Primal Scream: who should be the new bass player?

 

'see ya mate!' Mani to play last few shows with Primal Scream

'see ya mate!' Mani to play last few shows with Primal Scream

Primal Scream need a new bass player!
 
After Mani returned to the Stone Roses there is a bit of a gap in one of the great British rock n roll bands. Mani may not be leaving full time and may end up in both bands also the Scream will be spending most of 2012 in the studio, so who know?

Obviously they could get any shit hot player in town but we thought it would be a bit more fun if they went for one of the following.
 
1. Jah Wobble
If you need some dub end wobble then this is your man. You can already hear him in the band’s sound and Mani is a big fan. Trouble is he is working with Keith Levine again so could be too busy looking after his public image.
 
2. Peter Hook
Genius at the one string melancholic melody Hooky is perhaps too idiosyncratic for Primal Scream.
 
3. Paul McCartney
Not sure how his knighthood would sit with Bobby Gillespie who is not what you would call an establishment type but he sure as hell can play bass.
 
4. Paul Simonon
The mini set in London on the Justice Tonight tour by Primal Scream, Mick Jones and Paul Simonon was one of the great rock n roll moments, Simonon certainly looks the part and has the perfect track record but is a busy artist…
 
5. Andy Rourke
Ex Smiths man plays a great melodic bass and is not busy enough at the moment.
 
 6. Chuck Dukowski
The former Black Flag bass player is not known enough but is one of the great rock bass players, powerful sound and a fierce intensity, possibly not subtle enough..
 
7. Lemmy
One of the great bass players but would drown the whole band out, he certainly looks the part- the ultimate rock n roll machine.
 

8. Mike Watt 

The ex Minutemen bassist has certainly got the right CV with the last decade playing with the Stooges, an almost perfect intro to Primal Scream world…
 
9. Paul Ryder
The ex Mondays bass player would be an almost perfect fit, he got the funk and he got the rock n roll but Will he be busy with the mooted Happy Mondays’ reformation?
 
10. Sting
Nope

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  1. Mark King from Level 42

  2. Jez Kerr from A Certain Ratio?

  3. Lewis from Little Barrie obviously – Barrie’s already in Primal Scream – his sideman from his own band – looks the part, plays the part and for me is the obvious choice.

  4. Herbie Flowers

  5. Tim Hutton’s your man. He’s played bass and horns for Ian Brown, Dub Pistols and Groove Armada and he’s a top bloke. Case closed.

  6. The short bald bloke from the Grumbleweeds

  7. Morgan from the senceless things/also does keyboard for Muse (don’t hold that against him now)

  8. Stephen Mckellar – ex The 88’s & Electric Drugstore! From Glasgow n would be perfect.

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