Sit back and relax. Let Spiritualized will rid you of your ‘it’s still not Friday’ blues. Live from the 9:30 Club in Washington D.C. a week ago on the 10th, available in full here from NPR. First up we have “Ladies and Gentleman We are Floating in Space” a quote, and then it’s “Come Together”:
Pierce almost died twice in the last seven years, once from double-pneumonia and once from degenerative liver disease which necessitated chemotherapy. He recorded Spiritualized’s remarkable new record, Sweet Heart Sweet Light, while recovering from the latter, and its songs don’t hesitate to leer into the abyss. Even as they swagger and seethe, they document a frail and flawed man’s circuitous journey through self-inflicted agonies and righteous redemption, and back around to agony.