Primal Scream are a Scottish rock band originally formed in 1982 in Glasgow by Bobby Gillespie (vocals) and Jim Beattie. The band's current lineup consists of Gillespie, Andrew Innes (guitar), Martin Duffy (keyboards), Simone Butler (bass), and Darrin Mooney (drums). Barrie Cadogan has toured and recorded with the band since 2006 as a replacement after the departure of guitarist Robert "Throb" Young.

The band were a key part of the mid-1980s indie pop scene, but eventually moved away from their jangly sound, taking on more psychedelic and garage rock influences, before incorporating a dance music element to their sound with their 1991 album Screamadelica, which broke them into the mainstream. The band have continued to explore different styles on subsequent albums, experimenting with blues, trip hop and industrial rock.

On 24 May 2019 the band released a third compilation album, "Maximum Rock 'n' Roll : The Singles". The collection is divided into two parts Vol 1. 1986-2000 and Vol. 2. 2000-2016. Volume 1 features 17 tracks, including "Rocks", "Moving On Up" and "Come Together". Volume 2 features 14 tracks including Andrew Weatherall’s "Uptown" mix, and "Some Velvet Morning" featuring Kate Moss.

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