Spacemen 3 was a psychedelic band that existed between 1982 and 1991. Despite inspiring a lot of middling pretenders from 1990 to the present day, spacemen 3 were actually great. Also the seymour duncan shape shifer does it very well when tweeked. Stream adfree or purchase cds and mp3s now on amazon.
Its followup, 1987s perfect prescription, is a concept album mirroring the highs and lows of a drug trip. Just curious but according to the constant public disagreement between spacemen 3 and space age extended family exmanager of the band via post, tweet etc. The british trio spacemen 3 created a soundthat puts you in neartotal oblivion. Spacemen 3s dreamweapon treated to expanded vinyl reissue. An evening of contemporary sitar music is a live album by spacemen 3 overview. Billed as an evening of contemporary sitar music although consciously omitting the sitar, the group would play in the foyer of watermans arts centre in brentford, middlesex to a largely unsuspecting and unsympathetic audience waiting to take their seats for wim. Exploring both the depths of serene, agog beauty and sheer tapeshredding chaos, playing with fire pushed the extremes of the perfect prescription to an even further edge. A massive spacemen fan when i bought this some years ago, i partially agree with the other comments in terms of the music itself, but have to confess that although the music should indeed be hypnotic, unique and well worth listening to, the atmosphere is for me anyway largely spoilt by the fact that it was recorded in the foyercafe of an arts centre.
Throughout, the spacemen exhibit solid songwriting and careful control of their art, modulating the albums mood ring with the ease of experienced navigators. Spacemen 3 an afternoon of twentieth century drone music. The title track is from a live performance at watermans. Spacemen 3 revolution released in 1989 on fire records. Spacemen 3 embark on one of the strangest events in the bands already strange history. Peter kember, jason pierce, will carruthers, and steve evans played. Spacemen 3 were an english alternative rock band, formed in 1982 in rugby, warwickshire by peter kember and jason pierce, known respectively under their pseu. They were replaced by will carruthers and jon mattock.
Their music is known for its brand of minimalistic psychedelia spacemen 3 had their first independent chart hits in 1987, gaining a cult following, and going on to have greater success towards. Spacemen 3 dreamweapon remastered vinyl at juno records. Spacemen 3s newly reissued drone albumrecorded in 1988 in the lobby of a movie theatermarked the start of the curious rise of one of the. Spacemen 3 were an english alternative rock band, formed in 1982 in rugby, warwickshire, by peter kember and jason pierce, known respectively under their pseudonyms sonic boom and j spaceman. Their music was colourfully mindaltering, but not in the sense of the acid rock of the 1960s. Space age present a reissue of spacemen 3s dreamweapon.
Spacemen 3 came to prominence on the independent music scene around 1989, gaining a. Spacemen 3 ecstasy in slow motion dreamweapon track 2 vhf studios, spring. Spacemen 3s second album, 1987s the perfect prescription, was the first to capture the groups distinctive style. Make offer spacemen 3 sound of confusion vinyl record 2009 180g reissue sfire0151 sealed j. Etsy is the home to thousands of handmade, vintage, and oneofakind products and gifts related to your search. Dreamweapon, though, dispenses with any attempt at typical pop song structure in exchange for a hypnotic aural landscape. Their first album, sound of confusion 1986, was not successful commercially, but it attracted a loyal fan base. Playing with fire is the third studio album by spacemen 3, released in february 1989. Acid fuzz makes the best copy called the sonic boom. Inspired designs on tshirts, posters, stickers, home decor, and more by independent artists and designers from around the world.
Thats just fine im gonna cross that river of jordan. Perhaps the purest expression of the spacemen aesthetic, the piece is an unbroken. Spacemen 3 were an english alternative rock band, formed in 1982 in rugby, warwickshire by peter kember and jason pierce. In the edit page, go to the metadata tab and add your juno artist, label or release page for listeners to purchase your release releases. Spacemen 3 an evening of contemporary sitar music dreamweapon track 1 recorded at. Spacemen 3 one of the most influential bands of the 80s british underground, the number of bands with a sonic debt to the kemberpierce partnership seems to grow every year. Like a lot of bands that have forged iconic status in the guitar world, even though they were much more than a noisy guitar band, they reinvented noise in music. The original cd version included two live bonus tracks recorded in the netherlands, and an ensuing release on taang. Appropriately preceded by the mindmelting crunch of the revolution single, playing with fire proved to be the end of spacemen 3 as a functioning band, but in truly spectacular fashion. Recurring was the fourth and final spacemen 3 studio album, finally released after considerable delay in february 1991, some time after the band had broken up.
All orders are custom made and most ship worldwide within 24 hours. Dreamweapon, a record built around an evening of contemporary sitar music that they lured unsuspecting concertgoers to in 1988. Feelin funny in my mind, lord feelin funny in my mind, lord feelin funny in my mind, lord i need it, lord amen amen amen amen, amen theres a black smoke risin. An evening of contemporary sitar music is a live album by spacemen 3. In other words, if the drums on every other spacemen 3 album were metronomic, the decidedly lack of a standard beat on an evening of contemporary sitar music attempts to create a world without time. Spacemen 3 used the built in tremolo on the old vox starstream guitar. Playing with fire puts you into a psychadelic space rock frenzy. The title track is from a live performance at watermans arts centre in brentford, london, on august 19, 1988. On february 23, superior viaduct will reissue spacemen 3s elusive dreamweapon album on vinyl, complete with bonus tracks. By the time the album was recorded, relations between the band had soured to the extent that the record is in 2 parts the first better. Following 1989s playing with fire, baines and rosco left the group to form their own band, the darkside. In an extract from his memoir, spacemen 3 bassist will carruthers recalls one journey in search of the drone that bemused cinemagoers in.
Subversive, caustic and often beautiful, the band and their music continue to enthrall. Spacemen jam, featuring sonic boom and jason pierce on dual guitar, is a sidelong mediation on. Spacemen 3 dreamweapon 2xlp superior viaduct superior. Spacemen 3 one of the most influential bands of the 80s british underground, the number of bands with a sonic debt to the kemberpierce partnership seems to. Spacemen 3 ecstasy in slow motion dreamweapon youtube. Additionally, two thousand copies of spacemen 3, an untitled 12inch stock number. The perfect prescription by spacemen 3, released 01 october 2009 1. It turns out, that the band was merely a decade or so ahead of its time with their work. A reissued version from 2001 has an entire extra disc of demos and rarities. No matter what youre looking for or where you are in the world, our global marketplace of sellers can help you find unique and affordable options. Mp3 is a digital audio format without digital rights management drm technology.
Yeah, its not an easy tremolo to get because its very spikey. Through those years, the line up changed several times, but 2 members remained consistent, both jason pierce who would go on to form the band spiritualized and peter kember who would later record as sonic boom and spectrum. E q v i l i b r i v m shop catalogue equilibrium music. Records included two more bsides from the revolution single. Spacemen 3s newly reissued drone albumrecorded in 1988 in the lobby of a movie theatermarked the start of the curious rise of one of the uks most influential indie rock bands. Because our mp3s have no drm, you can play it on any device that supports mp3, even on your ipod. Add a buy button to your tracks and playlists by clicking the pencil icon below the waveform. On this double lp reissue, dreamweapon is augmented by studio sessions and rehearsal tapes from 1987 that would lead up to the recording of spacemen 3s classic playing with fire album. Spacemen 3 were an english neopsychedelic space rock band formed in 1984 in rugby, warwickshire by jason pierce a. Spacemen 3 biography, albums, streaming links allmusic.397 970 1482 1518 1021 298 535 579 806 1255 1556 14 1170 672 132 1351 1464 1203 496 693 611 708 434 1198 26 672 408 432 233 304 1261 34 11 44 961 1388 386 785 393 202