Rose of Avalanche instead of Salvation tonight and Balaam & The Angel playing with borrowed gear as their's was nicked day #1 of their tour. Van too.. I'm getting a lot of 80s goth flashbacks this tour!
Bearing in mind their drummer still has less than 10 gigs under his belt they're on blistering form! Been a long while since the sulphate has driven their sets
When I saw them they had a good smoke machine but that was about it. This was way early on. They just weren't good & people were walking out. If that whole tour was like that it was probably a factor why they never were more than a blip in the states. A lot of the English bands of that era would gather their buddies for the big US tour & proceed to get f'd up across the country. I could tell you a couple of good stories about Primal Scream in a less public forum, haha. The punch line was "the police have guns here!".
Screamadelica is great, not much of Primal Scream on it though - all the good stuff is Weatherall.
Gillespie has form for violently lashing out at the crowd with the mic stand and starting fights when he's surrounded by his own security. He also claims the unimpressed reviews of Scream albums are because people don't like black music. He's a very middle class chancer from Glasgow, not the working class hero he portrays himself as.