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Tenement Kid by Bobby Gillespie

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  • "Tenement Kid" is an autobiography by Bobby Gillespie, the lead singer of the influential Scottish rock band Primal Scream. Published in 2021, the book chronicles Gillespie's early life growing up in Glasgow, his immersion into the city's music scene, and the formation and rise of Primal Scream, one of the seminal bands in the UK's independent music scene during the 1980s and beyond.

    Gillespie's narrative offers a firsthand account of his experiences and the cultural landscape of Glasgow in the 1960s and 1970s, leading up to the post-punk era and the acid house movement, both of which played significant roles in shaping his music and ideology. The book details his involvement with The Jesus and Mary Chain before founding Primal Scream and delves into the creation of their groundbreaking album "Screamadelica," which blended rock, dance music, and psychedelia in innovative ways.

    "Tenement Kid" is not just a personal memoir but also a cultural history, reflecting on the social, political, and musical shifts of the time. Gillespie shares stories of his personal struggles, inspirations, and the evolution of his political views, alongside the highs and lows of being in a band that was at the forefront of a musical revolution. The autobiography is celebrated for its candidness, insight into the music industry, and portrayal of a transformative period in British music, making it a compelling read for fans of Primal Scream and music history enthusiasts.
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