Primal Scream – Screamadelica

18 03 2011

Listened: Friday March 4

Screamadelica is one of those albums I bought because it was referenced so often in the 90s as a must-have classic British album. And it is.

It’s also one of the more obviously drug-soaked albums that I own, even more so than some of the albums from the 60s or 70s (though it might be said that back in the day the references simply could not be made as bluntly or as frequently without attracting too much attention from the wrong people). The subject matter is clear just from the song titles like Don’t Fight It Feel It, Higher Than The Sun, Inner Flight, Loaded, and I’m Comin’ Down.

The sound of Screamadelica is also nothing like any other albums I own; it’s the 60s, Britpop, house music, and soul mashed into one beautiful mud pie.

Unfortunately, some years after their peak I saw them open for another band (I don’t recall whom) and they were total crap. It was a mess and they didn’t seem into it at all. I’m sorry I was too young during their heyday; maybe they were better. Or not, if they were too rolled out of their minds!




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