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New S3 book

Posted: Thu Mar 14, 2019 1:28 pm
by Starfish
Are Your Dreams At Night 1985 Sizes Too Big
by Graham Holliday

http://goodpressgallery.co.uk/new-in/a- ... m-holliday

A book about the 1985 Black Lion gig (of the For All The Fucked Up Children... bootleg)

Re: New S3 book

Posted: Thu Mar 14, 2019 5:29 pm
by Ian
Graham is a great guy. I presume this is an expanded version of a very extensive blog post he wrote about this gig a few years ago. He's got a very entertaining style. Ordered!

Re: New S3 book

Posted: Thu Mar 14, 2019 5:55 pm
by Starfish
Ian wrote:
Thu Mar 14, 2019 5:29 pm
... I presume this is an expanded version of a very extensive blog post he wrote about this gig a few years ago...
It is, apparently.
The blog is still online.
Here > https://medium.com/@noodlepie/a-side-ar ... 22596968a0

Re: New S3 book

Posted: Thu Mar 14, 2019 5:56 pm
by purespace
Well spotted, ordered.

Re: New S3 book

Posted: Fri Mar 15, 2019 8:19 am
by Laz69
Pete Bassman was a little less complimentary about the book online recently... but i can't help but think a book about someone's experience of life growing up among the people and music of Northampton/Rugby around that time is ENTIRELY their story. Not Pete's, or Sonic's or Jason's. Seemed a bit of an OTT response tbh...

Re: New S3 book

Posted: Fri Mar 15, 2019 5:52 pm
by natty
Laz69 wrote:
Fri Mar 15, 2019 8:19 am
Pete Bassman was a little less complimentary about the book online recently... but i can't help but think a book about someone's experience of life growing up among the people and music of Northampton/Rugby around that time is ENTIRELY their story. Not Pete's, or Sonic's or Jason's. Seemed a bit of an OTT response tbh...
Thought Pete Bassman was unnecessarily harsh, but it seems he and the author have a bit of "previous". Seemed to know a lot about the contents of a book he'd not read, mind.

Re: New S3 book

Posted: Sat Mar 16, 2019 9:43 am
by niamhm
Laz69 wrote:
Fri Mar 15, 2019 8:19 am
Pete Bassman was a little less complimentary about the book online recently... but i can't help but think a book about someone's experience of life growing up among the people and music of Northampton/Rugby around that time is ENTIRELY their story. Not Pete's, or Sonic's or Jason's. Seemed a bit of an OTT response tbh...
Hmm, is it really a book about the Spacemen ? Or is that just a hook to sell it on? A quick scan of that blog and Pete`s name is missing so yeah, he has a point I think. The blurb says it was the best gig he ever saw lol, his opinion I suppose,

Re: New S3 book

Posted: Sat Mar 16, 2019 3:16 pm
by natty
They were a three piece at the time of the gig in the book think, which is probably why it doesn't mention Pete Bain.

Re: New S3 book

Posted: Sat Mar 16, 2019 4:39 pm
by niamhm
Ah, I see, so really early.

Re: New S3 book

Posted: Tue Mar 19, 2019 8:53 am
by clewsr
I read this in one sitting on Saturday, after the spz gig in Amsterdam. Made me wish I was just a few years older so I could have actually seen Spacemen 3. An enjoyable easy read, love letter to the band I'd say.

Re: New S3 book

Posted: Thu Mar 21, 2019 9:48 pm
by natty
Just finished it. Nice little book, worth any fan's money. Had an extra dimension for me as an ex-pat Northamptonian I think.

Re: New S3 book

Posted: Fri Mar 22, 2019 10:11 am
by clewsr
natty wrote:
Thu Mar 21, 2019 9:48 pm
Just finished it. Nice little book, worth any fan's money. Had an extra dimension for me as an ex-pat Northamptonian I think.
Likewise for me, having spent many of my formative teenage years out and about in Rugby. Sadly post the Spacemen3 era though.

Re: New S3 book

Posted: Fri Mar 22, 2019 5:21 pm
by niamhm
Got a copy during the week, not had a chance to read or even have a proper look at it yet though,

Re: New S3 book

Posted: Mon Mar 25, 2019 8:24 pm
by andyblacktoo
I havent read this yet, but Graham very kindly has put one in the post for me. I dont think he's really made it for any form of notable financial benefit, but just to document the blog post after it received quite a bit of attention after he'd written it. I'm looking forward to getting my copy x

Re: New S3 book

Posted: Mon Mar 25, 2019 8:25 pm
by andyblacktoo
clewsr wrote:
Fri Mar 22, 2019 10:11 am
natty wrote:
Thu Mar 21, 2019 9:48 pm
Just finished it. Nice little book, worth any fan's money. Had an extra dimension for me as an ex-pat Northamptonian I think.
Likewise for me, having spent many of my formative teenage years out and about in Rugby. Sadly post the Spacemen3 era though.
My dad caught one of the dirty duck shows. weirdly he would have been the age then that I am now I guess.

Re: New S3 book

Posted: Mon Mar 25, 2019 8:28 pm
by Ian
Just finished this. Very interesting document of the time. Succeeded in making me jealous that I didn't see any of the gigs mentioned... Graham's tapes (which I think are all out there somewhere) will have to do!

Actually, it's been far too long since I listened to any shows from this era. Time to do something about that.

Re: New S3 book

Posted: Fri May 31, 2019 6:07 pm
by veiko
I had the book on the same month when it was out, but had other things waiting in line for reading. Indeed - nice document of that time. For a fan every document is satisfying. Art book of Spacemen 3 would be good also. Pete said in Copenhagen that he had read some parts of Will's book :D He was surprised that he had turned out the most sensitive. "Who could expect, that four guys playing together their minds out, having simultaneously feelings flying in all different directions", he added.

Re: New S3 book

Posted: Thu Jun 20, 2019 4:39 am
by toomilk
My copy just arrived. Looks great so far! Lots of bits of memorabilia and some great pictures from that era. Probably won't be getting around to it for a while because of the giant stack of "to-reads." :oops: