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Spacemen 3

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3.21 | 5 ratings | 1 reviews | 40% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 1989

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Honey (3:02)
2. Come Down Softly To My Soul (3:46)
3. How Does It Feel? (7:58)
4. I Believe It (3:20)
5. Revolution (5:57)
6. Let Me Down Gently (4:29)
7. So Hot (Was Away All Of My Tears) (2:38)
8. Suicide (11:03)
9. Lord Can You Hear Me? (4:33)

Total Time 46:46

Line-up / Musicians

- Jason J. Spaceman Pierce / guitar, vocals
- Peter Sonic Boom Kember / vocals, guitar
- William Carruthers / bass
- Jon Mattock / drums

Releases information

Fire Records

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SPACEMEN 3 Playing With Fire ratings distribution

(5 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(40%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(20%)
Good, but non-essential (40%)
Collectors/fans only (0%)
Poor. Only for completionists (0%)

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Review by Mellotron Storm
3 stars This is SPACEMEN 3's third studio LP. Good album but not as good as their classic "The Perfect Prescription".

Things get started with "Honey" a slow paced tune with organ, acoustic guitar and bass. Psychedelic vocals a minute in. "Come Down Softly To My Soul" is another laid back song but better than the first one. Keys, guitar and bass open as reserved vocals come and go throughout. "How Does It Feel ?" opens with spoken words as a guitar line comes in and seems to echo. This continues throughout. The spoken words return after 1 1/2 minutes and another guitar comes in. Drums for the first time before 5 1/2 minutes. Vocals follow. Great track !

"I Believe It" opens with organ as spacey vocals come in. It kicks in around 2 1/2 minutes to a fuller sound. "Revolution" is my favourite. It's full of attitude and life. Guitars are ablaze as drums join in. Vocals follow. Bass 5 minutes in then it speeds up and an all out assault is the result. "Let Me Down Gently" brings us back down to the mellow side as organ, bass and softly sung vocals come in. This is slow and psychedelic. "So Hot (Wash Away All Of My Tears)" is a cool song with the focus on the fragile vocals. "Suicide" is powerful as the guitars create a wall of sound. It's actually pretty high pitched and somewhat annoying considering it's an 11 minute song. "Lord Can You Hear Me ?" is a laid back tune with gentle piano and soft vocals. Some guitar 1 1/2 minutes in.

Just doesn't touch me like the previous album, but well worth the 3 stars.

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