Primal Scream: ‘Goodbye Johnny’
Uncle Acid and the Deadbeats: ‘Ritual Knife’
Flying Saucer Attack - ‘The Drowners’ (Suede cover)
The Black Angels - ‘Black Isn’t Black’
In those days, rock and roll was a dirty word for some journalists. They didn’t like the leather trousers Primal Scream and Pete Astor and me were wearing. How dare they play a guitar solo. That short of bollocks. You weren’t supposed to reference anything before 1976. There was no point trying to please those counts. It was more fun to annoy them.
The whole indie thing wasn’t a philosophical choice. We recorded on a budget because that’s what we had to work with, and we were lucky that it suited a lot of our bands. But if recording on a budget was fine for my band -we weren’t doing it to smash the charts open- I knew that it wasn’t enough for Primal Scream or the Weather Prophets if we had real commercial ambition for them. If they wanted to move beyond the indie charts I knew we needed more money for studio time, for experienced producers.
Durante los meses siguientes trabajé en los campos. La monotonía de esa existencia me ayudó a mantener el disfraz de retrasado mental.
Ex Cowboy. Madriz, 1977
Pop journalist + Entertainment hooligan + Noise addict +
Gay gamer + Fandom onlooker + Psychedelic traveller