Primal Scream was created by the drummer from Jesus and Mary Chain in 1982 in Glasgow. The musicians initially chose jungle pop, and then gradually changed the genre to hardcore and punk. After some time, the members of the band discovered their dancing talent and chose the acid house direction. Pretty soon, Primal Scream began competing with such bands as Happy Mondays and Stone Roses.
In 1987, the group recorded its debut LP, Sonic Flower Groove. The music reminded listeners of Byrds and quickly earned popularity among British fans. The album reached the 62nd spot of the UK Albums Chart.
Two years later, after suffering some lineup changes, the group came back to the studio and recorded a new LP, Primal Scream. This time, the artists moved away from jungle pop and came closer to hard rock. The band members found inspiration in the music of such groups as New York Dolls and Rolling Stones.
Critics gave the album excellent reviews. However, it didn’t become as financially successful as expected. The musicians continued to work with the new genre, acid house. They met DJ Andrew Weatherall, who created a remix to the group’s single, "I'm Losing More Than I'll Ever Have". The song acquired hard groove sound and got rid of the original instrumental bridges. Meanwhile, the single became more appealing due to samples. The name was changed to “Loaded”.