PRIMAL SCREAM'S 'PENTAGON' PREDICAMENT

The band premiered the new song just a few weeks ago - but bass player Mani reckons they'll be "lynched" if they play it again...

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PRIMAL
SCREAM[/url], a band who in the past have been overtly critical of the US and their
foreign policies, have spoken of the numbness they feel knowing that the last new
song they premiered, just weeks ago, was called 'BOMB THE
PENTAGON'.

Speaking to NME.COM, bassist Gary
'Mani' Mounfield also said the band were "mortified" at the scenes of
horror that have followed the "great tragedy" in New York and
Washington.

When asked how it feels to have recently debuted
'Bomb The Pentagon', he said: "I feel pretty numbed by it. It's
a very strange scenario to find myself in. We're in a position where we could get
fucking lynched man, so I don't know." Mani said he didn't know
if the title of the track would be changed and when asked if the band would ever
play it again live he said simply "no comment."

The song follows others Primal
Scream[/url] have written that take a hardline anti-American stance. In an
interview with NME during November 1999, on the release of the
band's 'Swastika Eyes' single, frontman Bobby
Gillespie said the song was about "United States international
terrorism... it's like America is a white supremacist state, we're part of her
empire, an aircraft carrier for them." This position seems to have softened since
the attacks last Tuesday (September 11).

"We're obviously fucking mortified at
some of the scenes of those poor people who have fuck all to do with somebody
else's politics," said Mani. However, he did add, "On the other
hand, America has been the bully boy of the planet and it just proves that
they're not infallible and it just seems... it's very strange how they've been so
lax to have been got at themselves. It's a great tragedy."

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