Spiders (album)

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Studio album by Space
Released 16 September 1996
Recorded 1995-1996
Genre Britpop, Alternative hip hop
Length 52:48
Label Gut Records
Producer Stephen Lironi, Ian Richardson & Nick Coler
Space chronology
Tin Planet
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars [1]
Dotmusic (Favourable) [2]
NME 7/10 stars [3]

Spiders is the debut album by Space, released on 16 September 1996, peaking at #5 in the UK Albums Chart, later going platinum. "Money", "Kill Me", "Neighbourhood", "Female of the Species", "Me and You Versus the World" and "Dark Clouds" (the first two combined together as a double A-side) were released as singles. It sold an estimated 800,000 copies between 1996 and 1998.[4]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Neighbourhood"   Tommy Scott, Franny Griffiths, Space 3:28
2. "Mister Psycho"   Scott, Space 3:40
3. "Female of the Species"   Scott, Space 3:17
4. "Money"   Scott, Griffiths, Space 4:01
5. "Me and You Versus the World"   Scott, Griffiths, Space 3:35
6. "Lovechild of the Queen"   Jamie Murphy, Space 3:39
7. "No One Understands"   Murphy, Space 4:08
8. "Voodoo Roller"   Murphy, Space 3:15
9. "Drop Dead"   Scott, Space 4:26
10. "Dark Clouds"   Scott, Griffiths, Space 3:50
11. "Major Pager"   Murphy, Griffiths, Space 3:16
12. "Kill Me"   Murphy 3:31
13. "Charlie M."   Scott, Space 3:50
14. "Growler" (instrumental) Griffiths, Space 4:47

Track Details[edit]

  • Lead vocals on tracks 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 9, 10, 13 and 15: Tommy Scott
  • Lead vocals on tracks 6, 7, 8, 11 and 12: Jamie Murphy
  • Track 1 contains a spoken sample from the film Up in Smoke, starring Cheech and Chong. Tommy Chong, as Anthony "Man" Stoner, says, "Who lives here, man?"
  • Track 2 contains a spoken sample from the Stanley Kubrick film The Shining. Jack Nicholson, as Jack Torrance, says, "I'm awfully glad you asked me that" - a remark directed toward Lloyd the bartender.
  • Track 6 contains a spoken sample from the Quentin Tarantino film Pulp Fiction. In the beginning you can hear a voice saying 'Ladies and Gentlemen, now the moment you've all been waiting for...' which is a sample of dialogue taken from just before the infamous John Travolta dancing scene in the film.
  • Track 7 contains a sample of the iconic quote "I am not an animal! I am a human being!", spoken by John Hurt as John Merrick in the David Lynch film The Elephant Man.


  1. ^ Spiders (album) at AllMusic
  2. ^ "Reviews - Releases - 1996 Dotmusic Spiders". Space the Band. 2011-12-22. Retrieved 2012-03-10. 
  3. ^ "Reviews - Releases - 1996 Nme Spiders". Space the Band. 2011-12-22. Retrieved 2012-03-10. 
  4. ^ Sexton, Paul (30 Nov 2002). "A Quarterly Roundup Of Noteworthy Uocoming Releases". Billboard. Vol. 114, No. 48 (ISSN 0006-2510): 52. 

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