Pat Fish had given a copy of the demo tape to Dave Barker, the owner of the independent record label Glass Records, to whom Fish's band The Jazz Butcher were signed.
Spacemen 3 signed a three-year, two-album recording contract with Glass Records in early 1986.
Their first live performances occurred around winter 1982/83, playing at a party and then at a couple of gigs they managed to get at a local bar; at the latter their set included a 20-minute version of the one-chord song "O. This prompted Bain and Morris to leave and join a new local band, The Push, being formed by Gavin Wissen.
Both of their new amplifiers included distortion/fuzz and tremolo; these two effects were key components of Spacemen 3's signature sound.
In January 1986, Spacemen 3 attended the home studio of Carlo Marocco at Piddington, outside Northampton, to record their new demo tape.
By this time they had reconfigured and honed their musical style, and their repertoire consisted of newer songs and re-worked older ones.
"The band's sound had crystallised into the intense, hypnotic, overloaded psychedelia which characterised their early [record] output, and which would serve as a template for their live act throughout their existence" (Ian Edmond, Record Collector).
We wanted to make sure, absolutely, that all those people who were there were actually there because they were getting it.