Primal Scream

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Tenement Kid by Bobby Gillespie – piquantly preposterous
Primal Scream’s frontman indulges himself wildly in this overblown memoir. But underneath all the cobblers lurks a fascinating story

Alexis Petridis

15, Oct, 2021 @8:00 AM

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Bobby Gillespie: ‘For the first 10 years of my life, I lived in a Glasgow tenement … that stuff stays with you’
On the eve of the publication of his memoir, the Primal Scream frontman talks to friend and author Irvine Welsh about his working-class upbringing

10, Oct, 2021 @11:00 AM

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Bobby Gillespie and Jehnny Beth: Utopian Ashes review – a welcome surprise
The Primal Scream frontman trades brashness for contemplation in this rewarding collaboration with the former Savages singer

Phil Mongredien

27, Jun, 2021 @12:00 PM

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Lorde’s comeback single is a lesson in letting pop stars take their time
Solar Power delivers a statement of loose-limbed maturity from a mercurial star who is much imitated but utterly unique

Laura Snapes

11, Jun, 2021 @2:56 PM

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'It's all psychedelic!' The film about Alan McGee's rocking, rolling life
He launched Oasis and Primal Scream, then practiced occult magic in Wales. Nick Moran and Ewen Bremner explain how they recreated McGee’s life for biopic Creation Stories

John Harris

18, Mar, 2021 @12:00 PM

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Creation Stories review – mythmaking and megalomania in likable Alan McGee biopic
Irvine Welsh’s cracking adaption of an autobiography by the ‘President of Pop’ flashes from My Bloody Valentine to his discovery of Oasis

Cath Clarke

18, Mar, 2021 @9:00 AM

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Tenement Kid: Primal Scream's Bobby Gillespie to publish memoir
Book charts the singer’s journey from his childhood in Glasgow to his band’s breakthrough 1991 album Screamadelica and their notorious live shows

Laura Snapes

10, Mar, 2021 @10:30 AM

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Andrew Weatherall remembered by David Holmes
The composer pays tribute to a brilliant polymath with singular musical vision, who was also a warm and wise friend

David Holmes

12, Dec, 2020 @2:30 PM

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'She gold-plated songs': Denise Johnson, the voice of Manchester's dancefloors
Nineties bands in need of rave vocals looked to the late Johnson, whose rich, fiery voice alchemised their music into something else entirely

Fergal Kinney

28, Jul, 2020 @1:10 PM

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Denise Johnson, singer with Primal Scream, dies aged 56
Famous for her vocals on Screamadelica, the Manchester-born singer was due to release her debut solo album this year

Laura Snapes

27, Jul, 2020 @5:28 PM

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From Dukes of Hazzard to Kanye West: the curse of the Confederate flag
Lynyrd Skynyrd flew it, Ludacris stamped on it and Spike Lee compared it to a swastika. In the era of Black Lives Matter, what do these battles reveal about the American South’s Confederate flag?

Steve Rose

27, Jul, 2020 @5:00 AM

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Twisting my melon, man! The baggy, brilliant indie-rave summer of 1990
As the new decade dawned, indie and rave collided and a seismic party began. Bands from the Happy Mondays to Primal Scream relive that explosion of pills, thrills and endless possibilities

Joe Muggs

07, Jul, 2020 @5:00 AM

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