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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

I have to assume Elvis Telecom ended up at that as well...

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 3 April 2013 04:23 (four years ago) Permalink

I have to assume Elvis Telecom ended up at that as well...

Actually I didn't. I didn't hear about the show until we were already on the Airtrain at JFK. Would have been annoyed, but already have tickets to see them at Pappy & Harriets out in Joshua Tree (which has quickly become my favorite place to see anyone these days).

BTW, Jason replaced most of the band again. New Spiritualized drummer is Kid Millions from Oneida.

Elvis Telecom, Wednesday, 3 April 2013 21:15 (four years ago) Permalink

they're playing Pappy and Harriets?!? say what's up to my bro for me lol

four Marxes plus four Obamas plus four Bin Ladens (Shakey Mo Collier), Wednesday, 3 April 2013 21:16 (four years ago) Permalink

Kid Millions from Oneida.

also !!!!! love this dude

four Marxes plus four Obamas plus four Bin Ladens (Shakey Mo Collier), Wednesday, 3 April 2013 21:16 (four years ago) Permalink

say whaaaat? That is crazy.

Trip Maker, Wednesday, 3 April 2013 21:18 (four years ago) Permalink

Pictures from the show: http://www.brooklynvegan.com/archives/2013/04/spiritualized_p_5.html

Elvis Telecom, Wednesday, 3 April 2013 21:23 (four years ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JQ8YqKT05Zw

Elvis Telecom, Wednesday, 3 April 2013 21:43 (four years ago) Permalink

four months pass...

Has anyone seen J. Spaceman solo? Worthwhile? He's doing a show in Champaign-Urbana in a couple of weeks.

john. a resident of chicago., Wednesday, 21 August 2013 14:25 (three years ago) Permalink

Acoustic Mainlines show I saw 3 or 4 Christmases ago was near-solo (some of it was choir+orchestration, but not all) - one of my favourite gigs. So I'd say yes!

Where's he playing in C-U?

sktsh, Thursday, 22 August 2013 15:09 (three years ago) Permalink

He's also doing in show @LPR in Sept.

http://www.lepoissonrouge.com/lpr_events/j-spaceman-and-kid-millions-september-11th-2013/

kwhitehead, Thursday, 22 August 2013 17:07 (three years ago) Permalink

man sometimes I could listen to the various versions of Feel So Sad forever

what's up ugly girls? (Shakey Mo Collier), Thursday, 22 August 2013 17:36 (three years ago) Permalink

> Where's he playing in C-U?

At the Krannert Center during the Ellnora Festival.

john. a resident of chicago., Friday, 23 August 2013 02:33 (three years ago) Permalink

I've been listening to the whole discography (and I mean the WHOLE discography) the last few days and it's weird, sometime around Amazing Grace there's a real sonic shift, the low end tends to evaporate. incidentally that's the one album that feels like a real misstep. prior to that, through all the various incarnations of the band there's a real panoramic, wide-screen sort of sound that's very well fleshed out. things sound thinner now and I'm not sure why that is. I do like the last couple records but it feels like after Let It Come Down there was a kind of exhaustion that set in sonically, a retreat to this kind of more straightforward, washed-out sound.

what's up ugly girls? (Shakey Mo Collier), Friday, 23 August 2013 21:17 (three years ago) Permalink

that being said, So Long You Pretty Thing possibly the most elegiac thing he's ever written, god what a tune

what's up ugly girls? (Shakey Mo Collier), Friday, 23 August 2013 22:22 (three years ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

Ended up going to the J Spaceman show last night. The stage set up was cool -- it's a huge, deeeep stage and sitting he was way up front under a wide spotlight with a Marshall half stack and to his left and a bunch of pedals in front of him. We missed the first couple minutes so not sure how he built it up, but he spent about 75 minutes layering loops. It took about 20-30 minutes to really start bringing it together...gotta admit I was a bit skeptical he was going to pull it off, actually. But the last 30 minutes were super cool -- like at least 5 or 6 different loops going with him playing over it all. Suuuper loud. Very cool.

john. a resident of chicago., Saturday, 7 September 2013 23:38 (three years ago) Permalink

There's a proper Spiritualized gig tomorrow in Philly that I think I'm going to though idk why they're touring since they played here less than a year ago and they have nothing new to promote. It makes me hope he does something like loop stuff for 75 minutes.

wooden treeshjips (Stevie D(eux)), Sunday, 8 September 2013 13:12 (three years ago) Permalink

I love Spiritualized, but the band's innately conservative. I've not seen a lot of variety from show to show, which makes sense, because there's not a ton of variety from album to album, either. Arrangements tend to stick to the albums, too, no matter how many people on stage, the lyrics stay in sad gospel mode, and for all its free-jazz squonk I've never seen the band do a set that did not emphasize its songs. I've seen the band live maybe 8 times and I'd describe the most recent pretty much the same as I'd describe the first maybe 15 years ago. So basically, no, you're likely not going to get 75 minutes of loops.

That Spiritualized remains a great band is a minor miracle in and of itself. Maybe it's all that talking to Jesus about the deep hole in his soul.

Josh in Chicago, Sunday, 8 September 2013 13:32 (three years ago) Permalink

Saw them in Raleigh over the weekend. They are definitely own a very specific sound and their approach could be described as conservative. However, I think bringing Kid Millions of Oneida in as a drummer has brought a small but welcome and noticeable change to the group dynamic. I also got to see the Radio City Music Hall performance of Ladies and Gentlemen a few years back and it was absolutely gobsmacking. I think you either get into the band and what they do full bore and keep loving and returning to it or not. I don't think they're the kind of group that's going to "evolve" in any dynamic way, but I've more or less loved every gig I've seen by them.

Badmotorfinger Debate Club (MFB), Monday, 9 September 2013 02:56 (three years ago) Permalink

No argument. Love Spiritualized. It's just that given the nature of the music and its roots, I'm a little surprised/disappointed they never shake things up a bit, with drones, loops, skronk or basically anything that veers from the recorded arrangements. The band sticks to the script like pros, which they most certainly are, but it seems like Sonic Boom is the more seat of his pants of the pair.

Josh in Chicago, Monday, 9 September 2013 13:23 (three years ago) Permalink

five months pass...

New song new song new song

On April 19 (Record Store Day), Lefse will release a compilation called Space Project, which features songs by Youth Lagoon, Beach House, Mutual Benefit, the Antlers, and others that incorporate sounds recorded in space by the Voyager 1 and Voyager 2 space probes. Spiritualized, under the name the Spiritualized Mississippi Space Program, contributed a track called "Always Forgetting With You (The Bridge Song)".

https://soundcloud.com/fatpossum/spiritualized-mississippi/

Elvis Telecom, Wednesday, 19 February 2014 05:50 (three years ago) Permalink

New song sounds remarkably like something that could be on side 2 of Recurring.

Elvis Telecom, Wednesday, 19 February 2014 05:50 (three years ago) Permalink

It wasn't until I listed to 6 straight years of country blues and modern drone that I come back to the Spacemen 3 and Spiritualized of my mid teens, and realize how fucking good they are. Spacemen 3 honestly did it all correctly, I couldn't ask for more.

Neal Cassady, Wednesday, 19 February 2014 06:33 (three years ago) Permalink

loving the sound of this and the recent Cut Copy remix. always nice when he moves away from the more straightforward recording/mixing techniques

How dare you tarnish the reputation of Turturro's yodel (Shakey Mo Collier), Wednesday, 19 February 2014 20:34 (three years ago) Permalink

Hmm, nice indeed.

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 19 February 2014 20:49 (three years ago) Permalink

one month passes...

Anyone know what this is about?

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BkR11FXIIAA8GKO.jpg

groovypanda, Thursday, 3 April 2014 07:57 (three years ago) Permalink

Kind of being blown out of proportion, and it's a pretty song:

http://www.nme.com/news/spiritualized/76469

DonkeyTeeth, Thursday, 3 April 2014 08:06 (three years ago) Permalink

one year passes...

I went to listen to some Spiritualized this fine evening on Spotify, I thought I would listen to those versions of Feel So Sad that were compiled on The Complete Works Vol.1

Strangely enough, Feel so Sad (Glides and Chimes) seems to be the #1 most popular song by them.

Does anyone know why? I mean it's perfectly lovely but its seems to be far and away the most played song by them which strikes me as odd. Was it used in a movie? some weird mix I don't know about?

brontosaur, Sunday, 21 February 2016 02:46 (one year ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

This new BE ONE record that J. Spaceman was involved in is so beautiful, it's a concept album about bees? Fucking amazing. Better than any Spiritualized record I've ever heard.

flappy bird, Thursday, 10 March 2016 21:04 (one year ago) Permalink

I assume you haven't heard that many Spiritualized records then.

It's quite nice but I'm not sure I'd go that far.

groovypanda, Friday, 11 March 2016 10:49 (one year ago) Permalink

three months pass...

Jason reporting on Instagram: "Impromptu recording session with #Follakzoid ...1 phone call, 2 songs, 3 hours, new personal record.."
https://www.instagram.com/p/BF_5wCVrP7V/?taken-by=jspaceman3

Elvis Telecom, Tuesday, 5 July 2016 20:10 (eleven months ago) Permalink

Okay, that bit peaked my interest.

van smack, Wednesday, 6 July 2016 02:08 (eleven months ago) Permalink

two months pass...

http://www.barbican.org.uk/music/event-detail.asp?ID=20304

groovypanda, Friday, 30 September 2016 09:30 (eight months ago) Permalink

fuck, ladies and gentlemen is 20 years old next year? gahhh

the devastation is very important to me (bizarro gazzara), Friday, 30 September 2016 12:21 (eight months ago) Permalink

one month passes...

Of the £2 million Spacemen 3 reunion offers, he said:

It’s a ton of money. But I think it’s too important for that, I really do. It’s been my life’s work to wave my small flag to show how important rock n roll is. You can buy those records if you want to hear the music. The argument that gets thrown at me is people didn’t see it first time. But there’s a whole history of mankind and I wasn’t there for most of it. Maybe I’m just stupid. I certainly need the money. Who doesn’t need that? Who couldn’t give half of it away if they did have it?

Trump le Monde (Le Bateau Ivre), Monday, 7 November 2016 14:04 (seven months ago) Permalink

he has been hospitalized with pneumonia and liver disease since 2005

this is a very poorly worded sentence

sam jax sax jam (Jordan), Monday, 7 November 2016 15:16 (seven months ago) Permalink

Yeah, seriously. Being hospitalized for the past 11 years would make being in a band pretty tough.

Josh in Chicago, Monday, 7 November 2016 15:36 (seven months ago) Permalink

I never saw S3 and would prefer it if they don't reunite tbh

can't blame him if this is his last record, he's had a good run and def been recycling ideas for awhile now. overall I think he really developed as a lyricist over Spiritualized's discography, kinda underrated in that respect.

Οὖτις, Monday, 7 November 2016 16:42 (seven months ago) Permalink

^^ Agreed on SP3. Not seen them live either, but seeing them cover their own material now would probably suck. Also, Kember and Pierce have such different musical interests now.

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

Hope it will be one hell of a final album. He must have a masterpiece left in him, I'm quite sure.

Trump le Monde (Le Bateau Ivre), Monday, 7 November 2016 18:32 (seven months 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 (seven 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 (seven 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 (seven 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 (seven 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 (six months ago) Permalink

huh weird that's a new one

Οὖτις, Friday, 2 December 2016 17:45 (six 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 (one week ago) Permalink

lol

Οὖτις, Friday, 16 June 2017 21:01 (one week ago) Permalink

Hehe.

20 years tho. Damn.

Le Bateau Ivre, Friday, 16 June 2017 21:05 (one week ago) Permalink


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