In 1994, SPACEHOG, with original band members, the Langdon brothers – Royston and Antony, Jonny Cragg & Richard Steel became quickly infamous for their legendary East Village gigs. Their sound was so very different from the neo-grunge movement of the early 90’s, that within a short time, they signed a cocktail napkin deal with the famed record exec, Seymour Stein and the Sire label.
On October 24, 1995, Spacehog released their debut album, Resident Alien, produced by Bryce Goggin. Resident Alien was widely received, reaching #1 on Billboard’s Heatseeker’s chart, selling over a million copies, and spawning the hit single and video, the #1 mainstream rock hit, “In the Meantime”. Spacehog created their own genre of sound, challenging the moniker of glam-rock and creating a new identity, carrying forth the profound influences of T Rex, Iggy Pop, Queen, David Bowie & the Spiders, by colliding these legendary sounds with a wall of distorted guitars and the stupendous daring of Royston Langdon’s lead vocals. It was a musical statement that seemed to say, life is too serious to be taken seriously, and was a welcome reprise from the levity of late-90’s alt-rock.Read more