Primavera Sound Barcelona
Taking guitars to acid house (and vice versa)? Done. Setting fire to dub with dangerous substances? Tick. Exterminating the hippy dream with saturated noise? Been there, done that, got the t-shirt. Primal Scream’s career can be followed through their exploits, the last of which has been to rewrite their own history, exhuming the original recordings of Give Out But Don’t Give Up, made in the Ardent Studios in Memphis, to declare themselves champions of southern soul rock. Another notch in the list of superpowers that Bobby Gillespie’s squad outpours during their powerful live performances, where rock and roll is a total experience: breathless when watching those swastika eyes on the dance floor and feeling a pleasure which is higher than the sun.
Give Out But Don’t Give Up: The Original Memphis Recordings (Sony Music Entertainment, 2018)