By: Spacelab Research Staff Primal Scream are almost set to release their new album, unofficialy titled Riot City Blues. The album was recorded in June of last year in London at Olympic Studios. The band later jetted to Los Angeles for the post-production gig at Village Recorders. It's due out on June 5th.
Guest appearances include Will Sergeant from Echo & The Bunnymen playing lead guitar on When The Bomb Drops, plus Alison Mosshart from The Kills who sings back up vocals on a number of tracks plus a duet with Bobby Gillespie on the track Dolls.
Conspicuously absent is any mention at all of Kevin Shields (My Bloody Valentine), who has been a steady member for a while. In anterview with NME, Gillespie was quick to point out that Shields never really wrote songs with the band, but was unsure of how Kevin might be currently fitting into Primal Scream.
"He mixed a lot of songs but he never played guitar on the albums, people think he was playing on records but he was playing live. Is Shields still involved? I don't know, he didn't play at the last gig in Glasgow three weeks ago. He never made that gig because he was working on a Sophia Coppola movie, so I don't really know," he said.
As for the sound, the band is reported to have stripped down to the more raw rock roots it started out with, instead of the more experimental sounds of recent offerings. "I think we're one of the best live bands in the world and I wanted to capture that," Gillespie said. Check out the unofficial track list:
Primal Scream : Riot City Blues Track List 01 Country Girl
02 Nitty Gritty
03 Suicide Sally & Johnny Guitar
04 When The Bomb Drops
05 Little Death
06 The 99th Floor
07 Boogie Disease
09 Hell's Comin' Down
10 Sometimes I Feel So Lonely