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ALIEN 4

Hawkwind

 

Psychedelic/Space Rock

2.88 | 52 ratings

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Proghead
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4 stars This album is pretty much as you expect from HAWKWIND, that means a bunch of excellent spacy hard rock, with '90s ambient experiments, such as the type they've been doing since "Electric Tepee". The band at this point consisted of Dave Brock, Alan Davey, and Richard Chadwick. Brock and Davey also handles the synthesizers (as well as of course the guitar and bass respectively). They also added new vocalist Ron Tree, who often got the Robert Calvert comparison. The funny thing is the LP (released as a double LP) actually features a song not featured on the CD (in this case, "Space Sex"), so you gotta own the LP to own everything (the LP is beautifully packaged with some great artwork in the gatefold, with a UFO theme, of course). The album seems to be a partial concept album on alien abduction. Anyway, this album is pretty much as you expect from HAWKWIND (doesn't give any new surprises here), but it's still worth having.
Proghead | 4/5 |

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