Primal Scream – Live at Levitation
Glasgow’s historic psychedelic band, led by Bobby Gillespie, releases a live album of their 2015 performance at LEVITATION.
9 songs for 45 minutes of music that trace the band’s career, from Screamadelica that brought them to the fore, up to XTRMNTR.
There are the iconic songs of the band with Country Girl, Loaded and Movin’ on Up.
Country girl take my hand, lead me through this diseased landCountry Girl
I am tired, I am weak, I am worn
I have stole I have sinned, oh my soul is unclean
Country girl got to keep on keeping on, hey
You gotta keep on keeping on, you gotta keep on keeping strong
You gotta keep on keeping on when you got the riot city blues
Just what is it you wanna do? I’m gonna get deep down, deep downLoaded
I said I’m gonna get deep down, deep down, woo, hey!
We wanna be free to do what we wanna do, let’s go!
I don’t wanna lose your love, I don’t wanna lose your love
We wanna be free to do what we wanna do, ahhh, yeah
We wanna be free to do what we wanna do
I’m moving on up now, getting out of the darknessMovin’ On Up
My light shines on, my light shines on, my light shines on
The live performances of Primal Scream are always very engaging, to dance, to sing, all with a psychedelic joy.
The years of alcohol and narcotic excesses and abuses are now behind and as bassist Mani admits they are “sober band of a bunch of old men”, who have overcome difficult moments such as personal trauma, the death of beloved guitarist Robert “Throb” Young and hosted Mani of the Stone Roses and Kevin Shields of My Bloody Valentine.
Primal Scream is a band that I always wanted to see and hear especially live, but for various circumstances I have always missed them.
An underrated band that can certainly compete with more high-sounding names in the British scene, such as Blur and Oasis.
Primal Scream has been able to capture the British mood of the 90s with a crazy and psychedelic optimism to leave behind the Thatcher cultural politics of the 80s, up to
to embrace the contaminations of the trip-hop and the acid house of the end of the millennium.
A live record to listen to them, get to know them and appreciate them!
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