Header

CALIFORNIA BRAINSTORM

Hawkwind

Psychedelic/Space Rock


From Progarchives.com, the ultimate progressive rock music website

Hawkwind California Brainstorm album cover
2.94 | 19 ratings | 2 reviews | 11% 5 stars

Write a review
Buy HAWKWIND Music
from Progarchives.com partners
Live, released in 1992

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Void's End (5:27)
2. Ejection (5:58)
3. Brainstorm (8:51)
4. Out Of The Shadows / Eons / Night Of The Hawks (18:08)
5. TV Suicide / Back In The Box / Assassins of Allah (20:14)
6. Propaganda (1:08)
7. Reefer Madness (8:25)

Total Time: 68:11


Lyrics

Search HAWKWIND California Brainstorm lyrics

Music tabs (tablatures)

Search HAWKWIND California Brainstorm tabs

Line-up / Musicians

- Harvey Bainbridge / lead vocals, keyboards
- Dave Brock / lead vocals, guitar, keyboards
- Ray Chadwick / drums, vocals
- Alan Davey / bass, backing vocals
- Bridgette Wishart / lead vocals

Releases information

CD ILOKI ILCD1014 (USA)

CD Cyclops CYCL 015 (1994) UK (with book, different cover)
CD Cyclops CYCL 021 (1994) UK (without book, different cover)

Both Cyclops Releases with Bonus-Track:

8. Images (6:15)

Total Time: 74:37

Thanks to ProgLucky for the addition
and to Grendelbox for the last updates
Edit this entry

HAWKWIND MP3, Free Download (music stream)


Open extended player in a new pop-up window | Random Playlist (50) | How to submit new MP3s

Buy HAWKWIND California Brainstorm Music


California BrainstormCalifornia Brainstorm
Iloki
Audio CD$1,199.97
$15.99 (used)
Right Now on Ebay (logo)
LP doremi fasol latido ~ USD $29.16
CD doremi fasol latido ~ USD $12.28
CD hall of the mountain grill ~ USD $16.01
LP hawkwind ~ USD $24.69
LP in search of space ~ USD $29.16
CD in search of space ~ USD $12.28
LP onward ~ USD $24.69
LP shot down in the night - live uk 1979 ~ USD $21.32
LP space ritual 1 ~ USD $24.69


More places to buy HAWKWIND music online Buy HAWKWIND & Prog Rock Digital Music online:
  • AmazonMP3: Search for HAWKWIND DRM-Free MP3 Downloads @ AmazonMP3 (USA Only) | AmazonMP3 (UK Only)

HAWKWIND California Brainstorm ratings distribution


2.94
(19 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(11%)
11%
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(32%)
32%
Good, but non-essential (42%)
42%
Collectors/fans only (16%)
16%
Poor. Only for completionists (0%)
0%

HAWKWIND California Brainstorm reviews


Showing all collaborators reviews and last reviews preview | Show all reviews/ratings

Collaborators/Experts Reviews

Review by Bonnek
SPECIAL COLLABORATOR Prog Metal Team
2 stars You can't go wrong with a Hawkwind Live one. It usually comes with the guarantee of a solid setlist and an inspired performance. This California Brainstorm is from the short period when Bridget Wishhart fronted Hawkwind, meaning that the official live album Palace Spring released in 1991 is an obvious point of reference.

Compared to Palace Springs, this one is for completists. First of all there's the recording quality. All instruments are clearly audible but the frequency range is very limited. There's no power in the lower end and the high end is dull. Actually it sounds as if you would rip Palace Springs to a 96kbps mp3. Meaning thin and flat.

The setlist is quite interesting, featuring some old classic and rare live gems such as Ejection, Brainstorm and Reefer Madness (sung by Bridget). But none of these versions are a compulsory listen. The band plays tightly but the rearrangements are generally disappointing. Ejection lacks its original upbeat drive, Brainstorm is reduced to 3 minutes and extended with a reggae improvisation that also ended up on Palace Springs. Reefer Madness is better then its studio version but that wasn't hard to achieve given the lifeless original.

Void's End is better avoided. It's just an improvisation on the instrumental middle part. Nothing like the superb version on Palace Springs. The more recent material is adequate but doesn't deviate too much from the studio originals. Definitely a fan's item.

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Forum user
Forum password

WARNING: Forum software upgrade in progress, login function maybe affected for some users during that time.

Send comments to Bonnek (BETA) | Report this review (#264324) | Review Permalink
Posted Friday, February 05, 2010

Latest members reviews

4 stars A very fine live recording, the sound quality is excellent and the production is also very good. Unfortunately there are two things I do not like on this album, track 6 Propaganda is 1.08 minutes of spoken nonsense and the second flaw is the audience giggling on track 5 (very briefly), I found ... (read more)

Report this review (#51058) | Posted by | Monday, October 10, 2005 | Review Permanlink

Post a review of HAWKWIND "California Brainstorm"

You must be a forum member to post a review, please register here if you are not.

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Forum user
Forum password

WARNING: Forum software upgrade in progress, login function maybe affected for some users during that time.

Copyright Prog Archives, All rights reserved. | Legal Notice | Privacy Policy | Advertise | RSS + syndications

Other sites in the MAC network: JazzMusicArchives.com — the ultimate jazz music virtual community | MetalMusicArchives.com — the ultimate metal music virtual community


Server processing time: 0.67 seconds