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From: Michael J. Egli <>
Date: Fri 03 Apr 1998 - 05:57:25 PST

>>>Did I read once that Sonic Boom /Spectrum was related? I saw one their
>>>discs recently and it sounded familiar.

>Sonic Boom was in Spacemen 3--he released an "Indian Summer" EP a few years
>ago, and Pat plays guitar on the title track.>

>>>Did Strange Tractors ever release a CD?

>I don't know about full-length, but I do have a 4-track EP of theirs. Not
>Can't think of any other related bands outside the ones you mentioned...

David - I'm not sure you answered the question which was are Sonic Boom and Spectrum related. Easy to get mixed up as Sonic has been in so many "S" bands, Spacemen 3, Spectrum, and now (I think) Spiritualized. Sonic Boom was part of Spectrum. Spectrum is interesting to listen to, some songs more so than others. A lot of their stuff is electronic experimentation as far I can figure.

Spiritualized is much in the same vein as Spectrum, lots of electronics and feedback and reverb and effects. If you have seen the commercial for the new VW Beetle you have heard Spiritualized. The song (and album) is called "Ladies and Gentlemen We Are Floating In Space." Pretty good song and the album is worth a listen if you've got the money.

By the way, check out the web page (although I don't think it's been updated in a while) at and check out the Who Is this man? section. I am almost willing to bet that it is our friend the one and only Butcher himself, Pat Fish. Maybe someone going to the show in Atlanta could print it out and have the man confirm or deny my allegations.

Back to work.

Mike Received on Wed Apr 22 18:02:18 1998

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