PRIMAL SCREAM Release 30th Birthday DELUXE EDITION Of Masterpiece ‘SCREAMADELICA’

5 August 2021

Band: PRIMAL SCREAM
Album: SCREAMADELICA
The Scottish rockers’ third LP
Released: 23 September 1991 – 30 years ago

It was the best album of the year for legendary Brit magazines
Melody Maker and Select and #3 in NME‘s end of the year list.

Deluxe Edition formats: 2 x LPs / Demodelica CD and Cassette / 12″ singles boxset

Pre-order info: here

The eight miles high key single Loaded

Full original album…

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PRIMAL SCREAM: Website

Deluxe Edition out 19 September – order info here

Legends THE VELVET UNDERGROUND Released Their Pop Album ‘LOADED’ 50 Years Ago Today

15 November 2020

Band: THE VELVET UNDERGROUND

Album: LOADED – their 4th LP
Released: 15 November 1970 – 50 years ago today

AllMusic wrote: “VU signed with industry powerhouse Atlantic Records in 1970. Label head Ahmet Ertegun supposedly asked Lou Reed to avoid sex and drugs in his songs, and instead focus on making an album “loaded with hits.” Loaded was the result, and with appropriate
irony it turned out to be the first VU album that made any noticeable impact on commercial radio.”
Score: 5/5.

Turn Up The Volume: The LP is filled with easy-listening pop songs, with a lot of typical, familiar 60s harmonies à la The Mamas and The Papas and The Beach Boys – sounds like VU had fun, although Lou Reed left before its release. Despite the LP’s sweet accessibility it failed to be a hit. Anyway, I love this album. It’s even the VU longplayer I played the most
over the years. Perfect pop-ular record.

Lou Reed: “I don’t mind a repetitive chorus, I mind repetitive verse. I mean, it’s the same amount of space. Why would you have only three diamonds if you can have six?”

Key tracks: Who Loves The Sun / Sweet Jane / Rock and Roll / I Found A Reason

Full album…
(#1 – #10)

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THE VELVET UNDERGROUND: All Albums

‘LOADED’ By PRIMAL SCREAM – Masterstroke Released 30 Years Ago…

Top singles from the past

22 February 2020

Band: Primal Scream
Single: Loaded
B-side: I’m Losing More Than I’ll Ever Have 
Actually the song from their debut LP (1999) that
became ‘Loaded‘ after it was remixed by genial
producer Andrew Weatherall who recently
passed away, only 56
Released: February 1990 – 30 years ago this month
Album:  Screamadelica  – the band’s third, landmark LP
Note: The song starts with a sample of Frank Maxwell
and Peter Fonda from the movie The Wild Angels

Just what is it that you want to do?
We wanna be free
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
We’re gonna have a party

Here’s the original video clip…

PRIMAL SCREAM: Facebook

5 Memorable Albums Turning 50 in 2020…

The best of the past

Here are 5 Memorable Albums, selected by
Turn Up The Volume, turning 50 in 2020!

1. ‘Funhouse’ by THE STOOGES

Play here…

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2. ‘Loaded’ by THE VELVET UNDERGOUND

Play here…

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3. ‘After The Gold Rush’ by NEIL YOUNG

Play here…

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4. John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band by JOHN LENNON/PLASTIC ONO BAND

Play here…

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5. ‘Moondance’ by VAN MORRISON

Play here…

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The Song That Made Me Cry In 2016 – Here’s LOADED by RICH GIRLS…

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Now and then we all need captivating songs to cry to. Harrowing melancholy coming straight from a sorrowful heart is what I cherish in moments of sadness and I had some this year,  privately (my father died) and more in general (the loss of human solidarity). RICH GIRLS is one of those bands you want to have close by when tristesse haunts you. Led by songwriter and endearing voice Luisa Black they released a gripping 5-track EP, titled Love Is The Dealer last September. Five tender pearls to soundtrack gloominess filled twilights. For me, opener LOADED was the track that colored the whole picture just perfectly. Imagine walking into a dim bar, late at night, alone and heavy-hearted. And while ordering your next drink the radio plays some forgotten song, Brenda Lee’s comin’ on strong.  Here’s my favorite track of several nights in 2016…


Slow to begin
since it’s a sin
I only want to see you
loaded

slow to pretend
only a friend
Ii only want to see you
holding

love is the dealer
love is the drug
love is the dealer
love is the loaded gun

slow to begin
it only makes it
it only makes it
worse
to be the prick

drunk on the phone
the whole night before
I only want to see you
anymore

love is the dealer
love is the drug
love is the dealer
love is the loaded gun

so shoot baby
shoot baby
shoot aim it
shoot aim
it’s too late yeah
too late yeah

love is the dealer
love is the drug
love is needle
love is damage done

done done…

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(Photo via Rich Girls)