Record lovers the world over are gearing up for Record Store Day on Saturday (April 22), but for those who had their hearts and wallets set on a trio of Spacemen 3 reissues, the band would rather you didn't buy them.
Taking to the social channels of former Spacemen 3 member Jason Pierce's current group Spiritualized today (April 20), he and fellow Spacemen 3 leader Peter "Sonic Boom" Kember wrote that they are "currently in legal dispute with [former Spacemen 3 manager] Gerald Palmer due to him depriving us of our rights in our music and other intellectual property rights relating to Spacemen 3. Any monies from those sales will go directly to him and help fund his side of the dispute."
You can find the band's message below:
It's by no means the first instance of artists being against their own Record Store Day releases. Earlier this year, Simon Raymonde of Cocteau Twins revealed he had no idea of the plans surrounding two of his own.
If you're wondering what you should pick up this RSD instead, we've listed the best and worst releases of the event here. However, we called these Spacemen 3 reissues one of the best releases — something that is now very debatable.
You can find the full list of Record Store Day releases here.