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Psychedelic/Space Rock

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4 stars Hawkwind - The Business Trip live (1994)

I recently got into the Love in Space live album by Hakwind and I was suprised when I found out that 'The Business Trip' is yet another great live album with almost a completely different setlist. In fact, only an instrumental version of Are You Losing Your Mind? is presented on both albums.

Hawkwind plays space-rock/metal/punk with lot's of electronics. Their live performances are strong and besides some worthwhile studio album of the seventies I would recommend to buy the live albums of the eigthies, nineties and 21th century.

On this live-album Hakwind plays as a powertrio, but still manages to have a great spacey sound. The album sounds like a never-ending psychedelic dream and has few pauzes. The cohesion is very good on live albums of Hakwind. I like the beginning with Quark, Strangeness and Charm, which is a good song with nice lyrics. The only track I dislike is The Camera That Could Lie with it's stupiusly simple piano-theme and almost reggae-like feel. The instrumental section in the end is however good. All other tracks are between good and excellent. Green Finned Demon stands out as a great melodic and piecefull theme with an underwhatertheme. The Golden Void is also played, but I must admit I don't think this version of the song is too tastefull. Still a great song though. The ending lyrics on This Future are great. Humanity is being portraid as an alien experiment!

Conclusion. I love to listen to this kind of live album because of the overall atmoshpere. The band remains a magical experience and there are no crowd-talks for most of the time. The recording is good, but not excellent. The band performs very good. An excellent addition to your prog collection, even if you already own 'Love in Space'.

friso | 4/5 |


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