They have gone unrecognized, maybe this was planned.
aLittleEmoGirlFromTheMidwest | 06/19/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"When you are a freshman in high school you learn to keep out of the rough kids' ways, but one afternoon I was faced with no escape--alone in a room with one of our school's biggest hoodlums. He sat across the art room from me and when he walked in I had already settled in for a few hours of solitude in the room... so an unexpected guest was a bit odd, and especially one like him. I had already plopped my Spacehog cd into the player at the front of the room, and when he walked into the room he looked at me weird and then begun nodding his head. I sighed with relief and sat back and relaxed... a half hour later after the album started winding to a stop the boy with chains and spikes and dyed hair spoke, "What is this a new David Bowie release?" And for the first time since I had purchased the cd I figured out why the vocals were so soothing and comforting.... duh, because they sound like Mr. Bowie himself. I giggled and said "No it's Spacehog."... and he laughed too, more than likely for different reasons than my own. I have owned this album for quite some time and I still hold a few of the songs near and dear to my heart. Spacehog is another one of those artists that just didn't get enough recognition for their aparent talent. I am going to go out on the limb and say that this is one of the quirkiest albums I own... reasons: (1) The vocalist could be mistaken for Bowie by Bowie himself. (2) I don't own any Dismemberment Plan, so they didn't win. (3) "Space is the place where I will go when I am all alone. When nobody calls me on the phone, all alone." They actually believe they are from outer space... or I want to believe this because it would make it a bit more fun. (4) They have numerous quirky songs on this album and they sing them with such conviction. Talent they have, they didn't have to prove that. And I have a feeling they knew they would be passed over because of their quirky nature so they just had fun with this one... and for those who actually went out on the limb and bought this after hearing "In the Meantime" well they either (A) loved it because I do. or (B) tried to sell it to a used cd store because I seem to find a lot of them out there. This album deserves four stars because it is fun, it has lasting power, and these boys sing about space in the majority of their songs. This album deserves four stars because of one song alone... "Zero, zero, zero." That song shows their vigor, their strength, and their song-writing skills in a way none of the other tracks do. And they play it off as if they are trying to do some Monster Ballad.... ringing in at the beginning of the song with such heart-felt and truthful lyrics: "Please excuse me, I meant no harm in being born." I don't think you have to worry about Spacehog going unrecognized... if they had wished to have found fame then they would have produced completely different songs in the first place.. I think they have fun and this is beneficial to die-hard fans in the long run."
A FORGOTTEN CLASSIC
M. Michel | tampa, Florida United States | 06/18/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"this cd is quickly becoming a lost[aka] hidden treasure of the 90`s.being that this is my second copy after losing my cassette.I got this for 96cents. forgot how good it was.one of those cd`s were every song is great like Live`s Throwing copper.just let it play through. besides nirvana ruling the mainsteam for the 90`s. this cd by SPACE HOG Beck`s Odelay and Live`s throwing copper arguably the best for the 90`s plus chicks love this cd. CHECK IT OUT"
Great total album
D. Berdanis | Joliet, IL United States | 11/04/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I probably can think of about 30 albums that are great from start to finish in my 35 or so years seriously listening to music. This is one of them.
I bought it for In The Meantime, but found that I really enjoyed playing the entire album more than just listening to that song on replay. The songs tell a story and fit together so well.
Some favs The Last Dictator Candyman Space is the Place Only a Few Never Coming Down (part II)"
Glam's back -- in the best way.
riseandshinepr | Lost in Jersey | 04/25/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"If you're a fan of old Bowie, Sweet, Mott the Hoople, even Cheap Trick, you'll love this CD -- as well as the rest of the Spacehog catalog. Here's a band with all the anthem-y feel of Glam classics like "All The Young Dudes," and the sense of humor of, say, Kiss. (Their lyrics occasionally bring to mind songs like Sweet's "AC/DC" as well.) The melodies are catchy without a trace of bubblegum, and Royston Langdon's voice can only be described as cool -- with the added bonus of being tuneful. It's a little Bowie, a little Jagger, and unlike anything you've heard before.The band has talent, too. The compositions are always creative (if occasionally a little too Bowie-like, which never bothers me!) and neither of the Langdons ever seem to miss a note.If you yearn for the days of cranking, loud, FUN rock-n-roll that has both a sense of fashion and a sense of humor, look no further. Spacehog's your band."
One of the greatest, and most underrated contemporary bands
firstname.lastname@example.org | virginia | 09/08/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)
"spacehog is one of the worlds few great bands. their first album is not to be missed, every song fantastic on it's own, and all of them superbly belended into this brilliant album. definately buy it. p.s. - their concerts rule too."