Primal Scream (Primal Scream album)

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Primal Scream
Primalscream album cover.jpg
Studio album by
Released4 September 1989 (1989-09-04)
ProducerSister Anne
Primal Scream chronology
Sonic Flower Groove
Primal Scream
Singles from Primal Scream
  1. "Ivy Ivy Ivy"
    Released: July 1989

Primal Scream is the second studio album by Scottish rock band Primal Scream. It was released on 4 September 1989 in the United Kingdom by Creation Records and in the United States by Mercenary Records. Musically, it took a harder rock approach than their 1987 debut Sonic Flower Groove and did not achieve great success. However, the song "I'm Losing More Than I'll Ever Have" was later remixed to provide the breakthrough single "Loaded", which appeared on their much celebrated third album Screamadelica.

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic2.5/5 stars[2]
Q3/5 stars[3]

The album received mixed-to-positive reviews from music critics. Tim Sendra of AllMusic wrote: "While the group was capable of whipping up a credible approximation of thuggish hard rock, Bobby Gillespie's fragile wisp of a voice is rather ill-suited to kicking out the jams."[2]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks are written by Bobby Gillespie, Andrew Innes, and Robert "Throb" Young.

1."Ivy Ivy Ivy"3:07
2."You're Just Dead Skin to Me"4:42
3."She Power"3:10
4."You're Just Too Dark to Care"3:09
5."I'm Losing More Than I'll Ever Have"5:11
6."Gimme Gimme Teenage Head"2:30
7."Lone Star Girl"3:14
8."Kill the King"3:30
9."Sweet Pretty Thing"2:20
10."Jesus Can't Save Me"1:45


Credits adapted from liner notes.

Primal Scream

Additional musicians


  1. ^ "Primal Scream biography". AllMusic. Retrieved 21 June 2015.
  2. ^ a b Sendra, Tim. "Primal Scream - Primal Scream". AllMusic. Retrieved 4 March 2020.
  3. ^ Q (December 2000)

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