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PXR 5

Hawkwind

 

Psychedelic/Space Rock

2.91 | 116 ratings

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mohaveman
2 stars Wow. This is Hawkwind? My knowledge of Hawkwind comes from their older more spacy material, so this incarnation seems very strange to me. Not bad, just strange. There is without a doubt a 70's-80's punk/new wave vibe here, especially on the opening track and also "Jack of Shadows", "Infinity", and "p.x.r5". The opener, "Death Trap" could have been taken off a Clash album of the same era. Power chords and nonstop driving sounds! I think my favorite track here is "High Rise" which has a slow buildup of sound and reminds me of a cross between Pink Floyd and early David Bowie (especially the singer, Bob Calvert, who really parallels Bowie from the Diamond Dogs era). The only bad thing I can say about this release is that it seems to have a dated sound and is not really fresh. A testament of it's times, however. Many records from that era seem to not have aged well. However, this is not a bad album, but besides "High Rise" and bits and pieces elsewhere, this is not a proggy album. Only for Hawkwind fans or maybe punk fans looking for something they may never have heard before. 2 stars (really 2 1/2).
mohaveman | 2/5 |

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