Looking at Primal Scream and Bobby Gillespie now its hard to imagine its been almost three decades since the nucleus of the band appeared from the exit of Gillespie from the highly influential but anarchic The Jesus and Mary Chain, a band that were to go on and record one of the most iconic and rock/dance crossover albums ever Screamadelica. 51 year old Gillespie is lucky enough to posses a face that could pass for a man 15 years his junior and despite his earlier chaotic pop star lifestyle continually reinvents Primal Scream and keeping them fresh and current.
Five months has passed since their excellent headling appearance at The WickerMan 2013 but a complete different crowd now purley partisan should result in a completely different experience… Opening with 2013 from the new album More Light and immediately Gillespie is interacting with the massive crowd and obviously loves it… as do the audience. Hit Void again from More Light despite being new has a retro chaotic feel and the excitement is building. Jailbird pleases the older element of the crowd and sounds as good today as it did way back in the day… The set is heavily weighted towards More Light with tracks Culturecide, River Of Pain, Goodbye Johnny, Walking The Beat and Turn Each Other Inside Out getting an airing but Primal Scream are not afraid to mix old with new with Country Girl and Rocks ending the set…The Glasgow crowd scream for more and are obliged after the encore with classics Loaded, Come Together and Movin on Up…
Primal Scream can do no wrong in Glasgow and reward their loyal fans with a blistering performance.
All photos © Ronnie Reffin /Click and Scream Photography