Primitive Cool

Primitive Cool

by Mick JaggerMick Jagger


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For his second solo album, Mick Jagger teamed up with producer Dave Stewart (Eurythmics), turning in a more adventurous and ambitious record. Of course, "adventurous" and "ambitious" are relative terms. In comparison to the carefully constructed, state-of-the-art pop
ock of She's the Boss, Primitive Cool sounds lively, as Jagger puts some genuine conviction behind the funky "Peace for the Wicked" and the country stylings of "Party Doll." Nevertheless, the album, like She's the Boss before it, is designed to establish Mick Jagger as a solo star in his own right, and Primitive Cool is filled with attempts at contemporary rock and dance-pop. The nadir of his stabs at modern pop is the appalling single "Let's Work," where the rock star tells his fans to get off their asses and start working, all to a bouncy, aerobicized beat. However, most of the album is more appealing than the single, even if Jagger's writing seems forced on the numbers designed with the Top 40 in mind ("Shoot Off Your Mouth," in particular). Not surprisingly, the best moments on Primitive Cool occur when he stops seeing the album as a way to jump-start his solo career and he concentrates on the music. While his emotionally unguarded songs ("War Baby" and "Party Doll") are the most affecting tracks on the record, songs like "Let's Work" are more indicative of Jagger's true feelings.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/16/1993
Label: Atlantic
UPC: 0075678255427
catalogNumber: 82554
Rank: 31277

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Mick Jagger   Primary Artist,Guitar,Harmonica,Percussion,Autoharp,Harp,Vocals
Jeff Beck   Guitar
Jon Faddis   Trumpet
Omar Hakim   Drums
David Sanborn   Saxophone
Simon Phillips   Drums
Jocelyn Brown   Background Vocals
Seán Keane   Fiddle
Bill Evans   Saxophone
Phillip Ashley   Keyboards
Richard Cottle   Keyboards
Craig Derry   Background Vocals
Dean Garcia   Bass
Brenda King   Background Vocals
Paddy Moloney   Human Whistle,Whistle (Instrument),uillean pipes
Denzil Miller   Keyboards
Cindy Mizelle   Background Vocals
Greg Phillinganes   Keyboards
Vernon Reid   Rhythm Guitar
Jimmy Ripp   Rhythm Guitar
G.E. Smith   Guitar
Dave Stewart   Rhythm Guitar
Doug Wimbish   Bass
Pat Seymour   Keyboards
Jim Barber   Rhythm Guitar

Technical Credits

Mick Jagger   Producer
Jon Bavin   Engineer
Roger Davies   Creative Consultant
Keith Diamond   Programming,Producer
Bob Rosa   Engineer
Ed Stasium   Engineer
Dave Stewart   Producer
Manu Guiot   Engineer
David A. Stewart   Producer

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