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Rugby, Warwickshire, United Kingdom (1990 – present)

Spiritualized are an English rock band formed in 1990 in Rugby, Warwickshire, United Kingdom by Jason Pierce, who often goes by the alias J. Spaceman, after the spectacular demise of the Spacemen 3 outfit. The membership of Spiritualized changes from album to album, with Pierce being the only constant factor.

The first Spiritualized release was a space rock-esque cover of Any Way That You Want Me in 1990, a record which heralded the official split of Spacemen 3 following contractual wrangles over the band’s name. Of the final Spacemen 3 line up, bassist Will Carruthers, drummer Jonny Mattock and session guitarist Mark Refoy joined Pierce in the first phase of Spiritualized (for the debut LP, Lazer Guided Melodies), alongside his then girlfriend Kate Radley. None of the original line up remains - Carruthers tried for a solo career, Mattock played for a spell in The Breeders (and later Lupine Howl), Refoy formed Slipstream(his replacement was John Coxon) and Radley married Richard Ashcroft of The Verve. A later cohort of Spiritualized backing musicians - Sean Cook, Damon Reece and Michael Mooney - formed Lupine Howl following summary dismissal by Pierce.

Sax player Ray ‘Moonshake’ Dickaty was added to the lineup in 1997, and Gregg Hale (guitar) also augmented the band in 1997 and 1998.

Retaining only keyboardist Thighpaulsandra (keyboards)a replacement for Kate Radley, Jason Pierce then debuted a new (and current) line up of Spiritualized, introducing classical percussionist Tom Edwards and former Julian Cope string arranger Martin Schellard on bass guitar.

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  • AirGuitarGod69

    You will all get what you deserve.

    5 Aug 8:02am Reply
  • iagomelo2

    ow

    27 Jun 9:38pm Reply
  • grungemania

    I'm so so so excited to see Spiritualized at Sled Island!! :D

    5 Jun 3:34pm Reply
  • Groves89

    let it come down in general is very under-appreciated. if you look at the albums that are usually considered the best of 2001, let it come down beats just about any of them. same thing for pure phase in 1995.

    29 May 1:35am Reply
  • pedrooleander

    Out of Sight is a masterpiece

    28 May 3:36pm Reply
  • optimistic_tour

    his track on the Space Project is predictable and probably took very little effort.. but damn if it isn't great sounding!! Got this Righteous Brothers vibe that kills me!

    4 May 7:42pm Reply
  • wiseblood-

    Spiritualize me, cap'n

    2 May 1:31pm Reply
  • polvodearmas

    <4

    26 Apr 5:30am Reply
  • theNomadz

    Just listened to the Space Project LP in its entirety, fucking amazing compilation (all 14 tracks meld together into a brilliant record) - Spiritualized's track 'Always Together With You (The Bridge Song)' is subdued perfection. "If you walk the galaxies, I would walk the galaxies with you..."

    25 Apr 8:17pm Reply
  • CaramelespreSSo

    <3

    10 Apr 12:44pm Reply
  • peterfink

    best band forever, hallelujah...

    7 Apr 9:22pm Reply
  • DennysH_

    Broken Heart <3

    7 Apr 1:40am Reply
  • Nationalbuzz

    Spiritualized in Brazil <33

    24 Mar 10:34pm Reply
  • Groves89

    youre an idiot

    15 Mar 9:11pm Reply
  • th00ht

    ehm, the name is not spelled correctly. It should be Spiritualized®

    8 Mar 10:54am Reply
  • tokyochorus

    saw cop shoot cop live, life is complete

    16 Feb 8:09am Reply
  • Godfazou

    Fantastic song.

    15 Feb 9:15pm Reply
  • JeremyLee

    Yeah, the new song is great!

    13 Feb 9:19pm Reply
  • matt1337c

    The new song is like Ladies and Gentlemen We Are Floating in Space part 2.

    13 Feb 2:40am Reply
  • Wonrei

    always forgetting with you ;_;

    12 Feb 5:05pm Reply
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