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Anyone know what's going on with Jason Pierce and company?

Spott (henduck), Friday, 13 January 2006 23:56 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Lying around on their skinny arses getting high?

Sinister Oink Kingpin (noodle vague), Saturday, 14 January 2006 00:01 (eleven years ago) Permalink

heroin, jesus and electic guitars maybe.

jed_ (jed), Saturday, 14 January 2006 00:02 (eleven years ago) Permalink


The Devil & Daniel Johnston (feat. Jason Pierce)
12 March 2006 / 19:30

Musician and artist Daniel Johnston has become a cult figure amongst those in the 'know'.

This special concert brings together many of Daniel Johnston's admirers to perform on the same stage as him. Confirmed guests so far include Mark Linkous (Sparklehorse), Jason Pierce (Spiritualised) and Jad Fair.

An outsider with a history of mental illness, Johnston first came to the public's attention when rock legend Kurt Cobain was seen on MTV sporting Johnston's 'Goofy Frog' t-shirt design. Since then his raw and heartfelt music has been championed by everyone from Tom Waits to Beck.

The release of a compelling documentary The Devil & Daniel Johnston, which had the critics raving at the Raindance film festival, has further generated interest in this enigmatic figure.

Produced by the Barbican

lia, Saturday, 14 January 2006 00:22 (eleven years ago) Permalink

in the 'know'!!

I want to see that documentary though. It played in the SF film festival (at the same time as s1ocki's film!) and i missed it.

adamrl (nordicskilla), Saturday, 14 January 2006 00:26 (eleven years ago) Permalink

what's this all about?

http://www.spiritualized.com/prescriptions/story.php?id=26

Christopher Costello (CGC), Saturday, 14 January 2006 00:57 (eleven years ago) Permalink

From NME last year:

SPIRITUALIZED mainman JASON PIERCE is recovering after an illness left him close to death.

The star, who recently completed work on the band’s new album, is now at home after spending a lengthy time in intensive care for an as-yet-unspecified illness.

But in a posting on the band official website spiritualized.com, his partner Juliette says he is on the mend, but admitted that Pierce’s life was in serious danger during his spell in hospital.

The message reads: "So nearly dying twice in the last 2 and half weeks Jason has now and fantastically made an alarming and brilliant recovery and is due home today."

"He is still fragile and really weak weighing in at maybe 8 stone but love and happiness on his side. Weirdly he is still Jason though."

"No thoughts about how lucky he is just mentioned how mad it is that his record is written almost like he was ill before."

"Not that he's into esp and stuff just in the most beautiful way."

"Love to all and everyone who sent him get well wishes cos he needed it and must have heard it and thankfully he's here and back and coming home."

From Spiritualized.com:

21.07.05 | Jason's illness

As rumoured on the forums both here and at NME.com, J.Spaceman was recently taken critically ill but has been allowed home after a prolonged stay in intensive care and critical care.

Jason contracted advanced periorbital cellulitis with bilateral pnuemonia with rapid deterioration requiring intensive care and c-pap for type 1 respiratory failure.

A truly massive "Thank You" to all the Medical Staff and Nurses at The Royal London Hospital A&E, Cambridge Ward, Intensive Care and Critical Care / Cotton Ward whom all worked so amazingly hard on his treatment and recovery.

"Thank You" also to Intensive Care Dept at St Barts for his 2 day transfer there.

And thanks to all you for your good wishes and thoughts.

BeeOK (boo radley), Saturday, 14 January 2006 09:07 (eleven years ago) Permalink

he played a few nights of meltdown last year

lia, Saturday, 14 January 2006 15:08 (eleven years ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...
http://www.spiritualized.com/images2/pharmacy2/jan06/dove310.jpg


J Spaceman Guitar Loops

Recorded in one continuous take in June ’05 for John Coxon and Ashley Wales’ series of improvised music for their Treader label. Limited to 500 copies in gold embossed sleeve. Signed and numbered by Spaceman.

Orders open at 9pm 30.01.06. Limited to 2 CDs per person.
UK & Europe (£13 inc. P&P) Rest of the world (£14 inc. P&P)

Christopher Costello (CGC), Thursday, 2 February 2006 00:51 (eleven years ago) Permalink

for sale:
http://www.spiritualized.com/pharmacy/

GALKIN (GALKIN), Thursday, 2 February 2006 01:29 (eleven years ago) Permalink

I really want that Ladies and Gents tshirt.

Mr. Snrub (Mr. Snrub), Thursday, 2 February 2006 01:37 (eleven years ago) Permalink

I have that. It's a luminous print.

Last Of The Famous International Pfunkboys (Kerr), Thursday, 2 February 2006 01:41 (eleven years ago) Permalink

their cover of "Sad Days/Lonely Nights" on the Jr. Kimbrough tribute comp "Sunday Nights" is blazingly great.

Shakey Mo Collier (Shakey Mo Collier), Thursday, 2 February 2006 02:24 (eleven years ago) Permalink

the only thing that sucks about their shop is that they only accept paypal.

Christopher Costello (CGC), Thursday, 2 February 2006 02:53 (eleven years ago) Permalink

It hasn't sold out yet. I just ordered one. Hooray.

JimD (JimD), Thursday, 2 February 2006 03:21 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Me, too!

Jay Watts III (jaywatts), Thursday, 2 February 2006 03:41 (eleven years ago) Permalink

ME THREE

adam (adam), Thursday, 2 February 2006 03:45 (eleven years ago) Permalink

fuck!...i need paypal.

Christopher Costello (CGC), Thursday, 2 February 2006 04:06 (eleven years ago) Permalink

It's either going to be awesome or terrible. Let's see.

Jay Watts III (jaywatts), Thursday, 2 February 2006 04:06 (eleven years ago) Permalink

This'll be every bit as bad as Pure Phase Tones for DJs.

Mr. Snrub (Mr. Snrub), Thursday, 2 February 2006 04:29 (eleven years ago) Permalink

" Confirmed guests so far include Mark Linkous (Sparklehorse), Jason Pierce (Spiritualised) and Jad Fair."

Pierce then fired Linkous, Fair and Johnston.

js (honestengine), Thursday, 2 February 2006 06:37 (eleven years ago) Permalink

I'm not expecting huge things, but my shameful secondary motivation is to keep it for a bit then ebay it anyway.

JimD (JimD), Thursday, 2 February 2006 14:28 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Is SPZ stuff very collectible?

c(''c) (Leee), Thursday, 2 February 2006 20:06 (eleven years ago) Permalink

> Recorded in one continuous take in June ’05 for John Coxon and Ashley Wales’ series of improvised music for their Treader label. Limited to 500 copies in gold embossed sleeve. Signed and numbered by Spaceman.

Typical smackhead BS - unfinished, unedited, half-assed nonsense

No doubt we can look forward to live albums by-the-dozen cf Thunders/Nico.

Yaaaawn, Thursday, 2 February 2006 22:25 (eleven years ago) Permalink

have you heard it?

Shakey Mo Collier (Shakey Mo Collier), Thursday, 2 February 2006 22:28 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Anyone received their copies of this yet? Mine still hasn't shown up. Have emailled them, no reply yet though.

JimD (JimD), Monday, 13 February 2006 13:11 (eleven years ago) Permalink

one month passes...
i know it's a shitty thing to ask for, but could someone who has a copy of guitar loops please ysi it or something?. i'd buy it but i can't find anyone selling it in the US.

Christopher Costello (CGC), Sunday, 26 March 2006 22:34 (eleven years ago) Permalink

don't know where you are, but i saw copies for sale @ kim's in NYC a couple weeks ago. wasn't cheap though.

rajeev (rajeev), Sunday, 26 March 2006 22:47 (eleven years ago) Permalink

I'll YSI it to you once I download my copy- I'm pretty pissed because it was originally posted as a website-only limited edition, and so I ordered it and it cost me $30 US with shipping charges applied, and two weeks later I see it at Amoeba in LA and on US record store websites for $18.

And truth be told, it's not even worth the $18. I'm a huge Spacemen 3/Spiritualized/Spectrum fan, to the point where I even listen to and enjoy the Pure Phase Tones for DJs record, and this is the worst thing Jason has ever done.

Go buy the new Sunroof! record instead....

Giles Manius (jsoulja), Sunday, 26 March 2006 23:31 (eleven years ago) Permalink

That Guitar Loops album is so bad that I started listening to it for the first time and before it was over, I already began creating an eBay listing for it.

Mr. Snrub (Mr. Snrub), Monday, 27 March 2006 00:35 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Kinda glad I didn't get this before hearing it, then.

Ned Raggett (Ned), Monday, 27 March 2006 00:43 (eleven years ago) Permalink

oh dear.

jed_ (jed), Monday, 27 March 2006 00:47 (eleven years ago) Permalink

i was listening to this yesterday. my girlfriend made me turn it off. it really irritated her.
i wasn't that impressed either.

brontosaur, Monday, 27 March 2006 01:14 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Between this release and the directional shift on Amazing Grace, and the lack of any new Spectrum material after years of claims, I'm thinking we may have reached the final frontier for the Spacemen. Really sad.

The last E.A.R. release was actually pretty good, though.

And at least these guys have the whole drugs excuse, so I've never had the same crushed expectations with them that I've had every time I hear the name Kevin Shields....

Giles Manius (jsoulja), Monday, 27 March 2006 01:39 (eleven years ago) Permalink

um the treader records thing is run by spring heel jack who are now big on their improv. If you don't like improv, you almost certainly won't like any of the cds on their label... I've not heard guitar loops but would reckon it would be similar to J Spaceman's work on "masses" and "ammassed" two SHJ records... I don't know where drugs come into this really...?

gekkoppel, Monday, 27 March 2006 16:15 (eleven years ago) Permalink

"That Guitar Loops album is so bad that I started listening to it for the first time and before it was over, I already began creating an eBay listing for it."

Hahahaha! fuckin' brilliant. please please let me steal this line from you.

scott seward (scott seward), Monday, 27 March 2006 16:18 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Sure.

Mr. Snrub (Mr. Snrub), Monday, 27 March 2006 16:19 (eleven years ago) Permalink

I think I may be glad I couldn't afford to buy this then.

Brigadier Lethbridge-Pfunkboy (Kerr), Monday, 27 March 2006 16:54 (eleven years ago) Permalink

i'd like to hear it anyway. please ysi.

Christopher Costello (CGC), Monday, 27 March 2006 18:02 (eleven years ago) Permalink

I got a bit distracted this weekend after my post, but I'll YSI it here after work.

Giles Manius (jsoulja), Monday, 27 March 2006 18:12 (eleven years ago) Permalink

If anyone REALLY wants it, Aquarius Records has it (that's where I got it from). It's pretty dreadful though...

The Equator Lounge (Chris Barrus), Monday, 27 March 2006 18:41 (eleven years ago) Permalink

If Chris hates it then thats the clincher for me.

Brigadier Lethbridge-Pfunkboy (Kerr), Monday, 27 March 2006 18:59 (eleven years ago) Permalink

i like the guitar loops disc quite a bit. i mean, obviously if you're expecting anything remotely related to spiritualized it'll be an extreme disappointment. i can't profess to be the biggest spiritualized fan, but this thing hold my attention more than the last couple of spiritualized records. and it's completely devoid of the whole i'm a saint/i'm a sinner dichotomy that due has run into the ground.

crum (clikatowi), Monday, 27 March 2006 19:04 (eleven years ago) Permalink

eh?

Christopher Costello (CGC), Tuesday, 28 March 2006 23:05 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Hey sorry for the delay- ended up on a date last night.

Can someone tell me how to YSI post on ILM? I don't know the html code for links....

Giles Manius (jsoulja), Wednesday, 29 March 2006 01:43 (eleven years ago) Permalink

I also have just about every Spacemen 3/Spiritualized/Spectrum release, so I'll consider requests for other YSI's.....

Giles Manius (jsoulja), Wednesday, 29 March 2006 01:45 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Hi Giles. Do you happen to have a decent recording of Ladies and Gentlemen from Coachella '99? The only one I've found sounds like it was recorded on a dictaphone from 500 meters. Thanks.

PS. To post a YSI link, you need to enter an email address of your own on the YSI form to receive the YSI link. Then cut and paste into a message here.

jonas lefrel (jonas lefrel), Wednesday, 29 March 2006 04:01 (eleven years ago) Permalink

huh?

Christopher Costello (CGC), Friday, 31 March 2006 23:03 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Hi

Will Carruthers here .
There is a little spiritualized news at the end of this message .


We have made a new lp . It's called "Home improvement for condemned buildings "
Mark Refoy and Kevin Cowen played guitar on it and Jonny Mattock played the drums.

It was recorded during the summer of 2005 in a soon to be demolished old office block in Leicester .
It's got ten songs on it and if you want to hear some of them please try out our new website
at www.willcarruthers.com .You will need flash installed to view it .
You will find some free mp3 downloads and some audio streams .
The album is available to buy through the website at this address .

http://freelove.moonfruit.com/goshopping

The first five hundred are numbered , signed and painted and decorated by my own fair hands.

We also have the psi love you album,(that I played bass on), and some rather nice handmade posters for sale .

If you go to this address

http://www.apolloaudio.com/26

You will find an online stream of four tracks from the album , plus a new version of van fever incident ...(now with added Mark Refoy)
This ep is available as a paid download for the price of four dollars .

thanks


ps ...also, possibly of interest to fans of Lazer guided melodies . Somebody kindly sent me fifty copies of a spiritualized bootleg , containing unreleased versions of songs ,, outtakes , rehearsals and a peel session from the Lazer guided melodies lineup.
There is some great stuff on here you won't have heard before .
If you would like more details please send an e-mail to frndly_fr@yahoo.co.uk.

willcarruthers, Sunday, 2 April 2006 09:51 (eleven years ago) Permalink

I'm glad this is april 2nd otherwise I would've thought this was an april fools.
Email on its way.

Brigadier Lethbridge-Pfunkboy (Kerr), Sunday, 2 April 2006 10:09 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Always found it compelling that one of Spiritualized's most achingly beautiful songs, Broken Heart, exists because Kate Radley dumped him for Richard Ashcroft :)

lol he m/l makes fun of this interpretation in the interview but sure, it makes a good story

Οὖτις, Monday, 7 November 2016 18:34 (eleven months ago) Permalink

if they want to to reunite, they should reunite, not interested personally. saw a two piece spectrum do "transparent radiation" ~2008, that was good enough 4 me

brimstead, Monday, 7 November 2016 18:35 (eleven months ago) Permalink

"She Kissed Me, and It Felt Like a Hit" might be my favorite bit of druggy wordplay other than Ministry's "Dark Side of the Spoon."

Josh in Chicago, Monday, 7 November 2016 19:20 (eleven months ago) Permalink

sad to hear

sorry but have to go all fanboy and share that jason heard an old band's album and said he really liked it

proud moment there

hope he isn't in too much pain

F♯ A♯ (∞), Monday, 7 November 2016 20:11 (eleven months ago) Permalink

three weeks pass...

Spiritualized/S3 are packed with lifts from/references to other bands. But I'd never caught this one before:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5TOaUxgkLSg

Lots of people have covered it, including Steve Marriott:

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

But clearly there is a lot of it in

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

Josh in Chicago, Friday, 2 December 2016 17:32 (ten months ago) Permalink

huh weird that's a new one

Οὖτις, Friday, 2 December 2016 17:45 (ten months ago) Permalink

six months pass...

Assume this isn't happening today now?

Fortunately the new album is also due next year… twenty years to the day since 'Ladies and gentlemen...'

— Spiritualized® (@officialSpzd) September 29, 2016

groovypanda, Friday, 16 June 2017 21:01 (four months ago) Permalink

lol

Οὖτις, Friday, 16 June 2017 21:01 (four months ago) Permalink

Hehe.

20 years tho. Damn.

Le Bateau Ivre, Friday, 16 June 2017 21:05 (four months ago) Permalink

one month passes...

New interview with The Quietus: http://thequietus.com/articles/22946-jason-pierce-spiritualized-spacemen-3-interview
Oh J, always the perfectionist <3

“I feel like there aren’t going to be many more; I said a while back it may very well be my last record. I wanted to make something that was really worthy of that, a kind of glorious ‘this is what it’s all about’ kind of thing. And it reaches far – it covers a lot of ground. It’s not just another collection of songs – it’s a big record. It’s also [taken] years of work…I don’t want it to be a light undertaking. I want it to say something and be a big deal.”

Pierce tells me that making the record has been an all-consuming experience. I ask if he ever manages to unwind. “No, no. I just go crazy. I just get crazier and crazier and it’s not healthy which is kind of why I was saying I can’t see me doing this again. It’s like…it’s the only thing that matters and it shouldn’t be really. There’s so much else going on out there but it just consumes me. I can’t wait to get it down.” Does the album have a title yet? “No, not one,” Pierce tells me. “It’s just about there. It seemed for a while it wasn’t going to make sense and now it’s kind of coming together. It feels like it’s not far off. A couple of months and then I’ve got a finished record.”

Dancing on the Pylons, Wednesday, 2 August 2017 17:53 (two months ago) Permalink

That sounds very promising. Thanks for the link. Made me think of the Cormac McCarthy quote... "Anything that doesn't take years of your life and drive you to suicide hardly seems worth doing."

brain (krakow), Wednesday, 2 August 2017 19:39 (two months ago) Permalink

his music seems best served by a lot of studio time, given past albums. I do miss the analog warmth and studio tricks of the older records to the post-LICD albums, which all seem somehow crisper and more straightforward, there's a brittleness to them for some reason.

Οὖτις, Wednesday, 2 August 2017 19:42 (two months ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

well they're playing at the Fillmore in SF on my bday so I guess I have to go

Οὖτις, Tuesday, 22 August 2017 17:39 (one month ago) Permalink

one month passes...

... and I went!

weird show, but mostly in a good way. a fair amount of "deep cuts", and the set mostly went chronologically through the catalog, from opening with "If I Were With Her Now"(!) through "Born Never Asked" and "Electric Mainline", "Please Stay/Don't Go", "Let it Flow". Nothing from "Let it Come Down", and only one song apiece from the more recent albums, ending with "So Long You Pretty Thing", which makes a great closer. Some rough edges and occasional sound issues, and I have no idea who is in the band now (besides Dogon, who is generally a great foil for Jason).

Οὖτις, Wednesday, 18 October 2017 18:08 (two days ago) Permalink

I was there too, for a while. Didn't love it, so we left about half way in. Just not a lot of energy. J was sitting down, facing sideways, and the rest of the band was just standing still. I really loved the set they did at the Boston MFA with the choir and J on acoustic guitar, but this one just didn't work for me...

DJI, Wednesday, 18 October 2017 18:58 (two days ago) Permalink

I can't remember the last time I saw him stand for a show!

Οὖτις, Wednesday, 18 October 2017 19:01 (two days ago) Permalink

Don't think I'd personally mind the static stage appearance but I can see why others would. He did a show standing, statuesque and eyes closed the whole show, in 2001 or so that I saw. Worked for me.

Le Bateau Ivre, Wednesday, 18 October 2017 20:25 (two days ago) Permalink

He's been sitting through whole shows since the mid-80s!

Spencer Chow, Wednesday, 18 October 2017 21:27 (two days ago) Permalink

have never seen him standing thru a show

starving street dogs of punk rock (Odysseus), Wednesday, 18 October 2017 21:28 (two days ago) Permalink

I wasn't trying to say that it was unusual, just that it contributed to the lack of energy of the whole show. Like even when they were audibly rocking, everyone was standing dead still, the drummer was tapping away lightly, and the backup singers weren't even swaying with the music.

DJI, Wednesday, 18 October 2017 21:30 (two days ago) Permalink

Must've gotten lucky seeing the Spaceman stand up then! (it was this one) Idk I was comfortable (sitting myself) to close my eyes for a lot of the time too, immersed myself. It was a great show.

Le Bateau Ivre, Wednesday, 18 October 2017 21:34 (two days ago) Permalink

hm, I went and had a totally different feel; I def didn't think it lacked energy (any more than you'd expect Spiritualized to lack energy); band sounded great; band lineup has been pretty consistent for many years now I guess, pretty much after Lupine Howl went off, I think most of them now have been there since then. I've seen this lineup three times now I suppose, this was as good as any; and markedly better than the original spacemen spiritulized lineup which was the first one I saw, who I thought (at the time) were boring.

akm, Wednesday, 18 October 2017 21:54 (two days ago) Permalink

that was def a different drummer than he had immediately post-Lupine Howl but idk what Kid Millions looks like, maybe it was him

Οὖτις, Wednesday, 18 October 2017 21:56 (two days ago) Permalink

and that was def also not Thighpaulsandra

Οὖτις, Wednesday, 18 October 2017 21:56 (two days ago) Permalink

Kid Millions is no longer drumming with them. I saw a couple of shows with him and they were awesome. Kid Millions is not really a light tapper. This wild show at Secret Project Robot in 2013 was very memorable:

https://youtu.be/5WacFq6cVaA

Badmotorfinger Debate Club (MFB), Wednesday, 18 October 2017 22:08 (two days ago) Permalink

http://https%3A//upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/timeline/0918049c8dc21dd947032eea23d95847.png

fairly consistent since 2009 or so.

akm, Wednesday, 18 October 2017 22:26 (two days ago) Permalink

fucking whatever bbcode

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/timeline/0918049c8dc21dd947032eea23d95847.png

akm, Wednesday, 18 October 2017 22:26 (two days ago) Permalink

ah so the other guitarist was still Coxon (I couldn't see him v well)

the drummer did not at all match my expectations for Kid Millions so I kinda assumed it was somebody else tbh

Οὖτις, Wednesday, 18 October 2017 22:36 (two days ago) Permalink

also tbh I don't think I've seen his touring band since 2009, last time I saw them it was just J and Doggen and a choir + string quartet

Οὖτις, Wednesday, 18 October 2017 22:38 (two days ago) Permalink

that's too bad about the show. the london 'follakzoid' sessions from earlier this year slay, especially "earth", and i'm stoked for an album proper

reggie (qualmsley), Thursday, 19 October 2017 15:20 (yesterday) Permalink

2 out of 3 attendees thought it was a good show! It just wasn't earth-shattering and there was no new material. still a bunch of surprises at least.

Οὖτις, Thursday, 19 October 2017 15:56 (yesterday) Permalink

Weird, I've seen the band a bunch and can't remember ever seeing Jason sitting for a show. You'd think that would leave an impression.

Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 19 October 2017 16:12 (yesterday) Permalink

Relieved to hear that he hasn't died, which is what I thought when I saw the thread had been bumped.

Gholdfish Killah (Turrican), Thursday, 19 October 2017 17:27 (yesterday) Permalink

he seems to be in fine health these days

Οὖτις, Thursday, 19 October 2017 17:32 (yesterday) Permalink

shakey have you read Will's book?

starving street dogs of punk rock (Odysseus), Thursday, 19 October 2017 19:09 (yesterday) Permalink

Is it worth the while?

Le Bateau Ivre, Thursday, 19 October 2017 19:10 (yesterday) Permalink

Saw Spaceman 3 back around 1990 and all the (smallish) crowd were sat down for the entire set. Everyone just passed spliffs around all night.

My memory is a little bit foggy but I think it was more of a Sitar Music type vibe than Revolution/Suicide. Can't remember if the band themselves were sitting.

groovypanda, Thursday, 19 October 2017 19:28 (yesterday) Permalink

I haven't read Will's book. I've read that other Spacemen 3 bio, forget who the author was.

xp

Οὖτις, Thursday, 19 October 2017 19:39 (yesterday) Permalink

I would read it given the opportunity but I don't have the $$ to spend on that kind of thing

Οὖτις, Thursday, 19 October 2017 19:39 (yesterday) Permalink

https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/515TgnsEoIL._SX328_BO1,204,203,200_.jpg

This one, Shakey? It's fucking great. And also makes me think Will C's book has little to add to (but I could be wrong)

Le Bateau Ivre, Thursday, 19 October 2017 19:46 (yesterday) Permalink

yeah that one

Οὖτις, Thursday, 19 October 2017 19:46 (yesterday) Permalink

Great book.

Le Bateau Ivre, Thursday, 19 October 2017 19:47 (yesterday) Permalink

I'm reading it now, about 2/3 of the way through, just getting to the formation of Spiritualized, thoroughly enjoying it. I really didn't know much of S3's history, despite being a fan for going on 30 years now, so I don't know how much is really new or revelatory here for someone more familiar, but he's a very good writer and storyteller. The chapters don't necessarily flow naturally from one to the next which gives me the sense that they were written at least to some extent as separate pieces over time and assembled into book form later, but I don't find that that detracts from it at all.

So I can't say if it's worth the while if you're looking for new insights into the band and its other members (it is for me), but definitely worth the while as a document of one person's experience in that scene at that time.

early rejecter, Thursday, 19 October 2017 20:02 (yesterday) Permalink

I've got both books but not read the Morse one in years. Will's book is great though. A lot of fun to read. It can be funny and harrowing at times

starving street dogs of punk rock (Odysseus), Thursday, 19 October 2017 20:04 (yesterday) Permalink

I feel like the Morse book is as good as can be expected, what w Jason not cooperating at all

Οὖτις, Thursday, 19 October 2017 20:07 (yesterday) Permalink

(My post above was in ref. to Will's book if that wasn't clear.) xxp

early rejecter, Thursday, 19 October 2017 20:09 (yesterday) Permalink

it's funny how Sonic has turned out to be the one much more concerned about their legacy/rep. Jason doesn't seem to give a shit at all. That joint statement that came out last year about that reissue dispute was the first time I can recall him ever being involved w/anything Spacemen 3 related.

Οὖτις, Thursday, 19 October 2017 20:09 (yesterday) Permalink

shakey did you see spectrum and sonic do that Spacemen 2 show in SF like....dunno, 15 years ago or something? I didn't, always kind of regretted it.

akm, Thursday, 19 October 2017 21:34 (yesterday) Permalink

no but my bandmate did and he has a signed poster from it framed in our practice space

Οὖτις, Thursday, 19 October 2017 21:55 (yesterday) Permalink


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