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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars All 3 is good for you
This is an underrated cd that packs more of a punch than some of the other spacemen 3 music..
The last track O.D. catastrophe is of course influenced by The Stooges TV Eye
from the album Fun House.
Dreamweapon is also worth getting along with Playing with Fire but make sure you get the 2cd edition coz the second cd's versions are fantastic especially the...
Published on 17 July 2007 by M. C. Johnston

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3.0 out of 5 stars Spacemen 3's debut album...
Believe it or not, but at one time it wasn't that easy to buy records by The Stooges or The Velvet Underground. This is demonstrated by the many bands of the 1970s and 80s who nodded their way who might have been criticised a lot more had the Velvets-records been more prominent. There were many acts of that era who nodded back to them and the garage-rock popularised on...
Published on 15 Jun 2005 by Jason Parkes


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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars All 3 is good for you, 17 July 2007
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M. C. Johnston "cyril" (boro) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Sound of Confusion (Audio CD)
This is an underrated cd that packs more of a punch than some of the other spacemen 3 music..
The last track O.D. catastrophe is of course influenced by The Stooges TV Eye
from the album Fun House.
Dreamweapon is also worth getting along with Playing with Fire but make sure you get the 2cd edition coz the second cd's versions are fantastic especially the track'Suicide'
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11 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic!, 28 Oct 2000
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The hugely influential Spacemen 3 at their best. This music is pure low-fi psychedelic heaven. Simple thundering bass lines and hypnotic whirls abound. One of the great psychedelic garage classics.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars essential purchase for the serious, 3 Aug 2013
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yeah heavily influenced by the stooges but not a bad thing refreshing to hear some basic pysch rock havent heard anything like this in years its very hawkwind also with the synth noises ....not sure if i would ever want them to become popular after following the stooges for 35 years and then having iggy pop try to sell me car insurance and seeing their pantomime gig at the hammersmith performing "funhouse" left a bitter taste in my mouth thats popularity i guess
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5.0 out of 5 stars YES, 3 Sep 2014
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T. RUNDALL "slim tim slide" (brighton uk) - See all my reviews
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4 of 9 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Spacemen 3's debut album..., 15 Jun 2005
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Jason Parkes "We're all Frankies'" (Worcester, UK) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Sound of Confusion (Audio CD)
Believe it or not, but at one time it wasn't that easy to buy records by The Stooges or The Velvet Underground. This is demonstrated by the many bands of the 1970s and 80s who nodded their way who might have been criticised a lot more had the Velvets-records been more prominent. There were many acts of that era who nodded back to them and the garage-rock popularised on Lenny Kaye's seminal-'Nuggets' compilation : The Jesus & Mary Chain, REM, Sonic Youth, The Modern Lovers, Patti Smith, Orange Juice, Primal Scream, Mudhoney, Echo & the Bunnymen, Television, The Fall, Joy Division, Pussy Galore etc. Spacemen 3, hasten to add, were part of this loose-set - heavily influenced by The Stooges & The Velvets, alongside The Cramps, The MC5 & The 13th Floor Elevators...
Coming from Rugby in the mid-1980s, Spacemen 3 were generally centred around the duo Peter Kember (a.k.a. Sonic Boom) & Jason Pierce (who would later form Spiritualized) - here they are a conventional four-piece garage-rock outfit with members who would later form The Darkside. The debut album is fairly split between cover-versions and original-songs, though the latter are heavily influenced by some of the above names.
The covers of 'Little Doll' (The Stooges) & 'Rollercoaster' (The 13th Floor Elevators) aren't that different from the original versions - though it should be noted that their presence on 'Sound of Confusion' turned me onto the originals. Their take of 'Mary Anne'- a country-track - is much more interesting, sounding like the missing link between 'Bad Moon Rising' & 'Psychocandy.'
The drug-ethos of Spacemen 3 is more than apparent- whether 'Losing Touch With My Mind' (laying the ground for 'Take Me to the Other Side' the following year) or the epic psych-freakout of 'O.D. Catastrophe'. The band would develop away from the garage-rock here on 'The Perfect Presciption', shifting towards the drones of 'Playing With Fire' thereafter...
'Sound of Confusion' is a fine debut, though a record that sounds quite unoriginal if you have heard 'The Stooges','White Light/White Heat','Easter Everywhere' or 'High Time.' The beginning of a great journey, that would lead to such joys as 'Revolution','Hypnotised', 'Transparent Radiation' & 'Walkin' With Jesus.'
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