A flyer a day…Sven Vath @ The Zap Club, Brighton 13/12/93

So I hear the Harthouse label is back again? Banging!

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Me, myself and the WTC. July 1996

World Trade Center 1996
An Englishman in New York. Doing the tourist thing below the World Trade Center, July 1996.

World Trade Center ticket stub

Feed Your Head

Feed Your Head
“To find your mind, you have to lose it first”

Tunes we used to ‘brock out’ to. #2

Artist: Genaside II
Title: Death Of The Kamikazee
Label: Jumpin’ & Pumpin’  (1990)

Primal Scream present ‘the solid vibes rock ‘n’ roll C90′ – a Spotify playlist


Its 20 years since Primal Scream released ‘Screamadelica‘. As a result it feels like there is a bit of a 90’s revival taking place at the moment. Everyone ‘shoe gazing’ back 20 years to 1991.

‘Screamadelica’ was actually released later in the year and funnily enough it was reviewed in the same issue of NME (w/e 21/09/91) as Nirvana’s ‘Nevermind’. Primal Scream got a full page review and 10 out of 10 from Stuart Bailie whilst 3 pages later Steve Lamacq gave ‘Nevermind’ a 9 in a small corner review on page 36.

In early 1992 Select magazine’s Andrew Perry visited Bobby Gillespie’s Brighton flat. In a piece entitled ‘punks, drunks and junkies’, Gillespie selected 24 “songs that triggered Primal Scream” and recorded them onto a c90 cassette that was later given away to one lucky reader.  Now with the beauty of Spotify I can bring you 19 of those tracks that made up ‘the solid vibes rock ‘n’ roll C90‘.

5 tracks are unavailable. Dion’s – Born To Be With You / Dennis Wilson – Thoughts Of You* / Lee Hazelwood – Wait & See / Freddie Scott – Am I Grooving You / Tapper Zukie – New Star /

As Perry points out, Gillespie is jet-lagged, having just returned from the Memphis sessions that resulted in the ‘Dixie-Narco’ EP.  As the writer points out, its ‘heavy going’. Have a listen

23/03/14 – * now added to the playlist.

Archive: Utah Saints + Andy Weatherall @ The Zap Club 1993

Utah Saints ticket 1993
Utah Saints + Andy Weatherall @ The Zap club, Brighton, 14 June 1993

After seing the Utah Saints support The Shamen at The Event earlier on in the year we had to go down and see them again when they came back to play Brighton’s coolest club (at the time) The Zap.

Back suppporting the Shamen the lead singer Jez performed with a leg in plaster. This time at the Zap they were playing the black and white tiled stage alongside Andrew Weatherall who DJ’d prior to the Utah’s set.

Utah Saints flyer The Zap 1993

Often ridculed for all the wrong reasons the Utah Saints pulled off a great show and one day I’ll get around to uploading a live set from Sheffield Sound City I’ve got on a C90 somewhere to show you.

While the Saint’s were marching on, Andrew Weatherall stood in front of me chatting to someone about his forthcoming project, Sabres Of Paradise…

Listen: Utah Saints – UTAH SAINTS

Archive: Essential Music Festival 1996

Essential Music Festival 1996

The Essential Music Festival Dance Alldayer : Stanmer Park, Brighton, 25/05/96

Another year down there at Stanmer Park, Brighton. By now the Essential was getting bigger and bigger. Split into two days, this was ‘Dance’ day. The other being ‘indie’. Of course.

On the bill: The Prodigy / Underworld / Goldie / Dreadzone / System 7 / Mark Stewart / Spooky / Red Snapper / Fluke / Slab / Grooverider / Alex Reece / The Aloof

Despite the variety of big name acts I cannot remember anything about the day…Can you? Leave a comment below.