April 30, 2013 18:35

Primal Scream's Bobby Gillespie: 'Margaret Thatcher died with a smile on her face'

The frontman says New Labour and the coalition 'followed the path she set in motion'

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Primal Scream frontman Bobby Gillespie has said that Margaret Thatcher "died with a smile on her face".

The former Prime Minister passed away earlier this month at the age of 87.

Speaking to The Quietus, Gillespie commented:

She died with a smile on her face because the policies and the philosophies that she brought to this country and put into motion have been carried through by successive governments: John Major, Tony Blair and New Labour and now the coalition. They have all followed the path that she set in motion.


Primal Scream release their new album, 'More Light', on May 13.

Gillespie called the album a "great record". He said: "I can't explain it. I can't sit here and pretend that I know how we did it. But you've always got something to prove. I think the thing is, is that we've got something to say, musically."

He added that the album is "more psychedelic, more experimental" than their previous work and that the band have "become better songwriters".

The album track 'Elimination Blues' features guest vocals from Led Zeppelin frontman Robert Plant. Speaking about the song, Gillespie said that when it was first recorded, without Plant, "it was missing that high lonesome vocal". He explained the band "tried with girls singing beside me, we tried me singing high notes but that didn't work but it had to be a guy and it was Robert."

Primal Scream recently unveiled the video for their current single 'It's Alright, It's OK', which you can watch by clicking at the bottom of the page.

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