Album of the Day
U.K. indie band Primal Scream began life enamored with classic rock and Rickenbacker guitars before taking a radical left turn into acid house music for 1991's SCREAMADELICA. The landmark album celebrates the drug-fueled dance grooves of underground raves while still keeping a foot in the 1960s - house DJ Andrew Weatherall and Rolling Stones producer Jimmy Miller both helped shape this collection. Signature songs “Come Together” and “Loaded” are anthems to hedonism; when Peter Fonda (via dialog sampled from biker flick The Wild Angels) says he wants to have a good time, it's clear Bobby Gillespie and his bandmates are on the same wavelength. SCREAMADELICA won the inaugural Mercury Prize for best British album, and decades later it remains a mind-blowing sonic celebration.