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Psychedelic/Space Rock

3.69 | 257 ratings

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4 stars Quark strangness and charm starts with spirit of the age and one of the best robert calvert vocal tracks with a nice drumming sound and background electronics and the lyrics are interesting here to and calvert in great form here to with background vocals singing sprit of the age which to me gets in side ya head to great effect,every member of the band here in fine form this must be heard,quite calming track to a great start.Damnation alley starts with alarm sound like a nuclear bomb coming then the guitar plays and takes over and then the drums and calvert come in and everything here sounds great,this track is faster than the first with calvert singing about radiation wasteland,it does calm for abit and sounds great and a keyboard solo like and a violin comes in which sounds great a really great sound in hawkwind and a nice bit of guitar comes in after a bit,and then the main singing comes back and then the track ends and another great track everything here sounds great.fable of a failed race startsreally nice and quiet uch a really calm sound and relaxing calvert here singing really good here and the background vocals really nice to and the drumming fitting really well to the track nice bas here calm to and the guitar fx great such a really nice track really addictive and should of been much longer another great track.quark strangeness and charm a song [about einstein] and a track with everything here sounding great with good drumming and a riff that gets stuck in ya head you,ll be humming it for hours and a great bit of guitar playing here another great track,hassan i sahba starts with violin playing and this is good stuff when the song gets going after about 20 seconds the violin really being the main thing here and great to and the bass here is good and calvert on fine form singing hashish,the guitar playing along to great effect here and the drumming great to,i love this,playthis loud it sounds great,the guitar and violin and bass and vocals all just sound great a bit eastern soundoing track i think here another great track.the forge of vulgan starts with synth playing great like a warning sound a sound like a cow bell going[sounds great] with keyboards like organ sound really addictive sound i love it play it loud the last 30 seconds is the best part of this songs as it like explodes like and then ends,days of the underground starts like a sound that the music is bouncing to me,and calverts vocals having fx in them like a robot like[good sound for his voice] this track i dont think is the best track on this album but its still a good track,i like the background ghostly sound to it,and the keyboards sounding more piano abit here like,and then it ends.the iron dream starts with the whole band going for it pity its only like for two minutes like as this is addictive stuff and heavy like and it fades out and the album ends,i thought this is a really short hakwind album which is a shame cause every band member here is on fine form though more keyboard sounding and drums here but guirtar to not so guitar as oth hawkwind but a great album,this is a must hear album.4 stars.
davidsporle | 4/5 |


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