Spacemen 3 - The Perfect Prescription download mp3 album
The Perfect Prescription is the second studio album by Spacemen 3. It is a concept album, "a vision of a drug trip from inception to its blasted conclusion, highs and lows fully intact
The Perfect Prescription is the second studio album by Spacemen 3. It is a concept album, "a vision of a drug trip from inception to its blasted conclusion, highs and lows fully intact".
Spacemen 3 are a phenomenon. There is no band quite as druggy as Spacemen 3, and I mean that wholeheartedly. Countless bands will sing about the mind-altering effects of every substance you could create in an AP Chem class, but no one did it quite like Spacemen 3. By taking the Suicide ethic of one-chord blues, and conversely using maximalism overtop to simulate the infinite layers of a trip, they developed a sound often imitated, but never replicated. The album kicks off with a band with the energetic and exciting "Take Me to the Other Side. Obviously meant to represent the initial feeling of the first part of a high, the album quickly segues into "Walkin' with Jesus," which represents the seemingly endless ecstasy of the trip. From here, the album constantly goes up and down in a rollercoaster feeling. But, each song acts as a plateau of the phase it might represent.
BPM Profile The Perfect Prescription. Album starts at BPM, ends at BPM (+0), with tempos within the -BPM range. Try refreshing the page if dots are missing). Recent albums by Spacemen 3. Forged Prescriptions. For All the Fucked-Up Children of the World, We Give You Spacemen 3. 1995. Taking Drugs to Make Music to Take Drugs To. 1990.
Perfect Prescription was the soundtrack for my late adolescents. My original vinyl copy of the album is well worn and I regularly listen to it on CD too. I was excited, therefore, to see the re-release especially on 180 gram vinyl with the implications being that it would be of great audio quality. Unfortunately the release, or at least my copy of it, is a very poor quality pressing. The pressing mutes the extremes of the original so sounds are murky and congealed. Worse still the drone quality of Spacemen 3 with this production loses its nuances and becomes clumsy and repetitive. I only read about Spacemen 3 in a magazine when I was in Los Angeles in 1991. I didn't hear their music until I bought the Taang! 1996 re-issue of The Perfect Prescription album. I was a latecomer for sure. listen for the cool bass guitar when Kember sings come down easy, it really stands out among the guitars.
Planned as a concept album, Perfect Prescription works where so many other similar efforts failed due to the strength of the individual songs, as well as the smart focus of the concept in question - a vision of a drug trip from inception to its blasted conclusion, highs and lows fully intact. The bookending of the album makes that much clear - "Take Me to the Other Side" is a brash, exultant charge into the joys of the experience, a sharp, tight performance
The Perfect Prescription was Spacemen 3’s second album; eight songs, following the narrative arc of a drug trip, that wear their influences loud and proud. Take Me to the Other Side’ kicks in with a fuzzy refrain straight out of The Stooges’ book of riffs, whilst the Velvet Underground are mainlined in ‘Walkin’ With Jesus’ and ‘Ode to Street Hassle’. The Red Krayola are covered with the shimmering ‘Transparent Radiation’, while gospel and blues inflect the whole album – particularly in its lyrical appeals to Jesus. Even the album sleeve, an homage to US garage psych, seems imbued with a kind of seedy, disaffected British punk/DIY spirit: a blissed-out Sonic and Jason, depicted in a grim black and white photograph collaged against a grid of dirty gold spirals. Sonic wears a charity-shop V-neck and schoolboy haircut; both look as if they haven’t eaten for weeks. This was The Trip by way of Ken Loach.
|1||Take Me To The Other Side||4:41|
|2||Walkin' With Jesus||5:10|
|3||Ode To Street Hassle||4:01|
|4||Ecstasy Symphony / Transparent Radiation (Flashback)||9:51|
|5||Feel So Good||5:32|
|6||Things'll Never Be The Same||6:04|
|7||Come Down Easy||6:49|
|8||Call The Doctor||3:50|
|10||That's Just Fine||6:50|
- Phonographic Copyright (p) – Fire Records
- Copyright (c) – Fire Records
- Distributed By – RTM
- Published By – Dying Arts Ltd. – Track 5
- Layout [Sleeve] – The Robert Winterman Design Group
- Liner Notes – R Hunter Gibson
- Written-By, Arranged By – Pierce*, Kember*
NotesTrack-listing and timing from the actual recorded disc.
The sleeve lists 11 tracks;
Ecstasy Symphony [1:54] and Transparent Radiation (Flashback) [9:03] are listed separately as tracks 4 and 5 whereas both are listed as track 4 on the disc.
"Tracks 10 and 11 were originally released on the 'B' side of the single 'Take me to the other side'." (Spacemen 3 - Take Me To The Other Side)
Made in England.
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Barcode: 5017161 000461
- Matrix / Runout: 04645 REFIRECD6 SP F 20063 040600
- Mastering SID Code: ifpi LD81
- Mould SID Code: ifpi 8Y08
|GLALP 026||Spacemen 3||The Perfect Prescription (LP, Album)||Glass Records||GLALP 026||UK||1987|
|geniMC 001||Spacemen 3||The Perfect Prescription (Cass, Album)||Genius Records||geniMC 001||US||Unknown|
|TAANG! 94||Spacemen 3||The Perfect Prescription (CD, Album, RE)||Taang! Records||TAANG! 94||US||Unknown|
|Firelp016||Spacemen 3||The Perfect Prescription (LP, Album, RE, Whi)||Fire Records||Firelp016||UK||2013|
|SFIRE016CDE||Spacemen 3||The Perfect Prescription (CD, Album, RE, Gat)||Fire Records||SFIRE016CDE||UK||2009|