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Psychedelic/Space Rock • United Kingdom


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Hawkwind biography
Formed in London, UK in 1969 - Still active as of 2018

Over their 30-odd year history, HAWKWIND were probably the most famous underground rock band in the world. The group was formed in the late '60s by guitarist/singer Dave BROCK, guitarist Mick SLATTERY and saxman/flautist/singer Nik TURNER. Dave BROCK was the leader of HAWKWIND and he was the captain, as it were. The band never would have made it for 30 years without Dave.

HAWKWIND's history has been marked by a series of confusing line-ups through 40 or so personnel changes. Their sound has continued to metamorphose and evolve: an almost jazz feel ("Hawkwind"), the "experimental" & acoustic sounds of early releases ("In Search of Space"), changing to the metal sound of their days (mid 70's), and a modern electronic feel on the latest ("Electric Teepee"). Yes, one can detect definite evolutions. With the primary use of the synthesizer, heavy and delay with the touch of techno, HAWKWIND practically created a genre of music that be called: psychedelic space-rock. Their creativity seems to be in the use of the synths to add to the intense moods of their songs. They were the master of the acid-space rock genre.

There are at least 100 total albums that are either compilations, EP's, bootlegs of live performances, etc. You can't go wrong with any of the 70's releases in my opinion.
"Doremi Fasol Latido" ('72) - A great album with a heavy metal space rock a-la lan Lemmy KILMISTER, who later founded MOTORHEAD.
"A Space Ritual" ('73) - The essential live album combining Space-rock music, and poetry. The GREATEST album in the world!
"Hall of the Mountain Grill" ('74) - A great album for FLOYD fans - very heavy, psychedelic music with lots of effects.
"Warrior at the Edge of Time" ('75) - In my opinion, THE classic album.
"Quark, Strangeness and Charm" ('77) - A return to a more traditional HAWKWIND sound.
"The Hawklords - 25 Years On" ('78)
"PXR 5" ('79) - This album really started the HAWKWIND tradition of semi-live, semi-studio albums.

Then you should consider the following efforts which I would recommend to the "Hawkfan":
"Levitation" ('80) - The last truly great HAWKWIND studio album.
"The Church of Hawkwind" ('82) - Really a Dave BROCK solo album. Very spacey and electronic.
"Chronicle of the Black Sword" ('85) - The last major HAWKWIND release, was a concept album inspired by their friend Michael MOORCOCK's writings.
"Palace Springs" ('91) - A...
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Space Ritual (2LP 180 Gram Vinyl)Space Ritual (2LP 180 Gram Vinyl)
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$23.06 (used)
Warrior on the Edge of TimeWarrior on the Edge of Time
Atomhenge 2013
$17.97
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Chronicle Of The Black Sword  /  HawkwindChronicle Of The Black Sword / Hawkwind
Remastered
Atomhenge 2016
$10.46
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PXR5PXR5
LET THEM EAT VINYL 2016
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In Search of SpaceIn Search of Space
Parlophone 2001
$4.96
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Into The WoodsInto The Woods
Cherry Red 2017
$11.54
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Hall of the Mountain GrillHall of the Mountain Grill
Extra tracks · Remastered
Emd Int'L 2001
$4.94
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Silver MachineSilver Machine
Red Cab Records 2011
$15.99
The Machine StopsThe Machine Stops
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$11.40
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Church of HawkwindChurch of Hawkwind
Griffin Records 1994
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HAWKWIND discography


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HAWKWIND top albums (CD, LP, MC, SACD, DVD-A, Digital Media Download)

3.37 | 265 ratings
Hawkwind
1970
3.62 | 352 ratings
X In Search Of Space
1971
3.70 | 311 ratings
Doremi Fasol Latido
1972
3.97 | 422 ratings
Hall Of The Mountain Grill
1974
4.10 | 603 ratings
Warrior On The Edge Of Time
1975
3.41 | 165 ratings
Astounding Sounds, Amazing Music
1976
3.68 | 211 ratings
Quark, Strangeness And Charm
1977
3.25 | 113 ratings
Hawklords: 25 Years On
1978
2.91 | 114 ratings
PXR 5
1979
3.98 | 235 ratings
Levitation
1980
3.18 | 93 ratings
Sonic Attack
1981
2.71 | 88 ratings
Church Of Hawkwind
1982
2.79 | 82 ratings
Choose Your Masques
1982
3.40 | 111 ratings
The Chronicle Of The Black Sword
1985
3.32 | 94 ratings
The Xenon Codex
1988
3.05 | 97 ratings
Space Bandits
1990
3.75 | 115 ratings
Electric Tepee
1992
2.85 | 77 ratings
It Is The Business Of The Future To Be Dangerous
1993
3.25 | 74 ratings
Alien 4
1995
3.19 | 56 ratings
Distant Horizons
1997
2.43 | 43 ratings
In Your Area
1998
2.88 | 42 ratings
Spacebrock
2000
2.77 | 70 ratings
Take Me To Your Leader
2005
3.20 | 36 ratings
Take Me To Your Future
2006
3.71 | 118 ratings
Blood Of The Earth
2010
3.59 | 91 ratings
Onward
2012
3.74 | 18 ratings
Hawkwind Light Orchestra: Stellar Variations
2012
3.43 | 41 ratings
The Machine Stops
2016
3.60 | 35 ratings
Into The Woods
2017

HAWKWIND Live Albums (CD, LP, MC, SACD, DVD-A, Digital Media Download)

4.20 | 275 ratings
Space Ritual
1973
3.82 | 65 ratings
Live Seventy Nine
1980
3.38 | 22 ratings
The Text of Festival - Hawkwind Live 1970-1972
1983
2.32 | 34 ratings
Zones
1983
3.32 | 30 ratings
This is Hawkwind - Do Not Panic
1984
1.89 | 30 ratings
Bring Me the Head of Yuri Gagarin
1985
1.77 | 13 ratings
Hawkwind Live '70/'73
1985
2.80 | 34 ratings
Space Ritual Vol. 2
1985
3.73 | 66 ratings
Live Chronicles
1986
3.74 | 57 ratings
Palace Springs
1991
3.20 | 28 ratings
BBC Radio 1 Live
1991
2.98 | 21 ratings
The Friday Rock Show Sessions Live at Reading '86
1992
3.28 | 27 ratings
California Brainstorm
1992
3.86 | 27 ratings
The Hawklords Live
1992
2.05 | 10 ratings
Live - ST.Albans U.K. Winter Tour 1979
1993
4.23 | 37 ratings
The Business Trip
1994
2.70 | 19 ratings
Undisclosed Files - Addendum
1995
4.33 | 44 ratings
Love in Space
1996
3.66 | 39 ratings
The 1999 Party
1997
2.17 | 16 ratings
Live & Rare: Onward Flies The Bird
1997
2.17 | 6 ratings
Welcome to The Future
1997
3.78 | 9 ratings
Hawkwind 1997
1997
1.67 | 14 ratings
Live at Glastonbury 90
1999
2.38 | 8 ratings
The Collectors Serise Vol. 2: Live 1982 (Choose Your Masques)
1999
2.25 | 4 ratings
Live - 1970-72
1999
2.47 | 10 ratings
Thrilling Hawkwind Adventures
2000
1.65 | 11 ratings
Live from The Darkside
2000
3.60 | 16 ratings
The Weird Tapes Vol. 1 : Dave Brock, Sonic Assassins
2000
2.87 | 15 ratings
The Weird Tapes Vol. 2 : Hawkwind Live / Hawklords Studio
2000
3.41 | 18 ratings
The Weird Tapes Vol. 3 : Free Festivals
2000
2.77 | 17 ratings
The Weird Tapes Vol. 4 : Live '78
2000
2.80 | 15 ratings
The Weird Tapes Vol. 5 : Live '76 & '77
2000
2.67 | 12 ratings
The Weird Tapes Vol. 6 : Live 1970-1973
2001
2.92 | 12 ratings
The Weird Tapes Vol. 7 : Dave Brock, The Demos
2001
2.78 | 26 ratings
Atomhenge 76
2001
3.41 | 21 ratings
Yule Ritual
2001
3.41 | 13 ratings
Live 1990
2002
3.86 | 33 ratings
Canterbury Fayre 2001
2002
3.83 | 11 ratings
Live in Nottingham (2002)
2002
4.58 | 15 ratings
Spaced Out In London
2002
2.43 | 7 ratings
Cosmic Overdirve
2002
2.59 | 13 ratings
Live 74 The Chicago Auditorium 21 March 1974
2006
3.45 | 22 ratings
Space Ritual (2CD+DVD)
2007
1.89 | 8 ratings
Winter Solstice 2005
2009
1.50 | 5 ratings
Minneapolis 1989
2009
1.28 | 8 ratings
Shot Down in the Night
2009
3.62 | 18 ratings
Leave No Star Unturned
2011
4.00 | 10 ratings
Space Ritual Live
2015
4.00 | 2 ratings
At The Roundhouse
2017

HAWKWIND Videos (DVD, Blu-ray, VHS etc)

3.92 | 8 ratings
Chaos
1996
2.96 | 5 ratings
Classic Rock Legends (DVD)
2001
3.17 | 15 ratings
Out Of The Shadows (DVD)
2004
3.05 | 11 ratings
Knights Of Space
2008
1.38 | 4 ratings
Winter Solstice - Live at the Astoria 2005
2009
1.22 | 5 ratings
USA Tour 1989-1990
2009
3.86 | 7 ratings
Live 1984 - 1995
2009
1.43 | 5 ratings
Treworgey 29th July 1989
2009

HAWKWIND Boxset & Compilations (CD, LP, MC, SACD, DVD-A, Digital Media Download)

3.94 | 27 ratings
Roadhawks
1976
3.03 | 43 ratings
Masters of the Universe
1977
3.42 | 15 ratings
Friends and Relations
1982
3.15 | 13 ratings
Friends & Relations..... Twice Upon a Time
1983
2.20 | 5 ratings
Utopia 1984
1985
3.47 | 10 ratings
Friends & Relations Vol. 3
1985
2.06 | 11 ratings
In The Beginning...
1985
1.78 | 9 ratings
Ridicule
1985
3.56 | 8 ratings
Anthology Vol 1
1985
1.78 | 22 ratings
Out & Intake
1987
1.80 | 5 ratings
Early Daze [Best of...]
1987
3.29 | 12 ratings
Spirit of The Age
1988
3.67 | 12 ratings
Acid Daze The History of Hawkwind
1990
3.96 | 15 ratings
Stasis The U.A. Years 1971-1975
1990
3.00 | 7 ratings
The Best of & The Rest of Hawkwind
1990
3.94 | 7 ratings
Anthology
1991
3.89 | 7 ratings
Masters Of The Universe (1991/ Castle)
1991
3.89 | 10 ratings
Psychedelic Warlords
1992
3.00 | 5 ratings
Mighty Hawkwind Classics 1980-1985
1992
2.25 | 4 ratings
Lord of Light
1993
2.08 | 6 ratings
The Best of Hawkwind
1994
1.22 | 4 ratings
Silver Machine
1994
3.93 | 5 ratings
25 Years on 1970-1973
1994
3.93 | 5 ratings
25 Years on 1973-1977
1994
2.08 | 6 ratings
Independent Days Volume 1 & 2
1995
3.75 | 3 ratings
Silver Machine
1995
2.00 | 2 ratings
Space Is Deep
1995
3.48 | 13 ratings
The Ambient Anarchists
1997
3.75 | 12 ratings
Sonic Boom Killers Best of Singles A's and B's from 1970 to 1980
1998
2.69 | 7 ratings
Anthology 1967-1982
1998
2.09 | 4 ratings
The Master
1998
3.45 | 11 ratings
Golden Void 1969-1979
1999
3.50 | 4 ratings
Year 2000: Codename Hawkwind Volume One
1999
3.25 | 7 ratings
Complete '79 Collector Series Vol. 1
1999
2.86 | 18 ratings
Epocheclipse: The Ultimate Best Of
1999
4.17 | 29 ratings
Epoche-Eclipse / 30 Year Anthology
1999
3.33 | 3 ratings
Family Box 4CD SET Limited Edition Collector's Set
2000
3.67 | 3 ratings
The Stonehenge Collection (Zones / This is Hawkwind - Do Not Panic)
2000
2.25 | 4 ratings
The Hawkwind Collection - The Legends Collection
2001
2.67 | 6 ratings
Masters Of The Universe
2001
1.96 | 6 ratings
Family Tree
2001
3.91 | 4 ratings
Masters of Rock
2002
3.00 | 6 ratings
Welcome to The Future
2003
3.60 | 5 ratings
Oscillations
2003
4.15 | 11 ratings
The Dream Goes On - An Anthology 1985 - 1997
2008
4.15 | 11 ratings
Spirit Of The Age - An Anthology - 1976 - 1984
2008
4.75 | 4 ratings
Parallel Universe: A Liberty/U.A. Years Anthology 1970-1974
2011
4.38 | 4 ratings
5 Album Set
2013
3.41 | 18 ratings
Spacehawks
2013

HAWKWIND Official Singles, EPs, Fan Club & Promo (CD, EP/LP, MC, Digital Media Download)

2.83 | 9 ratings
Hurry on a Sundown
1970
4.62 | 18 ratings
Silver Machine
1972
2.90 | 12 ratings
Urban Guerrilla
1973
3.80 | 10 ratings
The Psychedelic Warlords (Disappear In Smoke)
1974
3.56 | 9 ratings
Kings Of Speed
1975
3.78 | 9 ratings
25 Years EP
1978
2.74 | 10 ratings
Who's Gonna Win The War?
1980
3.20 | 10 ratings
Shot Down In The Night (live)
1980
3.90 | 10 ratings
Sonic Assassins (ep)
1981
3.25 | 8 ratings
Angels Of Death
1981
2.59 | 8 ratings
Motorhead
1982
2.67 | 6 ratings
Motorway City
1983
3.43 | 7 ratings
Your Last Chance EP
1983
3.59 | 12 ratings
Night of the Hawks (ep)
1983
3.75 | 8 ratings
Independent Days EP
1984
3.88 | 7 ratings
Needle Gun
1985
4.00 | 2 ratings
Zarozinia
1986
3.29 | 7 ratings
Decide Your Future EP
1993
3.00 | 5 ratings
Area 54 EP
1995
3.25 | 4 ratings
Love In Space
1997
3.17 | 6 ratings
Spirit Of The Age
2005
3.00 | 3 ratings
Silver Machine
2007

HAWKWIND Reviews


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 California Brainstorm by HAWKWIND album cover Live, 1992
3.28 | 27 ratings

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California Brainstorm
Hawkwind Psychedelic/Space Rock

Review by Warthur
Prog Reviewer

4 stars California Brainstorm is a natural complement to the Palace Springs live album - Palace Springs having been recorded shortly before the production of Space Bandits, whilst California Brainstorm was recorded on the tour for that album, and with the track list not having that many overlaps. Indeed, the two go so well together that on the recent Atomhenge 2CD rerelease of Palace Springs the California Brainstorm set is provided on the bonus disc. Overall, this period of Hawkwind found them taking a turn for extended cosmic jams and progressive electronic soundscapes, perhaps as a deliberate recalibration after the mid-1980s saw them taking an increasingly hard rock-oriented direction.
 The Friday Rock Show Sessions Live at Reading '86 by HAWKWIND album cover Live, 1992
2.98 | 21 ratings

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The Friday Rock Show Sessions Live at Reading '86
Hawkwind Psychedelic/Space Rock

Review by Warthur
Prog Reviewer

4 stars Hawkwind's eye-catching Chronicle of the Black Sword tour had, if not springing them to the levels of success they'd had back in the 1970s, at least got them enough momentum to snag a spot on 1986's Reading Festival. Playing up to the rock-oriented crowd and the high-energy feel of the festival, they essentially do an even more hard-rocking take on a mix of 1980s and 1970s material, and welcome Lemmy back onboard for a guest spot on Silver Machine. The end result is not the most subtle of Hawkwind releases, not least because (aside from the instrumental Pulsing Cavern) they give a hard rock spin to more or less all the material, including stuff like Utopia which was never originally cast in that mode, but what it lacks in variety it makes up for in energy.

That said, what is credited as merely Dream Worker is in fact a medley of Brainstorm, Dream Worker and Dust of Time, which offers a more progressive sonic exploration at just the right time in the running order. The final song - the aforementioned take on Silver Machine with Lemmy guesting - is by contrast gloriously slipshod and shambolic, the reunion clearly being a spur-of-the-moment gesture of friendship and goodwill that didn't admit much opportunity for careful rehearsal but, much like Lemmy's then-current work with Motorhead, hooks you more on its gusto than its technical brilliance.

As you might have guessed from the title. the Reading appearance was recorded by the BBC for Radio 1's Friday Rock Show, this release being part of a series by Raw Fruit Records licensed from the BBC of Friday Rock Show sessions by various bands (hence the hilariously inappropriate cover art - all the Raw Fruit Friday Rock Sessions releases got a similar treatment). The upshot of this is that the sound quality on this is pretty decent - on a part with Live Chronicles and perhaps a notch above it. I'd say Live Chronicles remains the definitive live concert experience of mid-1980s Hawkwind, but for those moments when the full pretentious spectacle of it would be too much this Reading appearance fits nicely.

 Love in Space by HAWKWIND album cover Live, 1996
4.33 | 44 ratings

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Love in Space
Hawkwind Psychedelic/Space Rock

Review by Warthur
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5 stars Hawkwind live albums don't really have a middle gear. Either they're horrible - terrible sound quality bootleg and might-as-well-be-bootleg crap tossed out onto the market for a cheap buck - or they're fantastic, regularly upstaging their studio albums, This was especially true in the 1990s; at the same time as a range of horrible bootlegs flooded the shelves and Hawkwind's studio albums were, at best, decent experiments in coping with a limited recording budget, they produced material like The Business Trip and Love In Space.

Love In Space is almost a sequel to The Business Trip; it's got the same balance of rocky and New Age electronic material, the same flow, the same production aesthetic. It also has Ron Tree adding a bit of energy as front man, and a track list with only a very, very few overlaps with The Business Trip. It neatly absorbs the alien conspiracy theory concept of their then-current studio album, Alien 4, into the wider substance of the Hawkwind canon, picking songs from other albums (and previewing Love In Space from Distant Horizons) to flesh out the concept.

In short, it's another masterwork, and one which goes particularly well with The Business Trip - making it handy that both live releases have been put out as part of the Emergency Broadcast Years boxed set at a decidedly generous price. Go for the Business Trip for a somewhat briefer journey, or embrace Love In Space if you want to go waaaay out there.

 The Business Trip  by HAWKWIND album cover Live, 1994
4.23 | 37 ratings

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The Business Trip
Hawkwind Psychedelic/Space Rock

Review by Warthur
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5 stars Hawkwind had been reduced to a three-piece in the mid-1990s, but on The Business Trip Dave Brock and company re- engineer themselves as a Space Rock-New Age power trio, wavering between blissful electronic explorations and thumping anthems at the drop of a hat. Everything flows together very smoothly and naturally, just as on the It Is the Business of the Future To Be Dangerous studio album, and the sound quality is the best enjoyed by a Hawkwind live album for quite some time.

The end result is another remarkable live release which is worth setting alongside the Live '78 Hawklords material or the mighty, majestic, Lemmy-powered Space Ritual. What's astonishing is how different each of those live releases sounds - perhaps the best testimony to how Hawkwind's sound has grown and changed and adapted over the years in the live context as well as the studio. There's a lot of dross out there when it comes to Hawkwind live releases but if you want something reflecting their early 1990s sound, don't mess about with bootlegs - go strictly Business and you can't go wrong.

 Live 74 The Chicago Auditorium 21 March 1974 by HAWKWIND album cover Live, 2006
2.59 | 13 ratings

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Live 74 The Chicago Auditorium 21 March 1974
Hawkwind Psychedelic/Space Rock

Review by Warthur
Prog Reviewer

2 stars This is a greatly abbreviated version of the same live 1974 set which was released as The 1999 Party back in 1997. Back in 2006, there may perhaps have been some slight point to this release since the original 1999 Party set was out of print. However, in 2015 The 1999 Party was reissued as part of the boxed set This Is Your Captain Speaking... Your Captain Is Dead, a fine compilation of material from Hawkwind between 1970 and 1974 (including all their studio albums from the debut to Hall of the Mountain Grill, plus Space Ritual, plus the 1999 Party, plus the full Greasy Truckers set). So with 1997's 1999 Party from 1974 available again post-2015, 2006's 1974 live recording extracted from the 1999 Party no longer really has much of a point to it. Clear?
 Atomhenge 76  by HAWKWIND album cover Live, 2001
2.78 | 26 ratings

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Atomhenge 76
Hawkwind Psychedelic/Space Rock

Review by Warthur
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4 stars A full live set from the Atomhenge tour, supporting the Astonishing Sounds, Amazing Music album but also previewing some cuts which would later surface on PXR 5 or Quark, Strangeness and Charm. The Calvert-led, Charisma-based incarnation of Hawkwind tended to be a little more genteel than their preceding or subsequent versions on the studio albums - especially on Astonishing Sounds and Quark, Strangeness etc. - but this release is reassuringly heavy, to the point where those who miss the Lemmy years may find it an easier introduction to the band's Charisma period than the studio releases from the time.

That said, the sound mix, whilst well above bootleg standard, is not quite on the level of, say, the Live '78 recording of the Hawklords tour; in particular, Nik Turner's sax and Simon House's violin can get a little lost in the mix, which is a particular shame. And on the closing number, Kerb Crawler, the sound quality takes a sudden dive. What would have been a 5-star live release is dragged down to four stars by these shortcomings.

 Church Of Hawkwind by HAWKWIND album cover Studio Album, 1982
2.71 | 88 ratings

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Church Of Hawkwind
Hawkwind Psychedelic/Space Rock

Review by Warthur
Prog Reviewer

4 stars Hawkwind's years on RCA Active were characterised by wild shifts in their musical style. After exploring the space metal styles of Sonic Attack, Church of Hawkwind finds them slamming to the other extreme of their musical universe, dialling back the rock elements substantially and turning up the electronics dial to maximum. The end result is an intriguing musical trip that offers extensive early examples of the use of sampling and other synthesiser techniques in a rock context, and is perhaps the most progressively-minded of all of Hawkwind's studio albums on the RCA Active label. It might not be what we expect from Hawkwind, but the sheer fact of its unusualness in itself makes it stand out in their discography.
 Live Seventy Nine by HAWKWIND album cover Live, 1980
3.82 | 65 ratings

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Live Seventy Nine
Hawkwind Psychedelic/Space Rock

Review by Warthur
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4 stars After a stint on Charisma Records where, with Robert Calvert fronting, Hawkwind developed the more ornate side of their sound for a time, Live Seventy Nine found them issuing a roaring return to the proto-metal aspects of their sound which had been such a feature of their United Artists years. As well as being a timely move in terms of current trends - the New Wave of British Heavy Metal was hitting at right about this time - it was also a creative breath of fresh air for the group, which allowed them to turn in the magnificent Levitation as their next studio album.

Including a well-chosen set of old classics (Brainstorm, a bit of Silver Machine before the titular machine explodes, and more recent tracks like Spirit of the Age) and new material (Shot Down In the Night was the big single from this release, and Levitation's Motorway City gets an early preview here), the album also includes a rare live performance of Lighthouse, a piece from Tim Blake's Crystal Machine solo album - for Gong veteran Blake had hopped aboard the Starship Hawkwind for this release.

Buyer beware: the release known under various names including Complete '79, which purports to be a complete recording of this concert, is not to be trusted. Yes, it is the full concert... but the sound quality is absolutely dire and is apparently sourced from an audience recording, and can only disappoint next to the sound of this release. The Atomhenge reissue includes as a bonus track Urban Guerilla from the same set, so if you must have more, you can tack that on, but that's it as far as recordings from this gig with acceptable sound quality goes. This does mean this live album is a little short compared with more epic releases from earlier and later in Hawkwind's career, but what it lacks in mass it makes up for in substance.

 Alien 4 by HAWKWIND album cover Studio Album, 1995
3.25 | 74 ratings

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Alien 4
Hawkwind Psychedelic/Space Rock

Review by TCat
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3 stars Hawkwind, the band, until recently, that has been pretty much ignored by the masses, has been around for a lot of years. Even during their best years, during the 70s, not many people paid attention to them. Yet they are one of the pioneers of space rock and psychedelic music. As the band moved through the decades, Dave Brock has been the only constant. On "Alien 4", released in 1995, he has two other band members that he has worked with now for a few years, namely Alan Davey and Richard Chadwick. On this album, they are joined by Ron Tree, who will share lead vocal duties with Dave. Ron had worked with other small time bands and offered his voice for this album. The band also wanted to expand their stage performance to be more visually exciting, which was another reason for recruiting Ron.

This album's concept is mostly about Aliens. There is no cohesive story, just the topic of aliens. Of course, there is a lot of the Hawkwind sound of spacey music and plenty of synthesized and programmed sounds along with enough spacey guitar to keep Hawkwind fans happy. However, I don't think much was done to the sound to win over new fans. Yes there is the new vocalist here, which helps, but his vocals are a little rough for mass appeal. I feel it helps to add some variety to the songs, but other than that, it doesn't contribute much.

"Abducted" opens the album, but isn't really much of a track other than giving an idea as to what is going to be going on here music-wise. "Alien (I Am)" is the real opener here and it harkens back to the early Hawkwind days and gives some hope that this could be a decent album. Even the shorter track "Reject Your Human Touch" is a good follow up to this. However, "Blue Skin" sounds a little cheesy to me and suddenly the band sounds more like a cheap imitation of themselves, almost a satirical imitation and Tree's vocals aren't doing anything to save this album. And this is also a 7+ minute track, so it adds a bit of weight to the album. Things improve a bit on "Beam Me Up" but not enough to make us wonder if we might have a mediocre, if not worse, album on our hands.

"Vega" is a nice instrumental with an ambient feel, but it doesn't move anything forward much. "Xenomorph" has a great guitar hook and is a much more powerful song, even with Tree's rough vocals which actually kind of work here. The last half of this track is instrumental and builds quite well. "Journey" is a substandard instrumental which, while it is heavy enough, just doesn't build off of it's repetitive motif much. "Sputnik Stan" loses credibility at the beginning and end with Tree's vocals, and the words are stupid, but the instrumental break, which takes up a good part of the track, is great, dynamic and exciting, and actually a highlight of the album. "Kapal" is just a boring, repetitive instrumental with some spoken word vocals that are subdued and unintelligible. "Festivals" is more of Tree's punk-ish vocals that are almost completely tuneless in this instance, trying to give it a Sid Vicious style sound but instead it almost sounds like plastic rap during the verses. It is more like singing on the chorus, but the chorus is too simple and his voice just doesn't fit the simplicity very well. At this point, even the instrumental breaks can't save this track.

Three remakes follow, but nothing is really done to improve on them, so they are mostly just useless. Because they are remakes of vintage Hawkwind, they give a little more life to the album, but the originals already served well enough, and you just get the feeling they are added here to help boost interest in the album. Other than that, they don't accomplish anything. The Vinyl and 2010 CD editions contain a bonus track called "Space Sex" which I think was intended to be humorous, but it just comes off sounding dumb.

Overall, there are a few highlights here that prove that Hawkwind has good intentions, but they are few and far between. Tree's vocals might have worked better if they were utilized differently, but the often don't do anything to help given the material. The best part of the album are the instrumental breaks, but the only place they save the entire track is on "Alien (I Am)", "Sputnik Stan" and "Xenomorph". The rest of the album is mediocre or less. The album is okay, but nothing to get excited about.

 Leave No Star Unturned by HAWKWIND album cover Live, 2011
3.62 | 18 ratings

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Leave No Star Unturned
Hawkwind Psychedelic/Space Rock

Review by Warthur
Prog Reviewer

4 stars On the 27th January 1972, the Cambridge Corn Exchange hosted the Six Hour Technicolour Dream, a true feast of what was at the point the cutting edge of underground psychedelic space rock in the UK. Pink Fairies were on the bill, along with an outfit called the Last Minute Put Together Boogie Band which included ex-Fairies drummer Twink playing with special guests Fred Frith (soon to gain wider attention once Henry Cow finally got their debut album out) and Syd Barrett (post-Pink Floyd and his solo albums, pre-distressing weight gain and eyebrow-shaving).

And rounding out the offerings was a set from Hawkwind, at the time a comparatively new band - remember, they'd only put out their debut and In Search of Space at this point in time. With Lemmy having recently arrived, the band had clearly already settled into the ultra-heavy groove which would culminate in Space Ritual at the end of the year. Various bootlegs and releases of debatable official status have claimed to offer cuts from the Cambridge Corn Exchange gig over the years, but these have mostly been mislabellings. (Various reissues under various titles of the old Text of Festival recordings from 1970 and 1971 are particularly to blame for this.)

Happily, as the included booklet with the CD release explains, Leave No Star Unturned is the real deal. A partial recording of the set was unearthed in 1985, and later on tapes discovered in 2005 completed the picture. The tidying- up by EMI is really top-notch, with sound quality more or less equalling that of, say, the BBC session from the same year, and at points approaching Space Ritual quality. (Of all the 1972 sets that have had official releases, the Greasy Truckers Party probably is a notch lower quality in terms of sound, perhaps due in part to the technical problems captured on the recording).

So, if you dig the sound of live Hawkwind from this era (and a good many people can't get enough of it), Leave No Star Unturned is a great pick,. I wouldn't quite put it on the level of Space Ritual, but it's dang close, and includes the additional interest of a version of Silver Machine on which Robert Calvert takes the lead vocals - rather than Lemmy as would customarily become the case once the Lemmy-fronted single became the unexpected monster hit that it was.

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