Spacemen 3

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Formed in 1982 in the town of Rugby by Pete Kember (Sonic Boom (2)) and Jason Pierce (J. Spaceman). Spacemen 3 (along with Jesus And Mary Chain) were the pioneers of the shoegaze and drone-rock scene which blossomed in the UK at the close of the 1980s. But while both bands showed an obvious affinity for the pioneering sounds of The Velvet Underground, they otherwise found different sources of inspiration, with Sonic Boom and J Spaceman eschewing the The Beach Boys influenced pop symphonics favored by the J&MC's Reid Brothers and instead channeling noisy minimalists ranging from John Lee Hooker to Red Krayola to Suicide. Both founding members have enjoyed considerable success with their respective subsequent projects: Spectrum (4) and Spiritualized.
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Albums

GLALP 018 Sound Of Confusion — Spacemen 3 Spacemen 3 Sound Of Confusion (Album) Glass Records (2) GLALP 018 UK 1986 Sell This Version
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GLALP 026 The Perfect Prescription — Spacemen 3 Spacemen 3 The Perfect Prescription (Album) Glass Records (2) GLALP 026 UK 1987 Sell This Version
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GLALP 030 Performance — Spacemen 3 Spacemen 3 Performance (Album) Glass Records (2) GLALP 030 UK 1988 Sell This Version
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FIRE LP16 Playing With Fire — Spacemen 3 Spacemen 3 Playing With Fire (Album) Fire Records FIRE LP16 UK 1989 Sell This Version
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fright 042 Dreamweapon — Spacemen 3 Spacemen 3 Dreamweapon (Album) Fierce Recordings fright 042 UK 1990 Sell This Version
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FIRE CD23 Recurring — Spacemen 3 Spacemen 3 Recurring (Album) Fire Records FIRE CD23 UK 1991 Sell This Version
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ORBIT 002 CD, ORBIT 002CD Live In Europe 1989 — Spacemen 3 Spacemen 3 Live In Europe 1989 (Album) Space Age Recordings ORBIT 002 CD, ORBIT 002CD UK 1995 Sell This Version
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SFTRI 368 For All The Fucked-Up Children Of This World We Give You Spacemen 3 (First Ever Recording Session, 1984) — Spacemen 3 Spacemen 3 For All The Fucked-Up Children Of This World We Give You Spacemen 3 (First Ever Recording Session, 1984) (Album) Sympathy For The Record Industry SFTRI 368 US 1995 Sell This Version
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ORBIT 023CD Taking Drugs To Make Music To Take Drugs To — Spacemen 3 Spacemen 3 Taking Drugs To Make Music To Take Drugs To (Album, Comp) Space Age Recordings ORBIT 023CD UK 2000 Sell This Version
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ORBIT 054 CD Live At The New Morning, Geneva, Switzerland, 18.05.1989 — Spacemen 3 Spacemen 3 Live At The New Morning, Geneva, Switzerland, 18.05.1989(CD, Album, RM) Space Age Recordings ORBIT 054 CD UK 2016 Sell This Version
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Singles & EPs

GLAEP 105 Walkin' With Jesus — Spacemen 3 Spacemen 3 Walkin' With Jesus (EP, Single) Glass Records (2) GLAEP 105 UK 1986 Sell This Version
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GLAEP 108 Transparent Radiation — Spacemen 3 Spacemen 3 Transparent Radiation (EP, Maxi) Glass Records (2) GLAEP 108 UK 1987 Sell This Version
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BLAZE 29CD Revolution — Spacemen 3 Spacemen 3 Revolution (Single) Fire Records BLAZE 29CD UK 1988 Sell This Version
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GLASS 12054 Take Me To The Other Side — Spacemen 3 Spacemen 3 Take Me To The Other Side (EP) Glass Records (2) GLASS 12054 UK 1988 Sell This Version
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BLAZE 36T Hypnotized / Just To See You Smile — Spacemen 3 Spacemen 3 Hypnotized / Just To See You Smile (Single) Fire Records BLAZE 36T UK 1989 Sell This Version
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Threebie 3 Threebie 3 — Spacemen 3 Spacemen 3 Threebie 3 Fire Records Threebie 3 UK 1989 Sell This Version
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FE-017, fe-017 Transparent Radiation / Honey — Spacemen 3 Spacemen 3 Transparent Radiation / Honey Forced Exposure, Forced Exposure FE-017, fe-017 US 1989 Sell This Version
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BLAZE41T Big City — Spacemen 3 Spacemen 3 Big City (Single) Fire Records BLAZE41T UK 1990 Sell This Version
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egs01 Walking With Jesus / Take Me To The Other Side (Demo Version) / Walking With Jesus (Demo Version) — Spacemen 3 Spacemen 3 Walking With Jesus / Take Me To The Other Side (Demo Version) / Walking With Jesus (Demo Version)(7", Single, Ora) Earworm egs01 UK 2003 Sell This Version
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GPS44 DJ Tones EP — Spacemen 3 Spacemen 3 DJ Tones EP (EP) Space Age Recordings GPS44 UK 2008 Sell This Version
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GPS50 Big City (Demo) / I Believe It — Spacemen 3 Spacemen 3 / Wooden Shjips Spacemen 3 / Wooden Shjips - Big City (Demo) / I Believe It (Single) The Great Pop Supplement GPS50 UK 2009 Sell This Version
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GPS89 That's Just Fine / I'm Gonna Cross That River Of Jordan — Spacemen 3 Spacemen 3 / Sun Araw Spacemen 3 / Sun Araw - That's Just Fine / I'm Gonna Cross That River Of Jordan The Great Pop Supplement GPS89 UK 2012 Sell This Version
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GPS100 Split — Spacemen 3 Spectrum (4) / Spacemen 3 / MGMT Spectrum (4) / Spacemen 3 / MGMT - Split(7", Ltd) The Great Pop Supplement GPS100 UK 2013 Sell This Version
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Compilations

none Walkin' With Jesus / Transparent Radiation — Spacemen 3 Spacemen 3 Walkin' With Jesus / Transparent Radiation(CD, Comp) Oblivious Participant none UK 1993 Sell This Version
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TAANG!96, T-96 The Singles — Spacemen 3 Spacemen 3 The Singles (Comp) Taang! Records TAANG!96, T-96 US 1995 Sell This Version

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gsheputis

gsheputis

September 10, 2021
Wonder if they ever did a Hawkwind cover........to whom they have a lot of debt to pay for........
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beautyendecay

beautyendecay

April 23, 2020
Wonderful wonderful band. They pinched bits of songs, like early sampling, simplified songs that already existed and created masterpieces in perfect prescription and playing with fire. Out of all the bands not yet to reform these reforming (not likely) would get me the most excited. Been with me since the age of 15 (1988) and I loved Spiritualized and Spectrum but nothing comes close to Spacemen 3. I can’t describe why, they just have the magic. Along with a The Jesus and Mary chain, New Order and Detroit legends underground resistance and a Drexciya they have enhanced my life immensely. Thank you Pete and Jason
dunk3

dunk3

June 10, 2019
I own a copy of playing with fire that is a 1st cut (3rd released) done by porky prime cut the cover is not the embossed one but an unglued normal cover that has been signed by sonic boom on his picture on the reverse side of the cover. Could anyone give me any more information about this release please, I've never seen another one or another listed anywhere. Any info would be much appreciated and if possible a value on this release, there is the slightest chance it was from sonic's own personal collection as the shop in which it was bought was frequented by Mr Kember.
dunk3

dunk3

November 27, 2018
I made a mistake in my last update it is in fact limited to 500, I own 2 copies with both of them having different sleeves
dunk3

dunk3

October 22, 2018
The above list also emits the 7" transparent radiation (demo) * come down easy (demo) hand numbered edition of 200
gsheputis

gsheputis

January 5, 2018
Such a great group, and to all devoted followers, I have to recommend something - pick up Perry Leopold's 'Experiments In Metaphysics' - holy shit if this guy isn't their godfather.................
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