From Spacemen 3 related group on Facebook:
To all my fellow Spacemen 3 time travelers....I received this message (see below) from Pete Bassman regarding the future release of Darkside recordings. It had been posted earlier on Facebook that a box set of Darkside songs was to be released later this year, yet this seems to be under threat. Please share this message where you can and let's show some solidarity to Pete Bassman and The Darkside! This needs to see the light....this needs to happen, so SHARE the below statement and make some noise!
On the upside, it would seem we are to be treated to further Alphastone releases and solo work from Pete Bassman....Happy Daze....
Hello Darren ,
If you want to share this following statement with the world do so
' The music of The Darkside has unfortunately disappeared into the ether , the reason ? not the will of the musicians who made it but people who controlled it , Martin Mills , Andrew Heath and Universal Music ,who all have in their own way prevented the further release of the recordings .
At the heart of this situation lies an uncomfortable 'fuck you ' kind of reality , a blunt insensitive , exploitative , inflexible mentality that saps any attempt at liberating the material into a vortex of despair.
Despite the size of our adversaries , Universal Music and Beggars Banquet I will personally make another attempt to liberate the material and make the recordings available .
Alphastone should be released on Glass Records but not sure yet , a solo lp coming out soon on Hoga Nord Sweden , another cassette only solo lp on Volantes Discos Argentina and a current solo lp in production.