Primal Scream's Bobby Gillespie: 'The coalition government are reactionary, quasi-fascists'

Frontman says David Cameron could have learned a lot from acid house

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Primal Scream frontman Bobby Gillespie has hit out at the coalition government, calling its members "reactionary, neo-liberal, quasi-fascists".

The frontman hit out at David Cameron and Nick Clegg in an interview with Faster Louder. "I hate the fucking coalition," he said. "Obviously I hate what they stand for – they’re reactionary, neo-liberal, quasi-fascists. The health secretary wants to limit abortions to 13 weeks. This is the kind of mad people you’re dealing with. This is supposedly a rational, progressive country [and] we're dealing with fucking insane people."

He added: "The people in charge of the world just now, people like David Cameron and Obama, they’re in their mid-40s. Punk rock never affected those people... They could have been touched by acid house. Acid house was the same kind of thing; it was a really positive, creative, uplifting time. Because of the ecstasy it was really all about communications, making connections with people. Guys like Cameron, they're untouched by it, from day one, they always wanted to be part of an establishment."

Primal Scream are set to release their tenth album in early 2013. The album is set to feature collaborations with Led Zeppelin's Robert Plant and Mark Stewart of The Pop Group. It is produced by David Holmes.

Comparing it to 2000's 'XTRMNTR', Gillespie said: "It's just different from 'XTRMNTR'. This is a different time that we’re living in, we're different people and we're a bit older and I think we're expressing ourselves very well on this record. It's actually quite confrontational in terms of the lyrical subject matter. I'm really pleased with the words; getting to talk about a lot of stuff that I feel that I want to talk about."

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