What does it sound like?:
Think back to a time when an Andrew Weatherall remix of I’m Losing More Than I’ll Ever Have has transformed indie also-rans Primal Scream into the patron saints of skinny white boys who dance badly and given them a top ten album in the form of Screamadelica.
How do you follow that up?
The unlikely answer is to decamp to the legendary Ardent studios in Memphis with the equally legendary Tom Dowd at the helm, augment the band with some of Muscle Shoals’ finest, turn in an album that wouldn’t have disgraced the Stones in ’72 and then remix the hell out of it. I suspect a certain amount of dickhead dust may have been involved in the decision making surrounding the last part of this process.
What we have here is the original mixes and mighty fine they are too. It sounds like the kind of album that could only have been made in Memphis: a rocked-up stew of blues, country and soul. It’s the sound of a band making the music that they love.
An improvement on the original release in every way.
What does it all *mean*?
It means I’ve got to pay a visit to Memphis.
Goes well with…
Might suit people who like…
Exile On Main Street