Loaded (Primal Scream song)
|Single by Primal Scream|
|from the album Screamadelica|
|Format||Vinyl record (7", 12"), CD single|
|Genre||Alternative dance, acid house|
|Writer(s)||Bobby Gillespie, Andrew Innes, Robert Young|
|Primal Scream singles chronology|
"Loaded" is a 1990 song recorded by the rock band Primal Scream. It was the first single released from the group's 1991 breakthrough album, Screamadelica. It is a remix of Primal Scream's earlier song, "I'm Losing More Than I'll Ever Have".
Inspiration and composition
Primal Scream approached Andrew Weatherall after a favourable review of the second Primal Scream album in the 'Boys Own' football fanzine. He was asked to remix "I'm Losing More Than I'll Ever Have", a song from the band's eponymous second album, Primal Scream and by the second or third attempt Loaded was born - his first visit to a recording studio.
Just what is it that you want to do?
We wanna be freeWe're gonna have a party
We wanna be free to do what we wanna do
And we wanna get loaded
And we wanna have a good time
That's what we're gonna do
(No way baby let's go)
We're gonna have a good time—The truncated Fonda quote sampled at the beginning of the song
The rest of the song mixes of "I'm Losing More Than I'll Ever Have" and The Emotions' "I Don't Want to Lose Your Love," overlaid with the drum loop from an Italian bootleg remix of Edie Brickell's song "What I Am," plus Bobby Gillespie singing a line from Robert Johnson's "Terraplane Blues" and Andie MacDowell from the film Sex, Lies, and Videotape saying "That's beautiful... That's really beautiful."
The single also included a remix by Terry Farley, who incorporated part of the original vocal from "I'm Losing More Than I'll Ever Have".
The single was released in February 1990, 18 months before the arrival of the album in October 1991. It was around 3 minutes shorter than the album version.
"Loaded" reached #16 on the UK singles chart, making it the group's first UK top 40 hit and featured a remix from regular Weatherall collaborator Terry Farley. The 7" b-side was a Pat Collier remix of the source track, "I'm Losing More Than I'll Ever Have".
Muzik magazine listed the song as one of the 50 most influential dance records of all time, describing it as "unquestionably the finest indie dance record ever... something akin to "Sympathy for the Devil" for the E generation"
|Netherlands (Dutch Top 40)||31|
|UK Singles Chart||16|
|U.S. Billboard Modern Rock Tracks||19|
- http://www.thebrag.com/2012/12/10/music-live-review-primal-scream/ "The set is a mix of psychedelic wandering, Stones-sanctioned riffage and acid house flashbacks. The classic pop songs – viz. ‘Moving On Up’, ‘Loaded’ – are the obvious highlights; the tender moments are as deep and meaningful as those beautiful early morning revelations that come with ecstatic experience."
- "Chart Stats - Primal Scream". Chart Stats. Archived from the original on 2012-12-06. Retrieved 2009-06-17.
- "50 Most Influential Dance Records of All Times Muzik Magazine". Listology.com. Retrieved 5 May 2009.
- Hung Medien. "Loaded in Netherlands Chart". Retrieved 5 June 2013.
- "Primal Scream > Charts & Awards > Billboard Singles". Allmusic. Retrieved 2007-12-28.
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