It Was A Hot Summer! 10 Smoking Festival Highlights Of 2022

Band: WET LEG (Isle of Wight, UK)
Song: CHAISE LONGUE

Sublime pop knockout (already more than 30 million
streams on Spotify) from their self-titled debut LP.

Where: Glastonbury Festival (UK)

I saw them myself in Belgium last August, but this version
is way better than the one I witnessed. But hey, you can’t
beat a sign-along audience of 70.000.

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Band: FONTAINES D.C. (Dublin, Ireland)
Song: BOYS IN THE BETTER LAND (from their debut LP)

Where: Leeds + Reading (UK)

The Irishmen invited a kid to play
guitar on this belter. FABULOUS.

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Band: AMYL AND THE SNIFFERS (Australia)
Song: GUIDED BY ANGELS (and more)

Where: PRIMAVERA SOUND FESTIVAL

Amyl is 100% genuine, far-out, and gaga! I saw her myself
(for the second time) last month in Antwerp. AMYL RULES.

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Artist: LIAM GALLAGHER (Manchester, UK)
Song: EVERYTHING’S ELECTRIC
From his 3rd LP C’Mon You Know.

Where: KNEBWORTH (UK)
Liam‘s massive and biblical concert at the historic
(rock) field confirmed once more that our kid still is
the man for the masses.

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Band: PRIMAL SCREAM (Scotland)
Song: MOVIN’ ON UP

From their 1991 groundbreaking LP Screamadelica.
Well, you would have guessed it by seeing frontman
Bobby Gillespie‘s shirt.

Where: Glastonbury Festival (UK)

With a glorious gospel choir, this performance
feels like a spiritual experience.

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Band: KASABIAN (Leicester, UK)
Song: FIRE (2009)
More than 140 million streams on Spotify.

Where: ISLE OF WIGHT (UK)

Maestro Serge Pizzorno invited former
football star Peter Crouch for a little dance.

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Band: BIG THIEF (Brooklyn, NY)
Song: CHANGE
From this year’s double LP
Dragon New Warm Mountain I Believe You.

Where/when: Glastonbury Festival (UK)

A magical ballad. Sheer beauty in motion.
Can’t get tired of hearing this starry-eyed spark.

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Band: MANESKIN (Rome, Italy)

The theatrical collective that got famous
faster than a comet going bonkers in space.

Song: BEGGIN’ (2017)
More than 1 billion streams on Spotify!

Where: ROCK IN RIO BRASIL

Adored like Roman Gods.

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Band: TURNSTILE (Baltimore, Maryland)
Song: DON’T PLAY (2021)

Where: PINKPOP FESTIVAL (The Netherlands)

Wicked hardcore ruffians like these are experts
in starting maddening moshpits. HELL YEAH!

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Artist: JACK WHITE
Song: SEVEN NATION ARMY

If you never heard this giant White Stripes slam dunk you’re
not part of the millions of people who streamed it more
than 1 billion times on Spotify.

Where: Glastonbury Festival (UK)

Why didn’t you invite Meg?

Musicians Support The Striking British NHS Workers

18 December 2022

Always underrated and underpaid (not only in the UK), despite
the healing and humanitarian/talking therapy work and the unlikely
amount of labour during the Covid-19 period, NHS workers in the UK
are ignored by the unworldly Tories who spend their time with me, myself,
and I
rhetoric. They do not care! They force the  NHS to strike to get
attention for their unrewarded work.

Pat Cullen, the union’s general secretary: “Hundreds of thousands
of hard-working, decent people should not be cast aside as ‘unreasonable’
for expecting better for themselves, their families and their patients.

Claire Murdoch (NHS mental health director) Over a million people already
use NHS talking therapies every year, but we know we can help just by telling
them it’s there for them
.

Several British musicians, such as Weller, Primal Scream and Billy Bragg,
do care and expressed their support on their social media.

Paul Weller

Primal Scream

Billy Bragg

Video Of NOVEMBER 2022 – Wake-Up Call By PRIMAL SCREAM & DEXYS

1 December 2022

Frontman Bobby Gillespie PRIMAL SCREAM and Kevin Rowland from DEXYS got together in support of British railway workers with a soul-and-heart stirring ballad named ENOUGH IS ENOUGH after a campaign to fight the cost of living crisis by trade unions and community organisations determined to push back against the misery forced on millions by rising bills, low wages, food poverty, shoddy housing – and a society run only for a wealthy elite.

Info: After a plea from the National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers union Twitter account to Dexys’ Kevin Rowland, an amazing collaboration was born between Primal Scream and Dexys to create a fundraiser for the RMT with an original song called Enough is Enough The song was inspired by both the RMT and the nascent Enough Is Enough campaign. As such, all proceeds go to the RMT dispute fund and huge thanks and eternal gratitude go to both bands, in particular Kevin Rowland and Bobby Gillespie, and also to former The Jesus and Mary Chain bassist Douglas Hart for producing a wonderful video.

Buy the track HEREand support people/families in alarming need.

The accompanying clip is manifest, crystal clear and
expresses the anger and frustration of exploited workers.

Video of the month to my eyes.


RMT: Website

PRIMAL SCREAM And DEXYS Support British Railway Workers In Alarming Need

Daily sonic impulses to wake up to

5 November 2022

Frontman Bobby Gillespie PRIMAL SCREAM and Kevin Rowland from DEXYS got together in support of British railway workers with a soul-and-heart stirring ballad named ENOUGH IS ENOUGH after a campaign to fight the cost of living crisis by trade unions and community organisations determined to push back against the misery forced on millions by rising bills, low wages, food poverty, shoddy housing – and a society run only for a wealthy elite.

Info: After a plea from the National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers union Twitter account to Dexys’ Kevin Rowland, an amazing collaboration was born between Primal Scream and Dexys to create a fund raiser for the RMT with an original song called Enough is Enough The song was inspired by both the RMT and the nascent Enough Is Enough campaign. As such, all proceeds go to the RMT dispute fund and huge thanks and eternal gratitude go to both bands, in particular Kevin Rowland and Bobby Gillespie and also to former The Jesus and Mary Chain bassist Douglas Hart for producing a wonderful video.

Great cause, great anthem.

Buy the track here and support
people/families in alarming need.


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Watch the manifest, accompanying video clip.


RMT: Website

PRIMAL SCREAM Released Their 7th Album ‘EVIL HEAT’ 20 Years Ago Today

5 August 2022

Band: PRIMAL SCREAM
Active: 1982-present (40 years this year)

Anniversary album: EVIL HEAT
Released: 5 August 2022 – 20 years ago

AllMusic: “In the end, it’s as if they just don’t seem to mean
it as much as they did with XTRMNTR, and they just don’t seem
to not care enough as the drug-fueled early days. Still, Evil
Heat delivers.”
Score: 3/5.

TUTV: A lukewarm album from one of my all-time fav bands.
But (there’s always a but) it had 3 rad singles (listen/watch below) on it.

Singles/clips: Autobahn / Miss Lucifer / Some Velvet Morning

– AUTOBAHN –

– MISS LUCIFER –

– SOME VELVET MORNING –
Featuring Kate Moss

Stream full album on Spotify

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PRIMAL SCREAM: Bio – Discography

One Live Shot A Day Turns Summer Into Holiday – PRIMAL SCREAM At Glastonbury Last Friday

Glastonbury Festival 2022 is in full swing now.
It all started on Friday with Billie Eilish, Idles, Foals,
The Libertines, Jesus And The Mary Chain
and plenty more.

Also, present were PRIMAL SCREAM with charismatic
frontman Bobby Gillespie in a Screamadelica T-shirt.

According to press reports, they played an epic set. With Movin’ On Up
from that masterpiece LP Screamadelica as one of the many highlights.

Epic, indeed…

SETLIST

Swastika Eyes
Skull X
Pills
Exterminator
Deep Hit of Morning Sun
(dedicated to Mark Lanegan)
English Town
Beautiful Future
Jailbird
Come Together
Loaded
Movin’ On Up
Country Girl
Rocks

PRIMAL SCREAM: Instagram

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