Monday, 2 August 2010

Spacemen 3 reunion (almost) - London 15/07/2010

Natty Brooker created the artwork for Spiritualized's "Lazer guided melodies" and Spacemen 3's "Recurring", as well as playing drums on Spacemen 3's "Sound Of confusion". He was a key influence on the whole spacemen 3 aesthetic. Sadly Natty has terminal bone cancer. It is in the light of this that he has agreed to share his work. A number of limited edition prints have now been made available for purchase here:

On the 15th of July 2010 there was an exhibition of Natty's art at the Hoxton Bar & Grill in London.
That night few of Natty's old friends got together.....
Pete 'Sonic Boom' Kember, Will Carruthers, Mark Refoy and Jonny Mattock joined forces with Pat Fish (aka The Jazz Butcher) Kevin Shields (of My Bloody Valentine), Jason Holt (of Spectrum) and Dean Koolaid (of The Koolaid Electric Company) and this is what happened:

Walking With Jesus



video coming soon

Filmed and mastered by Neil Rudd of Eat Lights;Become Lights -

I was so lucky to have made it down to this event. It was a last minute thing for me, but I am so glad I managed to get the time of work. Such an unforgettable night. I never got to see the Spacemen when they were around originally, so I guess this was the next best thing.
So, the question is, will a Spacemen 3 get-together like this happen again?


Sunday, 1 August 2010

Spiritualized - Ladies & Gentlemen We Are Floating In Space live in NY - 30-07-2010 - AUDIO RIP

Well, here it comes, here comes the sound......
Spiritualized - LAGWAFIS live @ Radio City Music Hall NY - 30-07-10 (Webstream audio rip @ 192kbps mp3) -----
Thanks to 'shalloboi' on the Spiritualized forum for ripping this. Sounds absolutely gorgeous.

Here's a video rip of the last 50mins of the videowebcast of the show - 'No God Only Religion', 'Cool Waves', 'Cop Shoot Cop', 'Out Of Sight', 'Oh Happy Day'.  Not sure who originally ripped this, but I downloaded it as a torrent and re-upped it to megaupload.  (600MB mpeg)
(As with any Megaupload links, if it says the file is temporarily unavailable then just try again later.)

There is a torrent of the full video webcast located on Demonoid. It's not fantastic video quality, but it does the trick. I don't believe there are any other versions of it out there.
(Note that with Demonoid sometimes it won't let you open a torrent link without an account. If so, just try again later. It'll eventually open up without the need for you to register.)


Electricity (video)