Primal Scream: who should be the 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..
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?