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bobby gillespie

Primal Scream's Bobby Gillespie

Winner: Primal Scream - Screamadelica.
Sounds like: A sub-par rock band achieving their potential with the help of dance music, drugs and producers Andy Weatherall and Terry Farley.
Key track: Come Together. An eight-minute long, blissed-out call to arms for the rave generation.

Subsequent career:
The band stumbled on their next album, the glam-rock-inspired Give Out But Don't Give Up, but have since established themselves as an innovative and important British rock group.
Mercury barometer: High - It wasn't the obvious choice, but Screamadelica is now regarded as a classic.

Losers: U2 - Achtung Baby, Simply Red - Stars

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