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Carry On Screaming

Stuart Bailie | 16:39 UK time, Wednesday, 11 February 2009

I believe this was taken backstage at Club Citta, Kawasaki in July 1994. Primal Scream were touring their wonky rock album, 'Give Out But Don't Give Up' and they were feeling rather elated as this was the last night of the tour. I'd been following the proceedings through Tokyo for an NME cover story to coincide with their appearance at Reading Festival a month later.

scream420.jpgSome day, I'll write a proper story about this era. It was bedraggled, weary trip, with band members loosing their sense of gravity and gangsters circling the hotel on motorbikes. In one of the most drugs-intolerant nations in the world, the Scream Team were testing these limits and sustaining a real feeling of dread.

From left to right: Martin Duffy, the essentially mad keyboard player, Scream associate Paul Harte, Stubey and Bobby G.


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