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The Space Rock Thread Genre

Discussion in 'Music Forum' started by Aaron Mook, Jun 23, 2020.

  1. New Hum album came out yesterday. Let's talk about one of the best/most underated genres of the 80s and 90s (despite roots in the 60s).
     
  2. angrycandy

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    here for it
     
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  4. This turns 10 and hasn't aged one bit

     
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  5. atlas

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    following
     
  6. phaynes12

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    spacemen 3 is one of the most underrated bands, like, ever
     
  7. Cameron

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    Y’all should def checkout the Honeymoon album from this year.
     
  8. Cameron

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  9. OotyPa

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    excuse me for being ignorant but what is space rock, and is it different from a variation of prog, alt, and post rock?
     
  10. phaynes12

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    i would say it is closest in “sound” to shoegaze (spacemen 3/spiritualized) with some bands getting more alt-rock in their sound (failure/hum). basically it is partially a lyrical thing and partially the guitar tone being atmospheric and distorted with a lot of reverb.

    that being said the genre also was pioneered in the 60s/70s with Hawkwind and was basically just psychedelic rock with space-based themes
     
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  11. OotyPa

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    thx for the rundown. what are a few good introductory albums? gonna do some space exploration today :alien:
     
  12. phaynes12

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    i can’t provide links rn but my favorites are:
    spiritualized - ladies and gentleman we are floating in space

    spacemen 3 (singer/guitarist of spiritualized’s first band) - playing with fire

    hum - you’d prefer an astronaut

    failure - fantastic planet

    pink floyd - dark side of the moon (pretty obvious)

    hawkwind - space ritual

    flying saucer attack - further

    shiner - starless

    cave in - jupiter
     
  13. Horrorca

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    this

    also Bardo Pond - fucking legends



     
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  14. Cameron

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    I’ve actually never heard of Spaceman 3 or Spiritualized so I’ll check em
     
  15. phaynes12

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    oh man HOW
     
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  16. DarkHotline

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    Oh hai, new thread
     
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  17. DarkHotline

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    Spaceman 3 is a must
     
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  18. Horrorca

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    no time to waste

     
  19. angrycandy

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    one of the very best songs to ever exist in the space rock genre or any other for that matter:

     
  20. Scientists have been asking this question for years: Would The Galilean Satellites by Rosetta be considered space rock today?

    In this essay, I will
     
  21. phaynes12

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    a perfect album

    a perfect song
     
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  22. atlas

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    Throwing a couple new bands in here that aren’t terribly original but I like what they’re doing anyways:

    Sound like Failure:


    Sound like Hum:
     
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  23. cherrywaves

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    The album Jupiter by acclaimed Boston group, Cave In
     
  24. cherrywaves

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    If the new Cloakroom record - produced by Matt Talbot - sounds anywhere near as good as new Hum, I’m going to weep
     
  25. sean_rugy

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    hello