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Bobby Gillespie relished playing 'gentler' songs after 2016 stage fall

Bobby Gillespie says playing "hard" in Primal Scream was painful after his accident in Switzerland. The 58-year-old rocker fell off the stage at Caribana Festival in 2016, and he has explained that the "light" nature to the tracks on his upcoming joint LP with Savages' Jehnny Beth, 'Utopian Ashes', is to do with him breaking his back in four places.
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Primal Scream’s Bobby Gillespie to release memoir, ‘Tenement Kid’

Primal Scream’s Bobby Gillespie and Echo And The Bunnymen’s Will Sergeant will both release their debut memoirs on Third Man Records’ book imprint. Gillespie’s book will be titled Tenement Kid, while Sergeant’s will be called Bunnyman: Post-War Kid To Post-Punk Guitarist Of Echo And The Bunnymen. In a synopsis, the...
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Third Man releasing memoirs from Bobby Gillespie and Will Sergeant

Jack White's Third Man Books will be giving U.S. releases to upcoming memoirs from two UK alternative rock legends: Primal Scream frontman Bobby Gillespie's Tenement Kid and Echo & The Bunnymen guitarist Will Sergeant's Bunnyman: Post-War Kid to Post-Punk Guitarist of Echo and the Bunnymen. Both will be out this fall.
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Bobby Gillespie, Will Sergeant Books to Be Published by Third Man

Third Man Books has announced two new books from two groundbreaking U.K. musicians, Bobby Gillespie of Primal Scream and Will Sergeant of Echo & the Bunnymen. Gillespie’s memoir Tenement Kid, out in October, will trace the Primal Scream frontman’s path from a post-war upbringing in Glasgow to the release of Screamadelica in 1991. Structured in four parts, the book will examine Gillespie’s role in the electronic soul movement within British rock during the early Nineties. In addition to Tenement Kid, Gillespie will also be releasing a new album Utopian Ashes, in collaboration with Savages vocalist Jehnny Beth, on July 2nd via Third Man Records.

Bobby Gillespie & Jehnny Beth share “Chasing Down” from upcoming collab LP for Third Man

Primal Scream's Bobby Gillespie and Savages' Jehnny Beth are releasing a collaborative album, Utopian Ashes, this summer via Third Man. Inspired by duet records by Nancy Sinatra & Lee Hazlewood, Bobbie Gentry & Glen Campbell, and Serge Gainsbourg & Brigitte Bardot, the album is a grand, orchestrated concept album about a married couple whose relationship is on the rocks. They've just shared new single "Chase It Down" that's got a soulful '70s feel to it, with sweeping string arrangements, wah-wah guitar and an anthemic chorus of "Free fall from the love / Who is gonna come and save us now?"

Bobby Gillespie & Jehnny Beth – “Chase It Down”

Primal Scream frontman Bobby Gillespie and Savages vocalist Jehnny Beth are teaming up for a collaborative album. Inspired by classic country soul duets like Gram Parsons and Emmylou Harris’ “Grievous Angel” and George Jones and Tammy Wynette’s “We Go Together,” they got together to record Utopian Ashes, a concept album about the slow disintegration of a failing marriage. Fun stuff!

10 Best Songs of the Week: LUMP, Modest Mouse, Bobby Gillespie and Jehnny Beth, Iceage, and More

Welcome to the 17th Songs of the Week of 2021. This week wasn’t overly eventful, in terms of U.S. news. Republicans in Florida and other states made more attempts to restrict voting rights. Elon Musk is hosting Saturday Night Live tomorrow night. Bill and Melinda Gates are getting divorced. The jobs report wasn’t as good as expected (less new jobs were added last month in the U.S. than predicted). Elsewhere, a Chinese rocket is crashing to Earth and the COVID-19 crisis continues to be particularly bad in India.

10 Best Songs of the Week: Mdou Moctar, Bobby Gillespie and Jehnny Beth, St. Vincent, and More

Welcome to the 12th Songs of the Week of 2021. In the nation was gripped (or more accurately, traumatized) by the trial of Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis police officer charged with murdering George Floyd. So far the evidence against him has been quite damning, but on the other hand police officers are rarely found guilty of murder. If he isn’t sent to jail, protests (and perhaps riots) across the land are likely. Let’s hope it doesn’t come to that.