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Spiritualized: Ladies And Gentlemen We Are Floating In Space

Review by Jim Irvin, MOJO, June 1997

THE CULMINATION OF A SEVEN YEAR mission to empty his crowded mind onto tape, Ladies And Jason Pierce's clamorous meisterwerk. A record that's splendidly ...


Spiritualized's Jason Pierce (2001)

Interview by Steven Daly, Rock's Backpages Audio, Fall 2001

Mr. Pierce talks about the making of Spiritualized's latest album, Let It Come Down: creating the orchestrations, the support of record company Arista; on making Ladies and Gentlemen We Are Floating in Space, and working with Jim Dickinson in Memphis; losing his old band and finding a new one; not being an autocratic bandleader; not being in competition with other bands, and the meaning of the sleeve of Ladies and Gentlemen...

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Spacemen 3: Rock'n'Roll Suicide

Interview by John Robb, Sounds, 9 February 1991

The story of SPACEMEN 3 is a cool, rock'n'roll tale of drugs, revolution and eventual destruction. JOHN ROBB meets up with Sonic and Jason on ...

Spaceman 3: Two Into Three Won't Go

Interview by Stephen Dalton, Vox, April 1991


Spiritualized: Young, Gifted and Tongue-Tied

Interview by Jim Arundel, Sally Margaret Joy, Melody Maker, 17 August 1991

JASON PIERCE is the man who makes Marcel Marceau seem positively gobby. You'd get more anecdotes out of a house-brick, they told us as we ...

Spiritualized: Spaced Out

Interview by John Robb, Siren, February 1992

IN A BATTERED armchair collapses a laid back, skin and bone R'n'R trouper with an exquisite record collection and perfect cheekbones. Jason Pierce, ex Spaceman ...

Spiritualized: Lazer Guided Melodies

Review by Andy Gill, Q, May 1992

Spiritualized: Blissed out, numbly minimalist and distinctly unsweaty. ...

Spiritualized: Manchester University, Manchester

Live Review by John Harris, New Musical Express, 26 September 1992


Spiritualized: The Far Side

Report and Interview by David Cavanagh, Select, October 1992

Technicolour sensurround with a benevolent poltergeist on its shoulder. This is Spiritualized, and they call it soul music. ...

Spiritualized, Levitation: Hackney Empire, London

Live Review by David Toop, The Times, 6 April 1993

Drifting together ...

Spiritualized, Levitation: Hackney Empire, London

Live Review by Paul Moody, New Musical Express, 17 April 1993

A BALD man in a silver suit is pumping plumes of silver smoke from the balcony in between playing mood-altering ambient tape-loops. Below him, the ...

Spiritualized: Shirk, Rattle & Roll-up

Interview by Ted Kessler, New Musical Express, 23 October 1993

Jason Pierce — supposedly SPIRITUALIZED's miserable junky control-freak layabout — has been completely misunderstood… and so have his band. TED KESSLER finds that Mr Glum ...

Spiritualized, Seefeel: Shepherds Bush Empire, London

Live Review by Andrew Smith, The Guardian, 27 February 1995

THE GHOST of St Jimi must have been smiling: this was a good night for guitars. First, the London quartet Seefeel set about deconstructing the ...

Astral Peaks: Spiritualized: Ladies And Gentlemen We Are Floating In Space (Dedicated)

Review by Paul Moody, New Musical Express, 24 May 1997

THAT SNORING SOUND you can hear throughout the 69 minutes and 16 seconds of Ladies And Gentlemen…? Why, that's the sound of a young Brian ...

Spiritualized: Ladies And Gentlemen We Are Floating In Space

Review by Stephen Dalton, Uncut, June 1997

SPIRITUALIZED albums, like the Hale-Bopp comet, swoop in from the heavens at highly irregular intervals. Their opiated drones and over-reaching pretensions are usually greeted with ...

Spiritualized: Ladies And Gentlemen We Are Floating In Space (Dedicated 12tks/7O mins)

Review by Ian Watson, Melody Maker, 14 June 1997

It's been a long, strange trip for Jason Pierce, and with the new album from SPIRITUALIZED, it's getting stranger and lovelier by the minute... ...


Interview by Jim Sullivan, The Boston Globe, August 1997

THEY ARE NOT the next big band from Britain and they could not care less. If one of their albums sold millions of copies, well, ...

Spiritualized: The Astoria, London

Live Review by Paul Trynka, MOJO, August 1997

SPIRITUALIZED'S SIMPLE, sublime Ladies & Gentlemen We Are Floating In Space has gained untold credibility by being nominated 'this year's drugs album' – a shorthand ...

Spiritualized: Red Box, Dublin

Live Review by Stuart Maconie, Q, November 1997

Groovy — Spiritualized transcend time and space. ...

The Mile High Club: Spiritualized in the Sky

Report and Interview by Barney Hoskyns, MOJO, February 1998

SPIRITUALIZED: a concoction of the cosmological and the pharmaceutical enjoying high times in Britain. Now Jason Pierce is spending two months turning on America. Barney ...

Spiritualized: Stars In His Eyes

Interview by Kodwo Eshun, i-D, August 1998

Spiritualized are aiming higher than the sun. Ladies and gentlemen, they'll soon be floating in space as one of Britain's biggest bands ...

Jason Pierce: The Urban Spaceman Falls To Earth

Report and Interview by Phil Sutcliffe, Q, September 2001

COSMIC OR WHAT? Jason Pierce has conducted Q to a yellowed Hoxton hostelry called the Macbeth. By the door it sports a tiled mural illustrating ...

Spiritualized: Let It Come Down (Spaceman)

Review by Ian Penman, Uncut, October 2001

"I WON’T GET TO Heaven the state I'm in," weeps Jason Pierce, but it sounds more like "I won't get as far as the Corn ...

Spiritualized: Run Silent Run Deep

Retrospective and Interview by Keith Cameron, MOJO, October 2001

Others lost their heads, but Spiritualized's Jason Pierce stuck to his vision. Keith Cameron unravels 10 years of hedonism, hard graft and betrayal. ...

Spiritualized: Urban Spaced Man

Interview by David Stubbs, Uncut, October 2001

ON LET IT Come Down, the latest and greatest Spiritualized album, Jason Pierce utilises some 100 musicians, among them choristers, gospel singers and entire brass ...

Let It Shine Down: Mr Spaceman's Stroboscopic Pomp Gospel

Live Review by Barney Hoskyns, Rock's Backpages, 20 October 2001

Spiritualized: Hammersmith Apollo, 12th October ...

Music for a Divine Moment: The Best Music of 2001

Guide by Devon Powers, PopMatters, 17 December 2001

IN THESE DAYS of crusades, jihads, and God-Bless-This-Lands, I've been wondering why so much music writing is riddled with religious imagery. ...

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club/Spiritualized: Beacon Theatre, New York

Live Review by Devon Powers, PopMatters, 8 May 2002

The Drunk and the Junkie: A Concert Review in Two Parts ...

Spiritualized: Amazing Grace (Spaceman/Sanctuary)

Review by RJ Smith, Spin, October 2003

Garage rock from Mars ...

Spiritualized: Amazing Space

Review and Interview by David Stubbs, Uncut, October 2003

Jason Pierce and co. blast back with album recorded in three weeks. ...

Spiritualized/Pere Ubu: Royal Festival Hall, London

Live Review by Ian Gittins, The Guardian, 4 August 2004

THIRTY YEARS INTO their career, Cleveland art-punks Pere Ubu remain engaging mavericks. ...

Spiritualized: Ladies And Gentlemen We Are Floating In Space

Review by Chris Roberts, Uncut, October 2007

Messed-Up, blissed-out '90s Psychedelia. Still Haunting, Still Huge. ...

Spiritualized: Songs In A&E

Review by Luke Turner, The Quietus, 16 May 2008

SPIRITUALIZED reached their commercial zenith a decade ago, when a nation wearying of Britpop and knocked sideways by the insane reaction to the death of ...

Spiritualized's Jason Pierce

Profile and Interview by Ian Gittins, The National (UAE), 23 May 2008

JASON PIERCE is the great unsung hero of British rock music. As the singer, songwriter and philosophical pulse of his epic rock band, Spiritualized, he ...

Spiritualized: Take Aurally

Interview by Ian Gittins, The Guardian, 24 May 2008

Jason Pierce of Spiritualized gives Ian Gittins his perfect pop prescription ...

Spiritualized: Sweet Heart Sweet Light

Review by Simon Price, The Word, March 2012

His last creative fix was religion, now its sugar-coated psych-pop. Has "J Spaceman' finally found redemption? ...

Spiritualized: Hammersmith Apollo, London

Live Review by Stevie Chick, The Guardian, 23 September 2018

By turns poignant and defiant, the soulful rock'n'roll wastrel Jason Pierce turns up the feedback and faces down his mortality – flanked by a horn ...

see also Spacemen 3


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