Monday, 7 December 2009

primal scream, irvine welsh and on u-sound present...

primal scream, irvine welsh and on u-sound present...
the big man and the scream team meet the barmy army uptown
creation records (1996)
crescd 194
3-track ep

full strength fortified dub
electric soup dub
a jake supreme


I didn't realise that I hadn't taken some time out to post something new at Sound of Young Scotland... Well over a year in fact since I did so! This is all been down to the fact that I've been busy on several other fronts (job, family, moving house, etc.) and that a huge part of my record collection is still packed away in boxes ever since I moved to Glasgow then back to France in 2007 and 2008. The blog had kind of slipped my mind and it wasn't until a recent mail from a follower (thanks, Bjorn) that I decided to at least try and occasionally update this blog on a more regular basis. Believe me, I still have lots of items worthy of post right here. I'm also going to change the layout -if I get a few free hours to do so. So welcome to all of you out there who've had a look at the blog over the past couple of years.

First (new) post is of a rather curious item that was issued, on Creation,to tie in with the 1996 European Nations Cup which took part in England that year. As things would have it, old rivals Scotland and England were drawn together in the same qualifying group. The Scots had a pretty decent team at the time and had managed to get through to the final stages of the event (they also qualified for the 1998 World Cup in France); England, as host nation, qualified automatically. To mark the event this collaboration between Primal Scream, Adrian Sherwood and best-selling author of Trainspotting, Irvine Welsh was released as a three track CDEP. This disc sported a sticker which stated: Warning - This Record is Offensive (sticker which I probably removed and stuck in one of my numerous notebooks); and indeed it was considered offensive by a certain category of Scots supporters and notably by fans of Rangers F.C. whom Welsh, being a fan of Hibernian F.C., particularly dislikes. In the end, it's all good clean fun and bit of a joke (that's if you can take one that is). Rather good.

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