Damaged to Rocks and Country Girl, Primal Scream habitually include at least one Stones-y rock anthem per album. The gimmick this time around is that the words seem to have been composed by someone who doesn’t speak English as a first language. Sample lyric: “Don’t believe what they tell you/That you will be a guy/There’s no point in pretending/When you know that is that.” Bob, if the rock star thing ever goes in the toilet, you could possibly get a job writing garbled spam emails. In this week’s greatest viral video of all time, Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield ends his stint as the International Space Station’s resident Twitter celeb by posting this David Bowie cover to his YouTube account. Not to burst his bubble or anything, but I’m pretty sure an acoustic guitar in outer space would make no sound whatsoever. Or else it would echo in infinity . . . Definitely one or the other anyway!
Interscope From the new Great Gatsby soundtrack, this synth-heavy, minimalist take on the title track from the late Amy Winehouse’s biggest hit album may or may not work effectively in the film (I haven’t see it). But on its own it’s too short and slight to make an impact. “Two wheels and a big old frame/When I cycle past chicks holler my name.” YN RichKids are bunch of Minneapolis grade schoolers who take part in Beats & Rhymes, an innovative afterschool programme that teaches youngsters how to rap. Last year they scored a mini viral hit with Hot Cheetos & Takis. This year they look set to achieve an even less likely feat – making panpipes cool! youtube.com