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SPACE RITUAL

Hawkwind

 

Psychedelic/Space Rock

4.20 | 284 ratings

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Vibrationbaby
5 stars Strap yourself into the ejection seat fo this one from these true rock prophets of space. Chirping saxes, overdriven guitars and mindblowing lyrical warnings. From the onset the plea, "This is earth calling, this is earth calling.....this is earth calling.........earth calling.............." gives us the ominous impression that this trip is not going to be a fun one. And it is not. Space Ritual is not a fun album nor is it's theme. Space. It is a dark and forbidding place and many obstacles lay in wait for the ususpecting listener in the form of sonic attacks, dark corridors and a barrage of electronic effects which describe space as a lonely and misunderstood place. Embark on this sonic voyage at your own risk, maintain your composure and remember: Do not panic! Literary contributions from Sci-Fi/fantasy writer Michael Moorcock and Bob Calvert provide some of the freakiest rock poetry ever penned. This is Hawkwind at it's penultimate. The CD release features extra material which originally could not fit on the the original vinyl edition. Space rock doesn't get any more mindblowing than this release from our original intergalactic hippies.
Vibrationbaby | 5/5 |

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