Bobby Gillespie
British musician
Bobby Gillespie
Robert Bernard Andrew "Bobby" Gillespie is a Scottish musician. He is the lead singer and founding member of the alternative rock band, Primal Scream. He was also the drummer for The Jesus and Mary Chain in the mid-1980s.
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KCRW Presents: Primal Scream
NPR - over 3 years
British rock icon Bobby Gillespie and his band paid KCRW's Morning Becomes Eclectic a visit during their recent West Coast tour. Watch Primal Scream perform "It's Alright, It's OK," from this year's More Light LP. » E-Mail This     » Add to Del.icio.us
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More Light
Rolling Stone - over 3 years
The first track is "2013" and given that we weren't sure he'd make it out of the Nineties it's perfect that formerly drug-gobbling head Screamer Bobby Gillespie has to remind himself of the year It takes him nine minutes to get it all out and he has to rope in...
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Write On - Mark Stewart
Clash - almost 5 years
“I see ideas and ideals as kind of viral contagions which are transmitted/mutate through contact/our syntactic memory banks continually hyperlinking between this and the other. The working title of this project/my new album was ‘Fountains’, and I was riffing on that concept of memes and tropes of infectious idealism or idealism as infection. It’s been my amazing good fortune through life to hang out with some amazing people big and small. From taking high tea with Sun Ra to debating ‘the apocalypse’ with Allen Ginsberg, and for this hors d’oeuvres I have assembled a fascinating freak circus with me cast as ringmaster/master of ceremonies - at times I felt like I was directing The Wizard Of Oz on mescaline, like those idiot savants who absorb whole pieces of music on a single hearing, composers who hallucinate entire compositions, psychics who take dictation from long dead writers, or victims of brain damage who can move only when they hear music. Me and Kenneth Anger bon ...
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LETTER: Bob Gillespie Running For Fire Commissioner
Enfield Patch - almost 5 years
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Horsham Banshee's 14U take 2nd place in the USSSA Winter Whiteout Tourney
Hatboro- Horsham Patch - almost 5 years
Horsham Banshee's 14U take 2nd place in the USSSA Winter Whiteout Tourney -----------------------------------------------------------  The 14U Banshee's had a great weekend in Wilkes Barre playing in the USSSA Winter Whiteout tournament at the Wyoming Valley Sports Dome.  The team finished in 2nd Place beating the Valley Blaze 14U Gold (PA) in the semifinals before losing to the NJ Mystics in the finals.  Team members include: Andrea Baldus, Kaeli Simmons, Jamie Mroz, Jackie Locke, Anna Gillespie, Jaynie Black, Mara Witsen, Mallory Pollack, Jen Cader, Amanda Bradley, Emily Wallace, Dominique Misnik, Madison Saltzman & Aubrey Kaveski Coaches include; Bob Casagrand, Tom Wallace, Bruce Baldus, Bob Gillespie, Dave Cader, Joe Simmons & Steve Pollack A link to the Banshee's website with team details & pictures as well as organizational information is below: http://www.bansheesfastpitch.com/ The Banshee's 14U girls are excited about their 2nd place finish &amp ...
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Mark Stewart - Live At The Scala, London
Clash - almost 5 years
Mark Stewart is big. Literally. In size, scale and persona the man is HUGE. When his prop forward bulk looms through the stage door, he seems to trundle with him enormous baggage – this is, after all, the man who propelled The Pop Group through entire genres, leaving new possibilities, new disciplines in their wake. Recent album ‘The Politics Of Envy’ struggled with the legend. Fusing distorted beats with punk rock guitars and political ire, Mark Stewart produced something every bit as contrarian as his post-punk heyday. A difficult listen, the album seems to come to vivid life when confronted with the singer’s imposing visage. Leaping into ‘Nothing Is Sacred’ Stewart seems to effortlessly channel the influences present on ‘The Politics Of Envy’ in a way that the studio document simply cannot. The music simply works better as a performance piece, with the post-punk icon fizzing and cracking with rare electricity. Stalking the stage like a Head Master from the School ...
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Primal Scream's Bobby Gillespie: 'Rock music has become too conformist and normal'
NME - about 5 years
Singer says that bands today show a lack of creativity
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CSS's latest album proves less than sexy - The National
Google News - over 5 years
Hits Me Like a Rock, featuring Bobby Gillespie, is a quirky slice of calypso-meets-electro that should soundtrack many a pool party. The raw synths of City Grrl could easily have found a place in the first album, Lovefoxxx's vocals blending unusually
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1991 albums: It was 20 years ago today - Crikey (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
Primal Scream – Screamadelica: Before 1991′s rave-rock-dance crossover Screamadelica Primal Scream were just another bunch of scrawny indie chancers with little to offer the world beyond singer Bobby Gillespie's defiant against all odds self-belief
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I'm headlining Edinburgh's Hogmanay party but I hate New Year with a passion ... - Scottish Daily Record
Google News - over 5 years
But Bobby Gillespie has revealed he hates New Year with a vengeance. He claims he has never gone first footing or celebrated Hogmanay by leading a chorus of Auld Lang Syne with a dram in his hand. He said: “I hate New Year and don't have any good
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Bobby's boys are bringing Screamadelica to the White Isle... - MTV UK
Google News - over 5 years
Bobby Gillespie and the Scream Team will be ending MTV's season on the White Isle in fine style as they perform a special set drawn from their landmark 2001 album Screamadelica. The highly influential album, which features such huge tracks as Loaded
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Primal Scream lead singer Bobby Gillespie Image 1 - Scottish Daily Record
Google News - over 5 years
Bobby Gillespie and co will perform the 1991 album one last time at the Concert in the Gardens on December 31. And after the Bells, there will be a greatest hits set featuring songs such as Rocks. Bobby said: "It will be a brilliant end to the best ... -
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Ratatat, Primal Scream's Bobby Gillespie Guest on CSS' New Album (Recap) - antiMUSIC.com
Google News - over 5 years
On Thursday Ratatat, Primal Scream's Bobby Gillespie Guest on CSS' New Album was a top story. Here is the recap: (Girlie) CSS release their new full-length album, La Liberacion this week via V2/Cooperative Music USA/Downtown Records
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Rockers Primal Scream go Belsonic - The Press Association
Google News - over 5 years
The band, fronted by Bobby Gillespie, performed in the intimate outdoor surroundings of Custom House Square before a crowd of mainly 30-somethings. The Scottish alternative rockers drew an enthusiastic response from the crowd with an eclectic set,
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Battles feat Gary Numan – 'My Machines' - NME.com (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
CSS and Bobby Gillespie's collaboration should have produced hallucinogenic jungle fun, but instead they've come up with a song that sounds like a track from Yo Gabba Gabba!. This could be a jingle about how you should brush your teeth in the morning
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The Skuzzies - The Skuzzies 02 Aug 08:28 - Drowned In Sound
Google News - over 5 years
Admittedly this song has a fairly nice PJ Harvey-playing-the-blues vibe to it, but it's spoilt by Alexandre's clumsy Bobby Gillespie impersonation and what seems to be the sound of some bloke having a piss in the background. The Skuzzies sound like the
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Bobby Gillespie
    FIFTIES
  • 2013
    Age 50
    On Primal Scream's 2013 album More Light, he is credited with a number of keyboard instruments along with drums and percussion, and he played synthesizer on one of The Wake's singles.
    More Details Hide Details Additionally, he is shown playing guitar briefly in the music video for "You Trip Me Up" by The Jesus and Mary Chain, and twelve-string guitar on Primal Scream's single "Gentle Tuesday", and, although able to play these instruments, did not play these instruments on either recording.
  • FORTIES
  • 2012
    Age 49
    In 2012 he stated that he believed the British coalition government were reactionary quasi-fascists.
    More Details Hide Details The statement was prompted by the use of Primal Scream's song "Rocks" at the Conservative Party Conference. Gillespie was involved in a campaign to prevent a local pub gaining extended hours saying, "I found the repetitiveness the noise disturbing and I was unable to sleep because of it." Steven Van Zandt, guitarist in Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band and The Sopranos cast member, described Gillespie as a "waste of space" after his attempts to organise a Primal Scream tour of the United States were stymied by Gillespie's drug problems. Gillespie has expressed regret over this, stating his respect for Van Zandt.
  • 2010
    Age 47
    In January 2010, Primal Scream started work on their new album, More Light, which was released in May 2013. Gillespie married stylist Katy England at St. Margaret's Church, Betley on 29 July 2006.
    More Details Hide Details They have two sons together, Wolf (born in 2002) and Lux (born in 2004). Although Gillespie only sings and plays occasional percussion onstage with Primal Scream, throughout his career he has played a number of different instruments, most notably drums with The Jesus and Mary Chain and bass guitar with The Wake.
  • 2006
    Age 43
    Two years later Primal Scream released Evil Heat, a guest-laden (even supermodel Kate Moss makes an appearance) album in line with XTRMNTR, and in 2006 Riot City Blues came out. 2008 saw the release of Beautiful Future.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1989
    Age 26
    The album was well received in the British indie community, as was its 1989 follow-up, Primal Scream, which demonstrated hard rock influences from The Rolling Stones and New York Dolls to The Stooges and MC5.
    More Details Hide Details As the 1980s drew to a close, Britain's underground music scene became dominated by the burgeoning acid house scene. Primal Scream became fascinated with the new dance music, and they asked a friend, a DJ named Andrew Weatherall, to remix a track from Primal Scream, "I'm Losing More Than I'll Ever Have." Weatherall completely reworked the song, adding a heavy bass groove echoing dub, deleting most of the original instrumentation (even the layers of guitars), and interjecting layers of samples, including lines of Peter Fonda's dialogue from The Wild Angels. The new mix was retitled "Loaded," and it became a sensation. "Come Together," the first single from their forthcoming third album, was in much the same vein, and was similarly praised. For their third album, Screamadelica, Primal Scream not only worked with Andrew Weatherall and Hugo Nicolson, the pair who designed the sound of the album, but also The Orb and former Rolling Stones producer Jimmy Miller. The resulting album was a kaleidoscopic, neo-psychedelic fusion of dance, dub, techno, acid house, pop, and rock, and it was greeted with favorable reviews in the UK. Released in the spring of 1991, Screamadelica also marked an important moment in British pop in the 1990s, helping to bring techno and house into the mainstream. The album was a massive success, winning the first Mercury Music Prize in 1992.
  • 1986
    Age 23
    However, Primal Scream didn't really take off until the middle of 1986, when Gillespie left the Mary Chain and guitarists Andrew Innes and Robert Young joined the band. The B-side "Velocity Girl" wound up on NMEs C86 cassette compilation, a collection of underground pop groups that defined the UK's mid-'80s indie pop scene. After the band rejected the initial version of debut album, Sonic Flower Groove, recorded with Stephen Street, they re-recorded the album with Mayo Thompson, and the record was finally released in 1987 on the Creation subsidiary Elevation.
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    By early 1986, Gillespie had played his last show with the Mary Chain and left to devote his attentions to Primal Scream.
    More Details Hide Details The band signed to Creation Records in 1985, and over the next year, they released a pair of singles.
  • 1985
    Age 22
    Gillespie played on the band's debut LP, Psychocandy, which was released in 1985 to wide critical acclaim.
    More Details Hide Details By this time Gillespie had already released a single, albeit to little attention, with his own band, Primal Scream.
  • 1984
    Age 21
    Gillespie was a friend of Mary Chain bassist Douglas Hart, who asked Gillespie to join the band after their original drummer had left following the release of their debut single in 1984.
    More Details Hide Details Gillespie's style of drumming was minimal, with his drum kit consisting only of a snare and a floor tom, which he played standing up, an idea he borrowed from The Velvet Underground drummer Moe Tucker. Gillespie has also said that he played only two drums due to his own lack of ability as a drummer.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1982
    Age 19
    Throughout his days as a drummer Gillespie had continued to work at Primal Scream, the band he started along with guitarist Jim Beattie in 1982.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1962
    Born
    Born on June 22, 1962.
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