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

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

Lying around on their skinny arses getting high?

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

heroin, jesus and electic guitars maybe.

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

he played a few nights of meltdown last year

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

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

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

I really want that Ladies and Gents tshirt.

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

I have that. It's a luminous print.

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

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

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

Me, too!

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

ME THREE

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

fuck!...i need paypal.

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

Is SPZ stuff very collectible?

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

have you heard it?

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

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

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

oh dear.

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

Sure.

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

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

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

If Chris hates it then thats the clincher for me.

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

eh?

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

huh?

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

they erased all their tweets and instagram posts and redid everything in this orange thing, so i wouldn't be surprised if it's part of a new album art/aesthetic j's going for

i guess he's had enough of the drug references?

F# A# (∞), Monday, 4 June 2018 18:24 (one month ago) Permalink

Spiritualized without the drug references is a contradiction in terms, no?

brain (krakow), Monday, 4 June 2018 18:37 (one month ago) Permalink

Another one today, which is this song:

https://youtu.be/BqeRA6ZbywU

groovypanda, Monday, 4 June 2018 20:53 (one month ago) Permalink

Two new songs out on streaming services, Album's out on Sept. 7th. Both songs are pretty nice and typically lush, crystalline production, though "A Perfect Miracle" is awfully close to a retread of "Ladies and Gentlemen..."'s title track.

Simon H., Monday, 11 June 2018 15:51 (one month ago) Permalink

wow that is a very classic rock-y guitar solo on I'm Your Man

Οὖτις, Monday, 11 June 2018 16:00 (one month ago) Permalink

‘And Nothing Hurt’ was recorded by Pierce alone in his London home. In a press release, he said: “Making this record on my own sent me more mad than anything I’ve done before. We’d been playing these big shows and I really wanted to capture that sound we were making but, without the funds to do, I had to find a way to work within the constraints of what money I had. So I bought a laptop and made it all in a little room in my house.”

Number None, Monday, 11 June 2018 16:29 (one month ago) Permalink

that's insane

Οὖτις, Monday, 11 June 2018 16:42 (one month ago) Permalink

and a bit of a bummer

Οὖτις, Monday, 11 June 2018 16:42 (one month ago) Permalink

but then he's always been pretty open about plowing whatever money he's made back into the band so maybe not that surprising that he's not a millionaire

Οὖτις, Monday, 11 June 2018 16:43 (one month ago) Permalink

I would not have guessed these were pure solo recordings!

Simon H., Monday, 11 June 2018 16:49 (one month ago) Permalink

Though on closer listen there do seem to be a lot more synthesized elements than usual.

Simon H., Monday, 11 June 2018 16:50 (one month ago) Permalink

eh, pretty he's not playing drums or those horns

Οὖτις, Monday, 11 June 2018 16:50 (one month ago) Permalink

This is what happens when I listen on my shitty work headphones.

The fact that he couldn't do it up how he normally would really is a bummer.

Simon H., Monday, 11 June 2018 16:58 (one month ago) Permalink

pretty SURE

I meant to say

Οὖτις, Monday, 11 June 2018 17:00 (one month ago) Permalink

oh he also said this

The biggest thing for me was to try to make it sound like a studio session. There are bits that I went to a studio to record – mainly drums and percussion. I mean, there’s no way I’m going to get timpani up my stairs. When I came to terms with how I was going to make the record, I assumed it was going to sound like Lee Perry – all flying in from different angles; all extraordinary and not hi-tech in construction. But I was new to it all, I didn’t have all the short cuts people use when they’re making records – I just sat there for weeks… for months… moving every level up bit by bit just to try to get the sounds right.

Number None, Monday, 11 June 2018 17:22 (one month ago) Permalink

The press release

jaywbabcock, Monday, 11 June 2018 17:24 (one month ago) Permalink

Do we have a tally on how many artists have used some variation of that stupid Vonnegut quote as a fucking title? Didn't Moby also just release an album with this title?? Like, thirty years after every screamo band had already exhausted it?

Paul Ponzi, Monday, 11 June 2018 17:28 (one month ago) Permalink

Welcome back, Spaceman, I salute you <3

lbi's life of limitless european glamour (Le Bateau Ivre), Monday, 11 June 2018 17:37 (one month ago) Permalink

I wanted to like this but having listened IDK, I was hoping the transition to working as a bedroom producer would have taken in him a new and more interesting direction. The last thing I want to hear is him recreating his post-Let It Come Down sound with cheaper production values.

Matt DC, Monday, 11 June 2018 17:41 (one month ago) Permalink

Agreed, but post LICD has *a lot* of really bad songs. No high production value will make them better songs. These are at least p dece songs.

lbi's life of limitless european glamour (Le Bateau Ivre), Monday, 11 June 2018 17:44 (one month ago) Permalink

(not been able to blast these on my own stereo though, mind)

lbi's life of limitless european glamour (Le Bateau Ivre), Monday, 11 June 2018 17:44 (one month ago) Permalink

It's nice we're correctly treating LICD as a good album

imago, Monday, 11 June 2018 17:45 (one month ago) Permalink

It's his last good album, mos def

lbi's life of limitless european glamour (Le Bateau Ivre), Monday, 11 June 2018 17:47 (one month ago) Permalink

the last record was p solid though i can only remember "hey jane" and the closer really

flamenco blorf (BradNelson), Monday, 11 June 2018 17:48 (one month ago) Permalink

xp I mean I think it's better than LAG... but am aware that's wild talk

imago, Monday, 11 June 2018 17:49 (one month ago) Permalink

"i'm your man" sounds great imo

flamenco blorf (BradNelson), Monday, 11 June 2018 17:50 (one month ago) Permalink

xp I am... inclined to agree? LAG has all-time status, but LICD is an album I keep coming back to.

lbi's life of limitless european glamour (Le Bateau Ivre), Monday, 11 June 2018 17:51 (one month ago) Permalink

Thinking about it, it's really about whether on any given day I prefer the two longest tracks on each album /vmic

imago, Monday, 11 June 2018 17:53 (one month ago) Permalink

LAG became so classic, I'm burned out on parts of it. Come Together, Electricity, they're great, but I skip them nowadays. It's not that way with LICD.

lbi's life of limitless european glamour (Le Bateau Ivre), Monday, 11 June 2018 17:55 (one month ago) Permalink

"Life is a Problem" is one of his best sad bastard tunes.

Simon H., Monday, 11 June 2018 17:55 (one month ago) Permalink

(apart from the opener, On Fire, tbh, that piano gets on my nerves) xp

lbi's life of limitless european glamour (Le Bateau Ivre), Monday, 11 June 2018 17:56 (one month ago) Permalink

Don't Just Do Something is 'Think I'm In Love' glorious, Out Of Sight, Twelve Steps and Straight and the Narrow is one helluva run, before the final third kicks in. Perfect album (apart from the opener).

lbi's life of limitless european glamour (Le Bateau Ivre), Monday, 11 June 2018 17:57 (one month ago) Permalink

i'm having an argument on another board with someone who thinks pure phase is "easily their worst" so i'm revisiting it now. first, what, 6-7 tracks are absolutely unfuckwithable? and that's before "electric mainline" happens

flamenco blorf (BradNelson), Monday, 11 June 2018 17:59 (one month ago) Permalink

Yeah that's bonkers. Shows you not to cheat on us on other boards! ;)

lbi's life of limitless european glamour (Le Bateau Ivre), Monday, 11 June 2018 18:03 (one month ago) Permalink

Pure Phase is the best one, I thought we all knew that

imago, Monday, 11 June 2018 18:22 (one month ago) Permalink

I listened to Pure Phase in the park yesterday for a long time and it sounded glorious. It's not the best (Lazer Guided Melodies and Ladies & Gentlemen feel slightly better realised) and there's a sense that some of the PP songs could have been arranged better, but the idea that it's their worst album when you consider some of the dreck they've released over the last decade is...

Matt DC, Monday, 11 June 2018 18:42 (one month ago) Permalink

it's long and loose but its best moments are basically the peak of the band imo

flamenco blorf (BradNelson), Monday, 11 June 2018 18:43 (one month ago) Permalink

all their albums up through LICD are great imo, the two after that are a bit spotty. The last one is very solid imo, and its closing track is one of the best things he ever wrote.

Οὖτις, Monday, 11 June 2018 19:01 (one month ago) Permalink

Video here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4vNrHoLS1zc

groovypanda, Monday, 11 June 2018 20:53 (one month ago) Permalink

wait who is kathleen pierce and why is she being memorialized?

F# A# (∞), Monday, 11 June 2018 22:03 (one month ago) Permalink

I think Kathleen Pierce is Jason's mum. Looks like she died around this time last year.

brain (krakow), Monday, 11 June 2018 22:39 (one month ago) Permalink

The last one is very solid imo, and its closing track is one of the best things he ever wrote.

Agree that that track is a banger, but I'd sooner listen to anything from the first two/three instead.

Another vote for Pure Phase.

Martin Landau Ballet (Leee), Monday, 11 June 2018 23:34 (one month ago) Permalink

I think I listen to Pure Phase more than any of the others. I saw them in a little club on that tour. Want to say the Dandy Warhols opened?

Josh in Chicago, Monday, 11 June 2018 23:56 (one month ago) Permalink

Polara opened on the PP tour out here (though the better show was a couple months earlier when Spz. opened for Siouxsie)

Elvis Telecom, Wednesday, 13 June 2018 07:43 (one month ago) Permalink

So weird, I guess the show I saw was in 1997, so must have been the L&G tour! Wow. Next time I saw them was opening for Radiohead the next year.

Josh in Chicago, Wednesday, 13 June 2018 12:28 (one month ago) Permalink

i'm going to the Los Angeles show on Oct 16 Los Angeles, CA Orpheum Theatre. the pre-sale goes on sale tomorrow. i need a code!

Bee OK, Thursday, 14 June 2018 01:29 (one month ago) Permalink

Knock twice.

Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 14 June 2018 01:35 (one month ago) Permalink

found it: There will be a Live Nation presale taking place on Thursday, June 14, at 10 a.m. Password: GOODVIBES.

Bee OK, Thursday, 14 June 2018 01:37 (one month ago) Permalink

i'm going to Spiritualized in Los Angeles. i think this will be the fifth time seeing them. very excited.

Bee OK, Thursday, 14 June 2018 23:41 (one month ago) Permalink

Based on the first two tracks this will probably be the first Spz tour I’ll sit out.

Elvis Telecom, Monday, 18 June 2018 05:35 (four weeks ago) Permalink


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