19 October 2007

Spacemen 3 - 1986 - Taking Drugs To Make Music To Take Drugs To


Quality: 3.5 out of 5
Trip-O-Meter: 4 out of 5

These tracks make up Spacemen 3's first stab at recording Sound Of Confusion. The title pretty much sums up the band's credo, although I feel that their music works perfectly fine as a drug without the listener having to ingest anything. It does make for a damn fine album title though.

Supposedly the band prefers these demo-quality tracks to the actual album. Personally, I think the drop in recording quality loses more than we might gain from any increase in the playing confidence; they did a damn good job on the proper album in that department anyway. I'll leave it to you which one is better.

Even if you don't consider this essential, the band does try out a few songs that they wouldn't return to for the proper album or tracks that they would later alter quite a bit (although "Come Down Easy" appears in a low-fi version of pretty much the same arrangement). It's worth a listen for the dedicated Spacemen fan.

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Spacemen 3 - 1986 - Taking Drugs To Make Music To Take Drugs To

3 comments:

RADIO FREE WOHLMAN said...

I have been looking for this for a while!

Do you have a link?

Thanks
Dave

THX7168 said...

Don't know who the uploader is:

http://www.gigasize.com/get.php/-1100357410/Taking_Drugs_To_Make_Music_To_Take_Drugs_To_Remastered.rar

kmb said...

Thanks for the post!