- Audio CD
- Number of Discs: 1
- Label: Taang Records
- ASIN: 5550875799
- Other Editions: Audio CD | Vinyl
- Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
The Perfect Prescription initially picks up where debut Sound of Confusion (1986) left off, Take Me to the Other Side a more expansive take on the garage rock associated with bands like The MC5, The Stooges & The Velvets. This and the six-minute pulse of Things'll Never Be the Same represent the conventional rock sound of Spacmen 3- it's significant that the rhythm section would leave to form The Darkside soon after. For the most part The Perfect Prescription has little use for them, exisiting in a world between acoustics, minimal keyboards (think Martin Rev)& drones- with generic allusions not just to rock&roll, but to gospel, to jazz, to blues...
Walkin' With Jesus (murdered by Spiritualized on their Royal Albert Hall live album) sees Pierce in a perfect world, a wonderful mimimal organ and lyrics that juxtapose the holy with the narcotic. Kember (aka Sonic Boom) comes in on the chorus- a good instance of the two working together before their acrimonious split. Ode To Street Hassle is a nice ironic nod to Lou Reed, Sonic Boom drawling another song about Jesus & drugs over more minimal chords.
This paves the way for Ecstasy Symphony/Transparent Radiation (Flashback), which along with Things/Same, a cover of The MC5's Starship and the epic Transparent Radiation, would be released on Glass as the classic Transparent Radiation e.p. The full e.p. does turn up on many of the Spacemen-compilations, notably the Touch&Go singles set.Read more ›