NME‘s end of the year list.

Deluxe Edition formats: 2 x LPs / Demodelica CD and Cassette / 12″ singles boxset

Pre-order info: here

The eight miles high key single Loaded

Full original album…

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PRIMAL SCREAM: Website

Deluxe Edition out 19 September – order info here

Happy 59 To Primal Screamer BOBBY GILLESPIE!

22 June 2021

Bobby Vooruit
(photo by Turn Up The Volume!)

Robert Bernard Andrew Gillespie better know in rockbiz as
Bobby Gillespie was born in Glasgow, Scotland on 22 June 1962.

Happy 59 to the one-time drummer of The Jesus And Mary Chain and later
– in 1982 – the co-founder of the multifaceted, awesome Primal Scream gang
responsible for one of the most inventive and genre-changing LPs ever with Screamadelica, released in 1991. But the Scream nailed many more ace albums
and crackerjack corkers.

To celebrate the primal screamer’s birthday Turn Up The Volume
choose 3 (really hard to pick only three) big Scream moments…

– LOADED –
(1991)

– ROCKS –
(1994)


– KOWALSKI –

(1997)

PRIMAL SCREAM: DiscographyFacebook

BIG BLASTS FROM THE PAST – 5 Smashing Singles Turning 15 In 2021

1. COUNTRY GIRL by PRIMAL SCREAM (Scotland)

TUTV: A full-steam ahead killer rocker.
Album: Riot City Blues

Go nuts here…

2. CHEATED HEARTS by YEAH YEAH YEAHS (New York)

TUTV: Tremendous stroke from an underrated longplayer.
Album: Show Your Bones

Press play…

3. YOUNG FOLKS by PETER BJORN and JOHN (Sweden)

TUTV: Sickly sticky tune. This is what great pop is all about.
Album: Writer’s Block

Hum, sing, or whistle along…

4. WASTED LITTLE DJs by THE VIEW (Scotland)

TUTV: Amplified indie pop glory.
Album: Hats Off To The Buskers

Let’s roll…

5. THE YEAH YEAH YEAH SONG by THE FLAMING LIPS (Oklahoma, US)

TUTV: The Lips’ frontman Wayne County liked
the Yeah Yeah Yeahs’ band name so much that he wrote a song about it.
Album: At War With The Mystics

Yeah yeah yeah…

PRIMAL SCREAM Released ‘COME TOGETHER’ Single 30 Years Ago – Highly Relevant Again Today

Top singles from the past…

11 August 2020

Band: Primal Scream (Scotland)
Active: since 1982
Single: Come Together
B-side: Come Together  – Andy Weatherall Mix
Released: 11 August 1990 – 30 years ago today
Score: #26 in the UK
Album: Screamadelica

This is a beautiful day
It is a new day
We are together, we are unified
And all for the cause
Because together we got power

Original clip…

Soul-static live version…

PRIMAL SCREAM: Facebook

 

Ten Epic Live Performances I Never Ever Get Tired Of…

Hands up if you like these ten stunning tracks as much as I do. Ten standout performances that send shivers down my spine, ten goosebumps crackers I can listen to any moment of the day, ten stunners I heard for about 1 million times, and will countless times again in the future.

Here’s why…

1. Dead & Gone’ by TOY (UK)
Smashing psychedelia with a mind-blowing finale…

2. ‘I Am Mark E Smith by FAT WHITE FAMILY (UK)
One of the best live bands of the past 10 years…

3. ‘Chlorine’ by THE DISTRICTS (Philadelphia, PA)
Overwhelming passion, towering intensity…

4. ‘Despair’ by YEAH YEAH YEAHS (US)
Gorgeous pop queen Karen O at her very best…

5. ‘Baby I Call Hell’ by DEAP VALLY (California, US)
Kick-ass blues rock frenzy by two utterly cool ladies…

6. ‘Common People‘ by PULP (UK)
Jarvis Cocker‘s orgiastic performance leads to spectacular euphoria…

7. ‘Bitter Sweet Symphony by THE VERVE (UK)
Fist-pumping anthem…

8. ‘Laid’ by James (UK)
No festivals this year, but this is my ecstatic alternative…

9. ‘Fried My Little Brains’ by THE KILLS (UK/US)
I’m in love with Alison Mosshart, she does my brains in…

10. ‘Rocks’ by PRIMAL SCREAM (Scotland)
The steamy ripper The Rolling Stones never wrote…