1989. Thirty years since Ground Zero

It’s the time of year when we look back. Some are looking back a decade as we enter 2020. I though have been looking back 30 years as 1989 was a pivotal year for me. My musical Ground Zero. Three records of unimaginable impact landed on a 15 year old’s stereo, and the waves of … Continue reading

The mind-bending disco of Primal Scream

After banging the drum in The Jesus and Mary Chain, Bobby Gillespie put his heart and soul into his own band, Primal Scream. With Andrew Innes and Robert ‘Throb’ Young, they became the nucleus for the next 20 years, creating a polychromatic spectrum of singles and landmark albums. The early singles had a lightweight feel … Continue reading

Original Memphis Recordings

“In 1993 Primal Scream went to Memphis. They made an album with legendary producer Tom Dowd and the Muscle Shoals rhythm section. That album never saw the light of day until now…,” reads the copy overlaid footage of a performing Scream Team. A touch dramatic maybe but bursting with energy, especially for those partial to the … Continue reading