Spacemen 3

Genres: Pop / Rock
Tags: shoegaze space rock psychedelic psychedelic rock indie neo-psychedelia Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Instigated in 1982 by Sonic Boom (Pete Kember, 19 November 1965, Rugby, Warwickshire, England) and regional soulmate J. Spaceman aka Jason Pierce (also, strangely enough, b. 19 November 1965, Rugby, Warwickshire, England). Augmented by the rhythm section of Rosco (b. Sterling Roswell; drums) and Pete Bain (bass), it took Spacemen 3 four full years to blossom onto record. Initially crying shy of sounding too much like the Cramps, the band carefully evolved into one-chord wonders, masters of the hypnotic, blissed out groove. Such was their languid approach to working, and so dream inspiring was their music, Spacemen 3 made a habit of sitting down for the entirety of their gigs. Their fourth album, 1989’s Playing With Fire, included the intensely repetitive blast of ‘Revolution’. The free live album given away with the first 2000 copies of the previous album featured superior versions of some of their recorded live material. By this time Bain and Rosco...

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