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Hawkwind (Official Thread)

Discussion in 'Progressive Rock' started by LG, Oct 22, 2009.

  1. LG

    LG Fade To Black

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    This is a hard band to classify, they are all over the musical landscape but I am putting them in the prog section, to me their music has enough elements to fit in this genre.

    One of the main issues holding back this group were the continuous personnel changes, from the very beginning they have had a revolving door of members coming and going. Despite that handicap they have always had a group of hard core supporters and have 30+ albums to their credit.

    Here is the very first one, simply titled Hawkwind.

    Any other fans of this band?

    Official Website

    Hawkwind (1970)
    X In Search of Space (1971)
    Doremi Fasol Latido (1972)
    Hall of the Mountain Grill (1974)
    Warrior on the Edge of Time (1975)
    Astounding Sounds, Amazing Music (1976)
    Quark, Strangeness and Charm (1977)
    25 Years On Released as Hawklords (1978)
    PXR5 (1979)
    Levitation (1980)
    Sonic Attack (1981)
    Church of Hawkwind (1982)
    Choose Your Masques (1982)
    The Chronicle of the Black Sword (1985)
    The Xenon Codex (1988)
    Space Bandits (1990)
    Electric Tepee (1992)
    It Is the Business of the Future to Be Dangerous (1993)
    White Zone Released as Psychedelic Warriors (1995)
    Alien 4 (1995)
    Distant Horizons (1997)
    In Your Area (1999)
    Spacebrock (2000)
    Take Me to Your Leader (2005)
    Take Me to Your Future (2006)
    Blood of the Earth (2010)
    Onward (2012)
    Stellar Variations - Released as Hawkwind Light Orchestra (2012)


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  2. Truckin

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    Re: Hawkwind

    I have listened to them back in the 80's and thought they were in the same range as Pink Floyd? Rhapsody classifies them as art and prog rock. I do like them because they have somewhat of a hard driving sound on some of their songs.
     
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    Re: Hawkwind

    Don't know them... :D but I will soon...

    Edit: but where to start??? The album you mentioned LG?
     
  4. LG

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    Re: Hawkwind

    You are right on target Truckin.

    OB, probably their most acclaimed album is "In Search Of Space". It is the one that gathered attention in their early years and helped define the "Space Rock" sound that became the bands trademark.

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    Re: Hawkwind

    Almost forgot about this thread, picking up after "In Search Of Space", comes the next album, 1972's "Doremi Fasol Latido", which in keeping with the constant line-up changes sees the addition of Ian Kilmister on guitar.(Better known as Lemmy ;)) With him Hawkwind became a much harder driving band, definitely a metal feel to this album, but also kept the space rock feel that was becoming the signature of the band.

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    Re: Hawkwind

    Dick Taylor, a very early member of the Rolling Stones who went on to some degree of critical acclaim with the Pretty Things, played bass early on with Hawkwind. This was somewhat ironic since he had left the Stones after he, Mick and Keith had joined forces with Brian Jones and Ian Stewart because he didn't want to be "relegated" to playing bass! That didn't turn out to be one of Dick's better career decisions....

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  7. LG

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    Re: Hawkwind

    Didn't know that Fox, the list of different personnel in Hawkwind over the years is over 30 strong. I saw Ginger Baker's name in the list too, but I can't remember which albums or year he was part of the band...:dunno:
     
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    Re: Hawkwind

    Lemmy (from Motorhead) had a brief stint with them and sung lead vocals on their big hit ' Silver Machine'.

    Their best albums were during this period. Check out 'Hall Of The Mountain Grill' and 'Warrior on The Edge Of Time'. Space rock at its best with sci fi writer Michael Moorcock adding to the mix. Often a fantastic wall of sound helped by the addition of the mellotron to the band by Simon House.

    Both LP's would rate in my top 50.
     
  9. LG

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    Re: Hawkwind

    Those 2 CD's are on my list Rocktrade, I am trying to go in chronological order right up to the last album I own, I didn't follow them after the 70's at all.
     
  10. Mr. Shadow

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    Re: Hawkwind

    Is Cymbaline the same as Pink Floyd's version?
     

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