Screamadelica turns 20

Screamadelica has been recognized as a classic album from the 90's, but often overlooked is the role of DJ/producer, Andrew Weatherall.  Weatherall took a British indie band, mixed in samples, brought in gospel singers, and gave them a new sound that had elements of house, dub, and psychedelic rock.  

To commemorate the 20th anniversary of the release of the album, Primal Scream will perform the entire album live at The Olympia in West London on November 27 and 28, 2010. The performance is to include a full gospel choir for "Movin' on Up" and "Come Together" as well as a complete horn section.

A number of samples were used in the production of the album:
  • On the UK version of the album, "Come Together" opens with part of a speech given by Jesse Jackson at the Wattstax concert held in Los Angeles in 1972.
  • "Loaded" features lines spoken by Peter Fonda's character in the 1966 movie The Wild Angels, as well as a drum loop from an Italian bootleg mix of Edie Brickell's "What I Am".
  • "Slip Inside This House" features Sly Stone's laugh from the end of the song "Sex Machine" (from the 1969 album Stand!) and the Amen break.
  • "Inner Flight" samples the closing sound on Brian Eno's "The Great Pretender" from the album Taking Tiger Mountain (By Strategy).
  • "Higher Than the Sun" uses a sample from "Wah Wah Man" by the Young-Holt Unlimited Trio.
  • "Movin' on Up" does not sample but borrows from the lyrics to Can's "Yoo Doo Right".
also see: Screamadelica Commemorated on a postage stamp