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Spacemen 3 & The Birth of Spiritualized Paperback – September 30, 2005
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All the more remarkable, then, that the author is based in New York. Aside from a couple of minor lapses - "pissed" for "pissed off", that kind of thing - you would have assumed he'd spent his life thumbing a ride between The Old Five Bells Northampton and the Rugby methadone clinic, so accurately rendered is the local colour. The central characters, Jason Pierce and Pete "Sonic" Kember, are compellingly drawn, and as destined to fall out it seems as Richard Hell and Tom Verlaine. And while you get the impression that Morse was able to gain Sonic's trust more readily than Jason's, he's to be congratulated for conveying every last addled nuance of this utterly captivating story.
The author tells the story well allthough its quite clear Jason Pierce was not consultedthat much as his quotes seem to be culled from old interviews. But the book is not entirely from Pete Kembers' point of view as all the ex members are on hand to voice their version of events!
Spacemen 3 are one of my favourite bands but this book has infomed me graetly, I also didnt get to see them live but the description of the live performances and the music nearly makes up for it.
A couple of minor gripes Waterman Art Centre is not in Hammersmith but Brentford. And the ending Chapters concerning Spiritualised are a bit hurried and brief, its as though the author didn't know where to end his story.
A great book I was expecting a thin pamphlet not a 300 page masterpeice. Buy it and read whilst listening to all their albums and enjoy the trip!
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spacemen 3! i loved this book! it taught me so much about music and music history. Read it three times.Published on July 11, 2014 by chadingold
WOW! It's very interessting book for all music lovers. Great band. I found one closest history of Russion band "My Solar System" who's always "taking drugs to make music". Read morePublished on March 13, 2012 by Nikolay