Tag: Primal Scream

Denise Johnson, whose voice lifted Primal Scream, A Certain Ratio and New Order, dies

Denise Johnson, whose voice lifted Primal Scream, A Certain Ratio and New Order, dies

Denise Johnson, the Manchester-born singer whose soulful voice lifted the music of Primal Scream — most memorably on Screamadelica — A Certain Ratio, New Order and more has died at the age of 56, according to U.K. press reports and musicians she’d worked with. No cause of death has been announced.

The Cure’s Lol Tolhurst and Budgie of the Banshees to release album as LXB

The Cure’s Lol Tolhurst and Budgie of the Banshees to release album as LXB

Two key drummers of the early post-punk era — The Cure’s Lol Tolhurst and Budgie of Siouxsie and the Banshees and The Creatures — have formed a new band called LXB that could release its already-recorded debut album before the end of this year, the two announced during an interview on Sirius XM’s Volume.

Andrew Weatherall, British DJ, remixer and co-producer of ‘Screamadelica,’ dead at 56

Andrew Weatherall, British DJ, remixer and co-producer of ‘Screamadelica,’ dead at 56

Andrew Weatherall, the famed British DJ, musician, remixer and producer who helped Primal Scream craft its genre-flipping early masterpiece Screamadelica, died in a London hospital Monday after suffering a pulmonary embolism, according to his publicists. He was 56. Full details right here.

New releases: Sebadoh, The Waterboys, Stray Cats, Primal Scream, Sting, Morrissey

New releases: Sebadoh, The Waterboys, Stray Cats, Primal Scream, Sting, Morrissey

This is a round-up of the week’s new albums, expanded reissues and/or box sets, appearing each Monday on Slicing Up Eyeballs. All releases due out this Friday unless noted.  This week’s releases include titles by Sebadoh, The Waterboys, Stray Cats, Primal Scream, Sting and Morrissey.

New releases: R.E.M., Nitzer Ebb, Camouflage, Elvis Costello, Belly, David Bowie, Cocteau Twins

New releases: R.E.M., Nitzer Ebb, Camouflage, Elvis Costello, Belly, David Bowie, Cocteau Twins

Record Rack: A round-up of the week’s new albums, expanded reissues and/or box sets, appearing each Monday on Slicing Up Eyeballs. All releases due out this Friday unless noted. (Since we missed last week’s round-up, this includes titles that came out this past Friday, too.)

Watch: Nick Cave finds Bobby Gillespie in London audience for show-closing duet

Watch: Nick Cave finds Bobby Gillespie in London audience for show-closing duet

Nick Cave has been ending the shows on his current tour with the Bad Seeds by filling the stage with fans during blistering performances of “Stagger Lee,” then bringing things way down with a trance-like “Push the Sky Away” in which he often climbs out into the audience. Saturday night in London, he found a friend in the crowd.