Okay, so the point is that my favourite track on that collection was always Space Needle’s ‘Before I Lose My Style’. It found its way onto innumerable mixes I made in the years that followed before it somehow started to slip from my memory. As things do.
Now I recall looking out for the 1995 Voyager set that the track originally came from, but to no avail. And eventually, as I said, my memory wandered and that was that. Until last weekend, when I span that song once more for old times’ sake and was hooked all over again. And then, thank goodness for the world of a much advanced Interweb, for I found a Space Needle retrospective on eMusic. And what a splendid, reverb drenched gem it is. Fourteen cuts of heavenly, rusty-edged, space-bound no-fi rock. None better than the aforementioned ‘Before I Lose My Style’ or the frankly drop-dead gorgeous ‘Never Lonely Alone’.