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ALAN DAVEY

Psychedelic/Space Rock • United Kingdom


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ALAN DAVEY is a UK-based musician, first and foremost known for being the bass-player in legendary space rock outfit Hawkwind in two periods, at first from 1984 - 1996, and then from 2000 - 2007.

When Davey left Hawkwind in 1996 it was du to musical constraints he felt he had in the band at that time. He started creating solo albums where he could follow his own muse to a greater extent, the first of these being "Captured Rotation" which was issued first time in 1996.

While working with his second solo production he also assembled a band of his own; and when "Bedouin" was issued as a solo album in 1997 it was also the tentative start of a career with the band of the same name; an outfit that eventually folded in 2003.

For his next creative venture outside of a band environment, Davey cooperated with long time associate Nigel Potter, Davey's cousin. They had formed an outfit called Gunslinger back in 1979, a project which was put on hold after Davey joined Hawkwind. The long time associates issued "Alien Heart" in 1998 as a one-off creation.

In 2000 Davey hooked up with Hawkwind again, but continued making solo albums as well. In 2000 this resulted in the release of "Chaos Delight", and in 2001 two more solo albums were released, "Al Chemical's Lysergic Orchestra" and "The Final Call".

The solo productions from Davey slowed down after this, partially due to joining Hawkwind again, but mostly because he got involved in two additional band projects from 2003. At this point in time his childhood band Gunslinger was revived; and he also joined black metal outfit Meads of Asphodel around this time.

It wasn't until 2007 that solo productions from Davey saw the light of day again, first with the release of the album "Human on the Outside", and in a flurry of releases from 2007 into 2008 four compilation albums with various demos he had recorded over the years was issued too, named "Four-Track Mind" Volumes 1-4 respectively.

In 2007 Davey left Hawkwind again, focusing his band activities with aforementioned outfits Gunslinger and Meads of Asphodel as well as Pre-Med, a more recent venture who issued their debut album in 2008. Davey's also involved in several other projects. The most tangible of these is the multi-national project Thunor, who mix space rock with jazz and metal and have an album set for release in 2009. He's also working with former Hawkwind vocalist Bridget Wishart on a project called "Djinn", and is ...
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3.25 | 4 ratings
Captured Rotation
1996
3.09 | 2 ratings
Bedouin
1997
3.00 | 1 ratings
Alien Heart (with Nigel Potter)
1998
3.09 | 4 ratings
Chaos Delight
2000
0.00 | 0 ratings
Al Chemical's Lysergic Orchestra
2001
3.00 | 1 ratings
The Final Call
2001
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Human on the Outside
2007
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Eclectic Devils
2009
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Cyber Tooth
2012

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Four-Track Mind - Volume 1
2007
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Four-Track Mind - Volume 2
2008
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Four-Track Mind - Volume 3
2008
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Four-Track Mind - Volume 4
2008

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 Bedouin by DAVEY, ALAN album cover Studio Album, 1997
3.09 | 2 ratings

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Bedouin
Alan Davey Psychedelic/Space Rock

Review by davidsporle

3 stars Now if your a hawkwind fan especially if you like the album chronicles of the black sword and albums after that [the ones with alan davey on bass and synths,keyboards etc] you will probably love this as i do,i do like actually most of alans music hes done anyway to this album,the first track Rock Palace (4:30)starts with a good bass riff and then the guitar comes in and drums also[this track is also on bedouins as above so below album],this is an enjoyable track the guitar is a good bit of playing with the bass just riffing away and in parts the synth really sounds great and i love it when the synth plays high a brilliant start.Wadi Dhar (11:19) is such a joy to hear with wave sequencer sound which alan to me is brilliant and so mellow and so relaxing and floating ive allways and allways will know that i will love this sound,this is slow like but its just such a nice feeling hearing this,and then after awhile drums come in and bass and guitar and synths to and they play a great track to with the synths being more of lead role and the track just sounds great i just love how the synth plays lead here[it,ll get stuck in ya head for awhile and thats a good thing to,and the bass drums guitar playing after a while as the synth stops and a nice bit of guitar then the synth starts again and thats the track basicly and the last minute is really mellow to brilliant track.Passion Is An Animal (5:25)been the first vocal track starts with bass drums guitar playing a good riff with alans vocals it really fits well together with his bass playing good here as with everything else to,no synths here really attall just rock music with a riff thats good sounding another great track great ending.Alhadan (5:48) starts very mellow as the last track goes into this[meaning the end of last track ends mellow and goes into this track] and this is just great with an instrument [stringed] sounding like something from india or eastern sounding and it just sounds great with the wave sequencer sound playing mellow in background and then an indian or eastern vocal comes in and this sounds great and thats the track basicly a nice track to.Space Rock Café (4:55)[ i like the name of this track] starts with drums and a riff and guitar playing and when the synth plays it really makes the track more and some nice bass playing here to alan plays well here and the synths playing is great to.One Moon Circles (5:05) starts with a sound like someone banging a gong [i think]lightly,and the track gets slightly louder as it gets going and with nice sounding drums[like african sound a bit] and the synths wavey sound playing just how i like sounding mellow and then its more the drums play for a bit,then the synth[wavey] sound plays again i just love this a great track.Queen Of The Nights (5:14) is the second vocal track and with a great track playing and drums and bass and guitar playing and after awhile when alans bass plays it just sounds great[ not that it sounded bad ] and is an addictive sound with guitar playing great then it gets quieter with a nice sound for few seconds then the track plays again with vocals and goes till end.Eyes In The Dark (7:12) starts very fx and wavey sound and this just reminds me of stars shining this is just great to hear it gets mellower after a bit,and abit more in a drum n bas kind of sound comes in which sounds good not hard drums and bass though,with fx with alan playing bass in background which really goes well with the track and the synth fx sound sounding great to and themn the track ends.Sand Devil (2:37) a track from alans collection from 1987 and has a riff and isnt that a bad track not best on here though but its good when the synth comes in as it is addictive then the album ends,this is an album definatly worth having especially if you like hawkwind with alan davey its a definatly get,but to be fair i,ll give it 3 stars,i would 4 but i reckon most people would think 3,so 3 stars.

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 Chaos Delight by DAVEY, ALAN album cover Studio Album, 2000
3.09 | 4 ratings

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Chaos Delight
Alan Davey Psychedelic/Space Rock

Review by Tom Ozric
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3 stars Let's meet Alan Davey, the (little) man behind the BIG sound in HAWKWIND (from the mid-80's on, off, on, off....). He plays one mean Rickenbacker bass, also he possesses great knowledge on synths and sequencing etc. Ever since Alan heard Lemmy's bass solo in the song 'Time We Left This World Today' (from Hawkwind's DoReMi album of 1972) he was blown out and destined to rumble the cosmos with his hyper-active chunky bass-lines. And I'm glad he did. 'Chaos Delight' is a totally D.I.Y. album from Alan, released on Black Widow records in 2000. The style of composition doesn't change much from that of the Hawks, but being a one-man effort gives the songs a more personal vibe. Kicking off in true Space-Rock fashion, the thumping 'Sci-Fi-Delic' could easily be Hawkwind ; a basic riff full of churning rhythm guitars, dizzying synths and his rumbling Ricky bass. The drums are programmed and are the weakest facet of this work. 'Vulcan Ritual' is an ambient, electronic excursion featuring some sampled quotes and a pulsating synth arrangement which reminds of atmospheres from ELOY's early 80's albums. 'Interceptor 1' returns to the driving and heavy space music of the first track, but this one sounds somewhat 'poppier'. The near-7min 'Holosuite Program' is an intensely mesmerising synth piece formed around repeating electronics with random lead- synth lines. All the while, the sounds of jingling bells and hand drums are present. Incredibly trance-inducing, and if I had to pick a similar track by the mothership, it would have to be 'Going to Hawaii' (off the Electric Tepee album). Side 2 of the record starts with 'Theme From U.F.O.', a throwback tribute to some 50's/60's Space show. The opening and end section's main riff is really retro and psych sounding, bookending an astonishing mid-section with amazing Bass, keys and cool lead- guitaring. 'Eagle Alfa' and 'Assimilation' are again hard rock tunes lost in space. Album closer 'S.I.D.' approaches near the 7-min mark again, and is a lighter, repetitious groove which never fails to satisfy, although doesn't dazzle either. Some nice Bass motifs can be heard in this one. Chaos Delight is a very good album that allowed Davey to get some of his own ideas off his chest, done in his way, with no outside interferences and an enjoyable off-shoot of Hawkwind- styled Sci-Fi music to boot. 3.5 stars.

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