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Started by FrankieTeardrop on Jan 10, 2019 11:34:13 AM
Spacemen 3/Spectrum/Spiritualized

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FrankieTeardrop - 10 Jan 2019 11:35:16 (#1 of 94)

Spiritualized had a new album out last year, and there is an interview with Jason Pierce here - I don't think I've ever heard him speak before!

FrankieTeardrop - 10 Jan 2019 11:36:07 (#2 of 94)

I've also read their legal wrangles with Gerald Palmer - they give The Beatles a run for their money in this respect, it's an absolute mess!

Agaliarept - 10 Jan 2019 12:18:07 (#3 of 94)

10 of the site's coolest points

TRaney - 10 Jan 2019 12:18:09 (#4 of 94)

Ooh I’m going to see them soon, reminds me I need to check when.

Last time was part of an excellent weekend that also featured the Beta Band.

FrankieTeardrop - 10 Jan 2019 12:20:01 (#5 of 94)

"10 of the site's coolest points"

I'm wearing 1966 era John Cale style wraparound shades as I type.

HorstVogel - 10 Jan 2019 12:27:27 (#6 of 94)

didn't realise the issue with Palmer, interesting. I think the SP3 stuff I bought was second hand rather than reissue. Spiritualized stuff I bought when issued, so safe there.

Tadagee - 10 Jan 2019 12:27:31 (#7 of 94)

I've mentioned before, in the early 90s i lived in a House in Leamington Spa with members of a band signed to Cheree Records (the Beautiful Happiness) who were produced by Pete Kember so he was sometimes around ours. Sometimes there, but not really there if you catch my drift.

FrankieTeardrop - 10 Jan 2019 12:43:20 (#8 of 94)

I've met him twice. The first time was at a gig by The Warlocks, at Leeds Cockpit. The Jazz Butcher was in town, so I met up with them and Pete gave me his pass to get in the venue.

The other time was at the Jazz Butcher's house in Northampton, where Pete was sat there playing a guitar. We had a good smoke and natter - he was far more funny and charismatic than I expected from his vocal delivery style.

At one point, The Jazz Butcher told me and my brother he'd considered recommending us to Pete as his backing band, then decided he didn't want to do that to us!

FrankieTeardrop - 10 Jan 2019 12:44:02 (#9 of 94)

Mark Refoy grew up two doors behind me in Piddington, and that was the tiny hamlet where the legendary Taking Drugs To Make Music To Take Drugs To was recorded.

Must be something in the water...

Agaliarept - 10 Jan 2019 13:08:47 (#10 of 94)

I'm wearing 1966 era John Cale style wraparound shades as I type.

You can tell ;-)

Peacock - 10 Jan 2019 14:37:18 (#11 of 94)

I've seen Pete Kember DJ live, he's superb. There were 10 of us there

FrankieTeardrop - 10 Jan 2019 14:39:06 (#12 of 94)

Sounds like my kind of DJing.

FrankieTeardrop - 10 Jan 2019 14:39:21 (#13 of 94)

I mean, one day, I'd like to have ten people in my audience.

HorstVogel - 10 Jan 2019 15:53:56 (#14 of 94)

at least to start off with

FrankieTeardrop - 10 Jan 2019 15:54:33 (#15 of 94)

At any point would do me just fine.

FrankieTeardrop - 10 Jan 2019 15:55:18 (#16 of 94)

I read a Facebook post that said J Spaceman was offered £2 million to re-unite Spacemen 3.

He said no.

HorstVogel - 10 Jan 2019 15:56:32 (#17 of 94)

that, if true, amazing - no idea of their history, I started with Spiritualized, saw them live in 1991 and was hooked

popperhead - 10 Jan 2019 15:59:50 (#18 of 94)

Many Julian Cope alumni in the Spiritualized later line-up.

FrankieTeardrop - 10 Jan 2019 16:03:42 (#19 of 94)

First gig I saw them do was in a tiny venue in Northampton. There was just this amazing sound coming off the stage, I had a grin plastered to my face the whole time.

For me, Lazer Guided Melodies is still the echt Spiritualized album, it has a warmth and transcendent quality the others lacked. I suspect that might’ve been Refoy’s Kraftwerk obsession coming through - Autobahn has a very similar feel (and, again, the other Kraftwerk albums don’t have that feel).

Oh, proper claim to fame, my band supported Slipstream and Strangelove in a small festival in Northampton years ago; I still remember Slipstream’s glam rock stomp version of Computer Love.

Tadagee - 10 Jan 2019 16:08:12 (#20 of 94)

Spotify annoyingly does not have Walking with Jesus on it. Or indeed hardly any SM3.

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