This release is made all the more poignant by producer Andy Weatherall’s recent passing…
Primal Scream are set to release a limited 30th anniversary edition of Loaded exclusively for this year’s Record Store Day on 18 April. The release features the EP’s original tracklisting on 12″, 180 gram black vinyl with extended artwork and a gatefold sleeve.
When Loaded was first released, Primal Scream frontman Bobby Gillespie said to the press: “I see Loaded as a dub record and I think it’s 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 I’m Losing More Than I’ll Ever Have, a track that late producer Andrew Weatherall reconstructed Loaded from, and which featured on the band’s eponymous album from 1989. The EP closes with a live recording of Ramblin’ Rose.
Primal Scream are also slated to play a number of key summer festivals before touring as special guests to Hollywood Vampires in September. Click here to see the full list of their tour dates.
The official Record Store Day Guide is available free with Issue 37 of Long Live Vinyl. Click here to buy your copy.