Wednesday, July 20, 2011


So, once again, I was JUST introduced to a band that's been around as long as I've been alive. Spacemen 3 is an English psychedelic rock band that originally formed in 1982 (the year I was do the math :-P) & who many of my favorite modern-day artists have credited as an influence...including The Flaming Lips, Animal Collective, Hot Chip, MGMT & Pavement. 

My friend Nico turned me onto Spacemen 3 a few days ago &, after listening to a few tracks, I was hooked. Since Nico is already such a big fan, I decided to ask him to give me 4 or 5 of the best Spacemen 3 songs to feature here & his response was simply too perfect & descriptive not to copy word for word (with respective audio) below:

So here is what I think: Only from "RECURRING" (I figured you might feature this album):

1. Just To See You Smile - This track could be an intro in to modern (albeit not-so-modern) psychedelica, hypnotic Indian rhythms and all.

2. Billy Whizz Blue 1 - Makes me think, The Cowboy Junkies and Lou Reed having a jam session in Philly in the 90's, on heroin of course....great song to turn up loud, by oneself, on a cold winters day in Southwestern Australia - after a big heavy surf of course. And obviously, cooking a a white bean and tuna casoulet...

3. Drive/Feel So Sad - Although this is not one of my favorite songs, if you listen to Billy Whizz Blue 1, you really cannot listen to this song next, a continuation of the former. I always wonder if Brightblack Morning Light was listening to this tune on the drive to Bishop to record their debut album...Love the echo/pinging guitar work.

MY ACTUAL FAVORITE CUTS:::::::these speak for themselves:

1) Walk With Jesus (Demo Version) - One of my all time favorites, across all music. Period.

2) I Believe It (Off Wooden Ships EP)

3) I Want You Right Now

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