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Playing the Bass with Three Left Hands

Will Carruthers

‘I can confirm that should you ever find yourself on stage playing the bass guitar with three left hands, it is usually the one in the middle that is the real one. The other two are probably phantoms.’

Playing the Bass with Three Left Hands tells the story of one of the most influential, revered and ultimately demented British bands of the 1980s, Spacemen 3. In classic rock n roll style they split up on the brink of their major breakthrough.

As the decade turned sour and acid house hit the news, Rugby’s finest imploded spectacularly, with Jason Pierce (aka Jason Spaceman) and Pete Kember (aka Sonic Boom) going their separate ways. Here, Will Carruthers tells the whole sorry story and the segue into Spirtualized in one of the funniest and most memorable memoirs committed to the page.

RRP: £14.99

Published: 09/01/2016

ISBN: 9780571329960

Length: 320 pages

Format: Paperback

About Will Carruthers

Will Carruthers has played bass in three great, pioneering psychedelic bands, Spacemen 3, Spiritualized, and Brian Jones Town Massacre.