New S3 book

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New S3 book

Post by Starfish » Thu Mar 14, 2019 1:28 pm

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)

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Re: New S3 book

Post by Ian » Thu Mar 14, 2019 5:29 pm

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!
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Re: New S3 book

Post by Starfish » Thu Mar 14, 2019 5:55 pm

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

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Re: New S3 book

Post by purespace » Thu Mar 14, 2019 5:56 pm

Well spotted, ordered.
I think I feel it coming on

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Re: New S3 book

Post by Laz69 » 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...

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Re: New S3 book

Post by natty » Fri Mar 15, 2019 5:52 pm

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.

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Re: New S3 book

Post by niamhm » Sat Mar 16, 2019 9:43 am

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,
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Re: New S3 book

Post by natty » Sat Mar 16, 2019 3:16 pm

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.

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Re: New S3 book

Post by niamhm » Sat Mar 16, 2019 4:39 pm

Ah, I see, so really early.

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Re: New S3 book

Post by clewsr » Tue Mar 19, 2019 8:53 am

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.

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