Spacemen 3 ‎- Taking Drugs To Make Music To Take Drugs To (Vinyl)


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Taking Drugs To Make Music To Take Drugs To

Artist: Spacemen 3

Format: LP

Release Date: 6/1/2018

LABEL: Superior Viaduct


UPC: 855985006543


Style: Psychedelic Rock, Alternative Rock


Double vinyl LP pressing. Amidst the swirl that is Spacemen 3's discography, Taking Drugs To Make Music To Take Drugs To occupies a pivotal position – one right at the nexus between their garage beginnings and their expansionist future. While much of this material is expanded upon via Sound Of Confusion and The Perfect Prescription, many devotees consider these urgent, minimally treated recordings as the prime document of Spacemen 3 at this stage. Taking Drugs To Make Music To Take Drugs To casts Spacemen 3 alongside the mid-80s cadre of UK front-line rockers, contributing a distinct variation of high pop shining through layered noisy guitars. Ultimately, this collection serves to exalt the strength of Spacemen 3's songwriting over the atmospherics and production assemblage that would permeate their later efforts. Be it the rave-up rendering of "The Sound Of Confusion" or the churning take on "Losing Touch With My Mind", these full band recordings capture the excited and inspirational spark of psychedelia rather than deep-dive ruminations on sonics and space.


1 2.35 (Version 1)

2 Mary Anne

3 Sound of Confusion

4 Losing Touch with My Mind

5 A-Men

6 That's Just Fine (Vocal Version)

7 Come Down Easy

8 Feel So Good

9 2.35 (Feedback Version)

10 Hey Man

11 It's All Right

12 2.35 (Version 2)

13 Things'll Never Be the Same

14 Transparent Radiation (Organ Version)

15 Repeater (Demo)