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Primal Scream are a British rock band originally formed in 1982 in Glasgow by Bobby Gillespie (vocals) and Jim Beattie. The band’s current lineup consists of Gillespie, Andrew Innes (guitar), Martin Duffy (keyboards), Simone Butler (bass), and Darrin Mooney (drums). Barrie Cadogan has toured and recorded with the band since 2006 as a replacement after the departure of guitarist Robert “Throb” Young.

Primal Scream had been performing live from 1982 to 1984, but their career did not take off until Gillespie left his position as drummer of The Jesus and Mary Chain. The band were a key part of the mid-1980s indie pop scene, but eventually moved away from their jangly sound, taking on more psychedelic and garage rock influences, before incorporating a dance music element to their sound with their 1991 album Screamadelica, which broke them into the mainstream. Their latest album Chaosmosis was released on 18 March 2016.


I have been a fan of Primal Scream since the later 80’s, and still appreciate the stuff they do, but how about you? Fan or not? Here’s my top 15.

Top 15

1991 – 1 – Loaded

1991 – 2 – Movin’ On Up

2000 – 3 – Swastika Eyes

2003 – 4 – Rocks

2006 – 5 – Country Girl

2002 – 6 – Some Velvet Morning

1986 – 7 – Velocity Girl

1991 – 8 – Slip Inside This House

1987 – 9 – Gentle Tuesday

1997 – 10 – Trainspotting

1997 – 11 – Get Duffy

2013 – 12 – Tenement Kid

1991 – 13 – Higher Than the Sun

1989 – 14 – I’m Losing More Than I’ll Ever Have

1994 – 15 – Funky Jam



3 thoughts on “Theme Times – Primal Scream

  1. Dang! About half of the videos won’t play because “the uploader has not made this video available in your country”. I liked what I was able to play. Gonna have to check out alternate versions of the others. I recognize the name of the band but I don’t recognize their music. So, thanks for the introduction!

    1. Damn it, is that a regional thing then, and not something l can alter? I can try and find alternatives, make a list and l’ll see if l can make it any easier?

      1. I honestly don’t know. It comes up occasionally. There are usually alternative versions available. I think it probably some YouTube thing. Different laws in different countries? Don’t stress yourself on it.

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