Spacemen Blog

I’ll mostly use this as a place to post site updates, but there may be some other thoughts from time to time.

  • Gig poster – Fekete Lyuk, Hungary, 12 May 1989
    Discovered on a Hungarian auction site by Kirill Maslov, this is a great poster for Spacemen 3’s only gig in the Eastern Block, at the Fekete Lyuk (Black Hole) in Hungary, 12 May 1989. From Erik Morse’s Spacemen 3 book: ‘The spare floor filled with bodies by show time. Shadowed arms and legs contorted to the waves of a stereo blasting everything from Abba’s greatest hits to Sonic Youth’s Daydream Nation. The glare of an overhead light revealed a grizzled Hungarian wrapped in a nun’s habit and covered with swastikas. “Just strangeness. Strangeness,” Will surveyed from the stage as The …
  • Live photo – Edinburgh Venue, 21 March 1988
    A recently unearthed live photo from the Edinburgh Venue gig, 21 March 1988. Courtesy of Noel Douglas.
  • Spacemen Pod Episode 5
    We continue our chat with Mark Refoy, who recounts his memories of making the Spiritualized album Pure Phase. Photo of Mark in the early days of Slipstream courtesy of Phil Nicholls (www.instagram.com/philnichollsphotography/). More details and links to various places you can listen here.
  • Spacemen Pod Episode 4
    In the latest episode, we continue our chat with Mark Refoy, talking about his time in Spacemen 3 and Spiritualized, and we examine I Love You from the final Spacemen3 album Recurring. Photo of Mark with the first Spiritualized lineup courtesy of Phil Nicholls (https://www.instagram.com/philnichollsphotography/). More details and links to various places you can listen here.
  • Spacemen Pod Episode 3
    In the latest episode of Spacemen Pod, Mark Lascelles and I talk to Mark Refoy about the many Northampton bands he was in prior to joining Spacemen 3, as well as his memories of seeing the Spacemen as a fan. The next epsiode, where Mark tells us about his time in Spacemen 3 and Spiritualized, should be along sooner than usual. It was an absolute pleasure talking to Mark – he was so generous with his time, and really brought those times to life for those of us who weren’t there to enjoy them. Thanks Mark! More details and links …