primal scream


Also found in: Medical, Wikipedia.
Related to primal scream: Primal scream therapy

primal scream

n.
A scream expressing pain or trauma that is experienced in early childhood and diagnosed and treated in primal therapy.

pri′mal scream′


n.
a scream uttered by a person undergoing primal therapy.
[1970–75, Amer.]
References in periodicals archive ?
Busy week, music wise, for Northern Ireland indie heads of a certain age as Super Furry Animals (pictured above) and Primal Scream play consecutive nights in the Limelight.
MANY bands have a love-hate relationship with technology at gigs but Primal Scream have a better reason than most.
Multi-platinum selling Chase and Status have been named as one of the headliners of the 10,000 capacity festival, alongside Primal Scream and Catfish and the Bottlemen.
He was playing drums for The Jesus And Mary Chain when Primal Scream began in 1984 and they became the first Mercury Music Prize winners in 1992 for their groundbreaking album Screamadelica - promptly losing their prizewinning cheque for PS20,000.
Bobby boy roc hair an who on behin was a He w The Jesu when Pr in 1984 first Me winner ground Scream losing chequ Th'n' wd He was playing drums for The Jesus And Mary Chain when Primal Scream began in 1984 and they became the first Mercury Music Prize winners in 1992 for their groundbreaking album Screamadelica - promptly losing their prize-winning cheque for PS20,000.
A WELSHMAN trying to find his estranged father discovered his half-brother was famous bassist Mani from the Stone Roses and Primal Scream.
Primal Scream O2 ACADEMY IT SEEMS the norm nowadays for ageing groups to return to deliver their finest albums live and in their entirety.
In 1989, glam rock poster boys Primal Scream handed the master of the song "I'm Losing More Than I'll Ever Have," from their most recent album, to DJ/impresario Andrew Weatherall.
The amazing lineup includes REM, Stereophonics, Rage Against The Machine, The Verve, Kings Of Leon, Kaiser Chiefs, The Prodigy, Pigeon Detectives, The Raconteurs, Interpol, The Fratellis, The Kooks and Primal Scream.
But like millions of other Americans, I can no longer contain the primal scream I want to direct at the members of my party who declined to engage in a real debate in the run-up to this completely avoidable misjudgment of old men and women.