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Rocket Girl

Tribute To Spacemen 3 - Various Artists

Tribute To Spacemen 3 - Various Artists

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Celebrating twenty-five years since its release as rgirl2 – the label’s first LP – Rocket Girl reissues its seminal compilation A Tribute to Spacemen 3. It features many of whom (Mogwai, Low, Arab Strap, Bardo Pond) have gone on to reap major critical and commercial success, and are still thriving today. In 1998 the LP was a gateway for fans of Spacemen 3 to discover these relatively unknown experimental artists operating on small independent labels either side of the Atlantic – today it is a celebration of the timeless innovation and longevity of that scene.

While the 1998 artwork depicted the iconic S3 transmitter logo in silver foil on a sleek black background, the 2023 reissue recasts the sleeve in an aluminium-effect sheen, suggestive of a space rocket: the symbol that links both the Rugby band and this label.

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