IT’S A STRANGE turn-up for the books. For many years, questions about Screamadelica would come up in interviews and Primal Scream leader Bobby Gillespie would bat them away with ease or irritation.

That was old news, he’d say, old business. “I don’t want to be banging on about the good old days,”

So when live music promoter Chris York approached the band with the notion of doing some live shows where they would play Screamadelica in full, Gillespie and his cohorts were in two minds about it.

“Our initial response was to think ‘Would anyone be interested?’,” says Gillespie. “But York is a serious guy and he said the tickets would fly and all the people I respect in the business, like our manager and agent and Jeff Barrett at Heavenly, said we should do it because it could be a great thing.”

Read the interview here.