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A Tribute To Spacemen 3

18 July 2006 | Format: MP3

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  • Original Release Date: 25 July 2006
  • Label: Rocket Girl
  • Copyright: 1999 rocket girl
  • Total Length: 1:05:14
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  • ASIN: B001L8NYS0
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 106,981 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 23 Nov 2001
Format: Audio CD
If you are a fan of the Spacemen 3 then you are bound to love this. Spacemen songs cover by bands that also love the songs of Jason and Peter.
None of the tracks are direct copies, they are however very respectful and pay homage to the originals as such they make for an interesting listen.
A good introduction to the bands working with rocket girl.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
'A Tribute To Spacemen 3' - various artists (Rocket Girl) 25 Sep 2004
By Mike Reed - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
Love these tribute CD's of underground bands that keep coming out. Although I don't own any of the three 'actual lp's' by Spacemen 3 as I have several of their live and compilation discs, I was decently impressed with this title. The best tracks here are the two that come first, Bowery Electric's "Things'll Never Be The Same" and Asteroid #4's effort on "Losing Touch With My Mind". Other somewhat enlightening cuts were the upbeat "Revolution" by Arab Strap, "Call The Doctor" done by Bardo Pond, the goth-like "Hey Man" by Frontier and the fantastic "Billy Whizz" by Transient Waves. Recommended for fans of progressive and space rock.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Sent Into Orbit With Love 28 Feb 2011
By kabalabonga - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
"Seventh Dream Of Teenage Heaven" as interpreted by The Manichean on "New Tales To Tell", a Love And Rockets tribute CD drawing from a variety of different artists, manages to extend and refine the original recording, turning a neo-psychedelic/industrial hybrid into a baroque interpretation featuring haunting violin ,impassioned vocals, a heavily burbling bassline, neo-tribal drumming, and acoustic guitar into a track that easily surpasses the scope of its source. On a number of other tracks, however, other bands remain surprisingly faithful to Love and Rockets' original interpretations of their own songs, while those who attempt a more radical interpretation are largely hit-and-miss.

"A Tribute To Spacemen 3" also collects a number of artists; however, many (though not all) of them embrace the same dimensional points that defined Spacemen 3's musical universe: a love for heavily amplified, drone-based, heavily distorted psychedelic rock. Bowery Electric turn in a nearly note-perfect version of "Things' ll Never Be The Same", mixing in some fugitive programmed drumbeats ; Asteroid #4's version of "Losing Touch With My Mind", with its penetrative bassline and wash of levitational, centrifugally droning, heavily processed guitar has been acknowledged by Sonic Boom as improving upon the dimensions of the original track; Mogwai's soft/heavy, chiming dynamic contributes to a faithful reproduction of "Honey" with slight shoegazing overtones ; Accelera Deck's "I Believe It", dismissively maligned by a critic at another web-based site (AllMusicGuide) sounds actually more aggressive than the original while remaining faithful to the instrumentation; Frontier's "Hey Man" embraces the same deep, hypnotic groove, though with a slower tempo; Low's slo-core ethos serves "Lord, Can You Hear Me?" with just the right note of pleading and isolation; Amp's version of "So Hot" and Transient Wave's reproduction of "Billy Whizz" are fairly faithful adaptations, distinguished by the presence of female singers handling the vocals on both tracks. Piano Magic's "How Does It Feel?" introduces vibraphone, programmed percussion, and an abbreviated, static-crunched guitar stab, which was intriguing, but didn't quite surpass the original, in my opinion

Bardo Pond's "Call The Doctor" and Arab Strap's "Revolution" are to my ears the tracks that not only refine upon the original version(s), but actually improve upon the source(s). Masters of the heavy drone themselves without being directly beholden to Spacemen 3 as their touchstone, Bardo Pond manages to stretch "Call The Doctor" `s length to 7+ minutes and the texture of their heavily processed guitar sound like taffy, bringing a viscerality that sonically overpowers its predecessor. Arab Strap freely acknowledge Spacemen 3 as a musical antecedent, but have produced an interesting wrinkle in their version; it's driven primarily by its aggressive, studio manipulated percussion. Sure, there's heavy, droning guitar , but it's appended to roughly the last minute of the song, rather than serving as the cut's primary driving force. Points are given to Flowchart's synth-poppy interpretation of "Ode to Street Hassle" for a completely perverse twist, but it just wanders a little too far afield for me.

And again, despite AMG's dismissive review of this CD, I found "A Tribute..." to be a surprisingly consistent release; it's been in heavy rotation within the CD changer in my vehicle since it arrived in early January. For the most part these are faithful interpretations of songs that inspired a number of these bands to form; in several instances they sound more refined, and two transcend altogether. I definitely recommend it, not only for the typical heavily-droning guitar-oriented bands included here, but also for the inspired selection of bands falling outside the genre to cover the music.
1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
not only for spacemen 3 fan 9 Aug 2003
By mawashi - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
this title is not only for the fan of spacemen 3. this title is performed by some of the top bands like bowery electric and the you should hear the billy whizz cover by transient waves which in my opinion is better from the original.
to sum this - this is must not only for spacemen 3 fans but to everyone that seeks a very gloomy and depressive music.
3 of 6 people found the following review helpful
The Tribute is tremendous! 20 Dec 2000
By "mikej@turbocorp.com" - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
If you love Spaceman 3 or any of the groups doing thier songs you will love this album! Spaceman 3 = 5 stars!
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