Primal Scream

Although he was already the drummer in Jesus And Mary Chain, Bobby Gillespie formed Primal Scream in 1984 but left 'Chain after Scream's debut single All Fall Down was released in 1985. The debut album Sonic Flower Groove in 1987, featured the band's current lineup although a revolving door of musicians came on-board and left through the group's evolution. Their original sound paid off with second album Primal Scream in 1989, featuring 1990 single Loaded. With the explosion of acid house, Andrew Weatherall gave some of Scream's songs a remix stretching the boundaries of rock-dance with Come Together and Higher Than The Sun. 1991's Screamadelica pushed the band firmly into the limelight, winning them the Mercury Music Prize in 1992, although follow-up albums suffered from such a shining star. Amid rumours of drug abuse, the band kept a low profile for the next few years before storming back with 1997's Vanishing Point. The new millennium saw the band back in vogue with Exterminator which was filled with anti-capitalist rage, and again mixed up genres with aplomb. A darker sound followed with 2002's Evil Heat and, in between baiting gatherers at 2005's Glastonbury festival and the present, Scream still manages to draw in its fans thanks to the likes of 2006's Riot City Blues and 2008's Beautiful Future.

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