[midlife 150] #125: primal scream “movin’ on up”

June 8, 2010

Album cover for Screamadelica by Primal Scream

#125 Movin’ On Up by Primal Scream, taken from Screamadelica, 1991 [buy from Amazon.co.uk]

The opener on their transformational – and still (rightly) revered – Screamadelica album, Movin’ On Up was Primal Scream‘s breakthrough track in the USA. It’s not difficult to see (or rather hear) why. The swinging-blues piano riff, the optimistic lyrics and of course the joyous gospel choir hit an American popular music sweet spot and made resistance futile for the rest of us.

This review is part of close to 94 ‘s [midlife 150] series, which counts down favourite music 1970-2009.


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