The thoughts and ocassional ramblings of a 30-something muso.
Hello, I’m a muso. I'm one of those guys you see digging around the racks of vinyl in London's backstreet record shops. I'm not addicted, I can give it up whenever I want. I just need to find that limited edition 7" single that the NME made single of the week. Maybe you've bumped into me in the queue for the bar at The Academy or The Astoria. There are thousands of us in London - I've seen all the regular faces in the record shops and at the gigs.

This blog is my attempt to write about the records that I love, the gigs I've been to and, well, anything else to do with music. Hopefully you'll find something here that makes you nod in agreement or rant in disagreement or maybe even laugh.
Sunday, April 09, 2006
Primal Scream, still rocking
Due to crap buses and friends who had to work late we just made the unusually early stage time of 8:30. So we arrive just in time for the first run through of the new single Country Girl, which is Primal Scream going gospal. In fact, most of the new stuff has a gospal feel, which is a relief as I'd heard the new sound was Give Up But Don't Give Up style blues.

Another change is to the line up - Throb has gone, but this is a case of less is more. With just two guitarists, the blitzkreig from the stage is cut and the songs all have room to breath. Of course, Kill All Hippies and Swastika Eyes are still massive blasts of noise, but you can now hear everything without your ears hurting.

Crowd favourties, as always, are Rocks, Kowalski and Moving On Up, but for me Kill All Hippies is the definative Scream track.

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