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Primal Scream


Live

Hyde Park, London, 2/7/2006

Primal Scream - Hyde Park, London, 2/7/2006

...while Olga Sladeckova narrowly avoids dehydration during a vibrant set from support act Primal Scream


Astoria, London, 5/6/2006

Primal Scream - Astoria, London, 5/6/2006

Late to a show by her favourite band, Olga Sladeckova nevertheless finds Primal Scream worth the hassle when she goes to see them at the Astoria in London


Brixton Academy, London, 16/10/2004

Primal Scream - Brixton Academy, London, 16/10/2004

At a special charity gig with Spiritualized as support, Olga Sladeckova at her third Primal Scream gig of the year suffers for her art and is bitten by a fellow member of the audience


Shepherd's Bush Empire, London, 19/8/2004

Primal Scream - Shepherd's Bush Empire, London, 19/8/2004

Few things can be depended upon, and life can be unpredictable and disappointing. One of its few certainties, however, Olga Sladeckova finds are Primal Scream, who, as always , play an impressive show, this time at the London's Shepherd Bush Empire


Hammersmith Apollo, London, 23/1/2004

Primal Scream - Hammersmith Apollo, London, 23/1/2004

In London Primal Scream blast their way through a set to promote the release of their Greatest Hits album, 'Dirty Hits'. Olga Sladeckova gets her very own special dose of medication


London Brixton Academy, 7/12/2002

Primal Scream - London Brixton Academy, 7/12/2002

Olga Sladeckova watches Primal Scream, out on the road to promote their new album 'Evil Heat', play an awe-inspiring set at London's Brixton Academy...


London Brixton Academy, 7/12/2002

Primal Scream - London Brixton Academy, 7/12/2002

...while Anthony Strutt finds the support acts to be equally compelling, and the after show debut appearance on a British stage of punk supergroup Asheton, Asheton, Mascis and Watt to be well worth staying up for


London Shepherd's Bush Empire, 19/6/2002

Primal Scream - London Shepherd's Bush Empire, 19/6/2002

With their sixth album 'Evil Heat' on the way at the end of July, Olga Sladeckova watches her favourite band of all time, Primal Scream, play an "amazing live show" at London Shepherd’s Bush Empire


Albums

Vanishing Point (2007)

Primal Scream - Vanishing Point

In the latest in our Re : View seires, in which our writers reflect upon alnums from the past, Olga Sladeckova looks at Primal Scream's under-rated 1996 album, 'Vanishing Point'


Primal Scream (2002)

Primal Scream - Primal Scream

In the latest in our Favourite Album series, in which a writer writes about a favourite album of his or her choice, Lisa Mundy examines Primal Scream's eponymous and much under-rated album from 1989


Screamadelica (2002)

Primal Scream - Screamadelica

CRE 076 - Primal Scream - Screamadelica - A yellow and blue sun on a red cover and an innocent looking CD inside its box. It looks and sounds simple enough, but when I put this CD on, it completely


Reviews


Beautiful Future (2008)


Poppy-sounding, excellent ninth album from the ever durable and versatile Primal Scream


Can't Go Back (2008)


Surprising, but splendid new single from Primal Scream, the first from their ninth album, 'Beautiful Future'


Sometimes I Feel So Lonely/Gamblin' Bar Room Blues (2007)


New 7' vinyl only 70's country-influenced single from Primal Scream


Riot City Blues (2006)


Excellent country-blues influenced eighth album from Primal Scream, back after a four year break from recording


Country Girl (2006)


First single from their new 'Riot City Blues' album for Primal Scream, which is accompanied by a controversial video


Evil Heat (2002)


"Original" seventh album, which includes a guest appearance from the Jesus and Mary Chain's Jim Reid, from the diverse and always impressive Primal Scream


Related


Interviews

Freebass
Interview Freebass - Interview

Anthony Strutt speaks to New Order and Joy Division's Peter Hook and Mani from the Stone Roses and Primal Scream at a show in London about their bass project, Freebass, and some of their other groups


Mainline
Interview Miscellaneous - Interview

Six piece band Irish Mainline merge together distorted Jesus and Mary Chain style guitars with Spiritualised psychedelic grooves. Anthony Strutt chats to them about their first British single and touring with Primal Scream and Sonic Youth


Ben Lurie
Interview Jesus And Mary Chain - Interview

Ben Lurie was the guitarist with both the Jesus and Mary Chain and Freeheat. He chats to Olga Sladeckova about working with both Jim and William Reid, and his recent decision to return to his native Australia after 15 years away


Jesus and Mary Chain
Interview with Jim Reid Part 2 Jesus And Mary Chain - Interview with Jim Reid Part 2

In the second part of our two part Jesus and Mary Chain interview, voclaist and singer Jim Reid talks to Olga Sladeckova about the group's history from '91 until its break-up in '98


Jesus and Mary Chain
Interview with Jim Reid Part 1 Jesus And Mary Chain - Interview with Jim Reid Part 1

One of the most influential bands of all time, the Jesus and Mary Chain first burst onto the music in 1984. In the first part of a two part interview , Olga Sladeckova talks to frontman Jim Reid about the punk pioneers early years.


Profiles

Robert 'Throb' Young
1965-2014 Robert Throb Young (Primal Scream) - 1965-2014

Anthony Strutt pays tribute to the former Primal Scream guitarist Robert 'Throb' Young, who died at the age of 49 on the 9th September


Profile
Jesus and Mary Chain Part 3 Jesus And Mary Chain - Jesus and Mary Chain Part 3

In the second third of his occasional series, about the Jesus and Mary Chain, who have recently had all their albums reissued, Anthony Strutt examines their fourth album, 'Honey's Dead'


Profile
Jesus and Mary Chain Part 2 Jesus And Mary Chain - Jesus and Mary Chain Part 2

In the second part of his series, and wth all of their studio albums having been recently reissued in double CD editions, Anthony Strutt reflects upon the Jesus and Mary Chain's 1989 third album, 'Automatic'


Profile
Jesus and Mary Chain Part 1 Jesus And Mary Chain - Jesus and Mary Chain Part 1

With all six of their studio albums having been recently reissued, Anthony Strutt in a new series looks back on the career of Scottish alternative group the Jesus and Mary Chain and begins by looking at their first two albums, 'Psychocandy' and 'Darklands'


Live

Jesus And Mary Chain
O2 Academy, Liverpool, 21/9/2017 Jesus And Mary Chain - O2 Academy, Liverpool, 21/9/2017

Noise rock pioneers The Jesus and Mary Chain turn in an excellent career-spanning set at the O2 Academy, Liverpool in support of recent LP ‘Damage and Joy’. Richard Lewis reviews.


Jesus And Mary Chain
Academy, Manchester, 25/3/2017 Jesus And Mary Chain - Academy, Manchester, 25/3/2017

Richard Lewis finds the Jesus and Mary Chain, who are currently touring 'Damage and Joy' their first new album in nineteen years, to be on formidable form at a near-capacity Manchester Academy


Jesus and Mary Chain
Rock City, Nottingham, 22/2/2015 Jesus And Mary Chain - Rock City, Nottingham, 22/2/2015

Anthony Strutt at Rock City in Nottingham watches the Jesus and Mary Chain play an enjoyable but over-rehearsed show to celebrate the thirtieth anniversary of 'Psychocandy', their seminal debut album


Wickerman Festival
East Carswell, Galloway, 26/7/2013 Miscellaneous - East Carswell, Galloway, 26/7/2013

Andy Cassidy enjoys the first day of the Wickerman Festival which this year included sets from Chic and Nile Rodgers, Primal Scream, Admiral Fallow and rising Glasgow band Eugene Twist


JD Set
Band on the Wall, Manchester, 13/5/2011 JD Set - Band on the Wall, Manchester, 13/5/2011

At the JD Set in Manchester, which was sponsored by Jack Daniels, Dixie Ernill watches Stone Roses/Primal Scream bass legend Mani and an assortment of other local musicians play an often superb set of Smiths' covers


Primal Scream
Hammersmith Apollo and Brixton Academy, London, 24/11//2006...2/ Julie Doiron - Hammersmith Apollo and Brixton Academy, London, 24/11//2006...2/

After going to three of their shows in the space of just over a week in London, Olga Sladeckova realises that for her there can never be enough Primal Scream


Jim Reid/Story One
Cavern, Exeter, 29/10/2005 Jesus And Mary Chain - Cavern, Exeter, 29/10/2005

Jim Reid was one of the seminal figures of the late 80's and early 90's as the frontman with the Jesus and Mary Chain. At a disastrous show at the Exeter Cavern, Ben Howarth watches hin fall prey to an unresponsive audience


Sunshine
Barfly, London, 29/4/2005 Sunshine - Barfly, London, 29/4/2005

Czech band Sunshine have drawn comparisions with Primal Scream, the Damned and New Order, but Olga Sladeckova sees little in the way of originality at a recent show at the London Barfly


Jim Reid
12 Bar, London, 19/4/2004 Jesus And Mary Chain - 12 Bar, London, 19/4/2004

Former Jesus and Mary Chain star Jim Reid rarely plays gigs these days. In what is possibly his last performance , Olga Sladeckova sees him affect a in-part JAMC reunion with former drummer John Moore at the tiny London 12 Bar


Reading Festival
24/8/2003 Miscellaneous - 24/8/2003

...while on the third and final day he watches sets by the All American Rejects, Primal Scream, Sum 41, Grandaddy and Metallica


Music
Brighton Concorde, 24/9/2002 Music - Brighton Concorde, 24/9/2002

One of the most acclaimed bands of the moment, the Music recently completed a full-length tour of Britain. Lisa Mundy finds memories of the Stone Roses and Primal Scream from twelve years ago come flooding back


Albums

Re : View -Jesus and Mary Chain
Stoned and Dethroned Jesus And Mary Chain - Stoned and Dethroned

In the latest in our new 'Re :View' series, in which we look back upon albums that we feel deserve re-evaluation, Olga Sladeckova reflects upon the Jesus and Mary Chain's underacknowledged masterpiece, 'Stoned and Dethroned'


Jesus and Mary Chain
Psycho Candy Jesus And Mary Chain - Psycho Candy

When East Kilbride’s The Jesus And Mary Chain surfaced early in 1984 it changed music forever for me. Before that I’d hated the eighties mainstream music and really only listened to 60’s stuff and als


Features

Primal Scream
(Gig of a Lifetime) Princess Charlotte, Leicester, September 1989 Primal Scream - (Gig of a Lifetime) Princess Charlotte, Leicester, September 1989

In our 'Gig of a Lifetime' series, Jon Rogers recalls attending a terrible Primal Scream gig in Leicester in 1989


Soundtrack of Our Lives
The Jesus and Mary Chain Jesus And Mary Chain - The Jesus and Mary Chain

In our 'Soundtrack of Our Lives' column in which our writers describe the personal impact of music in their lives, Anthony Strutt writes of discovering the Jesus and Mary Chain in the mid 1980s


Paul Cannell
Obituary Miscellaneous - Obituary

Paul Cannell, who created the artwork for Primal Scream's 'Screamadelica' and various other early 90's iconic record sleeves, died on the 5th July. Olga Sladeckova looks back and reflects on his life and career







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