The Telescopes were founded in England in 1987 by chief member Stephen Lawrie and released several recordings in the late 1980s but it is in 1990, when the band signed to legendary label Creation, that they hit their stride and helped to define a decade of UK rock music. Fusing elements of psychedelia with noise/rock, and dreamy pop, The Telescopes were near the forefront of the early shoegaze scene and hugely influential on the next wave of early 1990s Brit/pop. This crucial collection complies all 4 of their 12" singles on Creation as well as a 1991 John Peel session and other bonus tracks. Issued on 180 gram 2LP wi... + INFO
Formed in 1987 these British shoegaze&space/rock mainstays drew inspiration from the 60s psych and rock scene, particularly The Velvets, The 13th Floor Elevators, Love, and The Byrds, as well as contemporaries such as My Bloody Valentine, and The Jesus ^ Mary Chain. Their second LP, a self/titled affair from 1992 originally released on Creation is where they truly took off and found their original voice with a tight batch of hook/laden tunes. An essential piece of UK shoegaze and psychedelia, The Telescopes is back in print on vinyl for the first time in nearly a decade.
At last! THE TELESCOPES first four EPs are compiled in order to reissue their studio recordings 1989-1990.Not only that but they have been remastered in order to achieve the deserved sound of this legendary British band leading the late 80s and early 90s shoegaze and melodic noise alongside The Jesus And Mary Chain among others.The Telescopes, with their leader Stephen Lawrie, recorded these EPs in the same period as their first album and master piece "Taste". And that is what you get. Tons of guitar noise and distortion covering beautiful melodies.An absolute must in order to understand all indie and underground musi... + INFO