Spacelines (Sonic Sounds for Subterraneans)

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Spacelines (Sonic Sounds for Subterraneans)

Post by Jebus Sabes » Sun Feb 29, 2004 1:31 pm

Just listening to WFMU radio, and the DJ played a track from an album called Spacelines (Sonic Sounds for Subterraneans) [Munster Records]. Apparently this new(?) album has tracks selected by Sonic Boom as examples of the main influences on Spacemen 3.

http://www.munster-records.com/archivos ... es_ing.htm

Listing is:

1- This may be the last time - Staples Singers
2- You dont care - Bo Diddley
3- Sun Arise - Rolf Harris
4- Transparent radiation - Red Crayola
5- Angels + Devils - Sun Ra
6- Denomination blues - Washington Phillips
7- I'm so glad - Jesse Mae Hemphill
8- Needed Time - Lightning Hopkins
9- Please Stay - The Cryin' Shames
10- She’s Coming Home – Wailers
11- Stay - The Zodiacs
12- Can’t Let Go - Evie Sands
13- Crawdaddy Simone - Syndicats
14- Elevator Operator - The Rays
15- Perfidia - Xavier Cugat
16- It was I - Fantastic Baggies
17- Firebird - The White Noise
18- True love will find you in the end - Daniel Johnston
19- Just one time - Juicy Lucy
20- I take it that were thru - The Riot Squad
21- Psychic hitlist victim no 8 - Honolulu Mountain Daffodils
22- Witchdoctor - John Mayall
23- Ramblin’ Rose - MC5

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Post by twentysixdollars » Sun Feb 29, 2004 4:30 pm

The Rays' tune is a Gene Clark cover, no?

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its great

Post by Guest3 » Wed Mar 03, 2004 10:17 am

ive just got a copy and its a really good collection of tunes, suprised pete didnt stick any elevators in though, but it was a nice touch to use the 'demo' of 'transparent radiation' by the red crayola (from 'epitaph for a legend'), it is more like the spacemen treatment

i was also suprised to see (or hear rather!) the way pete self admitted some of the hooks/riffs he's nicked, i think it's ''Can’t Let Go - Evie Sands '', which for the first few bars is clearly the inspiration for the Spectrum classic ''how you satisfy me'', the same organ type riff, ace!!!

well done Pete!

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Post by Starfish » Wed Mar 03, 2004 12:30 pm

Rolf Harris? Surely Pete could have just told us he was an influence rather than include it on the album.
I would have thought his Stylophone period was more of an influcence on the EAR project.

Incidentally, anyone remember the Godfathers' cover of Sun Arise?

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cracking stuff!

Post by Guest3 » Mon Mar 08, 2004 9:44 pm

well i personally cant stop playing it, especially some of the old blues numbers peter has picked, ''denomination blues'' is a beautiful track, the guitar sounds almost space age, but its clearly an old 1940's field recording

i give this collection the big thumbs up - go buy, it's out on CD and double vinyl, ive got the double vinyl and im going to spin a few choices from it to bemused punters next time im DJ'ing :)

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Post by mbv » Thu Mar 18, 2004 12:59 pm

on the old forum, Sonic said someting along the lines of this release was of questionable legality and he could rip the cd........

what's the deal, I can't find it in Tower or Virgin ??
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Post by mbv » Thu Mar 18, 2004 1:03 pm

I wonder if there are any promo's sitting around gathering dust..................
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sonic's site

Post by guest3 » Tue Mar 23, 2004 9:36 pm

it is indeed a ''grey market'' bootleg essentially

order direct from sonic's website

http://www.sonic-boom.info

he'll sign them too

a very worthy buy

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Post by mbv » Wed Mar 24, 2004 3:33 pm

thanks dude, if I had the cash I would.......
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Post by Jasonsmith » Fri Apr 16, 2004 12:24 pm

I too can highly recommend this release. It's prompted me to look further into some of the acts featured. The rpm CD "Joe Meek's Groups" which features Crawdaddy Simone also contains "Little baby" by the Blue Rondos which sounds very similar to the spectrum release "It's Alright". On a more pedantic note the title track of the Honolulu Mountain Daffodils album Aloha Sayonara which is based on the Pearl Harbor attack that precipitated the entry of the US into WWII contains the dramatic build up "7th December 1940..." when of course the attack took palce on December 7th 1941. Can anyone else think of any amusing historical inaccuracies in pop songs, or have you all got better things to do?

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Post by Chapter Two » Thu Sep 21, 2006 1:56 pm

I received this record this morning.

I think it might be the greatest record I've ever heard in my life.

Yippee!

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Post by will this do? » Thu Sep 21, 2006 3:10 pm

twentysixdollars wrote:The Rays' tune is a Gene Clark cover, no?
No, it's not - it sounds like it could be on the Singing Detective soundtrack. 40s Doo wop proto Rock n Roll, with whacky vocal sound effects. "I'm an elevator operator, in a department store... "
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Post by anorthernsoul » Thu Sep 21, 2006 3:21 pm

didn't sonic mention the possibility of a volume two sometime?

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Post by will this do? » Thu Sep 21, 2006 3:23 pm

Yes - I heard that. No news, I suppose?
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Post by Chapter Two » Fri Sep 22, 2006 7:17 pm

will this do? wrote:Yes - I heard that. No news, I suppose?
It's in the pipeline, apparently. I, for one, am excited. Look - exclamation marks!!!

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