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SpacehogResident Alien

Label:Sire – 61834-2, Hi Fi Recordings – 61834-2, Real Gone Music – RGM-1014
Format:
2 x Vinyl, LP, Album, Record Store Day, Limited Edition, Reissue, Pink & Cream Splatter
Country:US
Released:
Genre:Rock
Style:Alternative Rock, Glam, Punk

Tracklist

A1In The Meantime4:58
A2Spacehog
Words By, Music ByAntony Langdon
2:14
A3Starside
Backing VocalsSean*
3:49
A4Candyman5:23
B1Space Is The Place
Words By, Music ByAntony Langdon
3:04
B2Never Coming Down (Part I)1:43
B3Cruel To Be Kind3:03
B4Ship Wrecked5:28
B5Only A Few3:24
C1The Last Dictator4:13
C2Never Coming Down (Part II)4:02
C3Zeroes
Words By, Music ByGareth Hodgson, Royston Langdon
6:38
D1To Be A Millionaire...Was It Likely?
Words By, Music ByAntony Langdon, Royston*
13:10
D2Untitled8:10
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Notes

Limited to 2000 copies. The pink and cream splatter vinyl is meant to match the British passport colors.

Track D1 is listed with a duration of 13:10 - it ends with about 11 minutes of silence before the next track. D2 is not listed on the rear sleeve, but is listed on the label for side D.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 8 48064 01014 2
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout): RGM-1014 202620E1/A
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout): RGM-1014 202620E2/C
  • Matrix / Runout (Side C runout): RGM-1014 202620E3/A
  • Matrix / Runout (Side D runout): RGM-1014 202620E4/A

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
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Resident Alien (CD, Album, Club Edition)SireE2-61834Canada1995
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Resident Alien (CD, Album, Stereo, ARC Pressing)Sire, Hi Fi Recordings61834-2US1995
Resident Alien (CD, Album)Sire, Hi Fi Recordings7559-61834-2Europe1995
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Resident Alien (Cassette, Album, Club Edition)Sire61834-4US1995
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Resident Alien (CD, Album)SireCD 61834Canada1995

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  • timmd154's avatar
    timmd154
    Real Gone music is doing another pressing of this. Comes out July 9th. Prices on last year's RSD version will probably start dropping soon. If only they'd reissue Spacehog's 3rd album, and then maybe a nice b-sides comp to wrap everything up.
    • JonnyRade's avatar
      JonnyRade
      Not as quiet as I would have liked it to be. Fairly decent amount of pops and clicks right out of the sleeve. That being said, the audio quality (when it's not popping) is great and it looks stellar. This is a stand-out album from the mid-90s as noting else really sounded like it at all stylistically. The limited release is cool to have, but I can see where some would rather wait for a mass release on black vinyl. Don't pay a high price for this one. Pay what it is worth to you - but hold out for a drop in the asking prices online.
      • cwags54's avatar
        cwags54
        Yeah, RSD's can be brutal. I went to my local record shop to pick up a copy of Faith No More's the Real Thing and browsed through the leftover RSD titles and found a copy of Resident Alien. Just got lucky.
        • timmd154's avatar
          timmd154
          I love that the store I stood in line to get this from on RSD first-release day didn't have more than 2 copies - so I wasn't able to get a copy. Oddly enough, they posted a copy on discogs just a week ago, for almost twice list price, which seems totally shady, since they claimed it was 'sealed inventory stock'. Regardless, surprising this is still going for around 75, with 37 copies on average for sale at any given time.
          • Discog38's avatar
            Discog38
            Edited 3 years ago
            Interesting how the price is quickly coming down on this one. It's certainly not in the same league as say, the "Lost in Translation" RSD reissue.
            • beatamazon's avatar
              beatamazon
              Surprised by the many good reviews, no one is complaining much about vinyl quality. GZ is very much hit and miss, especially with colored vinyl. I normally wouldn't take a chance and pay over retail for a copy knowing GZ was involved.
              • beatamazon's avatar
                beatamazon
                Notice, if you will, the sellers of this item right now on Discogs. Many are either new sellers or have limited numbers of transactions. Hmmm
                • speedingdeacon's avatar
                  Let me start off by saying that I consider myself very fortunate to own a copy of this LP and I feel terribly bad for those who haven’t yet gotten one and still need it. The resellers have gone way overboard with the price hikes on this one and it is truly shameful. My local record store did not receive any copies of it, but I was lucky enough to snag a $70 copy on eBay at 1am on release day. Honestly, I was surprised that the guy shipped it to me and didn’t instead say there was an issue, cancel my order, and then relist it for $150 after seeing what others were pricing theirs for. Anyway, the CD of this album was one of the first rock albums that I purchased as a teenager and I have never lost my love for it. So, needless to say, I had to have this LP and experience it, good or bad. But, I am happy to say that it was a most excellent experience and I am very happy with it. The mastering isn’t flawless and there are some issues with compression distortion artifacts during the loudest sections, but it blends in just enough to not be distracting and everything else lower than the peak levels sounds great. The mix is definitely different than the CD with a wider soundstage, heavier bass (almost too much), and different dynamics that make some instruments and sound effects pop a little more and even bring out some nuances that I’ve never heard before during the million+ playthroughs of my original CD. So, all in all I am quite happy with the sound quality and I look forward to many more listens. The gatefold jacket is very nice quality with surprisingly good looking enlarged artwork complete with silly pictures and lyrics on the interior. The cheap paper sleeves were so strongly clung to the LPs with static that I had just rip them off to avoid scraping the vinyl trying to pull them out. Those sleeves were bound for the trash anyway. The wacky colored vinyl looks terrific, although it is a real tease how the base color looks like it should be glow in the dark, but sadly is not. The vinyl is normal weight, not light or heavy. Overall, everything is excellent quality and I can’t recommend it enough. My only gripe is that side 4 is pretty much a waste with only one short song plus the “hidden track” that plays after nearly an entire side worth of silence. I have always hated the hidden track and I always tried my best to avoid it, so that could have been omitted as far as I’m concerned. But, I do enjoy “To be a Millionaire” and wish that it was just at the end of a full side of other tracks rather than, basically, by itself on its own side. But, whatever. I’m still wildly happy with this release and I hope that they eventually release another run in black or another color so more people can enjoy it and not have to shell out triple the original price or more.
                  • mrdot's avatar
                    mrdot
                    Does anyone who managed to score this album also happen to have a copy of Sire’s “Just Say 50” vinyl boxset? The boxset included “In the Meantime” and I am curious as to whether that song on this new RSD release sounds any better than the prior Sire release.
                    • magicband82's avatar
                      magicband82
                      I wonder if the band will release the rest of their catalog on vinyl now, seeing as this release was so popular. Would be cool to get The Chinese Album or The Hogyssey on vinyl.

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