Big City/Drive

Front and back of the 12″ and remix 12″, and the front of the 7″
CD inlay

Personnel
SONIC BOOM – vox starstreamer, burns jazz guitar, vox super-continental, vox conqueror, acoustic twelve-string, synthesiser, samples, feedback, tremeloes, drones, vocals
JASON – fender telecaster, acoustic guitars, autoharp, bluesharp, piano and keyboards, vocals
WILL CARRUTHERS – bass vibrations
MARK REFOY – fender telecaster, acoustic guitars
JON MATTOCK – percussion

No details are given on the sleeves – the above is taken from the Recurring credits.

Releases and Tracklistings
Released on Fire Records, January 1991, on 7″ (BLAZE 41).

  1. Big City (Edit) (Kember)
  2. Drive (Pierce)

Released simultaneously on 12″ (BLAZE 41T).

  1. Big City (Everybody I Know Can Be Found Here) (Kember)
  2. Big City (Waves Of Joy) Demo (Kember)
  3. Drive (Pierce)

Also released simultaneously on CD (BLAZE 41CD), with the same tracklisting as the 12″, plus:

  1. Drive (Demo) (Pierce)

Followed one week later by the release of a remix 12″ (BLAZE 41TR).

  1. Big City (Remix) (Kember)
  2. Drive (Remix) (Pierce)

A white label of the remix 12″, with the same catalogue number, replaced ‘Drive (Remix)’ with ‘I Love You (Remix)’. Only 50 copies were pressed, making this one of the rarest Spacemen 3 collectibles, although the ‘I Love You’ remix has since been issued officially on the DJ Tones EP.

Reviews

Reviews from the NME, Melody Maker, Sounds and The Catalogue (the reviewer in the latter was Patrick Fitzgerald from Kitchens of Distinction)

Other Pictures

Advert, as printed in the 26 January 1991 NME, and a news story about the remix 12″ from the 2 February 1991 NME

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