Primal Scream Suicide Incident


No, no – what we mean
is the BAND Suicide…


By Fred Mills


It’s your invitation to Suicide, and as previously announced in the BLURT news queue as well as in our interview with frontman Alan Vega, a
slew of artists ranging from Bruce Springsteen and Nick Cave to Spiritualized
and the Horrors have been recording covers of Suicide songs as part of an
ongoing 10-inch EP series put together by Blast First Petite in honor of Vega
and the band.


The latest entry is Britain’s
Primal Scream, whose contribution, due from on March 30,
is a version of “Diamonds, Fur Coat, Champagne.”
The EP will be limited to 3000 copies. According to a statement from the band
published at this morning, the band collaborated with Miss Kitten to
yield “a glam-infused track.”


Observed vocalist Bobby Gillespie, “Suicide songs are so
perfect and fully realized that it was hard to pick one and reinterpret it in a
personal way. We chose [the track] as we loved the lyric and also its sci-fi
futuristic sound. We did a garage rock glam version with French electro
chanteuse Miss Kitten in the end, and tried to bring out the pop song that lies
beneath every Suicide track.”



Primal Scream, of course, are no slackers when it comes to
interpreting other artists’ work. Check this electro-pop version of “Some
Velvet Morning” (see if you spot Kate Moss)…




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