Primal Scream

Genres: Electronic & Ambient Pop / Rock
Tags: rock indie alternative electronic seen live britpop british indie rock alternative rock electronica scottish Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Biography

The line-up that achieved so much success in 1991 comprised Bobby Gillespie (22 June 1964, Glasgow, Scotland; vocals), Andrew Innes (guitar), Robert Young (guitar), Henry Olsen (bass), Philip ‘Toby’ Tomanov (drums), Martin Duffy (organ, ex-Felt) and backing vocalist Denise Johnson (b. 31 August 1966, Manchester, Lancashire, England), but Primal Scream had been a fluctuating affair since the early 80s. Gillespie was the centrifugal force throughout, recording several low-key tracks with guitarist Jim Beattie while still serving as stand-up drummer in the nascent Jesus And Mary Chain. The line-up of Gillespie, Beattie, Young (their bass player at this point), Tom McGurk (drums) and Martin St. John (percussion) released ‘All Fall Down’ on Creation Records in May 1985. Further line-up changes ensued before the band achieved notoriety via the New Musical Express’ alternative C86 cassette compilation, which featured a former b-side,...

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