The Guardian Radio Hour with Bobby Gillespie - hear the show

The Primal Scream frontman was our special guest on the third show of our new radio series on east London station NTS, with songs about cheating from the rock’n’roll vaults

What’s the missing link between Johnny Thunders, Can, Sun Ra Arkestra and Augustus Pablo? Arguably it’s Mr Bobby Gillespie, whose band Primal Scream absorbs his varied influences – from unhinged rock’n’roll and Krautrock to spiritual jazz and roots-reggae, often getting them into the studio, too.

Gillespie has gone from studying music folkore to creating it and his knowledge and passion for rock’n’roll remains unrivalled. Which is why we invited him to join us on The Guardian Radio Hour, our new series that tells lesser known stories from music history and lifts the lid on artists’ musical passions.

Bobby dropped by the NTS studios in east London to chat with the Guide’s Kate Hutchinson on his chosen theme of “songs about cheating”. As you would expect his playlist was a roller-coaster of infidelity bangers that ran the gamut of ragged rock’n’roll, blues, soul and country from Gillespie’s record collection. Gillespie also talked about the Scream’s forthcoming (and 11th) studio album, Chaosmosis.

Listen to the show in full above or for a weekly abridged version you can subscribe to our Music Weekly podcast channel on iTunes or listen here.

For a taster of what to expect watch the behind-the-scenes video from the Guardian Radio Hour with Neneh Cherry here:

The Guardian Radio Hour is produced by Alannah Chance.

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