COVID-19 Response at

Read what we're doing...

Spacemen 3 : Forged Prescriptions


Product Description
Product Details
Performer Notes
  • Personnel: Sonic Boom (vocals, guitar, Farfisa); John Owen (violin).
  • Liner Note Author: Sonic Boom.
  • Recording information: V.H.F. Studios, Rugby, Warwickshire, England.
  • Forged Prescriptions is a collection of alternative mixes, demo versions, and outtakes from Spacemen 3's Perfect Prescription era. Not only is it a boon to die-hard fans, but it also holds up pretty well on its own. Indeed, it would be a decent introduction to the band if it had been whittled down from a double to a single album. The relatively cohesive first disc is almost an alternate version of Perfect Prescription, while the second disc is more of an odds and sods collection for fans. The alternate mixes tend to feature overdubs and other effects that the band couldn't reproduce live (supposedly the reason why these mixes weren't chosen for Perfect Prescription). The layers of guitar on the first disc's "Things'll Never Be the Same," which manage to sound simultaneously hypnotic and hard-driven, are particularly appealing, although some may prefer the rougher-sounding demo of the song on disc two. Forged Prescriptions also includes two versions each of "Walking With Jesus" and "Come Down Easy." The cover versions include songs by the Red Krayola (an alternate mix of "Transparent Radiation") and Roky Erickson's pre-13th Floor Elevators band, the Spades (a previously unreleased cover of "We Sell Souls"), as well as a couple songs previously revised by MC5 (Sun Ra's "Starship" and the Troggs' "I Want You"). The influence of the Velvet Underground is also evident, particularly in the tribute instrumental (the previously unreleased "Velvet Jam") and the ode to Lou Reed's "Street Hassle" ("Ode to Street Hassle"). Plus there are tasty remixes of Perfect Prescription originals such as "Ecstasy Symphony" and "Soul 1" to make this a generally appealing collection. ~ Todd Kristel
Ask a Question About this Product More...
Write your question below:
Look for similar items by category
Home » Music » Pop
How Fishpond Works
Fishpond works with suppliers all over the world to bring you a huge selection of products, really great prices, and delivery included on over 25 million products that we sell. We do our best every day to make Fishpond an awesome place for customers to shop and get what they want — all at the best prices online.
Webmasters, Bloggers & Website Owners
You can earn a 8% commission by selling Spacemen 3 : Forged Prescriptions on your website. It's easy to get started - we will give you example code. After you're set-up, your website can earn you money while you work, play or even sleep! You should start right now!
Authors / Publishers
Are you the Author or Publisher of a book? Or the manufacturer of one of the millions of products that we sell. You can improve sales and grow your revenue by submitting additional information on this title. The better the information we have about a product, the more we will sell!
Item ships from and is sold by Fishpond World Ltd.
Back to top