QUEEN OF SPACE
MAXI SINGLE SSC, PLAYGROUND RELEASE:
MARCH 12, 2001 REVIEW: MARCH 23, 2001
We only review singles on special occasions. This qualifies as one. It is a school book example of what a maxi single could be like.
It includes an outstanding dance mix signed Covenant's Eskil Simonsson. It's something for those who think S.P.O.C.K are somewhat lost in main stream land. We also get to hear a rockier version with assistance from a metal band. A perfect grip for a maxi.
Then we get not one, but two other
songs which both are quite strong. "Babylon 5" is exclusive for this release and the Pete Shelley cover "I Don't Know What It Is" has only been heard on "Cover Classics Vol 2" in the past. The latter comes in a standard version but also closes the maxi with a "Stripped" version. And it is just that, stripped and naked. Not all that impressive, but a remake should be different. Why else bother?
The two-track version of "Queen of Space"
is made for radio, and I can assure you noone else will care. It contains the first two tracks on the maxi, the single version of "Queen of Space" and "I Don't Know What It Is". I can't help but wonder why radio stations can't play maxi singles, are they that stupid?