Primal Scream bring ‘Screamadelica’ to London

Bobby Gillespie and co play first of seminal album shows

Primal Scream brought their seminal 1991 album ‘Screamadelica’ to London last night (November 25), playing the first of their UK shows at which they’re playing the record in full.

They played a greatest hits set at the Olympia venue followed by all the songs from the Andrew Weatherall-produced album, with frontman Bobby Gillespie telling NME the band weren’t lapsing into nostalgia by re-visiting the record.

“It’s not really reliving the old days,” he claimed. “A lot of the songs we recorded in the studio and never played them live. ‘I’m Comin’ Down’, ‘Shine Like Stars’ and ‘Inner Flight’, those are like new songs. It’s not nostalgic at all, it sounds fresh.”

When asked if the band could give the same live treatment to more of their records, the singer said no plans were in place yet. “Anything’s possible, I can’t see that far into the future,” he said. “The band’s sounding great and there’s gospel singers in, it’s a big production.”

Primal Scream are reissuing ‘Screamadelica’, remastered by the band and My Bloody Valentine’s Kevin Shields, next March. They then tour the album around the UK.

They play the Olympia again tonight.

Primal Scream played:

‘Country Girl’
‘Burning Wheel’
‘Suicide Bomb’
‘Shoot Speed/Kill Light’
‘Swastika Eyes’
‘Movin’ On Up’
‘Slip Inside This House’
‘Don’t Fight It, Feel It’
‘I’m Comin’ Down’
‘Shine Like Stars’
‘Inner Flight’
‘Higher Than The Sun (Pts 1+2)’
‘Come Together’