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Sound of Confusion is the first studio album by space rock group Spacemen 3, released in July 1986 on Glass Records. Three of the seven songs are cover versions; "Rollercoaster", originally by the 13th Floor Elevators, "Mary Anne" (originally ″Just One Time″) by Juicy Lucy and "Little Doll" by The Stooges.

Sound of Confusion
Spacemen 3 - Sound Of Confusion Orig.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedJuly 1986
GenreNeo-psychedelia, garage rock
Length39:48
71:20 (1994 re-release)
LabelGlass (original UK release)
Fire (various UK reissues)
Taang! (1995 US release)
Spacemen 3 chronology
Sound of Confusion
(1986)
Transparent Radiation
(1987)
Alternative cover
This album cover drops the white background of the original for a fiery reinterpretation
1994 re-release.
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic3/5 stars[1]

It was re-released in 1994 by Taang! including the three tracks on the Walkin' With Jesus EP and a demo of the song "2.35". [2]
It was re-released again in 1996 on Fire Records, who also re-released it as a vinyl LP in 2009.

Track listingEdit

Original release (Glass GLALP 018)

All tracks written by Kember, Pierce, except where noted.

No.TitleLength
1."Losing Touch with My Mind"5:29
2."Hey Man"4:49
3."Rollercoaster" (13th Floor Elevators cover) (Erickson, Hall)7:50
4."Mary Anne" (The song "Mary Anne" is actually a cover of "Just One Time" by Juicy Lucy) (Campbell, Crenshaw)4:13
5."Little Doll" (The Stooges cover) (Alexander, Asheton, Asheton, Osterberg)5:25
6."2:35"3:08
7."O.D. Catastrophe"8:54
1994 re-issue bonus tracks (Taang!)
No.TitleLength
8."Walkin' With Jesus"5:52
9."Rollercoaster" (13th Floor Elevators cover) (Extended Version) (Erickson, Hall)17:03
10."Feel So Good"4:57
11."2:35 (Demo)"3:40

PersonnelEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Raggett, Ned. "Review of Sound of Confusion". Allmusic.