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Primal Scream - Maximum Rock 'n' Roll: The Singles

Primal Scream - Maximum Rock 'n' Roll: The Singles

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+ Available as a double CD package or two vinyl releases;
Volume 1 2LP and Volume 2 2LP. 

+ Take your pick of the volume you like more on vinyl, or get both to get all the tracks.

A compilation of all of Primal Scream's singles across the band's entire three-and-a-half decade career so far.
Include singles such as 'Loaded', 'Rocks', 'Country Girl' and It's 'Alright, It's OK'.

The band 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.

"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 and 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."

CD 1 / 2LP Volume 1 [1986-2000]:
1. Velocity Girl
2. Gentle Tuesday
3. Imperial
4. Ivy Ivy Ivy
5. Loaded
6. Come Together
7. Higher Than the Sun
8. Don't Fight It, Feel It
9. Movin' on Up
10. Rocks
11. Jailbird
12. (I'm Gonna) Cry Myself Blind
13. Kowalski
14. Star
15. Burning Wheel
16. Swastika Eyes
17. Kill All Hippies

CD 2 / 2LP Volume 2: [2001-2016]:
18. Accelerator
19. Miss Lucifer
20. Autobahn 66
21. Some Velvet Morning (with Kate Moss)
22. Country Girl
23. Dolls (Sweet Rock and Roll)
24. Sometimes I Feel So Lonely
25. Can't Go Back
26. Uptown (Weatherall mix )
27. 2013
28. It's Alright, It's OK
29. Goodbye Johnny
30. Where the Light Gets In (with Sky Ferreira)
31. 100% or Nothing

Artist: Primal Scream
Label: CMG
Catalogue: 19075933802
Barcode: 190759338025
Format: CD or LP
Release Date: 24th May 2019

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