Primal Scream: Riot City Blues
Ah, you can t beat good ol dirty, low-brow, scuzzy, sleazy rock n roll, eh? Bobby Gillespie certainly seems to think so, anyway, apeing the greats on this umpteenth album, which tries to be that same baby the blues had more than five decades ago. At times
Ah, you can't beat good ol'dirty, low-brow, scuzzy, sleazy rock'n'roll, eh?
Bobby Gillespie certainly seems to think so, anyway, apeing the greats on this umpteenth album, which tries to be that same baby the blues had more than five decades ago.
At times, this surrogate's woozy, simple riffs, harmonica and handclaps almost lull you into believing Bobby's bluster, particularly on Dolls, The 99th Floor and ubiquitous summer hit Country Girl - all of which kick out the jams.
But this album sounds confusingly retrograde for the Primals, whose breadth of ability and imagination were showcased in 2002's thrusting Xtrmntr.
By and large, this is thinly spread rock'n'roll by numbers. 3/5
- 1 Stevenage Pizza Hut closure prompts Nando's plans
- 2 Men sentenced after guns and class A drugs uncovered at Ickleford property
- 3 A1(M) closed in both directions due to fallen cables
- 4 Stevenage MP earns over £4,000 per month from other jobs
- 5 Woman on trial over bottles smashed in Aldi store
- 6 Bubble tea emporium opens in Stevenage
- 7 Closures lifted on A1(M) after emergency services deem road safe
- 8 Anti-spiking campaign launched at Old Town pub
- 9 High winds stop Stevenage Christmas lights switch-on event
- 10 Former army major sentenced after pillion rider dies in motorcycle crash