The very first edition of The British Mercury Prize, in 1992, was won by the Scottish rock eclectics Primal Scream. The band’s third album Screamadelica stands as a monument in pop history, with a groundbreaking, exciting combination of rock, pop and dance. In retrospect, it was a pretty good idea from chief Bobby Gillespie to lay down the drum sticks for The Jesus and Mary Chain and start his own little project.
After Screamadelica, Primal Scream has continued to innovate and alter minds. However, the group motto has remained quite consistent throughout: We wanna get loaded and we wanna have a good time!