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Over their 30-odd year history, HAWKWIND were probably the most famous underground rock band in the world. The group was formed in the late '60s by guitarist/singer Dave BROCK, guitarist Mick SLATTERY and saxman/flautist/singer Nik TURNER. Dave BROCK was the leader of HAWKWIND and he was the captain, as it were. The band never would have made it for 30 years without Dave.

HAWKWIND's history has been marked by a series of confusing line-ups through 40 or so personnel changes. Their sound has continued to metamorphose and evolve: an almost jazz feel ("Hawkwind"), the "experimental" & acoustic sounds of early releases ("In Search of Space"), changing to the metal sound of their days (mid 70's), and a modern electronic feel on the latest ("Electric Teepee"). Yes, one can detect definite evolutions. With the primary use of the synthesizer, heavy and delay with the touch of techno, HAWKWIND practically created a genre of music that be called: psychedelic space-rock. Their creativity seems to be in the use of the synths to add to the intense moods of their songs. They were the master of the acid-space rock genre.

There are at least 100 total albums that are either compilations, EP's, bootlegs of live performances, etc. You can't go wrong with any of the 70's releases in my opinion.
"Doremi Fasol Latido" ('72) - A great album with a heavy metal space rock a-la lan Lemmy KILMISTER, who later founded MOTORHEAD.
"A Space Ritual" ('73) - The essential live album combining Space-rock music, and poetry. The GREATEST album in the world!
"Hall of the Mountain Grill" ('74) - A great album for FLOYD fans - very heavy, psychedelic music with lots of effects.
"Warrior at the Edge of Time" ('75) - In my opinion, THE classic album.
"Quark, Strangeness and Charm" ('77) - A return to a more traditional HAWKWIND sound.
"The Hawklords - 25 Years On" ('78) - This is a massive compilation of their best stuff.
"PXR 5" ('79) - This album really started the HAWKWIND tradition of semi-live, semi-studio albums.

Then you should consider the following efforts which I would recommend to the "Hawkfan":
"Levitation" ('80) - The last truly great HAWKWIND studio album.
"The Church of Hawkwind" ('82) - Really a Dave BROCK solo album. Very spacey and electronic.
"Chronicle of the Black Sword" ('85) - The last major HAWKWIND release, was a concept album inspired by their friend Michael MOORCOCK's writings.
"Palace Springs" ('91) - A strong li...
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HAWKWIND top albums (CD, LP, MC, SACD, DVD-A, Digital Media Download)

3.38 | 225 ratings
Hawkwind
1970
3.57 | 301 ratings
X In Search Of Space
1971
3.69 | 263 ratings
Doremi Fasol Latido
1972
3.96 | 364 ratings
Hall of the Mountain Grill
1974
4.11 | 522 ratings
Warrior on the Edge of Time
1975
3.28 | 132 ratings
Astounding Sounds, Amazing Music
1976
3.69 | 179 ratings
Quark, Strangeness And Charm
1977
3.19 | 91 ratings
25 Years On (as Hawklords)
1978
2.79 | 96 ratings
P.X.R. 5
1979
3.95 | 198 ratings
Levitation
1980
3.00 | 77 ratings
Sonic Attack
1981
2.62 | 71 ratings
Church Of Hawkwind
1982
2.64 | 67 ratings
Choose Your Masques
1982
3.39 | 96 ratings
The Chronicle Of The Black Sword
1985
3.25 | 77 ratings
The Xenon Codex
1988
2.90 | 79 ratings
Space Bandits
1990
3.69 | 90 ratings
Electric Tepee
1992
2.70 | 64 ratings
It Is The Business Of The Future To Be Dangerous
1993
3.03 | 61 ratings
Alien 4
1995
2.98 | 44 ratings
Distant Horizons
1997
2.43 | 35 ratings
In Your Area
1998
2.91 | 36 ratings
Spacebrock
2000
2.79 | 58 ratings
Take Me To Your Leader
2005
3.35 | 26 ratings
Take Me to Your Future
2006
3.73 | 106 ratings
Blood Of The Earth
2010
3.65 | 74 ratings
Onward
2012
4.15 | 4 ratings
Hawkwind Light Orchestra: Stellar Variations
2012

HAWKWIND Live Albums (CD, LP, MC, SACD, DVD-A, Digital Media Download)

4.20 | 239 ratings
Space Ritual
1973
3.78 | 58 ratings
Live Seventy Nine
1980
3.37 | 20 ratings
The Text of Festival - Hawkwind Live 1970-1972
1983
2.39 | 29 ratings
Zones
1983
3.40 | 25 ratings
This is Hawkwind - Do Not Panic
1984
1.89 | 26 ratings
Bring Me the Head of Yuri Gagarin
1985
1.70 | 11 ratings
Hawkwind Live '70/'73
1985
2.81 | 31 ratings
Space Ritual Vol. 2
1985
3.45 | 57 ratings
Live Chronicles
1986
3.71 | 49 ratings
Palace Springs
1991
3.01 | 24 ratings
BBC Radio 1 Live
1991
2.44 | 17 ratings
The Friday Rock Show Sessions Live at Reading '86
1992
3.00 | 21 ratings
California Brainstorm
1992
3.84 | 22 ratings
The Hawklords Live
1992
2.00 | 8 ratings
Live - ST.Albans U.K. Winter Tour 1979
1993
4.07 | 31 ratings
The Business Trip
1994
2.73 | 15 ratings
Undisclosed Files - Addendum
1995
4.25 | 39 ratings
Love in Space
1996
3.65 | 36 ratings
The 1999 Party
1997
1.86 | 12 ratings
Live & Rare: Onward Flies The Bird
1997
2.40 | 5 ratings
Welcome to The Future
1997
4.00 | 6 ratings
Hawkwind 1997
1997
1.69 | 12 ratings
Live at Glastonbury 90
1999
2.57 | 7 ratings
The Collectors Serise Vol. 2: Live 1982 (Choose Your Masques)
1999
2.67 | 3 ratings
Live - 1970-72
1999
2.59 | 8 ratings
Thrilling Hawkwind Adventures
2000
1.68 | 10 ratings
Live from The Darkside
2000
3.68 | 13 ratings
The Weird Tapes Vol. 1 : Dave Brock, Sonic Assassins
2000
3.00 | 13 ratings
The Weird Tapes Vol. 2 : Hawkwind Live / Hawklords Studio
2000
3.46 | 15 ratings
The Weird Tapes Vol. 3 : Free Festivals
2000
2.83 | 15 ratings
The Weird Tapes Vol. 4 : Live '78
2000
2.92 | 13 ratings
The Weird Tapes Vol. 5 : Live '76 & '77
2000
2.80 | 10 ratings
The Weird Tapes Vol. 6 : Live 1970-1973
2001
3.09 | 11 ratings
The Weird Tapes Vol. 7 : Dave Brock, The Demos
2001
2.58 | 20 ratings
Atomhenge 76
2001
3.45 | 16 ratings
Yule Ritual
2001
3.44 | 10 ratings
Live 1990
2002
3.87 | 28 ratings
Canterbury Fayre 2001
2002
3.85 | 9 ratings
Live in Nottingham (2002)
2002
4.60 | 11 ratings
Spaced Out In London
2002
2.60 | 5 ratings
Cosmic Overdirve
2002
3.57 | 7 ratings
Live ´74 The Chicago Auditorium 21 March 1974
2006
3.42 | 17 ratings
Space Ritual (2CD+DVD)
2007
1.88 | 6 ratings
Winter Solstice 2005
2009
1.54 | 4 ratings
Minneapolis 1989
2009
1.29 | 7 ratings
Shot Down in the Night
2009
3.33 | 12 ratings
Leave No Star Unturned
2011
3.60 | 5 ratings
Space Ritual Live
2015

HAWKWIND Videos (DVD, Blu-ray, VHS etc)

4.06 | 6 ratings
Chaos
1996
3.00 | 2 ratings
Classic Rock Legends (DVD)
2001
3.22 | 13 ratings
Out Of The Shadows (DVD)
2004
3.17 | 9 ratings
Knights Of Space
2008
1.42 | 3 ratings
Winter Solstice - Live at the Astoria 2005
2009
1.23 | 4 ratings
USA Tour 1989-1990
2009
4.33 | 6 ratings
Live 1984 - 1995
2009
1.42 | 3 ratings
Treworgey 29th July 1989
2009

HAWKWIND Boxset & Compilations (CD, LP, MC, SACD, DVD-A, Digital Media Download)

4.03 | 22 ratings
Roadhawks
1976
3.01 | 35 ratings
Masters of the Universe
1977
3.59 | 13 ratings
Friends and Relations
1982
3.33 | 12 ratings
Friends & Relations..... Twice Upon a Time
1983
2.50 | 4 ratings
Utopia 1984
1985
3.47 | 10 ratings
Friends & Relations Vol. 3
1985
2.06 | 10 ratings
In The Beginning...
1985
1.75 | 8 ratings
Ridicule
1985
3.56 | 8 ratings
Anthology Vol 1
1985
1.76 | 20 ratings
Out & Intake
1987
1.80 | 5 ratings
Early Daze [Best of...]
1987
3.29 | 12 ratings
Spirit of The Age
1988
3.70 | 11 ratings
Acid Daze The History of Hawkwind
1990
4.00 | 13 ratings
Stasis The U.A. Years 1971-1975
1990
3.00 | 6 ratings
The Best of & The Rest of Hawkwind
1990
3.94 | 7 ratings
Anthology
1991
3.71 | 5 ratings
Masters Of The Universe (1991/ Castle)
1991
3.89 | 10 ratings
Psychedelic Warlords
1992
3.00 | 5 ratings
Mighty Hawkwind Classics 1980-1985
1992
2.00 | 3 ratings
Lord of Light
1993
2.08 | 6 ratings
The Best of Hawkwind
1994
1.22 | 4 ratings
Silver Machine
1994
3.93 | 5 ratings
25 Years on 1970-1973
1994
3.93 | 5 ratings
25 Years on 1973-1977
1994
2.04 | 5 ratings
Independent Days Volume 1 & 2
1995
3.75 | 3 ratings
Silver Machine
1995
2.00 | 2 ratings
Space Is Deep
1995
3.49 | 12 ratings
The Ambient Anarchists
1997
3.73 | 11 ratings
Sonic Boom Killers Best of Singles A's and B's from 1970 to 1980
1998
2.69 | 7 ratings
Anthology 1967-1982
1998
2.09 | 4 ratings
The Master
1998
3.50 | 10 ratings
Golden Void 1969-1979
1999
3.50 | 4 ratings
Year 2000: Codename Hawkwind Volume One
1999
3.25 | 7 ratings
Complete '79 Collector Series Vol. 1
1999
2.86 | 18 ratings
Epocheclipse: The Ultimate Best Of
1999
4.16 | 26 ratings
Epoche-Eclipse / 30 Year Anthology
1999
3.33 | 3 ratings
Family Box 4CD SET Limited Edition Collector's Set
2000
3.67 | 3 ratings
The Stonehenge Collection (Zones / This is Hawkwind - Do Not Panic)
2000
2.25 | 4 ratings
The Hawkwind Collection - The Legends Collection
2001
2.67 | 6 ratings
Masters Of The Universe
2001
1.96 | 5 ratings
Family Tree
2001
3.91 | 4 ratings
Masters of Rock
2002
3.00 | 6 ratings
Welcome to The Future
2003
3.60 | 5 ratings
Oscillations
2003
4.17 | 9 ratings
The Dream Goes On - An Anthology 1985 - 1997
2008
4.11 | 9 ratings
Spirit Of The Age - An Anthology - 1976 - 1984
2008
4.67 | 3 ratings
Parallel Universe: A Liberty/U.A. Years Anthology 1970-1974
2011
4.26 | 6 ratings
5 Album Set
2013
3.35 | 15 ratings
Spacehawks
2013

HAWKWIND Official Singles, EPs, Fan Club & Promo (CD, EP/LP, MC, Digital Media Download)

2.69 | 7 ratings
Hurry on a Sundown
1970
4.67 | 14 ratings
Silver Machine
1972
2.79 | 10 ratings
Urban Guerrilla
1973
3.75 | 8 ratings
The Psychedelic Warlords (Disappear In Smoke)
1974
3.43 | 7 ratings
Kings Of Speed
1975
3.71 | 7 ratings
25 Years EP
1978
2.59 | 8 ratings
Who's Gonna Win The War?
1980
3.00 | 7 ratings
Shot Down In The Night (live)
1980
4.00 | 7 ratings
Sonic Assassins (ep)
1981
3.17 | 6 ratings
Angels Of Death
1981
2.63 | 7 ratings
Motorhead
1982
2.60 | 5 ratings
Motorway City
1983
3.50 | 6 ratings
Your Last Chance EP
1983
3.88 | 8 ratings
Night of the Hawks (ep)
1983
3.83 | 6 ratings
Independent Days EP
1984
3.92 | 5 ratings
Needle Gun
1985
3.40 | 5 ratings
Decide Your Future EP
1993
2.75 | 4 ratings
Area 54 EP
1995
3.00 | 3 ratings
Love In Space
1997
2.75 | 4 ratings
Spirit Of The Age
2005
2.00 | 1 ratings
Silver Machine
2007

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 The 1999 Party by HAWKWIND album cover Live, 1997
3.65 | 36 ratings

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The 1999 Party
Hawkwind Psychedelic/Space Rock

Review by Warthur
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5 stars Hawkwind archival live albums are, to say the least, thick on the ground - but this one has great sound quality and captures the band during one of their creative peaks. Just as the preceding year's Space Ritual tour would be based around the loose concept of a journey through the stars, the 1974 tour had as its schtick a trip through time to 1999 - but Prince isn't anywhere in sight.

What this amounts to is a sound much like a somewhat less overwhelming and rather more varied and technically adept take on the sound of Space Ritual, with a different enough setlist to be worth the price of entry. Material which would later end up on Hall of the Mountain Grill and Warrior On the Edge of Time also gets previewed. The band even manage to reclaim The Watcher from a quirky throwaway track from the end of Doremi Fasol Latido into something rather more powerful.

Watch out that you don't get fobbed off with the truncated 1CD version of this album, and you'll have a fine addition to any Hawkwind collection; this is a real gem that doesn't deserve to get loss in the mass of questionable live releases that have cluttered up the band's back catalogue.

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 Palace Springs by HAWKWIND album cover Live, 1991
3.71 | 49 ratings

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Palace Springs
Hawkwind Psychedelic/Space Rock

Review by friso
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4 stars Hawkwind - Palace Springs (1991)

Among the long list of mediocre Hawkwind recordings, both live and studio, there are some bright spots that should interest listeners of space rock and progressive rock in general. This is one of them. A part live part studio album, it features both older songs 'The Golden Void' (differenty titled) and songs from the eighties era of the band. The first string of songs is particularly interesting, the opening song with Bridgett Wishart (I like her vocals, wish she sung more on this record) is a bit of a mixed bag, but Treadmill and the Warrior on the Edge of Time section is beautiful and exciting. The recordings sounds good, though not perfect - yet is has some live-feel to it that I like.

Hawkwind having a good go at their kind of music means simple metalriffs, perhaps a catchy lead, drowsy vocals and loads of electronical effects swirling all over the place. I guess it is about the feel. The adventure of spacerock pioneering. The abstract rock fantasy. On these recorings, made in 1989, the band has combined it's seventies sound with good sounding keyboards making it a good summary of their career. I like some other late recordings of them, like the great Love in Space live record (perhaps their best), but that one almost leaves out the seventies favorites completely.

A big three and a halve for this one.

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 Hall of the Mountain Grill by HAWKWIND album cover Studio Album, 1974
3.96 | 364 ratings

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Hall of the Mountain Grill
Hawkwind Psychedelic/Space Rock

Review by Neu!mann
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3 stars So, how does a counterculture 'People's Band' maintain its underground credentials after releasing a hit single ("Silver Machine", in 1972), quickly followed by a certified gold album ("Space Ritual") the next year? The answer: it doesn't. The fourth Hawkwind studio album found the group not only elevated to higher plateaus of musical refinement, but also obviously thrilled with the new view.

After releasing LPs at a uniform rate of one-per-year since 1970, the band devoted themselves to constant touring for a while (staging their seminal Space Ritual set), which in turn triggered a shift in attitude and personnel. The classical violin and epic Mellotron played by newcomer Simon House introduced an almost symphonic grandeur to the Hawkwind sound, enhancing the band's cosmic obsessions to the nth degree, as illustrated in the luminous alien dreamscape depicted on the back cover.

But the album doesn't quite hold together as a consistent musical statement. 'Side Two' in particular is somewhat lopsided, unbalanced by the unexpected contrast between Simon House's gently nuanced solo acoustic piano in the title track and Lemmy's grindhouse "Lost Johnny", together bracketed by orphan live tracks recalling an earlier, edgier Hawkwind. None of which can match the album's now classic curtain raiser "The Psychedelic Warlords (Disappear in Smoke)", in which Hawkwind gets (almost) funky; or the romantic instrumental "Wind of Change": a rewarding departure for such lowbrow interplanetary travelers.

Symptoms of inevitable growing pains, maybe, for a group of musical outsiders suddenly flush with success and fame. It's possible that the notoriety of their hastily aborted "Urban Guerrilla" single helped scare the band straight as well. Whatever the impetus, Dave Brock and company were making a brave attempt to upgrade their unpolished identity and become respectable.

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 Doremi Fasol Latido  by HAWKWIND album cover Studio Album, 1972
3.69 | 263 ratings

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Doremi Fasol Latido
Hawkwind Psychedelic/Space Rock

Review by Neu!mann
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4 stars Their previous album saw Hawkwind "In Search of Space"; here the band achieved escape velocity and finally left the Earth behind. Ian Kilmister (aka Lemmy) was aboard; so was new drummer Simon King, completing what some fans would consider the classic Hawkwind team, in a collection of "ritualistic space chants, battle hymns, and stellar songs of praise" (quoting the narrative credits on the LP's ultra-cosmic back cover).

The newly christened 'musicnauts' were also coming under the influence of cult novelist (and longtime comrade) Michael Moorcock, adding elements of heroic fantasy to their sci-fi thematic arsenal, just in time to ride a nerdy upsurge of interest in sword-and-sorcery gaming around the same time. From the quintessential momentum of the album opener "Brainstorm" through the compelling void of "Space Is Deep", to the world-weary stoner pessimism of "The Watcher" (a Lemmy original, arranged with surprising acoustic understatement), this was where Hawkwind really took wing.

Too bad the sound is so bloodless: a common complaint for a lot of rock music in the early 1970s, but doubly unfortunate for such a muscular outfit (Simon King would later say the album "lacked production", and according to Lemmy "it was just not very well recorded"). "Space Is Deep" survives as the band's first true masterpiece, summing up the entire Hawkwind experience is six awesome, interstellar minutes. But the labored improvisational padding in "Time We Left This World Today" needed a live audience (or a lot of pharmaceuticals) to work properly.

The same music just doesn't soar as high as it would on the upcoming Space Ritual tour. But, hindsight aside, this was still the first fully-fledged Hawkwind studio album: a sonic manifesto carved in rough Ladbroke Grove metal.

(...consumer alert: later CD bonus tracks increase the album's value by adding the notorious "Urban Guerrilla" single and it's hard-rockin' B-Side "Brainbox Pollution", plus other rarities from the early Hawkwind closet.)

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 Silver Machine by HAWKWIND album cover Singles/EPs/Fan Club/Promo, 1972
4.67 | 14 ratings

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Silver Machine
Hawkwind Psychedelic/Space Rock

Review by Neu!mann
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5 stars Imagine my surprise at finding no written reviews here of Hawkwind's best-known and most durable single, originally released in 1972 but re-issued many times since then (mine is the attractive 10th anniversary Liberty picture disc, with the "Warrior on the Edge of Time" illustration on the flipside). After almost half a century of flying "sideways through time" it's still the band's signature tune, and worth a few words despite our back-of-your-own-hand acquaintance with every ascending verse and each ecstatic Space Rock chorus.

Simply put: the song is the embodiment of Hawkwind at their best, condensed to an economical, "antiseptically clean" four minutes and thirty-five seconds. It was, appropriately, a live recording, but with added studio overdubs, including an awesome Lemmy vocal to complement the churning boogie-woogie rhythms and pedal-to-the-metal riffing. Nothing very complicated, but catchy as hell, and built to fuse directly into our collective musical DNA..."an electric line to your Zodiac sign", in Robert Calvert's memorable lyric.

The single peaked at #3 in the British charts, and might have gone higher if a truant Alice Cooper wasn't at the same time celebrating "no more pencils / no more books / no more teacher's dirty looks". Remember too that the same Top Ten list included songs by Donny Osmond, The Partridge Family, Hot Butter, and The Bee Gees...reassuring evidence that bubblegum pop complacency is no match for hardcore psychedelic aggression.

The son's longevity is astonishing. It's been covered by a multitude of artists over the past forty years, from The Sex Pistols to Psychic TV to an unlikely declamation by William Shatner, on his 2011 album "Seeking Major Tom": an essential desert island disc for masochistic castaways nursing a broken funny bone. But the 1972 model is still the best version: a well-tuned classic without a trace of rust.

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 X In Search Of Space by HAWKWIND album cover Studio Album, 1971
3.57 | 301 ratings

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X In Search Of Space
Hawkwind Psychedelic/Space Rock

Review by Neu!mann
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4 stars The title of Hawkwind's sophomore album was chosen well: this was indeed a band reaching for the outer cosmos, and their aim was improving despite a residual tug of earthbound gravity on the new music.

After an unfocussed debut in 1970, the blueprint for a more distinctive group style was starting to coalesce, with help from graphic designer Colin Fulcher, aka Barney Bubbles, who gave the album its title and illustrated the elaborate Hawkwind Log included in early LP pressings. And the band itself was learning the secret of the Hawkwind trip: push the jams forward with relentless momentum, and limit the chord changes to a bare minimum.

Any lingering trace of blues from the first album was forever bulldozed under the churning guitars and twittering synthesizers driving "You Shouldn't Do That" (filling most of Side One of the original vinyl) and the space-punk concert favorite "Master of the Universe". Add a steady motorik rhythm, Nik Turner's treated flutes and saxophones (to these ears the defining element of the Hawkwind sound), and some effectively spacey acoustic guitar ballads (like the stoner requiem "We Took the Wrong Step Years Ago"), and the result is a rough sketch of a roadmap leading toward the upcoming Space Ritual epiphany.

The band was still a work in progress, busy repaying its debt to PINK FLOYD, with a little Krautrock added to the principal loan. But there was always a critical difference between the two groups: while members of The Floyd were attending architecture classes at London Polytechnic, the Hawkwind gang was flunking out of the Notting Hill School of Hard Knocks, and finding their true voice along the way.

Three-plus stars for sonic progress...plus a further half-star for some essential bonus tracks added to later CD reissues. The non-album classic "Silver Machine" is still the ultimate Hawkwind head rush; the B-Side "Seven By Seven" introduced poet Robert Calvert into the performance line-up; and the lyrics of the live single "Born To Go" (recorded at the same Roundhouse gig as "Silver Machine") summed up the band's newfound confidence and clarity of purpose: "We were born to go / We're never turning back / We were born to go / And leave a burning track..."

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 Hawkwind by HAWKWIND album cover Studio Album, 1970
3.38 | 225 ratings

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Hawkwind
Hawkwind Psychedelic/Space Rock

Review by Neu!mann
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3 stars The juggernaut Sonic Attack of forthcoming Hawkwind Space Rituals had yet to be heard when the young band recorded their debut LP in 1970. But the album remains a fascinating document, precisely because of its embryonic lack of any stable musical identity. Listening to it 45-years later is like studying the fossilized afterbirth of a timid infant creature soon to become a giant, unstoppable monster.

Until then the ramshackle outfit was having trouble finding its musical feet. Thus the bluesy, atypical back-street skiffle of "Hurry On Sundown" and "Mirror of Illusion", sitting uncomfortably next to ponderous improvisations like the two-part "Paranoia" (split over opposite sides of the original vinyl), or the plodding "Be Yourself". A tantalizing hint of the future Hawkwind classic "Space Is Deep" can be heard in "The Reason Is?" buried underneath another primitive drone and too many hissing cymbals. But the otherwise anonymous jams that dominate the album function mostly as camouflage, hiding a lack of ready material so early in the band's career.

At this stage the Psychedelic Warlords were little more than blue-collar doppelgängers of PINK FLOYD, with street smarts instead of university degrees. The Floydian influence is obvious in the copycat Syncopated Pandemonium kick-starting the middle section of "Be Yourself", with the rolling drums of Terry Ollis openly aping the title track from "A Saucerful of Secrets". And the debt becomes explicit in the band's deferential, non-album cover of The Floyd's "Cymbaline", a welcome bonus to later CD re-issues.

The impression left by this inaugural effort is of an inexperienced gang of unpolished roughnecks, somewhat out of place in their first visit to a professional recording studio, trying to capture the energy of their live shows, with mixed results. The newly-manufactured Silver Machine still needed a little fine-tuning before it could reach cruising speed.

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 Hawkwind Light Orchestra: Stellar Variations by HAWKWIND album cover Studio Album, 2012
4.15 | 4 ratings

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Hawkwind Light Orchestra: Stellar Variations
Hawkwind Psychedelic/Space Rock

Review by Progfan97402

4 stars I saw this CD sitting at a local Eugene, Oregon record store. I was thinking, "What's the difference between regular Hawkwind and Hawkwind Light Orchestra"? Of course my worst fear it was some light orchestra doing light orchestral versions of Hawkwind songs that would sound as incompatible as Pat Boone doing big band versions of songs done by hard rock and heavy metal artists of the 1970s and '80s (which Pat Boone seriously did in 1997 with In a Metal Mood: No More Nice Guy). The other fear was Hawkwind was trying to be ELO, The Electric Light Orchestra which would fail big time. Turns out it's nothing more than just another Hawkwind album, with Dave Brock, Niall Hone and Richard Chadwick. It's due to the lack of Tim Blake and Mr. Dibs presence that they were called Hawkwind Light Orchestra. Don't worry, it's still Hawkwind as we all come to know and love, and you know what, I actually like this better than the last couple of regular Hawkwind albums, Blood of the Earth and Onward. Don't get me wrong, they're not bad, but it's like you know, they've done better (I recently gave them a listen again). Aside from "A Song For a New Age", all are brand new. "Stellar Perspective" is the opening song, and once the music kicks in you know right away this is still Hawkwind, despite the "Light Orchestra" being tagged to their name. I can't get over those ridiculous high pitched falsetto vocals Richard Chadwick gives, he sounds like some adolescent boy around 13 years old going through puberty attempting to sing, when in reality it's a middle-aged guy singing this! Also when Dave Brock sings the part that goes: "We only live to transcend" it sounds like he's singing: "We only live choo choo train", and I'm thinking, "What the hell?" Thankfully the CD comes with printed lyrics, yet it still sounds like "choo choo train" instead of "to transcend". I have to listen carefully to hear the proper words, since "choo choo train" would make absolutely no sense in context of the lyrics. "It's All Lies" is very much classic sounding Hawkwind, while "All Of Our Dreams" starts off rather psychedelic, but get more adventurous, but strangely they put in some rather '80s sounding horns (that remind me of Earth, Wind & Fire's horn section heard on Phil Collins' solo albums), but luckily against a wonderful space rock backdrop. "Damp Day in August" is more great instrumental space rock, while "Four Legs Good, Two Legs Bag" repeats that line over and over, with a sinister monster voice saying how four-legged animals are taking over Mankind. Then there's their take on Tim Blake's "A Song for a New Age". Given that I've owned Blake's New Jerusalem since 1997, that song is totally ingrained in my head. Here Hawkwind (Light Orchestra) gives the song the Hawkwind treatment, with electric guitar included. I figure if Hawkwind had performed "Lighthouse" live when Tim Blake was on board, so they should do another one of his songs. I swear time to time Tim Blake is present given some of the synths sound like classic Tim Blake, but then he wasn't on the album, given Hawkwind Light Orchestra was named that to let everyone know that Tim Blake and Mr. Dibs are still with Hawkwind, but not Hawkwind Light Orchestra. Apparently since Tim lives in France, and Dibbs in Derbyshire, they couldn't all be present at once due to location, so the three that live near each other were able to get together and record more material. This was all recorded in 2011, but it took at least a year to be released, as it didn't see the light of day until November 2012.

While Blood of the Earth and Onward might be good, they weren't exactly spectacular. Stellar Variations easily surpasses those two albums. I don't know what they did right here? Perhaps the music seems less compressed and has more life to it. I like how the more experimental and ambient bits flows more easily to the more typical Hawkwind rockers. Don't let the Hawkwind Light Orchestra moniker throw you off. This is as much a Hawkwind album as anything else under the Hawkwind banner, and in fact I lilke even better than other recent albums. If you love Hawkwind, this should be required in your collection.

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 Astounding Sounds, Amazing Music by HAWKWIND album cover Studio Album, 1976
3.28 | 132 ratings

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Astounding Sounds, Amazing Music
Hawkwind Psychedelic/Space Rock

Review by Progfan97402

4 stars A tad underrated, I guess that's because Lemmy is gone, but I really think this album is killer! I really don't see what's wrong with this album. Not metallic enough? Robert Calvert rejoined the group, which I thought was a great asset to the band, so long as he didn't get all mental on them. First you start off with "Reefer Madness", an obvious reference to the black and white movie. It's a great opening piece, and I love those synth solos. Then you have "Steppenwolf", which just simply blows me away! This song first appeared, in a much more synth-dominated form on Adrian Wagner's The Distances Between Us (1974) (Calvert wrote the song, Wagner had also appeared on Calvert's solo album Captain Lockheed & the Starfighters). Hawkwind's version is much longer, and the whole song is absolutely killer! "City of Lagoons" is an instrumental piece, with spacy synths and what sounds like a phased Mellotron (since Simon House did use Mellotron on their previous two albums, Warrior on the Edge of Time and Hall of the Mountain Grill). "The Aubergine that Ate Rangoon" is an instrumental synth-dominated number. The only song I thought was mediocre was "Kerb Crawler", it sounded more like a generic rock and roller with female backup vocals. It sounded like Hawkwind going commercial here. But they redeem themselves big time with "Kadu Flyer". It stars off rocking, but towards the end it gets all Eastern with the use of sitar. The last is a moody instrumental "Chronoglide Skyway", which sounds to my ears dominated by phased Mellotron (amongst the phasing, it really sounds like I can detect it's a Mellotron).

Really, this is another wonderful album from Hawkwind, and even "Kerb Crawler" doesn't weaken my opinion of this album. To me, it's just another must-have album from Hawkwind!

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 Church Of Hawkwind by HAWKWIND album cover Studio Album, 1982
2.62 | 71 ratings

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Church Of Hawkwind
Hawkwind Psychedelic/Space Rock

Review by Progfan97402

4 stars 1982's Church of Hawkwind is a seriously underrated album if there ever is one. I realize how difficult the 1980s were for so many bands that made it this far. A band like Genesis had no problem making it through the '80s, but they altered their style and substance to do so, at the expense of many of their older fans. Hawkwind never needed to do that, certainly they might adapt to some of the technology of the day, but even in the early '80s, they NEVER went all Duran Duran on us, which we can all be thankful.

Hawkwind takes a more electronic move here, thanks to Harvey Bainbridge doubling up on keyboards (which he first did on their previous outing, Sonic Attack). I really like the electronic approach they do, and several songs do nothing but amaze me. I really love "Star Cannibal", with the semi-spoken dialog. "The Phenomenon of Luminosity" is an all-electronic piece with lots of EMS Synthi effects and synth leads. "The Joker at the Gate" is an electronic piece with spoken dialog, "The Last Messiah" another strange electronic piece, while "Some People Never Die" features audio excerpts of the shooting of Lee Harvey Oswald. "Looking into the Future" is more typical Hawkwind that fans are more used to. I really say there's nothing I dislike about this album. I felt the next album Choose Your Masques was more mediocre (it sounded like the band going through the motions to get finished with their contract with RCA), even there it has some fine moments, so I even can't totally slag that album.

For years I shied away from Church of Hawkwind because of the cover. Sonic Attack and Choose Your Masques certainly feature MUCH better covers. I'm happy to say the music is much better than the cover. I have the original LP that came with a fantastic lyric booklet, which has MUCH better artwork than the cover.

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