Space Age Bachelor Pad Music

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Not to be confused with the genre of space age pop, also known as bachelor pad music.
Space Age Bachelor Pad Music
EP by Stereolab
Released 22 March 1993
Length 27:38
Label Too Pure (UK)
American (US)
Producer Stereolab and Andy Wilkinson
Stereolab chronology
Switched On
(1992)Switched On1992
Space Age Bachelor Pad Music
Transient Random-Noise Bursts with Announcements
(1993)Transient Random-Noise Bursts with Announcements1993
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic3/5 stars[1]
Pitchfork Media(8.7/10)[2]

Space Age Bachelor Pad Music (also known as The Groop Played "Space Age Bachelor Pad Music") is an EP (or "mini-LP") by the alternative music band Stereolab, originally released in March 1993. The release became an underground sensation, and led to the band snagging its first major-label record deal.

The title is spelled Space Age Batchelor Pad Music on the front cover, though not on the back cover or spine; The sleeve and label designs use artwork and text from Vanguard Records' "Stereolab" hi-fi test record after which the group was named, including the "flagbearer on horseback" logo of Vanguard Records itself. The EP title was later used by Bar/None Records for a 1994 compilation of tracks by Mexican lounge music legend Juan García Esquivel.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Tim Gane and Lætitia Sadier, except "Space Age Batchelor Pad Music (Mellow)" by Sean O'Hagan.

Side one (Easy Listening)
1."Avant Garde M.O.R."4:09
2."Space Age Batchelor Pad Music (Mellow)"1:44
3."The Groop Play Chord X"2:01
4."Space Age Batchelor Pad Music (Foamy)"2:14
5."Ronco Symphony"3:36
Side Two (Neu Wave)
6."We're Not Adult Orientated"6:07
7."U.H.F. – MFP"4:53
8."We're Not Adult Orientated (Neu Wave Live)"3:34
  • All songs published by Complete Music.


Played by
Technical credits
  • Andy Wilkinson - Engineering
  • Giles – Engineering Assistant
  • The Groop and Andy – Producer, Mixing
  • Magic Glue – Design