THE 1000 BEST SONGS IN THE WORLD EVER.
1990-Number 16 single.
Best Bit-At 3.28.When asked by the NME how all the samples for the song were cleared, Bobby Gillespie said,’I don’t know what you’re talking about’. (with a grin on his face) ‘Imagine if we hadn’t got the Fonda one though, we wouldn’t be sat here now. I don’t know where we’d be, but we would not be sat here talking to you. The Gods were smiling on us that day.’
Primal Scream were formed in Glasgow, Scotland in 1982 by Bobby Gillespie, and Jim Beattie, and of the 22 band members who have come and gone, Gillespie has remained the one constant. The band were originally an ‘Indie Rock’ group, before moving in to ‘Psychedelic Rock.’ and ‘Garage Rock, but it was when they incorporated ‘Dance Music’ to their sound, they finally achieved mainstream success.’Loaded’ was released 18 months before it’s parent Album ‘Screamadelica,’ which would go on to become the first ‘Mercury Music Prize’ winner in 1992.’Loaded’ came about after Primal Scream had got in touch with the producer/remixer/songwriter/DJ Andy Weatherall, (1963-2020) asking him to remix an earlier song of there’s called ‘I’m Losing More Than I Ever Had.’Weatherall incorporated many samples including the spoken word intro by actor Peter Fonda (1940-2019) from the 1966 film ‘Wild Angels.’There is also a vocal sample taken from The Emotions 1976 song ‘I Don’t Wanna Lose Your Love,’ plus Bobby Gillespie singing a line from Robert Johnson’s 1936 Blues song ‘Terraplane Blues, and a drum loop from an Italian bootleg remix of Edie Brickell’s 1988 track ‘What I Am.’
‘Just what is it that you want to do? Well. we wanna be free, we wanna be free to do what we wanna do.’