Slowdive guested at one of Tim Burgess from The Charlatans Twitter listening parties on Sunday 4th April. The album chosen was Souvlaki and the band revealed plenty of details you may not have known about the classic album.
It got better reviews than the debut by (The) Verve at the time.
Sing was never originally a song, it was created out of some tape loops Neil made with Brian Eno
The tape that Neil brought back from Eno was very incomplete. We were all like “what the f*ck do we do with this?” We knew we had to use it but it took a while to work out how. #timstwitterlisteningparty— Nick Chaplin (@hatpegsnick) April 5, 2020
They sold all their guitars in the Record & Tape Exchange in Notting Hill.
Sorry late to the party .. sold both the rickys to record and tape in Notting hill in 94 . Weirdly Johnny marr ended up with the 12 string years later.. pic.twitter.com/08dJUFZZIc— Neil Halstead (@neilhalstead) April 5, 2020
Ed Buller who’d just taken Suede to the top of the pop charts produced the album.
Alison – Late song for the record. It was originally very indie jangly. Ed Buller sped it up slightly and put a massive flange and phase all over it. We all went to bed and came in the next day and he played it – that’s the single. #timstwitterlisteningparty— Slowdive (@slowdiveband) April 5, 2020
It still did okay in the charts for a pre-Britpop album.
Souvlaki Space Station was mixed live.
The recording was unlike anything else we’d done – all of us at the mixing console (mainly Neil and Simon) mixing it live and pushing the faders up and down. I think you can hear that in the track. #timstwitterlisteningparty— Nick Chaplin (@hatpegsnick) April 5, 2020
Robert Plant ‘may’ have played on 40 Days
Radiohead’s manager engineered all their records
The engineer on our records – Chris Hufford – manages Radiohead … it’s a small small world https://t.co/QVsT9fYChj— Rachel Goswell (@RachelAGoswell) April 5, 2020
Finally, the new we’ve all been waiting for…. there will be more new music and gigs.
Thank you to everyone that has joined in this evening #timstwitterlisteningparty we promise we will be back with new music and shows when the world allows ?— Slowdive (@slowdiveband) April 5, 2020