(I Don't Need You To) Set Me Free

"(I Don't Need You To) Set Me Free"
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Single by Grinderman
from the album Grinderman
Released30 April 2007
RecordedMarch 2006 at RAK Studios, London, United Kingdom
GenreAlternative rock, garage rock
LabelMute Records/ANTI-
Songwriter(s)Nick Cave, Grinderman
Producer(s)Nick Launay, Grinderman
Grinderman singles chronology
"No Pussy Blues"
"(I Don't Need You To) Set Me Free"
"Heathen Child"

"(I Don't Need You To) Set Me Free" is the third single by alternative rock group Grinderman, and final single from their eponymous debut album, Grinderman. Much like their first single "Get It On", the single is a special a-side only release.

Critical reception[]

The single did not receive as much acclaim as the band's previous two singles, with Pitchfork Media stating that:[1]

the measured soul of "(I Don't Need You to) Set Me Free" and the familiar melodrama [...] are prime Cave, but each marks a slight deviation from the Grinderman aesthetic. They're just a little too classy, too neat, despite the roaring undercurrent of musical violence in the last, which picks up right before the song cuts off.

Track listing[]

  1. "(I Don't Need You To) Set Me Free" - 3:36

Musicians and personnel[]


  1. ^ Klein, Joshua. Pitchfork: Album Reviews: Grinderman: Grinderman http://pitchfork.com/reviews/albums/10059-grinderman/ Published on April 6, 2007. Retrieved on June 6, 2010.
  2. ^ Discogs, Grinderman - (I Don't Need You To) Set Me Free (7", S/Sided, Single, Etch, Num) at Discogs http://www.discogs.com/Grinderman-I-Dont-Need-You-To-Set-Me-Free/release/988026 Retrieved on June 6, 2010.