Primal Scream

Not in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

Eligible since: 2010 (The 2011 Induction Ceremony)

Previously Considered? No  what's this?

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Screamadelica (1991)

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Movin' On Up (1991)

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Will Primal Scream be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame?
"Musical excellence is the essential qualification for induction."


8 comments so far (post your own)

Inconsistent career tarnishes their reputation and tarnishes the shine of some of their most groundbreaking works (Screamadelica/VanishingPoint/XTRMNTR)

Personally, I thought the Screamadelica-Give Out But Don't Give Up-Vanishing Point period was where they had it all. Three fully realized albums and a lot of under appreciated b-sides. From there they kind of lost me with two overblown electronic works (the acclaimed XTRMNTR and its lesser sequel with better singles, Evil Heat) along with a moldy Stonesy concoction that was released last year. I still say "yes" to their induction if only because Screamadelica is one of my favorite albums.

Posted by Casper on Thursday, 09.6.07 @ 20:04pm

i'd have to disagree with the above comment. Screamadelica made a huge impact on music at the time, and helped break down the bars between indie and dance

Posted by liam on Friday, 09.21.07 @ 13:10pm

Liam, I never argued that Screamadelica wasn't an integral stepping stone. Next time, read before you vomit onto the keyboard.

Posted by Casper on Friday, 09.21.07 @ 13:35pm

ok i agree with you, but the point i wanted to make was that there are plenty of artists with little or no more remarkable work than primal Scream.

Posted by liam on Friday, 09.21.07 @ 15:05pm

*that are inducted

Posted by liam on Friday, 09.21.07 @ 15:05pm

Maybe, so long as the hall is able to overlook some of their 'other' (rubbish) work.

But that's not to say Screamedelica, Give Out But Don't Give Up and Vanishing Point aren't superb records, and XTRMNTR could be among the best records of the past few years.

Posted by micheal on Tuesday, 11.27.07 @ 11:58am


Screamadelica wasn't really THAT groundbreaking. New Order was doing Acid House in the late 80s and they're ultimately responsible for all of the madchester developments. Their guitar sound circa Brotherhood (like "Weirdo") is a direct predecessor to The Stone Roses first album. They introduced electronic dance music to the indie crowd. They fostered the entire scene via The Hacienda which subsisted on their money. The Stone Roses and Happy Mondays embraced dance forms before Scream, moreso the latter of the two. Screamadelica is a great record but it merely reiterated what had been done before.

Also, Bobby Gillespie seems like a douchebag. That "Make Israel History" thing is so ridiculously short-sighted and incendiary and not constructive or at all conducive to the aspirations of the people actually living there. In short Bobby, shut the hell up.

Posted by Jonas on Saturday, 12.20.08 @ 01:04am

"i'd have to disagree with the above comment. Screamadelica made a huge impact on music at the time, and helped break down the bars between indie and dance"

Wrong, for the reasons Jonas said. Give Out But... is naff, by the way. A few good songs but also some poor man's Black Crowes... they didn't quite pull off trying to be the Stones there. Vanishing Point IS a very good album, however.

Posted by Sam on Thursday, 07.19.12 @ 18:57pm

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