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"Spiritualized" are an English rock band formed in 1990 in Rugby, Warwickshire by Jason Pierce, who often goes by the alias J. Spaceman, after the spectacular demise of his Spacemen 3 outfit. The membership of Spiritualized changes from album to album, with Pierce being the only constant factor.

The first Spiritualized release was a space rock-esque cover of The Troggs' 'Any Way That You Want Me' in 1990, a record which heralded the official split of Spacemen 3 following contractual wrangles over the band's name. Of the final Spacemen 3 line up, bassist Will Carruthers, drummer Jonny Mattock and session guitarist Mark Refoy joined Pierce in the first phase of Spiritualized (for the debut LP, ''Lazer Guided Melodies''), alongside his then girlfriend Kate Radley. None of the original line up remains - Carruthers now records under the name Freelovebabies, Mattock played for a spell in The Breeders (and later Lupine Howl), Refoy formed Slipstream and Radley married Richard Ashcroft of The Verve, and Gregg Hale left to band in 1999. A later cohort of Spiritualized backing musicians formed Lupine Howl following summary dismissal by Pierce.

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years active 1990-present
origin Rugby, Warwickshire
country England
music genre Indie rock
current members Jason Pierce
Tom Edwards
Richard Warren
Kev Bales
past members Freelovebabies
website Official site
license: GNU FDL
source: Wikipedia