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Primal Scream to release 30th anniversary edition of Loaded on April 18th 2020

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Primal Scream to release 30th anniversary edition of Loaded on April 18th 2020


Its hard to believe that its been thirty years since Primal Scream released Loaded - a ground-breaking, era-defined fusion of rock and dance that also mixed gospel and blues into its hedonistic, hallucinatory mix.

Primal Scream are now set to release a limited 30th anniversary edition of Loaded exclusively for this years Record Store Day on April 18th. The release features the EPs original tracklisting on 12 inch, 180 gram black vinyl with extended artwork and a gatefold sleeve.

When Loaded was first released, Primal Scream frontman Bobby Gillespie told Melody Maker, "I see Loaded as a dub record and I think its closer to the sort of radical reconstructions that Jamaican producers like Joe Gibbs used to do with reggae songs in 1973 or 1974 than anything."

The AA-side of the EP opens with Im Losing More Than Ill Ever Have, a track that producer Andrew Weatherall reconstructed Loaded from, and which featured on the bands self-titled album from 1989. The EP is completed with a frenetic live recording of Ramblin Rose, which feels closer to MC5s frenzied version rather than the original rock n roll song recorded by Jerry Lee Lewis.

The tracklisting is:

A: Loaded (Andrew Weatherall Mix)
AA1: Im Losing More Than Ill Ever Have
AA2: Ramblin Rose (Live in NYC)

Primal Scream will play a number of key summer festivals before touring as special guests to Hollywood Vampires in September. The dates are:

MAY
24th - Bearded Theory Festival (HEADLINERS)

JUNE
12th - Isle of Wight Festival

JULY
26th - Standon Calling (HEADLINERS)
30th - Kendal Calling
31st - Low Festival

AUGUST
11th - Glasgow Summer NIghts (HEADLINERS)
12th - Glasgow Summer Nights (HEADLINERS)

SEPTEMBER - SPECIAL GUESTS TO HOLLYWOOD VAMPIRES
2nd - Leeds, First Direct Arena
3rd - Glasgow, The SSE Hydro
5th - London, The O2
6th - Birmingham, Utilita Arena

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