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LEVITATION

Hawkwind

 

Psychedelic/Space Rock

3.97 | 168 ratings

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5 stars Metal that floats?

Levitation is much tighter than any of the previously released material, and obviously takes some inspiration from the NWOBHM that was happening back then. Lemmy, who had been the mainstay from "Doremi..." up to "Warrior..." was having a huge success with the now legendary Motorhead, and the seminal "Ace Of Spades", so it was only right that his previous band should want to try and grab a slice. I'm not saying this album is heavy metal, but I do know a lot of fans of heavy metal who own this as their solitary Hawkwind album!

"Levitation" is a fine mix of heavy guitars, spacey synths - courtesy of Tim Blake, who featured on many Gong albums, and beautiful light and shade. The production is not overbearingly eighties, which helps this album remain timeless. "Levitation" is a perfectly balanced Hawkwind album, unlike any of the others - there is not one other that does not contain a rough edge or a "loose" track. If you never buy another Hawkwind album, you should buy this - especially if you like the heavier side of rock.

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