Primal Scream take jab at U2 during Glastonbury set
Band weave "pay your taxes" refrain into show
Laura Foster - 25 June 2011
Resplendent in a shiny silver shirt, Bobby Gillespie led the charge as the band sprung out of the traps
like the clappers from the wings of the stage.
"Alright Glastonbury!" shouted the frontman, "Are you ready to forget about the rain and have a good time?! Are you ready to testify?"
They opened with 'Movin' on Up', which saw the Scream backed by a full gospel choir and mind bending visuals inspired by the album cover art.
‘Slip Inside This House’ and ‘Don't Fight It, Feel It’ followed in quick succession, getting the crowd rolling in a steady groove.
As with elsewhere on their tour, the band swapped the album tracklisting to ensure that all the quieter comedown tracks were bunched together before the set crescendo-ed into a joyous acid house love-fest.
There was a cheeky swipe taken at alternative headliners U2 with a “Pay your taxes” refrain sung throughout the start of ‘Loaded’, before the culmination of the album in an anthemic 10-minute version of ‘Come Together’.
Having unfurled the multicoloured banner of ‘Screamadelica’ for all to hear, the last three songs brought out the rock 'n' roll side of the band, with ‘Country Girl’, ‘Jailbird’ and ‘Rocks’ ending the set.
A fantastic, rollicking alternative headliner to close proceedings for the day, as the band left the stage everyone rolled off to the bars to get 'deep down'.