Spacemen 3 are Asking Fans Not to Buy Their Albums on Record Store Day
Jason Pierce and Pete Kember Issue Statement About Legal Dispute with Label
Jason Pierce (aka J. Spaceman) and Pete Kember (aka Sonic Boom) of iconic space-rock band Spacemen 3 have issued a statement via the Twitter page of Pierce's current band, Spiritualized, asking fans not to buy the vinyl reissues of their albums being reissued in the U.K. on Record Store Day this Saturday. Pierce and Kember are in a legal dispute with Gerald Palmer and the label Space Age Recordings, who are putting out three Spacemen 3 releases on Record Store Day.
The statement reads as such: "We would seriously like to ask fans not to buy the Spacemen 3 releases and any merchandise that are being offered for sale on Record Store Day or any other Spacemen 3 releases and merchandise offered by Gerald Palmer on Space Age Recordings or any other subsidiary of that label. We are currently in legal dispute with Gerald Palmer due to him depriving us of our rights in our music and other intellectual property rights relating to Spacemen 3. Any monies from those sales will go directly to him and help fund his side of the dispute. In short... PLEASE DON'T BUY OUR RECORDS FROM SPACE AGE RECORDINGS!"
Spiritualized are expected to release a new album, the follow-up to 2012's Sweet Heart Sweet Light, sometime this year, perhaps in June to mark the 20th anniversary of their 1997 masterpiece, Ladies and Gentlemen We Are Floating in Space.
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