Resident Alien
Resident Alien is the debut album from the British glam rock
Glam rock
Glam rock is a style of rock and pop music that developed in the UK in the early 1970s, which was performed by singers and musicians who wore outrageous clothes, makeup and hairstyles, particularly platform-soled boots and glitter...

 band Spacehog
Spacehog is an English rock band formed in 1994. Their music is heavily influenced by David Bowie, Queen, and T.Rex.-Members:* Royston Langdon a.k.a. "Ray Sprinkles" – bass and vocals...

. Released by Elektra Records
Elektra Records
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 on 24 October 1995, the album was certified as gold on 29 July 1996 and included the hit single "In the Meantime", which reached the top of the Mainstream Rock Tracks
Mainstream Rock Tracks
Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks is a ranking in Billboard magazine of the most-played songs on mainstream rock radio stations, a category that includes stations that play primarily rock music. Modern rock tracks are counted in the Alternative Songs chart.This chart began with the March 21, 1981, issue...

 chart in the United States, and remained there for four weeks. Most of Resident Aliens basic tracks were cut live in a barn out in Woodstock, NY. It was intended to give the album the immediacy of live room recording.

Although Jonny Cragg makes his singing debut in "Skylark" on The Chinese Album, it is his voice that introduces "Space Is the Place" on Resident Alien. The spoken line in the middle of "Never Coming Down (Part II)", "Everybody in the world is bent", comes from the 1969 movie The Italian Job
The Italian Job
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. The movie also features jail inmates clapping out the rhythm used in this song. A tribute to the film Candyman
Candyman (film)
Candyman is a 1992 horror film starring Virginia Madsen, Tony Todd and Xander Berkeley. It was directed by Bernard Rose and is based on the short story "The Forbidden" by Clive Barker, though the film's scenario is switched from England to Chicago. The film was scored by Philip Glass. The film was...

, the chorus to "Candyman" repeats the titular name four times (also referencing the Sammy Davis Jr. standard).

"Only A Few" and "In the Meantime" were used in the 1996 movie Libor Karas World Tour, The Bouncing Czech. "In the Meantime" was used as the theme song for David Spade
David Spade
David Wayne Spade is an American actor, comedian and television personality who first became famous in the 1990s as a cast member on Saturday Night Live, and from 1997 until 2003 when he starred as Dennis Finch on Just Shoot Me!. He also starred as C.J...

's 1998 one-hour HBO stand-up comedy
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 special David Spade: Take the Hit. "In the Meantime" was featured in the film Fanboys. "In the Meantime" is also a playable song in the video game Guitar Hero 5
Guitar Hero 5
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, as well as in Rock Band 3
Rock Band 3
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Track listing

All songs by Royston Langdon except when noted.
  1. "In the Meantime
    In the Meantime (Spacehog song)
    "In the Meantime" is a song by English alternative rock band Spacehog, from their debut album Resident Alien. It hit the top of the U.S. Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks chart...

    " - 4:58
  2. "Spacehog" (Antony Langdon) - 2:13
  3. "Starside" - 3:49
  4. "Candyman" - 5:23
  5. "Space Is the Place" (Antony Langdon) - 3:06
  6. "Never Coming Down (Part I)" - 1:44
  7. "Cruel to Be Kind" - 3:05
  8. "Ship Wrecked" - 5:28
  9. "Only a Few" - 3:23
  10. "The Last Dictator" - 4:14
  11. "Never Coming Down (Part II)" - 4:02
  12. "Zeroes" - 6:38
  13. "To Be a Millionaire... Was It Likely?"
    "Untitled" (hidden track
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    ) (Royston Langdon, Antony Langdon) - 21:19


  • Royston Langdon - bass
    Bass guitar
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     and vocals
    Singing is the act of producing musical sounds with the voice, and augments regular speech by the use of both tonality and rhythm. One who sings is called a singer or vocalist. Singers perform music known as songs that can be sung either with or without accompaniment by musical instruments...

  • Antony Langdon - guitar
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     and vocals
  • Jonny Cragg - drums
    Drum kit
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  • Richard Steel - lead guitar
    Lead guitar
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