Primal Scream (album)

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Primal Scream
Primalscream album cover.jpg
Studio album by Primal Scream
Released 4 September 1989
Length 32:38
Label Creation/Mercenary (US)
Producer Sister Anne
Primal Scream chronology
Sonic Flower Groove
(1987)Sonic Flower Groove1987
Primal Scream

Primal Scream is the second album by Scottish indie rock band Primal Scream. Released on 4 September 1989 through Creation and Mercenary Records, it took a harder rock approach than their debut album 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" that appeared on their much celebrated third album Screamadelica.

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars[2]
Q 3/5 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 composed 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


Primal Scream
Additional personnel


  1. ^ "Primal Scream biography". Allmusic. Retrieved 21 June 2015. 
  2. ^ a b link
  3. ^ December 2000

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