Jason's Pierce's post-Spacemen 3 spacemen. Features early singles unavailable on albums

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Spiritualized – The Complete Works Vol One

Precursor to an already-planned second volume, this harks all the way back to 1990, when Jason Pierce was breaking away from Spacemen 3. With its acid-tinged, inflated air of epic ’60s pop, “Any Way That You Want Me” is a startling indication of just how swiftly Pierce had established the template for the Spiritualized sound. “Feel So Sad” and “Medication” still sound definitive today. Massive yet minimal, “100 Bars” (on which Kate Radley counts down from 100 to 1 to an oscillating electric pulse) is an extreme example of the hypnotic volumes Pierce was able to achieve by cutting back to the basic throb of rock’n’roll intensity.