Magazine article New Internationalist

[Primal Scream. Exterminator]

Magazine article New Internationalist

[Primal Scream. Exterminator]

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(Creation CRE239 CD)

The notion of opposition, especially to those of a youthful disposition, is an attractive enough idea to many rock bands. But - let's face it - there are precious few who have anything interesting to say, let alone a vital way of saying it. And, once embraced by commercial success, how many go on saying it?

Primal Scream remains a beacon of hope. The group was formed in 1984 - a resonant date for a band which rails against inertia and the malignant globalization of everything from burgers to opinions. And this new release, Exterminator, is that rare thing: a thrilling, maximum volume CD; an assault of close-tempo guitars and samples; a record whose lyrics and groove are locked into a tight focus.

It's apt that opening track 'Kill All Hippies' - don't take this literally: it's a hangover from the old punk days when hippies were synonymous with a stoned-out passivity - begins its tearing progress with an alarm going off. …

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