Friday, September 15, 2006


Sometimes you just need to scream (in a primal fashion, that is)
Some days nothing but a little Primal Scream will do.
I don't know why I was feeling in a bit of a funk today. I mean I did just get my pretty new laptop, so I shouldn't be such an ungrateful wretch.
Maybe because it was cold and has been raining for three days. But I like rain, especially when it's cold.
But then I listened to Movin' On Up, one of my all time favourite Primal Scream songs and my spirits were just lifted.
So if you are feeling less than fabulous, and even if you are already feeling fabulous, I guarantee this song will make you feel better.
Never underestimate the power of a great song.





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15 comments:

michelle said...

I dunno 'bout Primal Scream, but I do know that a good gutteral FUCK YOU ALL YOU FUCKING STUPID FUCKING PIECES OF SHIT goes down really well in a balled up sweater when it's pressed tightly against your lips. ;)

Please bottle up your sweat for me next time you're on the elliptical. I'm going to incorporate it into some kind of magic elixir 'cuz you rock so hard.

Office Despot is still the king of all consumer care Islamacism. oops, I didn't say that. You must have misread what I meant.

yup yup yup.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

hahaha Michelle, you kill me! I have a feeling I'm going to be needing some of that magic elixir for the ensuing cage match with Office Despot.
Screaming into balled up sweaters and howling along with Primal Scream will both be excellent coping mechanisms.

She's Crafty said...

What is it about music that expresses raw anger? As in why does it instantly make me happy(ier)?

Barbara said...

My throat is raw from a cold I am getting and I have been advised to stop all that screaming... lol
That song is pretty tame... I was expecting something screamier...
It would be interesting to see you on that CBC show fighting for your right to a refund but I was hoping the store would have given in by now and had the entire thing settled. But I'm a dreamer. Not a screamer.
...Now I want ice cream.

Deb said...

I loved it...never heard it before!! That could easily be part of the new work out mix - will be stealing it (thanks).

The only thing...why did I keep wanting to follow up with "to the East Side"?....damned Jeffersons.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

Music is cathartic, isn't it, Sarah? Although I find that song to be a rather positive one, but a lot of angry songs make me happy too (and some happy ones piss me off).

haha Barbara W, you dreamer not a screamer, you. I guess from their name one might expect Primal Scream to be screamo, however they are anything but. Techno, yes, electronica, yes, house, yes, gospel, yes, straight ahead rock, even twee at times, but no screamo. Thank GOD!

It's totally great on a workout cd, Deb. I have it on a couple. Steal away, just don't sing any Jefferson's tunes.

michelle said...

I always think I'm retarded when I listen to a song a gazillion times in a row while I'm spazzing on the track. Then the other day GOB tried my daily grind (hah) and tells me that he was glad when everyone left the track so he could howl Nirvana at the top of his lungs without ridicule.

I was like damn... I love high-intensity headphones...

Ben said...

It never gets tiring, and the album is still Gillespie's best IMO.
Somebody told me that it's a wonderful album to listen to after an E tablet, but I'll never know 'cos I'm too chicken to try.

Barbara said...

Stay away from those tablets Ben...

Barbara B how was the RED HOT concert?

Barbara Bruederlin said...

Oh Michelle, there's nothing quite like howling along with a song during a workout. Mind you I do this in the privacy of my basement...

I think this album sounds just great as is, as well, Ben. Just because Bobbie G is doing all those drugs, doesn't mean the rest of us have to in order to appreciate the music. I love Screamadelica as well, and am quite fond of Evil Heat.

Concert was not so hot, Barbara W. Details to be posted.

Will said...

What a great song ...kinda Beatles-y. I confess to knowing very little about Primal Scream ... but I'm glad they can get you out of a funk. For me, as of late, it's been Kanye West's "Touch the Sky," or a little Outkast ... something that speaks of confidence. I was feeling a little weird yesterday and Broken Social Scene was just not doing it for me.

kees said...

One of my absolute Primal Scream faves. Feeling all good and stuff now, even though I wasn't feeling particularly crappy before. What a song. And some days it's just fun being in a really shit mood, no excuse needed.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

Sorry to hear you were feeling weirdish yesterday too, Will. That seems to be making the rounds for some reason. I can see that BSS would not pull you out of a slump - they're a little too, not exactly broody, but muddled.
But the right song can work wonders.

"some days it's just fun being in a really shit mood, no excuse needed" - oh how true, Kees! Sometimes I get very annoyed if someone tries to jolly me out of a mood.
But when I want to be lifted, that Primal Scream song is ace!

Allison said...

Sorry to hear you were feeling funk-ish.
I have never heard a Primal Scream song before...Billy Talent is my rainy day music, and for some reason it makes me feel more upbeat, how I don't know ;P

Hope that you're enjoying your new laptop!

Barbara Bruederlin said...

I finally had a chance to listen to that Billy Talent song you have up, Allison. It's a dandy - lot's of energy. I can certainly see how that lifts you.