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This dark, neo-psychedelic band was formed by J. Spaceman aka Jason Pierce (19 November 1965, Rugby, Warwickshire, England; vocals/guitar) after his messy break-up from former writing partner and Spacemen 3 cohort Pete Kember aka Sonic Boom. Based in Rugby, they were actually inaugurated in 1990 while Spacemen 3 was still officially active. Pierce took the remnants of that band with him, namely Mark Refoy (guitar), Will Carruthers (b. 9 November 1967, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, England; bass) and Jon Mattock (drums), and added keyboard player Steve Evans.
Spiritualizeds first release was a sensitive cover version of Chip Taylors Anyway That You Want Me, then Feel So Sad, a sonic opera lasting 13 minutes and 20 seconds. Evans was then replaced by Pierces girlfriend Kate Radley (b. 19 February 1967). Headliners at ICAs Irn Bru Rock Week, the bands familiar Velvet Underground guitar...