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HAWKWIND

Psychedelic/Space Rock • United Kingdom


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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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In Search of SpaceIn Search of Space
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Live Chronicles /  HawkwindLive Chronicles / Hawkwind
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At the RoundhouseAt the Roundhouse
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HawkwindHawkwind
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Space Ritual (2LP 180 Gram Vinyl)Space Ritual (2LP 180 Gram Vinyl)
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Blood Of The EarthBlood Of The Earth
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Hall of the Mountain GrillHall of the Mountain Grill
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HAWKWIND discography


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HAWKWIND top albums (CD, LP, MC, SACD, DVD-A, Digital Media Download)

3.37 | 260 ratings
Hawkwind
1970
3.61 | 344 ratings
X In Search Of Space
1971
3.69 | 301 ratings
Doremi Fasol Latido
1972
3.97 | 409 ratings
Hall Of The Mountain Grill
1974
4.10 | 586 ratings
Warrior On The Edge Of Time
1975
3.28 | 156 ratings
Astounding Sounds, Amazing Music
1976
3.65 | 204 ratings
Quark, Strangeness And Charm
1977
3.20 | 108 ratings
Hawklords: 25 Years On
1978
2.79 | 110 ratings
PXR 5
1979
3.95 | 229 ratings
Levitation
1980
3.03 | 89 ratings
Sonic Attack
1981
2.60 | 84 ratings
Church Of Hawkwind
1982
2.61 | 79 ratings
Choose Your Masques
1982
3.41 | 107 ratings
The Chronicle Of The Black Sword
1985
3.25 | 90 ratings
The Xenon Codex
1988
2.92 | 92 ratings
Space Bandits
1990
3.74 | 110 ratings
Electric Tepee
1992
2.70 | 74 ratings
It Is The Business Of The Future To Be Dangerous
1993
3.10 | 70 ratings
Alien 4
1995
2.98 | 53 ratings
Distant Horizons
1997
2.43 | 40 ratings
In Your Area
1998
2.90 | 39 ratings
Spacebrock
2000
2.77 | 66 ratings
Take Me To Your Leader
2005
3.27 | 32 ratings
Take Me To Your Future
2006
3.72 | 115 ratings
Blood Of The Earth
2010
3.60 | 86 ratings
Onward
2012
3.78 | 14 ratings
Hawkwind Light Orchestra: Stellar Variations
2012
3.49 | 34 ratings
The Machine Stops
2016
3.54 | 26 ratings
Into The Woods
2017

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

4.20 | 267 ratings
Space Ritual
1973
3.79 | 62 ratings
Live Seventy Nine
1980
3.37 | 20 ratings
The Text of Festival - Hawkwind Live 1970-1972
1983
2.38 | 31 ratings
Zones
1983
3.40 | 27 ratings
This is Hawkwind - Do Not Panic
1984
1.88 | 28 ratings
Bring Me the Head of Yuri Gagarin
1985
1.70 | 11 ratings
Hawkwind Live '70/'73
1985
2.81 | 32 ratings
Space Ritual Vol. 2
1985
3.73 | 64 ratings
Live Chronicles
1986
3.66 | 55 ratings
Palace Springs
1991
3.01 | 25 ratings
BBC Radio 1 Live
1991
2.46 | 18 ratings
The Friday Rock Show Sessions Live at Reading '86
1992
3.04 | 23 ratings
California Brainstorm
1992
3.88 | 25 ratings
The Hawklords Live
1992
2.00 | 8 ratings
Live - ST.Albans U.K. Winter Tour 1979
1993
4.04 | 34 ratings
The Business Trip
1994
2.71 | 17 ratings
Undisclosed Files - Addendum
1995
4.25 | 40 ratings
Love in Space
1996
3.64 | 37 ratings
The 1999 Party
1997
2.16 | 14 ratings
Live & Rare: Onward Flies The Bird
1997
2.40 | 5 ratings
Welcome to The Future
1997
3.94 | 7 ratings
Hawkwind 1997
1997
1.68 | 13 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
2.56 | 9 ratings
Thrilling Hawkwind Adventures
2000
1.68 | 10 ratings
Live from The Darkside
2000
3.65 | 14 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
2.84 | 16 ratings
The Weird Tapes Vol. 4 : Live '78
2000
2.93 | 14 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
2.59 | 23 ratings
Atomhenge 76
2001
3.43 | 19 ratings
Yule Ritual
2001
3.43 | 11 ratings
Live 1990
2002
3.87 | 30 ratings
Canterbury Fayre 2001
2002
3.86 | 10 ratings
Live in Nottingham (2002)
2002
4.59 | 12 ratings
Spaced Out In London
2002
2.67 | 6 ratings
Cosmic Overdirve
2002
3.67 | 9 ratings
Live ┤74 The Chicago Auditorium 21 March 1974
2006
3.48 | 20 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
3.31 | 13 ratings
Leave No Star Unturned
2011
4.14 | 7 ratings
Space Ritual Live
2015

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

3.92 | 8 ratings
Chaos
1996
2.96 | 5 ratings
Classic Rock Legends (DVD)
2001
3.17 | 15 ratings
Out Of The Shadows (DVD)
2004
3.05 | 11 ratings
Knights Of Space
2008
1.38 | 4 ratings
Winter Solstice - Live at the Astoria 2005
2009
1.22 | 5 ratings
USA Tour 1989-1990
2009
3.86 | 7 ratings
Live 1984 - 1995
2009
1.43 | 5 ratings
Treworgey 29th July 1989
2009

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

3.94 | 24 ratings
Roadhawks
1976
3.02 | 39 ratings
Masters of the Universe
1977
3.52 | 14 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 | 11 ratings
In The Beginning...
1985
1.78 | 9 ratings
Ridicule
1985
3.56 | 8 ratings
Anthology Vol 1
1985
1.78 | 22 ratings
Out & Intake
1987
1.80 | 5 ratings
Early Daze [Best of...]
1987
3.29 | 12 ratings
Spirit of The Age
1988
3.67 | 12 ratings
Acid Daze The History of Hawkwind
1990
3.96 | 15 ratings
Stasis The U.A. Years 1971-1975
1990
3.00 | 7 ratings
The Best of & The Rest of Hawkwind
1990
3.94 | 7 ratings
Anthology
1991
3.89 | 7 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
2.08 | 6 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 | 27 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
4.15 | 11 ratings
The Dream Goes On - An Anthology 1985 - 1997
2008
4.15 | 11 ratings
Spirit Of The Age - An Anthology - 1976 - 1984
2008
4.75 | 4 ratings
Parallel Universe: A Liberty/U.A. Years Anthology 1970-1974
2011
4.38 | 4 ratings
5 Album Set
2013
3.41 | 18 ratings
Spacehawks
2013

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

2.71 | 8 ratings
Hurry on a Sundown
1970
4.63 | 16 ratings
Silver Machine
1972
2.80 | 11 ratings
Urban Guerrilla
1973
3.67 | 9 ratings
The Psychedelic Warlords (Disappear In Smoke)
1974
3.38 | 8 ratings
Kings Of Speed
1975
3.63 | 8 ratings
25 Years EP
1978
2.61 | 9 ratings
Who's Gonna Win The War?
1980
3.00 | 8 ratings
Shot Down In The Night (live)
1980
3.88 | 8 ratings
Sonic Assassins (ep)
1981
3.00 | 7 ratings
Angels Of Death
1981
2.59 | 8 ratings
Motorhead
1982
2.67 | 6 ratings
Motorway City
1983
3.43 | 7 ratings
Your Last Chance EP
1983
2.92 | 12 ratings
Night of the Hawks (ep)
1983
3.57 | 7 ratings
Independent Days EP
1984
3.84 | 6 ratings
Needle Gun
1985
3.00 | 1 ratings
Zarozinia
1986
3.29 | 7 ratings
Decide Your Future EP
1993
3.00 | 5 ratings
Area 54 EP
1995
3.25 | 4 ratings
Love In Space
1997
2.80 | 5 ratings
Spirit Of The Age
2005
2.00 | 2 ratings
Silver Machine
2007

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 Warrior On The Edge Of Time by HAWKWIND album cover Studio Album, 1975
4.10 | 586 ratings

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Warrior On The Edge Of Time
Hawkwind Psychedelic/Space Rock

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3 stars The Warrior In The Threshold Of Time

Hawkwind was a kind of precursor to what we call now Space Rock. The band was not the creator of the sound, but definitely the one that carried the flag the most.

On their fifth album, 'Warrior On The Edge Of Time', still with Lemmy (future Mot'rhead) on bass, the band goes on with their - at that time - already traditional sound. Mixing ambient and space sounds with saxophone and flute (thanks to the excellent Nik Turner) and a vigorous kitchen that had two drummers - Simon King and Alan Powell - and the already mentioned Lemmy on bass (this would be his last album with the band before being summarily fired), and unlike what he would show with his Mot'rhead later in 'Warrior On The Edge Of Time' Lemmy shows a more melodic side, even if he uses chords in his bass several times.

Hawkwind, for me, has always been a little complicated, musically speaking, the records I've heard from the band so far (the records that precede this one), did not make anything for me, really. The records are good, they have great moments, but they usually fall into the common abyss of records of this genre, especially those of the first half of the 1970s: 'infinite-improvisations-that-never-end-and-ended-up-being-very-boring '.

When Hawkwind bets on more concrete songs like "Assault & Battery Part I", "The Demented Man" and "Magnu" 'Warrior On The Edge Of Time' is great. However, when the band goes on with their mad endless improvisations the record just get lost on me. Maybe it's the fact that I don~t do drugs and Hawkwind's music is highly 'drugged', I do not know. The fact is that I do not get this side of their music.

Overall a good record, but that does not go beyond the average. However, let's give Hawkwind the credit they deserve. The band has recorded incessantly since 1970, and in 2017 the band released their album number 37! Band leader Dave Brock, at the height of his 76 years, continues to release music that is not commercial and without fear of becoming successful or not. Impressive!

 Into The Woods by HAWKWIND album cover Studio Album, 2017
3.54 | 26 ratings

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Into The Woods
Hawkwind Psychedelic/Space Rock

Review by Mortte

4 stars Over three months when this excellent album was released and no reviews? Hawkwind-fans, where are you? I am not a huge Hawkwind-fan, but I really love Hawkwind albums made 1970-75 (Lemmy in four of them). Their later outputs I have heard only Levitation, which I also love and the Xenon Codex, which I think is ok album, but too cold & modern sounding to me. Naturally I hadn┤t got any expectations when started listening this new one, but they fulfilled wholly! Just like predecessor album "the Machine Stops" this is at least in some parts based on E.M. Fosters book. After this album I listened also that album, but I have to say this new one is just so much better! In this album Hawkwind has gone into very organic soundworld that reminds a lot their great seventies albums.

Tittle song opens the album with a short piano overture, but soon you are into very rough, psychedelic Hawkwind- boogie. Brock sings through some effect and sounds very much Nik Turner. Psychedelic atmosphere continues in next "Cottage in the Woods", but more peaceful way. "Have You Seen Them" is very melodic piece and has hit potential. Cosmic "Ascent" is one of my favourites in this album. "Space Ship Blues" is updated "Silver Machine" with more country atmosphere. Big Bill Barry is playing fiddle in the very same way as Simon House. "Vegan Lunch" is again boogie with melodic parts. "Dark Land" is also one of my favourites reminding "Hall Of Mountain Grill┤s" "Wind of Change". There are also few sound collages with spoken words that make album just even more interesting. The ending instrumental jam "Magic Mushroom" is good finish into this great album, it reminds a little bit "Levitation"- song.

I am not a space rock fan at all except Hawkwind. I am glad my needs of spacerock seem to fullfill complitely, if Hawkwind continues to make as qualified albums as often. One of my great moments were, when Hawkwind and Mot÷rhead played in the same festival. In Hawkwind┤s encore there were two basses and Lemmy singing "Silver Machine". It was over 10 years ago, there are no Lemmy anymore, but I will be glad if I will see this old classic band on the stage once more.

 Warrior On The Edge Of Time by HAWKWIND album cover Studio Album, 1975
4.10 | 586 ratings

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Warrior On The Edge Of Time
Hawkwind Psychedelic/Space Rock

Review by VianaProghead
Prog Reviewer

5 stars Review N║ 120

"Warrior On The Edge Of Time" is the fifth studio album of Hawkwind and was released in 1975. It's a very special album in their long and rich musical career and it came to be considered, by many, the musical pinnacle of their entire career. Indeed, the band's fifth studio release turned out to be their most ambitious album ever. The cover of the album that folded out into a large shield shape, was just the first clue. In reality, never before or after that had Hawkwind, or any other group for that matter, better blended such old fashioned fantasy elements with futuristic sci-fi and space elements into their music, as they did. By the other hand, the musical material on the album, and not at least the musical arrangements, was some of the group's best ever. This is really a truly tour de force from Hawkwind.

To the lyrics Hawkwind hired sci-fi writer Mike Moorcock to help them with some lyrical concept and to read several poems in between the tracks, on "The Wizard Blew His Horn", "Standing At The Edge" and "Warriors". In reality, the lyrics are based on the concept of Moorcock's "Eternal Champion", which is a fictional creation of the author and is a current feature in many of his novels. Moorcock is an English writer primarily known by his sci-fi and fantasy novels.

"Warrior On The Edge Of Time" has eleven tracks. The first and second tracks, "Assault And Battery ? Part I" and "The Golden Void ? Part II", floats into each other and these are probably Hawkwind's most majestic and biggest sounding tracks ever. The arrangements here have to be heard to be believed. Tons of mellotron and you know that I love the sound of it, synthesizers and distorted saxophone and flute create a very unique sound that actually sounded like no other band. The guitar is toned unusually much down here, but it would be more dominant in the sound later on the album. They're really two great amazing tracks. The third, seventh and ninth tracks, "The Wizard Blew His Horn", "Standing At The Edge" and "Warriors", are respectively three very special tracks. They aren't properly three musical tracks. They're essentially composed by short poems read by Moorcock completed with pounding kettle drums, cymbals and some electronic sounds all over the tracks. They serve essentially to link all the concept of the story. The fourth track "Opa-Loka" took its name, perplexingly enough, from a town in Florida and not some of any mythical planet that ties in with the vague Moorcock's conceptual story line. It's a hypnotic, energetic and dreamy space rocker instrumental on what its thumping bass and synthesizer blips and bleeps, takes you soaring to the stars. The fifth track "The Demented Man" ends the side one of the album. It's another of those lovely acoustic Hawkwind's tunes where the band really managed to keep the obligatory space feel. Brock's acoustic 12-string guitar and drum-fewer ballads as seagull's wheel and cry and mellotrons reinforce the whole track. It has also a nice vocal working. The sixth track "Magnu" is a very energetic track, which is really the first track on the album to feature a quite heavy riff. It sees Brock and Lemmy firing off some menacing riffs amidst dazzling violin from House, Turner's jazzy sax, and haunting keyboards. This is a very typical Hawkwind. It has repetitive rhythms and riffs lull you into a psychedelic haze, with sax, violin, and synthesizers zapping left and right through the mix. The eighth track "Spiral Galaxy" is another instrumental which shows the prototypical psyche usual stuff of Hawkwind with an added nuance of density. It has top notch space metal, has dark passages of ominous synthesizers, violin, and flute float over busy rhythms. Fantastic futuristic keyboard textures on this one, too. The tenth track "Dying Seas" is another space rock oddity featuring Turner's effects soaked vocals slithering through a dense fog of synthesizers washes. This is also a good and futuristic dark space rock with sci-fi sound effects. It ends the fantasy oriented in the main body of this classic album. The eleventh track "Kings Of Speed" follows, a catchy hard rocker led by some thick bass rumbles from Lemmy and Brock's tasty lead guitar work, with House also getting in on the action with some country styled violin flights. It was chosen as the single from the album. It's more typical of Hawkwind's proto-punk style and it's quite similar to the bonus track "Motorhead".

Conclusion: "Warrior On The Edge Of Time" can be considered the pinnacle of all Hawkwind's musical career. It represents also my first contact with the band and it's also my favourite album from them. Dave Brock himself regards "Warrior On The Edge Of Time" as the band's crowning achievement. So, "Warrior On The Edge Of Time" can be easily considered one of the many great classic albums of the 70's. Lovers of space, psychedelic and progressive rock will love this album. It became a truly landmark album of early space rock time. The band was on their peak and certainly on their most symphonic, thanks to the presence of Simon House and some real inspired songwriting. It represents Hawkwind's finest hour, a real masterpiece. If you are new to Hawkwind, "Warrior On The Edge of Time" is undoubtedly one of the first albums you should check out from them. Listen for yourself and find out whether if I was right or wrong.

Prog is my Ferrari. Jem Godfrey (Frost*)

 Live & Rare: Onward Flies The Bird by HAWKWIND album cover Live, 1997
2.16 | 14 ratings

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Live & Rare: Onward Flies The Bird
Hawkwind Psychedelic/Space Rock

Review by Modrigue
Prog Reviewer

3 stars Some interesting live recordings and novelties

Composed mainly of extracts from late 70's HAWKWIND concerts, judging from the track-list ("Angels Of Death" being the only 80's track but certainly in gestation before), "Onward Flies The Bird" is overall a pleasant compilation. This disc contains a few live rarities and unfamiliar interpretations, not present on the famous releases "Space Ritual", "Live '79" or "Live Chronicles". For these reasons, and despite poor sound quality, they may interest both the fan and the newcomer.

Let's talk about the novelties first: two tracks unreleased in studio version. The trippy "Hash Cake '77" is a cool mystical and gloomy jam. Well worth the listen! In contrast, the bizarre atmospheric futuristic "Douglas in The Jungle" is rather average.

Nonetheless, the highlights are undoubtedly the particular live renditions of "Motorhead", "Angels of Death", "Magnu" and "Masters of The Universe", also included on the 1991 "Masters of the Universe" Castle edition compilation. Recorded at Barnstable Queens Hall 23rd December 1977 during the Hawklords / Sonic Assassins tour, "Angels of Death" may have been the first draft version of the track later featured on the "Sonic Attack" album. "Magnu" has rarely been so ferocious and heavy, the oriental sonorities being replaced by raging guitars. Mindblowing! An essential listen for every space metal lover! The origin of the versions of "Masters Of The Universe" and "Motorhead" are unsure, maybe also circa 1977, maybe during the same tour. Nonetheless, they're also harder and faster than their original studio versions and includes additional sci-fi effects. Very very nice.

Although not matching the quality of the HAWKWIND's well-known live releases, the other performances are quite enjoyable. With Dave Brock on vocals, "Urban Guerilla" is very energetic, and "You Shouldn't Do That" simply rocks!

There are some misses though. "Silver Machine" and "Who's Gonna Win The War" both have poor sound recording, while the flute is too present on "Space Is Deep", too lengthy. "Spirit of The Age" concludes the record but has been appended a ramshackle dissonant electronic opening.

If you're not too demanding on sound quality, there are no reason not to give a listen to "Onward Flies The Bird". The rare "Hash Cake '77", the uncommon metallic versions of "Magnu", "Motorhead", "Masters Of The Universe" and the draft version of "Angels of Death" will interest fans, while the disc might also serve well as a first flight for the newcomers. A nice little live compilation.

 Palace Springs by HAWKWIND album cover Live, 1991
3.66 | 55 ratings

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Palace Springs
Hawkwind Psychedelic/Space Rock

Review by Modrigue
Prog Reviewer

3 stars Cool studio/live Hawkwind

3.5 stars

Recorded in 1989 before "Space Bandits", "Palace Springs" is a studio/live album composed of 2 exclusive studio songs and 6 live recordings. This pleasant release marks a novelty, the arrival of a female singer in HAWKWIND, Bridgett Wishart, as well as the return of violinist Simon House.

The two studio compositions are easily on the level of "Space Bandits". To be honest I personally would have like these included on the 1990 opus instead of some other titles.... "Back In The Box" is an efficient space rocking opener, whose mesmerizing violin creates a mystical ambiance in the vein of "Magnu". Longest track of the record, "Treadmill" is a nice powerful song, in pure tradition of 80's HAWKWIND.

The live recordings cover different periods of the band. "Void Of Golden Light" ("The Golden Void") has been added trippy sound effects, whereas "Lives Of Great Men" ("Assault & Battery") possesses cool dreamy variations. "Time We Left" ("This World Today") is my least favorite title from "Doremi Fasol Latido", while "Heads" is the only representative of Englishes' last album, "The Xenon Codex". However, what will be an Hawks concert without ambient interludes with spoken words? "Acid Test" is actually the atmospheric "Dream Worker" - from the uneven "Choose Your Masques" - mixed with the electronic loop of "Damnation Alley". Quite a curious choice... This transition track offers some cool moments but is rather too long until "Damnation Alley" finally starts.

"Palace Springs" is not the first HAWKWIND live album to acquire (those being "Space Ritual" and "Live Chronicles") but remains still enjoyable, as well as a curiosity for its 2 exclusive studio tracks with a female singer. One of the good live release from the Hawks, worth the listen.

 Electric Tepee by HAWKWIND album cover Studio Album, 1992
3.74 | 110 ratings

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Electric Tepee
Hawkwind Psychedelic/Space Rock

Review by friso
Prog Reviewer

5 stars Hawkwind - Electric Tepee (1992)

The first halve of the seventies gave birth to the most famous albums of Hawkwind. One could easily be forgiven for believing the rest of their career is dispensable when looking at the mediocre scores of most of their eighties and nineties albums. I myself found some great studio albums and live albums in their later career. Most notably Levitation (1980), Electric Tepee (1992) and the fine Alien 4 (1996) are more then worthwhile. Live records like Live Chronicles (1986), Palace Springs (1991), The Business Trip (1994), Love in Space (1996) stand out and I expect to find some more.

Electric Tepee stands out as a milestone in their career for forming the perfect bland between the spacey punk rock and their modern electronic explorations. Well produced for a change. With extended simple and effective songs as vehicles for sonic exploration the band creates a great train of though that seems to progressive without stopping at any stations. The continuity of the music makes this a particularly interesting experience in the progressive rock world, which can be quite fragmentary. In the mean while the Hawkwind beat is pumping and electric guitars thrive in the abstract environments. The electronic moments without drums, bas en guitars are like mediations between the songs. It is natural to drift away with your attention when you listen to music and Hawkwind seems to anticipate. Just when you forgot you were listening music ? which can be pleasant ? they fire up the space rock engine and lift of with a catchy tune. The last ten minutes of the record sees the band slowly drifting away from the listener with the electronic Going to Hawaii and Electric Teep (the title track), an interesting ending.

For me this is a perfect studio album, especially for when traveling. Time just flows by - as does the music. On their next album 'It is the Business of the Future being Dangerous' the band would change the formula in favor of much more electronic exploration and little rock galore, but still an interesting mix. Some songs of Electric Tepee can also be found on The Business Trip live album, but for me the essence of this record isn't covered anywhere else then on this studio album. In contrast, the core material of Alien 4 was indeed played on the Love in Space recording - and some would argue improved upon.

I tried to explain away nineties Hawkwind in this review and I hope I can excite some more listeners in this great Hawkwind line-up of Brock, Chadwick and Davey. For this release I will give the full score because of its enjoyability, interesting vision and production.

 Live Chronicles by HAWKWIND album cover Live, 1986
3.73 | 64 ratings

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Live Chronicles
Hawkwind Psychedelic/Space Rock

Review by friso
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5 stars Hawkwind - Live Chronicles (1986)

I have yet to find an eighties studio album by Hawkwind that I like, after being disappointed by the Chronicles of the Black Sword album. Luckily there is this double live album of eighties Hawkwind that saves the decade for me.

With a great slightly electronic twin guitar metal sound - reminding me a bit of Somewhere in Time - era Iron Maiden - the band succeeds to greatly improve on their eighties repertoire. Furthermore, guitarist Huw Lloyd- Langton stands out as the best solist the band has ever had. I just wonder why he sounds so different in the studio. I already loved the sound of band live, but he really brings the music to another level with fast en melodic solo's. The rest of the band plays the songs well and the vocals are simple, punk-like and enthusiastic. Not pitch perfect, but legit when cruising in this spacey environment. The synths are great. No ugly eighties synths, just legit uplifting space bathing material. Nothing too intelligent, just great sounding and an enrichment of the songs and overall live feel.

The song selection is interesting because of its selection of eighties tracks, mostly from their then latest Black Sword album. Some good riffs and catchy refrains. My favorite trait of a Hawkwind live album is continuity of the music. Between the songs we hear electronic interludes and 'narrations' and it really creates opportunity to just dream off into space. On the second disc the song selection is a bit weaker, but I would have given the first disc alone five stars.

I would warmly recommend this record to listeners of space rock, eighties metal, jam bands and symphonic rock. One of my favorite Hawkwind live albums. Also check out Love in Space!

 The Chronicle Of The Black Sword by HAWKWIND album cover Studio Album, 1985
3.41 | 107 ratings

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The Chronicle Of The Black Sword
Hawkwind Psychedelic/Space Rock

Review by friso
Prog Reviewer

2 stars Hawkwind - The Chronicle of the Black Sword (1985)

This album is often hailed as the only eighties record (except for Levitation) Hawkwind made that really hits the spot. It has some interesting light heavy metal sounds with typical eighties drums. The lyrical context is said to be a continuation of the Warrior on the Egde of Time period. Between most spacey metal tracks we find electronic interludes that aren't integrated at all. They are just there. This is something Hakwind would greatly improve live and on some of their nineties albums like Electric Tepee and Alien 4.

Back to this album. Some of the metal riffs are quite catchy and a few guitar solo's with reverb sound quite interesting. The vocals don't stand out for a Hawkwind album, but they aren't too bad either. The overly simplistic drums and the poor mixing are perhaps its greatest weaknesses. Had the guitars sounded louder and more dangerous this album might have been twice as fun to listen to. The overall production leaves much to be desired as well, though stylistically it has some interesting ideas. On this record Hawkwind isn't that far removed from Sowhere in Time / Seventh Son era Iron Maiden.

One must admit that songs like Song of the Swords, The Sea King and Horn of Destiny could make great live tracks. That is why I would put my money on the Live Chronicles live album of 1986. For the studio version of The Chronicle of the Black Sword itself I can't reach the good/non-essential mark, this would mainly be interesting for fans of the band.

 Levitation by HAWKWIND album cover Studio Album, 1980
3.95 | 229 ratings

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Levitation
Hawkwind Psychedelic/Space Rock

Review by friso
Prog Reviewer

4 stars Hawkwind - Levitation (1980)

If you like more traditional symphonic progressive music - and you want to buy just one Hawkwind record - I think I would recommend this one.

On this record the compositions are way more intricate and advanced then on all other Hawkwind records. A great variety of themes, inspired solo's and a broad sound pallet for both guitars and synths. The record reminded me a bit of the better work of Solaris. Flexible, adventurous and free - almost as if jamming, but more intelligent.

Of course a Hawkwind record will never be perfect. Take for instance the poor vocals of David Brock on most songs, the flawed disco bass on Motorway City and the loss of direction on some of the later songs on the album. Still, I doesn't matters much. This band sounds like it is on fire! Seldom will you hear a more enthusiastic symphonic progressive rock album. Is it because of the drums of ex-Cream Ginger Baker? Perhaps the rivalry between the guitars of Huw Lloyd-Langton and David Brock? I don't know but it feels right. Perhaps forming a new Hawkwind for a new age, without Robert Calvert, gave a lot to think about. I do know a band will never be much better then its drummer and Baker's contribution might be bigger then just listening to the album can reveal.

After this record the band would enter it's troublesome eighties with only Chronicle of the Black Sword as a slight return to form. It would take until Electric Tepee before the band would ever set eyes on making a fine quality record like this one.

Conclusion. Levitation is one of Hawkwinds best and most uplifting & refined records. Furthermore, it is well suited for the symphonic prog audiences that reside here. Thus, a four star rating can't be denied. Perhaps I will make if five one day.

 Quark, Strangeness And Charm by HAWKWIND album cover Studio Album, 1977
3.65 | 204 ratings

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Quark, Strangeness And Charm
Hawkwind Psychedelic/Space Rock

Review by friso
Prog Reviewer

3 stars Hawkwind - Quark, Strangeness and Charm (1977)

The second record of the Robert Calvert years of Hawkwind and in many ways a return to form. The band combines glamorous punk (in the vein of David Bowie), progressive electronic (a bit like Tangerine Dream), shoddy eastern influences and old fashioned space rock / metal.

The opening track Spirit of the Age is a bit uneventful, but most other tracks are either catchy or interesting. The nine minute track Damnation Allay stands out as a classic. I myself also like the original sounding Days of the Underground. I know not everybody loves Calvert's extravert performances - and they can be hit and miss - but at least he is some-one! He's out there adding personality to the music, something Hawkwind hasn't had much of in its long career.

Some of the songs have reappeared in different versions over the decades. I prefer the symphonic version of the title track on The Business Trip, this one sound a bit too punky and under-produced for my taste. Do mind about the lyrics though, quite funny. I think the eastern sounding Hassahn I Sahba has returned as Assassins of Allah on later releases and the Instrumental The Iron Dream was integrated on the Alien 4 record on Are You Loosing Your Mind?

Conclusion. I would rate this among the better work of Hawkwind and perhaps the best record of the Robert Calvert years. Not quite up there with Warrior on the Edge of Time, Levitation, Electric Tepee and Alien 4, but still more then worthwhile. Three and a halve stars.

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