Primal Scream ‎– Loaded E.P.

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"Loaded" was the single that changed everything for Primal Scream. It started as a simple request from Primal Scream member Andrew Innes to Andrew Weatherall for a remix of the song "I'm Losing More Than I'll Ever Have" off the group's second (and self-titled) full length album, an album which hadn't met with much success. Weatherall did one, slightly hesitant remix of it, and was then told by Innes to get radical with the rearrangement. Weatherall tossed the original Bobby Gillespie vocal and reworked the song completely, adding a looped beat he sampled from an Italian bootleg 12" remix of Edie Brickell & The New Bohemians' song "What I Am" (which itself used a lifted beat from Soul II Soul.) The pro-hedonism sample that introduces the song is of Peter Fonda dialogue from the 1960s motorcycle counterculture film "The Wild Angels". The sample serves as a statement of intent not only for the song, but also the then-forthcoming album "Screamadelica", and, essentially, the entire Ecstasy era. The success of the resulting rock/electronic hybrid went to number 16 in the UK charts and set the template not only for Primal Scream's future career but for an uncountable number of indie bands from that moment on (The Farm and The Soup Dragons were two early and obvious adopters of this new approach). "Loaded", where the essence of the groundbreaking album "Screamadelica" was born, was substantially instrumental for revitalizing independent rock and dance for a new decade.

Tracklist

Loaded 7:00
I'm Losing More Than I'll Ever Have 4:45
Ramblin' Rose (Live N.Y.C.) 2:27

Versions (17)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
CRE 070 T Primal Scream Loaded E.P.(12", EP) Creation Records CRE 070 T UK 1990 Sell This Version
CRE 070 Primal Scream Loaded / I'm Losing More Than I'll Ever Have(7", Single) Creation Records CRE 070 UK 1990 Sell This Version
CRE 070X Primal Scream Loaded E.P.(12", EP) Creation Records CRE 070X UK 1990 Sell This Version
80528 Primal Scream Loaded E.P.(12", EP) Creation Records 80528 France 1990 Sell This Version
CRE 070 T Primal Scream Loaded E.P.(12", EP, TP) Creation Records CRE 070 T UK 1990 Sell This Version
CRE 070X Primal Scream Loaded E.P.(12", EP, W/Lbl) Creation Records CRE 070X UK 1990 Sell This Version
CRE 070 T Primal Scream Loaded E.P.(12", EP, W/Lbl) Creation Records CRE 070 T UK 1990 Sell This Version
CRESCD 070 Primal Scream Loaded E.P.(CD, EP, MP) Creation Records CRESCD 070 UK 1990 Sell This Version
CRESCD 070 Primal Scream Loaded E.P.(CD, EP, RE) Creation Records CRESCD 070 UK 1990 Sell This Version
30346 Primal Scream Loaded E.P.(CD, EP, Single) Creation Records 30346 France 1990 Sell This Version
CRE 070 T, RTD 073T Primal Scream Loaded(12") Creation Records, Rough Trade Records GmbH CRE 070 T, RTD 073T Germany 1990 Sell This Version
2GA-0358 Primal Scream Loaded(12", Maxi) Grabaciones Accidentales 2GA-0358 Spain 1990 Sell This Version
RTD 073 Primal Scream Loaded(12", Promo, W/Lbl) Rough Trade, Rough Trade Records GmbH RTD 073 Germany 1990 Sell This Version
CRE 070 W1 Primal Scream Loaded(12", S/Sided, W/Lbl) Creation Records CRE 070 W1 UK 1990 Sell This Version
RTDCD 073 Primal Scream Loaded(CD, Mini, Single) Creation Records, Rough Trade RTDCD 073 Germany 1990 Sell This Version
19439734931 Primal Scream Loaded E.P.(12", EP, Ltd, RE, 30t) Sony Music 19439734931 UK 2020 Sell This Version
CRESCD 070 Primal Scream Loaded E.P.(CD, EP) Creation Records CRESCD 070 UK Unknown Sell This Version

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WALTHAMSTOW007

WALTHAMSTOW007

September 9, 2017
referencing Loaded E.P., 12", EP, CRE 070 T
If memory serves me right, Andrew Innes instructions to Andrew Weatherall was, "Fucking destroy it"....The rest is history.
Your_Music

Your_Music

November 11, 2013
referencing Loaded E.P., 12", EP, CRE 070 T

A Peter Fonda's quote from the film The Wild Angels (Roger Corman, 1966).
The voice has been sampled by A. Weatherall and used at the beginning of track, then starts the great song...
twintub

twintub

December 30, 2009
referencing Loaded E.P., 12", EP, CRE 070X

although overshadowed by weatherall's mix this is well worth checking out , much more laidback and funky with more of the vocals left in , plus the original on the flip(I'm Losing More Than I'll Ever Have) which loaded is based on