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Good afternoon,
I am looking for a copy of Spectrums, "Highs, Lows, and Heavenly Blows". I got this when it first came out and had it stolen. I have been looking for it forever. I know it is out of print, but if someone knows where to get it, I would appreciate a heads up. Thank you very much
Jason

Jay Teicher, Wednesday, 30 March 2005 15:30 (fourteen years ago) link

I am looking for a copy of Spectrums, "Highs, Lows, and Heavenly Blows". I got this when it first came out and had it stolen. I have been looking for it forever. I know it is out of print, but if someone knows where to get it, I would appreciate a heads up.

GEMM and eBay are probably the best places to start. If you want mp3s/AACs then that's a lot easier.

Elvis Telecom (Chris Barrus), Wednesday, 30 March 2005 15:39 (fourteen years ago) link

I wouldn't rush it. Sonic & Spaceage records have supposedly bought the rights to Spectrum's Silvertone catalogue. This means that "Highs, Lows..." , "Soul Kiss" and Sonic's "Spectrum" album will eventually be rereleased, maybe remastered, maybe with some extra tracks and definately cheaper than what you will find it for on Gemm.

Good things come to those who wait....

Joseph B. Cowart (flamingrev), Wednesday, 30 March 2005 16:03 (fourteen years ago) link

Woo hoo! That's good news.

Alex in SF (Alex in SF), Wednesday, 30 March 2005 16:08 (fourteen years ago) link

Sonic's said somewhere that HLAHB will be the first of these he reissues, in fact. So it'll happen, one of these days.

Dark Horse, Wednesday, 30 March 2005 16:11 (fourteen years ago) link

nice!

The Sensational Sulk (sexyDancer), Wednesday, 30 March 2005 16:26 (fourteen years ago) link

one year passes...
It's been a long time coming, and probably still will be (it's doubtful that it'll come out in 2007 due to time constraints), but here we go:

NEW SPECTRUM ALBUM INFORMATION

Here is some info about the next Spectrum album, it has the working title "On the Wings of Mercury" and is going to be released on Space Age Recordings sometime late this year hopefully, record is a mix between "Highs Lows and Heavinly Blows" and Spacemen 3's "Perfect Prescription".

Sonic Boom, Alf Hardy, Willie B. Carruthers, Randall Nieman, Rick Maymi and Dean Wareham are involved with the making of this album.

Elvis Telecom, Friday, 23 February 2007 09:39 (thirteen years ago) link

Ooh, this sounds good! I'm excited.

Masonic Boom, Friday, 23 February 2007 11:16 (thirteen years ago) link

one month passes...
Bloody brilliant show last night. Three new songs + stunning "Let Me Down Gently" and "If I Should Die." New material is encouraging - all three could either fit in well on the original Spectrum album or even Forever Alien

Elvis Telecom, Tuesday, 10 April 2007 18:29 (twelve years ago) link

I opened this thread expecting it to be about The Carpenters early incarnation.

Billy Dods, Tuesday, 10 April 2007 18:32 (twelve years ago) link

I am starting to regret that I didn't go to his show on Sunday. :(

also curious to hear his contributions to new Dean n Britta album.

Shakey Mo Collier, Tuesday, 10 April 2007 18:36 (twelve years ago) link

I had heard he was in town! Good to hear it went over well, roll on the (long overdue) new stuff.

Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 10 April 2007 18:39 (twelve years ago) link

four months pass...

Really excited to catch Sonic in a couple months on tour. Never seen him live, missed the Austin show earlier this year, so I'm glad he's coming back in September.

What should I expect?

stephen, Sunday, 26 August 2007 20:12 (twelve years ago) link

three weeks pass...

Set list for last night:

1. untitled hypnodroning. Put some lyrics to it and it's damn near "Big City" part 2. Really really great.
2. Hall Of Mirrors
3. Walking And Falling
4. Let Me Down Gently
5. If I Should Die
6. Girl

Elvis Telecom, Tuesday, 18 September 2007 01:02 (twelve years ago) link

Really excited to catch Sonic in a couple months on tour. Never seen him live, missed the Austin show earlier this year, so I'm glad he's coming back in September.

What should I expect?

-- stephen, Sunday, August 26, 2007 8:12 PM (3 weeks ago) Bookmark Link

Spectrum in a few hours this evening. Psyched, etc.

stephen, Friday, 21 September 2007 22:40 (twelve years ago) link

Set list for last night:

1. untitled hypnodroning. Put some lyrics to it and it's damn near "Big City" part 2. Really really great.
2. Hall Of Mirrors
3. Walking And Falling
4. Let Me Down Gently
5. If I Should Die
6. Girl

-- Elvis Telecom, Tuesday, 18 September 2007 01:02 (4 days ago) Link

Same setlist in Austin last night, I think, plus a Suicide cover (not the Spacemen song, unfortunately) as an encore. Pretty good show, nice and loud with colorful kaleidoscopic projections on the wall behind Sonic, small turnout though -- maybe 75 people in the entire venue, and only 20-25 actively watching the show, the rest socializing in the back and such. The sound was bleeding over from nextdoor though, some dance-punk-y band, which was annoying.

stephen, Saturday, 22 September 2007 16:18 (twelve years ago) link

"Hall of Mirrors" was fuckin great too.

stephen, Saturday, 22 September 2007 16:18 (twelve years ago) link

three months pass...

As posted on Myspace:

There's a new SPECTRUM vs JIM DICKINSON lp out early next year in February on Birdman Records entitled 'Spectrum meets Cpt. Memphis - Indian Givers ' . featuring collaborations in songwriting & recording with the meta-legenday Jim Dickinson , known for his astounding work with Ry Cooder (Paris Texas + others ) ,Dylan (1990's) , the Stones (Wild Horses ), Aretha Franklin (1970's ) , Big Star (Like Flies on Sherbet) , the Cramps (Red Headed Woman ) as well as his many incarnations from the Jesters (legendary SUN records artistes) thru to his current mesmerising Mudboy & the Neutrons ( known fellons in drag ) band & Cpt. Memphis solo persona .

Tracks include a re-recording of 'Amen' , 'Take your Time ' & 'When Tomorrow Hits' , new Spectrum song 'Mary' , collaborations 'the Lonesome death of 'Johnny Ace ' (an astounding song about the late Johnny Ace , a 50's R&B crooner who blew his brains out playing ''gun games'' backstage between 2 shows on Xmas day at the famous Mitchell Hotel & whorehouse in Memphis. stories don’t get much better than this ) , 'Confederate Dead' and some new fantastic Jim Dickinson songs in 'till your mainline comes ' & 'the old cow died' . the sessions were recorded around 3 years ago at Jim's studio in the Mississippi mud lands surrounding the river Mississippi , just south of the Tennessee border .

Featuring Randall Nieman of Spectrum & fuxa & Jimmy Crosthwait from Mudboy & the Neutrons and on Jim's classic 1972 release 'Dixie Fried' .

Please note this is not the SPECTRUM lp that has been in the works ready for release next year . the release of that l.p. will be preceded by a new SPECTRUM EP ''Walking & Falling ' in March on Mind Expansion records .

Ned Raggett, Saturday, 29 December 2007 17:23 (twelve years ago) link

fuckin A! now please also reissue HLAHB, Mr Kember.

sleeve, Saturday, 29 December 2007 18:09 (twelve years ago) link

EXCITED!

Alex in SF, Saturday, 29 December 2007 18:13 (twelve years ago) link

meta-legendary?

Oilyrags, Saturday, 29 December 2007 18:15 (twelve years ago) link

four weeks pass...

so what did i miss on the SPECTRUM show?
i was SICK!!!

Zeno, Sunday, 27 January 2008 23:44 (twelve years ago) link

one month passes...

Spectrum in Australia/NZ with Dimmer

New Zealand
THU 20-Mar SAN FRANCISCO BATH HOUSE, WELLINGTON
SAT 22-Mar PHAT CLUB, NELSON
MON 24-Mar RED ROCK WANAKA
WED 26-Mar BACKSTAGE DUNEDIN
THU 27-Mar AL'S BAR, CHRISTCHURCH
FRI 28-Mar KINGS ARMS, AUCKLAND
SUN 30-Mar SAWMILL CAFE, LEIGH

Australia
THU 10 - APRIL THE STEP INN, BRISBANE
FRI 11 - APRIL THE GAELIC THEATRE, SYDNEY
SAT 12 - APRIL NORTHCOTE SOCIAL CLUB, MELBOURNE

Elvis Telecom, Thursday, 13 March 2008 21:57 (eleven years ago) link

three months pass...

This just in from Sonic:

Just to let you know Spectrum - the full band - doing the highs, lows and heavenly blows of my career, will be playing with MBV at the Roundhouse this weekend and in Manchester next weekend.

The London shows are already sold out, but if you've got a ticket come along early to see us play.

The MBV support dates are:

Saturday 21st Sept - The Roundhouse
Saturday 28th Sept - Manchester Apollo
Sunday 29th Sept - Manchester Apollo

Elvis Telecom, Wednesday, 18 June 2008 19:55 (eleven years ago) link

and as fast I as reposted...

CORRECTION: MBV SUPPORT DATES ARE OF COURSE JUNE

Elvis Telecom, Wednesday, 18 June 2008 20:00 (eleven years ago) link

!!!

Awesome!

Alex in SF, Wednesday, 18 June 2008 20:00 (eleven years ago) link

three months pass...

I forget just how brutal of a rhythm guitarist Sonic can be. Great show last night and finally happy to see "How You Satisfy Me" in the set list.

Elvis Telecom, Monday, 29 September 2008 19:51 (eleven years ago) link

Oh man. Thursday will be great!

Ned Raggett, Monday, 29 September 2008 19:52 (eleven years ago) link

oh slime

Mackro Mackro, Monday, 29 September 2008 19:55 (eleven years ago) link

Oh god of man and slime

Ned Raggett, Monday, 29 September 2008 19:56 (eleven years ago) link

so just how is that Captain Memphis thing?...it seems to have been roundly ignored, which is odd given the whos, the whats and the wheres of the project...

henry s, Monday, 29 September 2008 20:39 (eleven years ago) link

so just how is that Captain Memphis thing?

It's OK. It's got a great rural, falling-apart sound to it.

Elvis Telecom, Monday, 29 September 2008 21:06 (eleven years ago) link

I forget just how brutal of a rhythm guitarist Sonic can be. Great show last night and finally happy to see "How You Satisfy Me" in the set list.

Yes, this was great at ATP as well. Also did "Revolution," which surprised me. Hadn't heard that one the last couple times he's been through Austin. Is he playing "Revolution" at every show?

ilxor, Tuesday, 30 September 2008 02:20 (eleven years ago) link

s he playing "Revolution" at every show?

I think so. The set list went something like:

Mary
Transparent Radiation
Set Me Free
How You Satisfy Me
When Tomorrow Hits
Revolution
War Sucks (Red Krayola cover)
Suicide

(think I'm missing a couple though)

Elvis Telecom, Tuesday, 30 September 2008 03:47 (eleven years ago) link

Yeah, that looks almost exactly like the ATP setlist.

ilxor, Wednesday, 1 October 2008 01:54 (eleven years ago) link

War Sucks (Red Krayola cover)

AWESOME

sleeve, Wednesday, 1 October 2008 02:20 (eleven years ago) link

Here's a small clip. Wish there was some stage lighting...

Elvis Telecom, Wednesday, 1 October 2008 04:25 (eleven years ago) link

After seeing Spectrum in a larger hall with a decent sound system I now appreciate how Sonic makes those minute changes on amps in the middle of the songs. I've always suspected that the most important effect pedal in Spacemen 3 are the volume and tone controls on the amp and it's great to be able to hear that.

Guess there's something to that Whizzer box that Neil Young uses.

Chris Barrus (Elvis Telecom), Friday, 3 October 2008 18:18 (eleven years ago) link

two months pass...

Evie Sands - "I Can't Let Go"

This is from the One Kiss Can Lead To Another: Girl Group Sounds, Lost & Found box set.

I mention this because about 80% of the prime melodies of Spectrum's "How You Satisfy Me" (all the good ones) come directly from this song.

Currently tracing the origins of "I Can't Let Go"

soyrizo headache (Mackro Mackro), Saturday, 27 December 2008 03:49 (eleven years ago) link

ok, allmusic is timing out like crazy so I'll copy and post here

I CAN'T LET GO

Al Gorgoni/Chip Taylor

Song Review by Richie Unterberger
"I Can't Let Go" was one of several excellent pop-rock hits for the Hollies in the mid-1960s, making #2 in Britain, though it wasn't so big in the US, stopping just outside the Top Forty. Like many fine British Invasion recordings, it was actually a cover of a song that had originated in the Brill Building songwriting factory. As first recorded in a non-hit single in late 1965 by Evie Sands, "I Can't Let Go" was a fine blend of soul, pop, and the Brill Building. It started with a low throbbing bass line, the girl group element coming in with some backup woman vocals. The song is rather like the kind of pop-soul being ground out at Motown at the time, but with a somewhat more mature sensual perspective. Sands had quite a low voice for a woman singer, at least on the verses, where she sang with a fetching yet adult vulnerability. On the chorus, though, she exhibited some extraordinary range, going into a real high whooping note at the end. It would have been a quite worthy hit single, but it wasn't, leaving the path clear for the Hollies to cover the song when the group's guitarist Tony Hicks came across it in the office of renowned British music publisher Dick James. The Hollies actually stuck pretty close to Sands's arrangement, except for making it more guitar-oriented, upping the tempo a little, and adding some busier and brasher British Invasion harmonies. Graham Nash took the high harmony part on the chorus, singing so high in fact that Paul McCartney reportedly mistook it for a trumpet. On both versions, the main body of the song was effectively broken up by a mini-bridge of sorts where the throbbing low bass guitar of the intro returns, and the singers vocalize tensely about being unable to say goodbye. On the Hollies' version, this is followed by a characteristically ringing guitar break. Another neat touch on the Hollies' version is how a couple of catchy, sharply descending chords follow the repeated singing of the title phrase on the fadeout. The song would be revived in 1980 by Linda Ronstadt on her album Mad Love.

Haven't heard The Hollies' version yet. I need to take care of that.

soyrizo headache (Mackro Mackro), Saturday, 27 December 2008 04:19 (eleven years ago) link

one month passes...

So, uh, Spectrum at Sonic Cathedral on Friday - anyone else going?

The full band line up has been really really good on the recent tour. (So long as it doesn't take them 2 hours to set up again, as per usual.)

Baby, Your Phasing Is Bad (Masonic Boom), Tuesday, 24 February 2009 11:40 (eleven years ago) link

wow - i would love to see them again

Tracer Hand, Tuesday, 24 February 2009 11:44 (eleven years ago) link

They're on in Oxford tonight, except I forgot, and now I can't go. http://www.wegottickets.com/event/44202 for Oxford, anyhow.

I can't remember if what I saw last year (Sonic Boom + full band) was billed as Spectrum or S. Boom.

a passing spacecadet, Tuesday, 24 February 2009 11:53 (eleven years ago) link

By which I mean, is it likely to be the same band to what I saw last summer at the Sonic Cathedrals stage at Truck festival, or a different band? The set last year started off very nicely with a big throbbing synth number, but I liked the full band tracks less.

a passing spacecadet, Tuesday, 24 February 2009 11:55 (eleven years ago) link

That Oxford set which I was not at was reportedly a) ace and b) full of Spacemen 3 songs. Oh well...

a passing spacecadet, Wednesday, 25 February 2009 14:24 (eleven years ago) link

I don't think it's the same line up as at Truck last year. I think it's the Jason-alike that he had with him at the last London Sonic Cathedral shows - which was actually really good. (Would I say if they weren't? Erm... I have no judgement when it comes to Sonic but no, seriously, it was very enjoyable from a "sounds like Spacemen" POV.)

I have emailed Carruthers to see if he will be there, but he's ignoring me. Which probably means he'll slope in at the last minute, stand at the back and try to cadge drinks off me, heh heh. <3 <3 <3

Oh god, though, I heard the most awful rumour (well, for me, at least - some people may get very excited about this) about what SPECIAL GUESTS may be appearing with him.

For once, the special guests are NOT ULRICH SCHNAUSS... (hurrah!)

It's someone much more MICROPROG which should make me happy, but, erm...

Sneaky Sneaky Prog Friend (Masonic Boom), Wednesday, 25 February 2009 16:16 (eleven years ago) link

two weeks pass...

Spectrum + MGMT on "Suicide"

Chris Barrus (Elvis Telecom), Wednesday, 11 March 2009 23:03 (ten years ago) link

whoah

Ugh, who documented that abomination.

I was hoping to erase MGMT from that night if it was at all possible.

Dances With Psychedelic Owls (Masonic Boom), Wednesday, 11 March 2009 23:17 (ten years ago) link

Also, only 6 minutes? They played it for at least half an hour.

Dances With Psychedelic Owls (Masonic Boom), Wednesday, 11 March 2009 23:17 (ten years ago) link

And again... "Finsbury Park"? Tufnell Park, more like! But then again, all of North London looks the same to me.

Dances With Psychedelic Owls (Masonic Boom), Wednesday, 11 March 2009 23:18 (ten years ago) link

i saw the ropers cover this live once, seems like it sounded better than that.

keythkeythkeyth, Wednesday, 11 March 2009 23:26 (ten years ago) link

three weeks pass...

Spectrum back in the states

Apr 23 2009
Kung Fu Necktie Philadelphia

Apr 24 2009
Sonar Baltimore

Apr 26 2009
The Mercury Lounge New York

Apr 28 2009
Middle East Upstairs Boston

Apr 30 2009
The Andy Warhol Museum Pittsburgh

May 1 2009
The Dark Room Chicago

May 2 2009
Neumos Seattle

May 4 2009
Doug Fir Lounge Portland

May 6 2009
Coopers Nevada City

May 7 2009
Great American Music Hall San Francisco

May 8 2009
The Echo Los Angeles

May 11 2009
The Casbah San Diego

Chris Barrus (Elvis Telecom), Monday, 6 April 2009 08:23 (ten years ago) link

one month passes...

Did anyone go to the SF show at Great American last night? I have a partial setlist:

Mary
Transparent Radiation
Set Me Free
How You Satisfy Me
Che (so good!)
When Tomorrow Hits

They played a few more songs including the "War Sucks" cover and (I'm pretty sure) "Revolution", plus two encores, but to be honest I got kinda caught up in the drone and the visuals towards the end and lost track. It was my first time (finally) seeing Spectrum live and was surprised by how good they were. The sound was perfect and the band was really tight. The visuals would have been fantastic if maybe taken a little more seriously: some great 8-bit-style computer effects, a running cat silhouette, a flying owl, and lots of swirls...

Reassuring Drops, Saturday, 9 May 2009 00:10 (ten years ago) link

Sounds like a pretty typical setlist. I remember seeing "Transparent Radiation," "How You Satisfy Me," "When Tomorrow Hits" and "Revolution" all three times I've seen Spectrum over the past two years or so. That's not to complain as you're right, they put on a great show. Very easy to zone out and lose track of time and drift away...

I just wish he hadn't adopted the "ilxor" moniker (ilxor), Saturday, 9 May 2009 03:55 (ten years ago) link

Did he play "Suicide" too? One of my favorite live moments.

I just wish he hadn't adopted the "ilxor" moniker (ilxor), Saturday, 9 May 2009 03:58 (ten years ago) link

saw him in williamsburg, very similar setlist to his opening slot for MBV last summer.

is the war sucks ep any good?

keythkeythkeyth, Saturday, 9 May 2009 16:43 (ten years ago) link

I ordered it a few weeks ago, hasn't arrived yet.

I just wish he hadn't adopted the "ilxor" moniker (ilxor), Saturday, 9 May 2009 23:23 (ten years ago) link

MGMT made an appearance at the Echo show joining in on "Suicide" and a cover of Devo's "Mongoloid" (!)

Carroll Shelby Downard (Elvis Telecom), Sunday, 10 May 2009 04:07 (ten years ago) link

two weeks pass...

Spectrum playing live on WFMU right now.
http://wfmu.org/playlists/shows/31616

dad a, Thursday, 28 May 2009 20:47 (ten years ago) link

one month passes...

Wow. I'm really surprised by the War Sucks EP. It's such a heavy, sleazy psychedelic rocker! I didn't know he still wanted to do stuff like this, at least not on record, but this EP kicks ass.

Gerard (Le Bateau Ivre), Monday, 29 June 2009 09:28 (ten years ago) link

It's the new live band that he's got. They really kick it.

Violent In Design (Masonic Boom), Monday, 29 June 2009 09:29 (ten years ago) link

I'll say! It's a shame he's not on European mainland some more (he's gigging mostly in US and UK, right?), would love to see him perform this stuff. I saw him once in his Forever Alien period, but that was something entirely different.

Gerard (Le Bateau Ivre), Monday, 29 June 2009 09:37 (ten years ago) link

four months pass...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eoJFpkQDgvs

this never fails me. shivers. (thanks so much for 'recurring' gerard, feels ages ago!)

willem, Tuesday, 24 November 2009 20:53 (ten years ago) link

three weeks pass...

*drugs sold separately

happy christmas your ass (electricsound), Monday, 21 December 2009 07:55 (ten years ago) link

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

omg want!

especially the toy putney - i think i want a toy putney more than life itself

Karen Tregaskin, Monday, 21 December 2009 10:45 (ten years ago) link

one month passes...

New tour, single and album on the way... (NME link so the MGMT link is played up)

Spectrum, the band helmed by MGMT collaborator Pete 'Sonic Boom' Kember', have announced details of a UK and European tour for March and April.

Kember worked with MGMT on their forthcoming album 'Congratulations' after meeting Andrew Van Wyngarden and Ben Goldwasser in London last year. Both were big fans of Kember's previous band, legendary '80s drone-rockers Spacemen 3.

Spectrum, who release new single 'Words May Shatter' in April and a new album later in the year, will kick off the gig run at the Moho Live in Manchester on March 14.

Spectrum will play:

Manchester, Moho Live (March 14)
Sheffield, Harley (15)
Brighton, Freebutt (16)
London, Sonic Cathedral @ The Luminaire (17)
Utrecht, DB's Studio (19)
Diksmuide, 4AD Muzikeclub (20)
Rouen, Emporium Galorium (23)
Lyon, Le Sonic's (25)
Paris, Le Point Ephemere (26)
Lausanne, Theatre 2.21 (27)
Frankfurt, Nachtleben (29)
Koln, Sonic Ballroom (30)
Brussels, VK Club (31)
Turin, Spazio 211 (April 2)
Marseille, L'Embobineuse (3)

Elvis Telecom, Friday, 12 February 2010 05:48 (ten years ago) link

MGMT collaborator... so it's come to this.

international slackness (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Friday, 12 February 2010 08:11 (ten years ago) link

It's the NME.

Utrecht, yay!

willem, Friday, 12 February 2010 08:28 (ten years ago) link

Diksmuide, 4AD Muzikeclub

...hold on.

Ned Raggett, Friday, 12 February 2010 15:28 (ten years ago) link

Spectrum, the band helmed by MGMT collaborator Pete 'Sonic Boom' Kember'

Is this what the world is coming to...?

I just wish he hadn't adopted the "ilxor" moniker (ilxor), Friday, 12 February 2010 15:43 (ten years ago) link

nine months pass...

Buried under the lead in http://www.sonic-boom.info/news.php is this...

re-issues of the 1st 3 Sonic Boom/Spectrum discs....... starting with 'Sonic Boom Spectrum' on Space Age Records in March.

Stockhausen's Helicopter Quartet (Elvis Telecom), Friday, 19 November 2010 19:05 (nine years ago) link

goddam, I get my hopes up for that new album every time this thread gets bumped..

the 'Friends' experiment (Pillbox), Friday, 19 November 2010 20:18 (nine years ago) link

three months pass...

New year, new tour

04/14 – Baltimore, MD – Sonar
04/15 – Philadelphia, PA – North Star Bar
04/16 – New York, NY – Le Poisson Rouge
04/17 – Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg
04/19 – Boston, MA – The Church
04/20 – Chicago, IL – The Bottom Lounge
04/21 – Seattle, WA – Chop Suey
04/23 – San Francisco, CA – The Hemlock
04/24 – Oakland, CA – The New Parish
04/25 – San Jose, CA – The Blank Club
04/27 – San Diego, CA – Soda Bar
04/28 – Los Angeles, CA – The Troubadour
04/29 – Dallas, TX – Sons of Herman Hall
04/30 – Austin, TX – Austin Psych Fest

Stockhausen's Ekranoplan Quartet (Elvis Telecom), Tuesday, 1 March 2011 06:56 (eight years ago) link

eleven months pass...

pearls before swine etc

erotic war comedy pollster (Shakey Mo Collier), Thursday, 23 February 2012 18:51 (eight years ago) link

Quite.

Ned Raggett, Thursday, 23 February 2012 18:51 (eight years ago) link

during the encore they joined each other on stage to perform the Spacemen 3 songs Hey Man and Amen.

um...

sleeve, Thursday, 23 February 2012 19:48 (eight years ago) link

Hush now, you'll spoil the effect.

Ned Raggett, Thursday, 23 February 2012 20:46 (eight years ago) link

five months pass...

Diggin this review of the show last week

Elvis Telecom, Tuesday, 21 August 2012 09:59 (seven years ago) link

It says quite a lot about the changes in my lifestyle that once upon a time I'd go all the way to Northampton to see Spectrum, but now I can't even get myself up to Hackney. (But then again, ugh, Hackney.) I am glad that Sonic and especially Will are having a 4th or 5th resurrection. They're people who get the credit, but not the worldly rewards for their huge ~influence~.

my god it's full of straw (White Chocolate Cheesecake), Tuesday, 21 August 2012 10:22 (seven years ago) link

one year passes...

Long interview with Sonic on the making of Soul Kiss (Glide Divine). Well worth reading...
http://dockellisrecords.wordpress.com/2014/04/04/soul-kiss-glide-divine-spectrums-timeless-masterpiece/

Elvis Telecom, Wednesday, 9 April 2014 01:47 (five years ago) link

that was great, thanks.

fit and working again, Wednesday, 9 April 2014 02:23 (five years ago) link

that was a cracking read.

just found my cd copy of 'highs, lows and heavenly blows' .. totally forgot how good this album is.

sounds fantastic on headphones.

mark e, Wednesday, 16 April 2014 13:08 (five years ago) link

four years pass...

Spectrum at the Black Cat, Washington DC. on the 1997 Forever Alien tour. full show!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n-vNuNkyq6g

Elvis Telecom, Wednesday, 30 January 2019 06:44 (one year ago) link

I wish I had bought that Soul Kiss (Glide Divine) gelatin-filled edition of the CD when I'd had the chance way back when

Οὖτις, Wednesday, 30 January 2019 17:53 (one year ago) link

The gelatin in my copy pretty much evaporated after a while

Ward Fowler, Wednesday, 30 January 2019 18:04 (one year ago) link

I don't even have the case anymore - just the CD and it's pretty beaten up which is very unusual for my CDs. That album spent some time being the go to 'rock n' roll' element of the holy triumvirate. It saw some action, you could say.

*there's (Noel Emits), Wednesday, 30 January 2019 18:41 (one year ago) link

I think there's still a bit left in mine xp

Colonel Poo, Wednesday, 30 January 2019 19:39 (one year ago) link

one year passes...

Well goddamn. Sonic revealed a bit of a new Spectrum song on his instagram. A new album/something on the way too.

Elvis Telecom, Friday, 14 February 2020 08:05 (two weeks ago) link

Looking forward!

Ned Raggett, Friday, 14 February 2020 16:58 (two weeks ago) link

Got a link?

afriendlypioneer, Friday, 14 February 2020 17:22 (two weeks ago) link

Searched for it this morning, not so easy!
https://www.instagram.com/p/B8g0MDhhEf4/?igshid=1emf5njxknb9p

willem, Friday, 14 February 2020 17:39 (two weeks ago) link


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