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Playing With Fire
Spacemen 3
Playing With Fire
Genres: Alternative Rock, World Music, Pop, Rock
 
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Every once in a while a record comes along that somehow manages to define an era, 'Playing With Fire' is one of them. Reissue of 1989 album features 22 tracks including a bonus CD with 9 tracks worth of studio out-takes...  more »

      
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All Artists: Spacemen 3
Title: Playing With Fire
Members Wishing: 9
Total Copies: 0
Label: Taang Records
Release Date: 6/17/1994
Genres: Alternative Rock, World Music, Pop, Rock
Styles: British Alternative, Europe, British Isles
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 722975009726

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Every once in a while a record comes along that somehow manages to define an era, 'Playing With Fire' is one of them. Reissue of 1989 album features 22 tracks including a bonus CD with 9 tracks worth of studio out-takes & demos, 'Honey' (Demo), 'Let Me Down Gently' (Drum Mix), 'How Does It Feel' (Alternate Version), 'Suicide' (Alternate Mix), 'Lord Can You Here Me?' (Demo Vocal), 'I Believe It', (Alternate Mix), 'Che' (Maracas Mix), 'Any Way That You Want Me' (Demo) & 'Girl On Fire' (Demo). Space Age Recordings.

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Spiritualized never will be like this
Nuno Leal Da Silva | Lisboa, Portugal | 08/31/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Honey. One of the most beautiful songs i've ever heard. The others? The following of a masterpiece, where echoes of 60's, 70's garage psychadelia reverb high on our ears.

Revolution. To me the only band that had got the same uprising feeling with guitars and percussion is Hawkwind. They rock like Hawkwind and they can be beautiful like Velvet Underground, Love or Jesus And Mary Chain. Rock on, keep on, silence you may rest in peace."
A difficult but rewarding masterwork
Matthew T. Medlock | Cincinnati, OH | 09/11/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"The art rock of Spacemen 3 manages to avoid becoming pretentious and boring by serving up the same sort of expressionism and balance that marks the best of their ilk. Even at its noisiest and most chaotic, there's a melody to find; at its softest and dreamiest, there is an unmistakable gravity that keeps it grounded.

"Honey" and "Come Down Softly to My Soul" roll out of the speakers like liquid that immediately turns to vapor in the ears. "I Believe It" is a cross section of Velvet Underground (with its building drone and hushed excitement) and the Doors (organ-driven psychedelia and slow poet musing). "Revolution" is reminiscent of Iggy & the Stooges, especially in the rough, crunching texture and half-bored, half-aggressive vocal delivery. And "Suicide" is an eleven-minute freakout that rivals anything made by the noise auteurs (and as such, can be alternately compelling and repetitive). If you're looking for solid hooks and meaty riffs, look elsewhere. There's a reason why the shoegazing scene owes a debt as much to Spacemen 3 as any of that band's contemporaries.

Best cuts: "How Does It Feel?" "Revolution," "Honey," "I Believe It," "So Hot (Wash Away All of My Tears)," "Come Down Softly to My Soul," "Lord Can You Hear Me?" "Suicide," "Let Me Down Gently""