Last night was amazing! Probably the most I've enjoyed a Scream show, since the XTRMNTR tour.
Combination of the band being on tip top form and the fantastic sound in that great wee venue. Everything was really fucking LOUD!
Bobby was really up for it and really stirred up the crowd.
The set was indeed as shown: http://www.setlist.fm/setlist/primal-scream/2012/the-ironworks-inverness-scotland-43df37b3.html
Starting with 2012 was a bit strange, as it takes such a long time to get going and nobody had heard it before, except a few people in the know
It sounded great, but was probably the weakest song, in a belting show. Cool light show though, big blue llights which occassionally strobed.
Swastika Eyes was mental, best I've heard in years! Bobby did a few wee Nazi salutes, in between his army salutes. I don't think anybody really noticed,
but I'd prefer it if he didn't do it.
Movin' On Up was cracking and Slip Inside THis House was absolutely incredible. Accelerator, again, the best I've heard in years. What a joy!!
Damaged was beautiful and a chance for everybody to catch their breath. Higher than the Sun was epic and included an experimental section, where Bobby
sings Dylan's It's All Over Now Baby Blue. There seemed to be a wee bit just before the Dub Symphony bassline kicks in when the bass part seemed
to be coming from backing tapes rather than Debbie? Strange, as it didn't seem a complicated piece. BUKOWSKI reckoned he spotted this happening a couple
Relativity was really good - it's really weird the way it shifts gear half way through. I thought Duffy might have played mouth organ or melodica on this,
but the Midnight Cowboy-esque sound seemed to come from his keyboard.
Shoot SPeed Kill Light was mind blowing. Again, best I've heard in years. Innes and Barry were going fucking mental, 'shooting' each other and the crowd
with their guitars.
Loaded and Come Together were fantastic and went down really really well, but it would have been nice if they had the real horn section and backing
singers there, instead of using backing tapes. There is a recession going on, I guess....
The encore brought the house down. Not their finest selection of songs, but they've rarely sounded as good live. Fuck, even I sang along to Country girl!
General comments: Debbie Googe kept to the back, head down and played her parts perfectly, from what I could see/hear. I hope she stays on bass until
Mani comes back, if he ever does.
The venue / sound and LOUDNESS of this gig definately played a part in this being so good. Will be interesting to see how good it is in Aberdeen tonight,
in a bigger venue, which doesn't lend itself so well to amplified sound (great venue, but it was designed for orchestras). Dunoon will be amazing!
Verdict: I'm feeling energised and generous, so 9/10. Would have been a 10/10 if they hadn't used backing tapes instead or horns and singers.
Roll on tonight!!!