Spacemen 3
Taking Drugs To Make Music To Take Drugs To
Superior Viaduct
SV154LP / Includes Download Code
2022 repress, gatefold sleeve w/ insert
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1The Sound Of Confusion
22.35 (Version 1)
3Losing Touch With My Mind
5That's Just Fine (Vocal Version)
6Come Down Easy
7Mary Anne
8Feel So Good
92.35 (Feedback Version)
10Hey Man
11It's Allright
122.35 (Version 2)
13Things'll Never Be The Same
14Transparent Radiation (Organ Version)

In the swirl of kaleidoscopic recordings that is Spacemen 3's discography, Taking Drugs To Make Music To Take Drugs To occupies a pivotal position – one at the nexus between their garage beginnings and expansionist future. Spacemen 3 capture the inspired spark of mid-'80s psychedelia, offering a distinct variation on high pop through layered feedback, a formidable rhythm section and shining vocals.

Taking Drugs features the legendary Northampton demos, which secured the band's first record deal with Glass. While much of this material would be expanded upon on their first two albums, Sound Of Confusion and The Perfect Prescription, many devotees consider these early 1986 demos to be the vital document of Spacemen 3 at this primal stage.

With urgent, minimally treated versions of "Sound Of Confusion" (aka "Walkin' With Jesus"), "Losing Touch With My Mind" and "Come Down Easy," this double LP collection serves to exalt the strength of Spacemen 3's songwriting over the deep-dive, sonic ruminations that would permeate their later studio efforts.

Includes download card and new insert with liner notes by Byron Coley.