Friday, February 02, 2007

NME's Godlike Genius award

Goes to........The Scream Team! Looking at all the bands that will potentially be at the awards ceremony, I think it might get a bit wild.

Primal Scream are set to be named Godlike Geniuses at this year's Shockwaves NME Awards on March 1.

Bobby Gillespie's band will pick up the top honour for a career that has spanned three decades and seen the band confidently and continually evolve their sound from the psychedelic beginnings, through 'Screamadelica''s acid house beast in 1991 to the rock 'n' roll, adrenalin blast of last year's 'Riot City Blues'.

Announcing this year's award NME editor Conor McNicholas said: "Everyone at NME is really looking forward to welcoming Primal Scream as the Godlike Geniuses at this year's awards - no-one parties like Primal Scream. They're a band who have had a massive influence on our scene. All our bands love them and after 24 years they've just had their biggest ever hit ('Country Girl' got to Number Five last year). Our awards are the last big event at the legendary Hammersmith Palais before it's reduced to rubble. Primal Scream may just do that before the bulldozers even get there."

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