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Saturday 23 March 2019

Maximum Rock 'N' Roll: The Singles: Primal Scream Celebrate Almost Forty Years Of Seven Inch Singles

Over the past three and a half decades, Primal Scream have embraced everything from psychedelic pop to degenerate rock'n'roll; euphoric rave to industrial gloom. 

They have made records with George Clinton and Kate Moss, invited Mani of the Stone Roses and Kevin Shields of My Bloody Valentine into the fold, survived narcotic oblivion, personal trauma and the death of beloved guitarist Robert "Throb" Young, and captured the mood of the nation several times over. 

Throughout it all, they have always sounded like Primal Scream. And they have always made great singles
 
From their psychedelic roots to the era-defining hedonism of Screamadelica through to the sonic attack of XTRMNTR and beyond, the eclectic nature of Primal Scream has been matched by the sheer consistency of their singles and they have become part of Britain's musical heritage.
 
Now Primal Scream compile one of the great singles discographies into one expansive collection with Maximum Rock 'N' Roll: The Singles, which will be released on 24th May 2019.
 
"Right from our 1985 debut All Fall Down onward we've approached singles as an aesthetic choice, a statement of where we are as a band," says Bobby Gillespie. 

"We grew up with Suffragette City and Metal Guru flying out of the radio. The four Sex Pistols singles were great. Public Image by PiL sounded like nothing else. Prince and Madonna made amazing hits. That has been our approach. 


"I've always loved Top 40 pop radio, I love greatest hits albums like The Who's Meaty, Beaty, Big & Bouncy. 

"I remember Alan McGee saying of Higher Than The Sun: it won't be a hit, but it will be a statement. Great singles can get out into the world and show people an alternative way of thinking. They make you feel less alone."
 
Opening with the jangly melodic rush of Velocity Girl, the collection is a celebration of a catalogue of songs from a band who have always pushed the boundaries of their sound. 

Tracklisting For The Vinyl Format is:
 
 VOL 1A 1 1986   Velocity Girl 
  2 1987   Gentle Tuesday 
  3   Imperial
  4 1989   Ivy Ivy Ivy 
  5 1990   Loaded
 VOL 1B 6   Come Together 
  7 1991   Higher Than the Sun 
  8   Don't Fight It, Feel It 
  9 1992   Movin' on Up 
 VOL 1C 10 1994   Rocks
  11   Jailbird
  12   (I'm Gonna) Cry Myself Blind 
  13 1997   Kowalski
 VOL 1D 14   Star
  15   Burning Wheel 
  16 1999   Swastika Eyes 
  17 2000   Kill All Hippies 
 VOL 2A 18   Accelerator 
  19 2002   Miss Lucifer 
  20   Autobahn 66 
  21 2003   Some Velvet Morning  (with Kate Moss)
 VOL 2B 22 2006   Country Girl 
  23   Dolls (Sweet Rock and Roll) 
  24   Sometimes I Feel So Lonely 
 VOL 2C 25 2008   Can't Go Back 
  26   Uptown  (Weatherall mix )
  27 2013   2013
  28   It's Alright, It's OK 
 VOL 2D 29   Goodbye Johnny
  30 2016   Where the Light Gets In (with Sky Ferreira)
  31   100% or Nothing 

To pre-order Maximum Rock 'N' Roll: The Singles CLICK HERE

by: Mike Cobley




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