Monday, July 19, 2010

Tomorrow, Today....

So the journey continues with 2 more bands that deserve some attention. First up is a band that's been around for quite some time in one form or another Spiritualized. Formed from the remnants of Spaceman 3 a psychedelic band with a few albums to their name including For All the Fucked-Up Children of This World We Give You Spacemen 3 and Taking Drugs To Make Music To Take Drugs To. The band was formed by Jason Pierce who often goes by J. Spaceman. They have 6 albums to date including Laser Guided Melodies, Pure Phase, Ladies And Gentelmen We Are Floating In Space, Let It Come Down and Songs In A&E. Their album Let It Come Down was recorded with over 100+ musicians. They also released a live album Royal Albert Hall October 10, 1997 which captured their frantic live spirit perfectly to record. Their last album was recorded after Jason Pierce's near death battle with pneumonia and it's a chilling album especially "Death Take Your Fiddle" with it's ventilator that just crawls under your skin. Get a taste of their aural soundscapes below:

Spacemen 3 "Hypnotized"

"You Know It's True"

"Let It Flow"

"Ladies And Gentlemen We Are Floating In Space"

"I Didn't Mean To Hurt You"

"She Kissed Me"

"Death Take Your Fiddle"

Another band that enjoyed a minor hit with "Rocks" is Primal Scream. Bobby Gillespie formerly played drums in Jesus and Mary Chain before forming Primal Scream. They have released 9 albums to date including Sonic Flower Groove, Primal Scream, Screamadelica, Give Out But Don't Give Up, Vanishing Point, XTRMNTR, Evil Heat, Riot City Blues and Beautiful Future. The band has gone from sounding like a hippie Rolling Stones loving band to electronic rock and all over the map. They have incorporated Mani (Stone Roses) and Kevin Shields (My Bloody Valentine) over the years in their lineup. To check out their ever expanding sound listen below:

"Love You"

"Movin' On Up"

"(I'm Gonna) Cry Myself Blind"


"Swastika Eyes"

"Miss Lucifer"

"Country Girl"

"Can't Go Back"

Hope these songs enhance your musical experience!

1 comment:

  1. love love love your profile pic. how appropriate! dunno how i missed that you had this blog all along but am sure glad i know now. hey, have you any idea where i can find danger mouse's collaborative effort dark night for the soul? i heard a track from it yesterday that totally rocked me. just curious. - Marcus.