Hopes of a Spacemen 3 Reunion Just Went Up in Flames
"I just don't see the point," says Jason Pierce
Published Jul 09, 2018While Spacemen 3 fans have been fortunate enough to get a series of reissues in recent years, don't expect any sort of band reunion to happen anytime soon, if ever. After all, former member and current Spiritualized leader Jason Pierce has just completely shot down the idea of any sort of Spacemen 3 reunion.
While being interviewed on Consequence of Sound's Kyle Meredith With… podcast, Pierce fielded questions (probably for the umpteenth time) about whether his beloved old space-rock band would ever reunite. And while Pierce said Spacemen 3 have been offered as much as £2 million to play a series of reunion shows, he has shot down all offers.
"Why?" Pierce said of reuniting his old project with Peter Kember (a.k.a. Sonic Boom). "I just don't see the point. I find it really difficult as to why. It's a weird one, because I'm not wild about anything that's, like, people just replaying their [old music]."
He then even goes as far as comparing reunion shows to Civil War reenactments.
"I'm not so against other people doing it," he said, "but I don't see me doing it."
Spacemen 3 existed for almost a decade, running from 1982 to 1991, but they eventually called it quits due to the eventually toxic relationship between core members Pierce and Kember. Pierce, of course, soon then formed Spiritualized after the breakup, while Kember would start Spectrum and E.A.R. before going on to now produce the likes of Panda Bear, Beach House and MGMT.
As previously reported, Spiritualized are set to release the new album And Nothing Hurt on September 7 through Fat Possum/Bella Union. The album is available for pre-order on standard black and deluxe orange vinyl via MusicVaultz. You can learn more about the album here.