Bobby Gillespie Joins ISSA

Many of us have been inspired by the music Bobby Gillespie created with bands like Primal Scream, The Jesus and Mary Chain, and most recently by his collaboration with Jehnny Beth. However, we were also inspired by his fierce political voice and activism, always proud of his working-class upbringing.

In today’s music world, we don’t hear many dissenting voices anymore, exactly the opposite of the rock and roll culture Bobby grew up with and passed on through his music for all those years.

When Primal Scream released Chaosmosis in 2016, influenced by Bobby reading Franco “Bifo” Berardi and Félix Guattari, it became clear, before there was even an idea of ISSA yet, that Bobby had to become a part of our gang.

We thank Bobby for his generous donation to ISSA and for his heartfelt support of the entire project from the very start.

Here you can watch Bobby Gillespie in conversation with Franco “Bifo” Berardi and Srećko Horvat on Paranoia TV, on topics such as music and resistance at the end of the world.

We hope to welcome Bobby to ISSA soon. Bifo had already visited the island in the summer of 2021.

Bobby & Bifo in Zagreb: “A Philosopher and a Rocker: What Could Possibly Go Wrong?”