VIDEO OF THE WEEK: PRIMAL SCREAM – ‘KILL ALL HIPPIES’
January 27, 2020
With Primal Scream’s 2000 album, ‘XTRMNTR’, about to celebrate its 20th anniversary, it’s entirely apposite that we should focus our attention on the record’s lead track and third single, ‘Kill All Hippies’.
Directed by Julian Gibbs and graphic designer Julian House (who designed the album’s distinctive cover), the video’s vivid imagery of military deployment chillingly captures the mood of the decade that was to follow.
‘XTRMNTR’ also marked the first full contribution from former Stone Roses bassist, Mani, and is, rightly, widely regarded as the equal to ‘Screamadelica’.