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Psychedelic/Space Rock

4.20 | 285 ratings

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2 stars I listened to this album for the first time in 1985. It was lent to me by a friend. This album has a very good cover design, and maybe this is the best thing that I can remember of it now. I also remember the "atmospheres" created in the listener`s mind by the music of this album: "spacial music with a bit of poetry", with a lot of electronic "cosmic sounds", heavy playing, a distorted bass guitar which sounds like another distorted 6 string guitar, psychedelic lighting, and a mysterious female dancer on stage doing her job among the music. I was curious to see photos of Stacia, this female dancer who worked with Hawkwind for about 5 years, after reading about her being "very sexy". Well, I searched in the Internet for photographs of Hawkwind playing on stage while Stacia was dancing to their music, and I was disappointed: I didn`t like her, but maybe their Fans were delighted to see her naked while dancing! The other images that this album bring to my mind now are of "stoned music done by stoned musicians for their stoned Fans". I don`t want to offend anybody, as maybe many of their Fans were not / are not "stoned". But in the late `60s and a good part of the `70s, the music like this which was created by underground bands like Hawkwind was very associated with the use of drugs. So, Hawkwind and this album, IMO, are "For Their Fans Only".
Guillermo | 2/5 |


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