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Monday, July 07, 2008

Forget Kylie Working With Primal Scream...What Ever Happened To Soup Dragons?

NME.com reports that a new interview with Primal Scream's Bobby Gillespie reveals he was to write for Kylie Minogue back in 1992, but, well, "we were too fucked up to even write a song for ourselves at that time."

Primal Scream are probably best known for their 1990 rave anthem "Loaded," which was most recently included on Rhino's Brit Box 4-disc collection.

Gillespie went on in the Q magazine interview to say how Kylie came backstage to meet the band, at which point she herself was offered drugs: "She did ask us to write a song for her once, we met her and she was fucking lovely. This was when she was a proper pop star, in 1992 or around about then. People were offering her stuff and she said, 'Thanks, but no thanks'. She was lovely."

That's great, but all this has me nostalgic for probably my favorite song from summer 1990—Soup Dragons' "Mother Universe":

Funny enough, on my trip back to PA last month, I found about 15 of my old VHS tapes in my parents' entertainment center just filled from beginning to end with MTV videos, spanning from 1988 to 1997.

Hopefully I can get that shit digitized and uploaded to the Chart Rigger YouTube channel soon, because the world needs to see Cathy Dennis hosting VH1's Top 20 Video Countdown from August 1991!

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  • At 11:37 AM, Blogger Paul said…

    i am still reeling that i live with someone who doesn't even remember Hippychick by Soho!!!

  • At 12:13 PM, Blogger Dan said…

    What I would give to have the 6 or so 6-hour VHS tapes of MTV videos that I managed to accrue during my high school years now! (even though one of them had "The Pleasure Principle" on there something like 4 times.) My father taped over them with episodes of Nova from PBS.

    We're still estranged over that. ;)

    Ok not really.

  • At 4:18 PM, Blogger Yuяi said…

    I would love to see Cathy Dennis hosting the countdown! Get to crackin' on that digitization, D'luvzy! As for the Soup Dragons, ..er, not so much...

  • At 10:21 PM, Blogger D'luv said…

    Paul, I totally bought the SoHo CD back in 1990...alas, it was one of those that had a good single and all filler for the rest of the tracks.

    Dan, I watched a bunch of those tapes on fast forward when I was back home, and one has UB40's "Can't Help Falling In Love" at least seven times on it, and Duran Duran's "Come Undone" around ten...including a clip of it getting ripped on by Beavis & Butthead.

    Yuri, I'm working on it!

  • At 10:48 AM, Anonymous www.pcwebsite.net said…

    It can't work in actual fact, that's what I think.


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