Spacemen 3 - 'Performance:Live At The Melkweg,6/2/88' (Taang
Mike Reed | USA | 11/12/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"A good Spacemen 3 live CD release,but way too similar to their 'Spacemen Are Go!' disc(see my review).A worthy hour long live concert from 1988,apparently.I saw a review somewhere(cannot remember where)suggesting that this might ACTUALLY be the same show,but re-edited.Either way,'Performance...' is fun to listen to late at night.Tunes that stood out were "Things'll Never Be The Same",the mind-levitating "Take Me To The Other Side","Walking With Jesus",Sun Ra's "Starship" and "Revolution".Good neo-psychedelia.Get ONLY if you don't already have the previously mentioned 'Spacemen Are Go!' or if you happen to be a die-hard fan."
Uneven, but worth buying.
Brett Lloyd | Newport News, Virginia United States | 12/13/2003
(3 out of 5 stars)
"While tracks like Mary Anne, Rollercoaster, and the one-two-three punch of Starship, Revolution, and Suicide are good, the rest is a little give and take.For one thing, four of the ten tracks are covers (Mary Anne, Roller Coaster, Come Together, and Starship) which makes one wonder if there wasn't a show that had live versions of say, Call the Doctor or Come Down Easy, etc. That, and the disc sounds as if it was culled from multiple sources.Either way, the disc is worth buying, if only for the last three tracks."
Cosmic dust in your headphones
J. Rossi | Downers Grove, IL | 02/28/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Some people argue that Spacemen 3 were terribly over rated, while those who know realize Sp3 as the precursor for the entire shoe gazer movement. This live album should prove the doubters wrong. All thier classic songs are here: Mary Anne, Walkin with Jesus, Take Me to the other side, et. al, and they are all great. The greatest thing about this album is the final four song arc of Repeater, Starship, Revolution and Suicide, which is one long white-noise anthem that is sure to get your blood running. If you've never heard Sp3 before don't buy this album first, but don't be afraid of the sheer brilliance of these lads."