Gillespie takes BBC 6 Music listeners Higher Than The Sun
Scream's front man Bobby Gillespie is to help BBC
6 Music stage a Fantasy Music Festival by personally selecting concerts
and sessions from the BBC's unique music archive.
MC for the weekend, Gillespie introduces and endorses all his musical
choices for the festival ensuring the summer arrives early on 6
The event kicks off in Clare McDonnell's Show (Saturday
24 January, 10.00am-1.00pm) when Bobby introduces the first of his
musical choices – an excellent session from 1972 with Roxy
Music classics Remake And Remodel and Virginia Plain and
a superb rendition of The Queen Is Dead from a session recorded
by The Smiths in 1985.
throughout the weekend include a session from Joy Division
recorded in the late Seventies featuring Love Will Tear Us Apart;
a classic performance from Led Zeppelin in 1971
with an explosive recording of their song Communication Breakdown;
an incredible version of Siouxsie and the Banshees'
debut single Hong Kong Garden from a session in 1978 and The
Rolling Stones performing at Leeds University in 1971.
Sugar, Programme Editor at 6 Music, says: "After the fantastic
success of working with Radiohead it has been a real pleasure to
welcome Primal Scream into 6 Music and explore the musical taste
of their lead singer Bobby Gillespie who has risen to the challenge
to MC the virtual festival across the weekend of 24 and 25 January."
Scream changed the face of British pop music forever with their
album Screamadelica in 1991 elevating them to superstar status and
winning them the first-ever Mercury Music Prize in 1992.
band have spawned great tracks such as Loaded (1990) and Higher
Than The Sun (1991).
are renowned for their eclectic taste in music which makes for an
interesting and varied festival for 6 Music listeners.
weekend culminates in a specially recorded live concert from their
January UK tour.
BBC 6 Music listeners will also be able to win tickets to see Primal
Scream on their UK January tour as 6 Music presenters give tickets
away on air and online in the week running up to the Fantasy Festival
(Monday 19 – Friday 23 January).
introduces the first of his musical choices - an excellent Roxy
Music session from 1972 (where Bobby enthuses about the Roxy classics
Remake And Remodel and Virginia Plain) and an excellent session
recorded by The Smiths in 1985 with a superb rendition of The Queen
Gillespie chooses a classic performance from the Buzzcocks recorded
for the BBC in 1979 including What Do I Get and Fast Cars. Bobby
reveals the influence the Buzzcocks had on him.
in the show listeners can hear another of the Bobby's great choices
- a performance from Joy Division recorded in the late Seventies
with two renditions of Love Will Tear Us Apart and 24 hours.
Dickinson Rock Show. 10.00pm-1.00am
this Fantasy Festival edition of the Rock Show the programme features
classic performances by Led Zeppelin including an explosive recording
of their song Communication Breakdown recorded for the BBC in 1971.
explains what an impression the band made on the music scene in
the Seventies and beyond.
also recalls Primal Scream touring with Jimmy Page and Robert Plant
and the impact both men had on him.
Rock Show also features the music of Public Image Ltd featuring
the former Sex Pistol John Lydon in fine form with Pop Tones and
Life In CD. 9.00-10.00am
Scream's front man and the 6 Music Fantasy Festival's MC Bobby Gillespie
talks to Tracey Macleod about the music that has shaped his life
in a very special edition of My Life In CD.
Life In CD is an hour of revealing memories and stories sparked
by an eclectic mix of great music.
Sunday kicks off with more music from the 6 Music Fantasy Festival
curated by Primal Scream's front man Bobby Gillespie featuring music
from Siouxsie and The Banshees with two session tracks from 1978,
a superb version of their debut single Hong Kong Gardens plus a
blistering Helter Skelter originally recorded by The Beatles but
taken into an unusual dark place by The Banshees.
in the show listeners hear a band that has proved to be a real influence
of Primal Scream: The Rolling Stones recorded at Leeds University
Scream toured with The Stones during the summer of 2003 and Bobby
explains what life was like supporting possibly the world's greatest
Rock 'n' Roll band.
lunchtime the Chris Hawkins Show makes sure that Bobby Gillespie
continues his MC work for the 6 Music Fantasy Festival with two
strong BBC sessions from Dr Feelgood and The Fire Engines.
Harris accommodates the stranger end of Bobby Gillespie's musical
taste as the 6 Music Fantasy Festival continues.
searching through the BBC archive the Primal Scream lead singer
was keen to feature the German singer Nico – he found what
he was looking for and lovingly endorses two Nico songs: No One
Is There and Janitor of Luxury.
next selection is The Faces, another band from the Seventies. He
enthuses about their good time sense of fun and endorses two tracks
recorded specially for the BBC in 1973.
Dickinson Freak Zone. 10.00pm-1.00am
weekend's Fantasy Festival on 6 Music culminates in The Freak Zone
where it includes a one hour concert from Primal Scream.
concert was specially record for 6 Music during their January 2004
festival then winds down with two final selections by Bobby Gillespie
where he features the music of The Slits and The Birthday Party.
on BBC 6 Music (15.12.04)
the BBC's digital services are now available on Freeview,
the new free-to-view digital terrestrial television service, as well
as on satellite and cable.
offers the BBC's eight television channels, interactive services
from BBCi, as well as 11 national BBC radio networks.