Album of the Day
If the dialogue snippets in SCREAMADELICA didn't tip you off to Primal Scream's love of cult cinema, VANISHING POINT will; the 1997 Reprise set draws its title from a 1971 existential road movie and propulsive lead single “Kowalski” takes its name from the lead character. “It's always been a favourite of the band; we love the air of paranoia and speed-freak righteousness,” said frontman Bobby Gillespie of the film, and this alternative soundtrack replaces the original's hippie music with funky grooves, Stonesy swagger, dub and electronica. The collection marks the debut of ex-Stone Rose Mani on bass (former Sex Pistol Glen Matlock also turns up on a track), and just missed the #1 spot on the U.K. album chart. A strong return to form for the Scottish band, VANISHING POINT races headlong toward the horizons of dance-rock.