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January 6th, 2007 · 1 Comment

The synopsis from Amazon.com:

This is the warts-and-all story of Spacemen 3 – the backwater band forged from the collaborations of Pete ‘Sonic Boom’ Kember and Jason ‘Spaceman’ Pierce. Erik Morse’s book recounts the highs and lows of a fringe outfit whose brief history was characterized by excess, overdose, ambition and the hypnotic trance of tremolo drones. Spacemen 3 had more than its share of psychedelic experimentation and heroin addiction before it finally burned out…but before it did Kember and Pierce’s group gave the world a bracing antidote to early 80s synthesizer pop. Spacemen 3 were a shot in the arm – in every sense – and the book goes on to give an incisive history of the mid 80s British indie-rock scene they energized and influenced. Contains discography for Spacemen 3 plus details of early releases from spinoff bands Spectrum and Spiritualized.

A pretty interesting read so far. The writing pretty much blows (how’s that for a critical anaysis?) but it gives good information on the band and their meager beginnings.

What it really does, however, is make me want to listen to Spiritualized, which I plan to do a lot this weekend. “Electricity,” anyone?

Have a good one.

Tags: Music

1 response so far ↓

  • 1 Andrew // Jan 6, 2007 at 3:45 pm

    Yeah, Spiritualized is great mood music. “Electricity” = Fantastic. I’ll have to check out the book.

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