Tuesday, May 20, 2008
Shameful Confession #2
For anyone who doesn't understand how some bands go unheard, never mind the issues of mainstream and media saturation...it was so much harder before the internet.
Thus, while yesterday I 'fessed up to the fact that I hadn't got dance music for many years, today it is time to admit that Spacemen 3, those masters of Gospel-drone-psychedelia (or whatever) were a band I hadn't heard 'til pretty recently.
Sure, I knew the name, I have quite a bit of Spiritualized's stuff, and kept meaning to. But it didn't happen until...uh, last week I could finally say I had heard more than one or two tracks. Jason Pierce (now of Spiritualized) and Sonic Boom clearly paved the way for some amazing stuff, as well as being damn important themselves.
So, in order that you don't make the same mistake, here are two excellent tracks:
Spacemen 3 -'Lord Can You Hear Me.' mp3
Spacemen 3 -'Hypnotised.' mp3
There is a really great fan site here