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Spacemen 3 Urge Not To Buy RSD Releases
Eoin Murray , April 21st, 2017 10:47

Spiritualized have urged fans not to buy any of the planned Spacemen 3 Record Store Day releases owing to a legal dispute over rights

Members of pioneering space rock group Spiritualized have requested that fans do not buy re-issued Spacemen 3 albums on Record Store Day this Saturday 22 April.

Spiritualized's Jason Pierce, who founded Spaceman 3 in 1983 with Peter Kember before disbanding in 1991, said via Facebook that while three Spacemen 3 records will be re-issued on vinyl on Saturday, an ongoing legal battle with the band's former manager Gerald Palmer means that all takings from sales will go directly to him and help fund his side of the case.

As part of this year's Record Store Day, Space Age Recordings are set to re-release Spacemen 3's Playing With Fire, For All The Fucked Up Children and Recurring.

He said: "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 of the 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!"

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