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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)

3.37 | 232 ratings
Hawkwind
1970
3.60 | 312 ratings
X In Search Of Space
1971
3.69 | 272 ratings
Doremi Fasol Latido
1972
3.97 | 375 ratings
Hall of the Mountain Grill
1974
4.11 | 535 ratings
Warrior on the Edge of Time
1975
3.27 | 136 ratings
Astounding Sounds, Amazing Music
1976
3.67 | 184 ratings
Quark, Strangeness And Charm
1977
3.25 | 95 ratings
25 Years On (as Hawklords)
1978
2.74 | 99 ratings
P.X.R. 5
1979
3.95 | 203 ratings
Levitation
1980
3.01 | 80 ratings
Sonic Attack
1981
2.62 | 71 ratings
Church Of Hawkwind
1982
2.65 | 69 ratings
Choose Your Masques
1982
3.54 | 97 ratings
The Chronicle Of The Black Sword
1985
3.26 | 80 ratings
The Xenon Codex
1988
2.92 | 82 ratings
Space Bandits
1990
3.69 | 92 ratings
Electric Tepee
1992
2.70 | 65 ratings
It Is The Business Of The Future To Be Dangerous
1993
3.03 | 62 ratings
Alien 4
1995
2.99 | 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 | 107 ratings
Blood Of The Earth
2010
3.65 | 75 ratings
Onward
2012
4.07 | 6 ratings
Hawkwind Light Orchestra: Stellar Variations
2012
3.50 | 8 ratings
The Machine Stops
2016

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

4.20 | 242 ratings
Space Ritual
1973
3.77 | 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
3.41 | 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
3.56 | 58 ratings
Live Chronicles
1986
3.71 | 49 ratings
Palace Springs
1991
3.03 | 23 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
3.66 | 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
3.44 | 17 ratings
Yule Ritual
2001
3.44 | 10 ratings
Live 1990
2002
3.87 | 29 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
3.63 | 8 ratings
Live ´74 The Chicago Auditorium 21 March 1974
2006
3.44 | 18 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
4.00 | 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
3.03 | 36 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
3.36 | 16 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
2.86 | 9 ratings
Night of the Hawks (ep)
1983
3.83 | 6 ratings
Independent Days EP
1984
3.92 | 5 ratings
Needle Gun
1985
0.00 | 0 ratings
Zarozinia
1986
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

HAWKWIND Reviews


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 P.X.R. 5 by HAWKWIND album cover Studio Album, 1979
2.74 | 99 ratings

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P.X.R. 5
Hawkwind Psychedelic/Space Rock

Review by Modrigue
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2 stars 2.5 stars

After "Quark, Strangeness And Charm", HAWKWIND recorded PXR5 in 1978, but disbanded due to internal disagreements. The members then went on side projects. After the release of "25 Years On" and the departure of Robert Calvert, Dave Brock reformed the band with new members and finally released the album in 1979. Thus, the line-up of "PXR5" is nearly the same as on "Quark, Strangeness And Charm".

Nonetheless, the music was already turning punk, while the metal and futuristic elements developed on the innovative 1977 opus were temporarily put aside. As a consequence, the style isn't really space rock and can be compared to "25 Years On"'s, but unfortunately without the the same composition quality.

The disc is in fact half-studio half-live: "Uncle Sam's On Mars", "Robot" and "High Rise" were recorded live during the 1977 tour in England, and then remixed and overdubbed in studio, whereas "Infinity" was based on a poem Robert Calvert recited for the 1973 Space Ritual Tour.

The opener "Death Trap" is just a basic punk track, repetitive and irritating. "Jack Of Shadows" is an enjoyable soft rock with some spacey keyboards. Then the band surprisingly goes back to stoner with the psychedelic "Uncle Sam's On Mars". This song has similitudes with "Brainstorm", however smoother and much less interesting. The first half finishes with the poem "Infinity", an average space folk ballad, with various sound effects.

The second half of the record is a little more inspired. "Life Form" is a short ambient electronic introduction for "Robot", the longest track. Inspired by Isaac Asimov's trilogy, its middle-eastern aggressive riff is in the style of "Magnu". Unfortunately it fails at being the highlight, as it does not feature many variations. On the contrary, "High Rise" is the best track of the disc. An aerial trippy piece, with spacey guitars. The title track is original, a kind of half-punk, half-robotic song, but a bit difficult to follow. Ironically, this composition is better than the title tracks from the Hawks' best albums from this period.

There is not much to save from this record, except "High Rise". The band is not as innovative as on "Quark, Strangeness And Charm" and not as audacious as on "25 Years On". Last official HAWKWIND studio release with Robert Calvert, "PXR5" marks the end of an era and is Brock and co.'s first genuine fault in their rich 70's discography.

But a new decade is just about to come...

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 25 Years On (as Hawklords) by HAWKWIND album cover Studio Album, 1978
3.25 | 95 ratings

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25 Years On (as Hawklords)
Hawkwind Psychedelic/Space Rock

Review by Modrigue
Prog Reviewer

4 stars Punkwind

Strange title, strange cover, strange band name, what about the music? Well, it's strange too but also... really good. After the recording of PXR5 in 1978, HAWKWIND disbanded due to internal disagreements, so the members went on side projects. Dave Brock and Robert Calvert recruited bassist Harvey Bainbridge, keyboardist Steve Swindells and drummer Martin Griffin to form HAWKWLORDS. This new band recorded this album and split one year later. As this disc is now considered as part of HAWKWIND's discography, "25 Years On" is technically the last studio release of Brock and co. featuring Robert Calvert.

The music enhances certain aspects of "Quark, Strangeness and Charm", especially punk and pre-new-wave influences. The sci-fi, electronic and heavy metal aspects are however put aside. The compositions become shorter and more concise. In fact, this record the punk-iest the space rockers ever recorded. But then... is this still HAWKWIND?

"Psi Power" is a clear demonstration of this evolution. A cool punchy punk opener. The very nice "Free Fall" has a calm melancholic spacey opening and ending and become more ferocious in the middle part. "Automoton" is just a short ramshackle robotic introduction for "25 Years", a basic pop punk song. Like in "Quark, Strangeness and Charm", this title track is a bit out of place and the weakest of the record. Robert Calvert's voice is a bit irritating and the chord progression resembles "Silver Machine"'s.

"Flying Doctor" is much more convincing and aggressive with its sharp riff and vocals. Then comes "The Only Ones", a more classic song in the vein of the space ballads from "Hall of the Mountain Grill", however more concise. "(Only) The Dead Dreams Of The Cold War Kid" is another highlight of the disc. This track can be described as a pre-new- wave version of an imaginary 60's psychedelic tune. The ender, "The Age Of The Micro Man", is an enjoyable soft space piano piece.

"25 Years On" is an unique and interesting mixture of punk, pre-new-wave and space rock. Singular in HAWKWIND's discography, the music is quite innovative and proves that the band was par in par with its time, exploring new directions while keeping their own touch. Although the tracks are less remarkable than on "Quark, Strangeness and Charm", the record is overall less uneven and more coherent.

If you want pure space, psychedelic or stoner rock, this album is not the one to go with. But if you're looking for unusual and original rock, pick this disc! Even punk fans may like it! For sure, this was a daring operation, but such audaciousness allowed Brock and co. to evolve, adapt and renew.

"25 Years On" is the best HAWKWIND album from the late 70's. It's just a pity the cover art is their worst...

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 Quark, Strangeness And Charm by HAWKWIND album cover Studio Album, 1977
3.67 | 184 ratings

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Quark, Strangeness And Charm
Hawkwind Psychedelic/Space Rock

Review by Modrigue
Prog Reviewer

3 stars Space, middle-eastness and punk

3.5 stars

After the experimental and messy previous opus, "Astounding Sounds, Amazing Music", this seventh studio album comes as a welcomed good surprise. More focused than its predecessor, "Quark, Strangeness And Charm" shows HAWKWIND in par with its time, as the music uses elements from recent musical developments from this period: electronics, punk and more direct heavy metal. Robert Calvert wrote all the lyrics and sounds more and more like David Bowie. Furthermore, Nik Turner has now left, which results in the disappearance of wind instruments in the band's soundscape. But then... is it still HAWKWIND?

Yes! Although not the stoner psychedelia from the early 70's anymore, this late 70's album is still space rock and pre-dates the synth metallic direction that Dave Brock and co. will definitely take in the 80's. More concise, the musical style is just evolving, naturally, and the Hawks ventures into unexplored spatial territories, again.

The opener "Spirit Of The Age" will become a classic of the band. Repetitive guitars, Morse code samples, a rhythm and an ambiance similar to NEU!, this song is a trippy rock. The musical change can be perceived from this very first track: less stoner, more focused and with cleaner sound. With its electronic introduction and punchy riffs, "Damnation Alley" is one of the best tracks of the record. It can be described as a "soft space punk", with interesting changes, for example a short reggae passage. "Fable Of A Failed Race" is a floating ballade with Calvert's aerial voice. Not extraordinary, but enjoyable though. The title track is the surprisingly the worst. Quite out of place and not very typical of HAWKWIND, this tune is just a poppy rock'n'roll, a bit irritating.

On the contrary, the middle-eastern "Hassan I Sabbah" is another highlight of the disc. In the style of "Magnu", however heavier and shorter, this mystical song with arabian lyrics is a middle-eastern space metal classic! With its fast synthesizer sequence, "The Forge Of Vulcan" seems to be an extracted from a TANGERINE DREAM album! The differences are the darker tone and the hammer sound effect, coherent with the track name. "The Days Of The Underground" is a pleasant pop-punk piece, despite Robert Calvert's theatrical voice. The record finishes with "The Iron Dream", a short synthesizer electro metal ender.

Although still slightly uneven, "Quark, Strangeness And Charm" is more convincing and coherent than "Astounding Sounds, Amazing Music". The songs "Spirit Of The Age", "Damnation Alley" and "Hassan I Sabbah" will often be played live at concerts. If the title track has been replaced, I may have rated this opus 4 stars.

This disc is a turning point for the band, as it displays glimpses of the future to come. Furthermore, despite the arrival of punk and the gestation of new-wave, the music is still in par with its time, proving that Brock and co. were still at the edge. HAWKWIND's most space metal album from the late 70's, and one of their bests from this period, with "25 Years On".

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 Astounding Sounds, Amazing Music by HAWKWIND album cover Studio Album, 1976
3.27 | 136 ratings

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Astounding Sounds, Amazing Music
Hawkwind Psychedelic/Space Rock

Review by Modrigue
Prog Reviewer

3 stars First studio album featuring Robert Calvert as the lead singer, "Astounding Sounds, Amazing Music" marks the beginning of HAWKWIND's "punk" era, or Calvert-years, until 1979. Lemmy Kilmister has now left the band, the line-up has a bit changed and so do the music. Less stoner and spacey than usual, Brock and co. tries different styles here, like funk and pop. The result is quite heterogeneous and the quality, uneven. Robert Calvert wrote most lyrics and is present on every songs, except "Kadu Flyer" featuring Nik Turner on vocals.

The strange title and cover is in fact a reference to american science-fiction magazines from the 40's and the 50's: "Astounding Science Fiction" and "Amazing Stories", which may have influenced the band members during their youth.

The musical change can be heard from the first seconds. "Reefer Madness" is a catchy space pop opener, driven by guitar and piano. The best, but also the only truly remarkable song of this opus. The longest track of the record, "Steppenwolf", is rather average and flat. It however contains a nice middle-eastern pause in its middle part. "City Of Lagoons" is a kind of slow space keyboards funk. Not very typical of HAWKWIND, but pleasant.

To continue in the field of strange, the short "The Aubergine That Ate Rangoon" is a bizarre jazz piece driven by synthesizer and bass. One of the least interesting passage of the disc, too repetitive.The least spacey track, "Kerb Crawler", is some sort of energic hard rock'n'roll with a touch of saxophone. Nice but a bit out of place. Then comes "Kadu Flyer", an odd melting pot of keyboards, synthesizers, egyptian flute and even a sitar. With its unusual melody, this song tends to become a little boring. The cool ender "Chronoglide Skyway" consists mainly in a nice long trippy guitar solo.

Very different from their previous records, "Astounding Sounds, Amazing Music" is a strange and barely understandable mixture of various styles. The band wants to evolve and therefore is trying new directions. However, I'm not sure we can talk about a transitional album, as the next opuses will abandon the jazz/funk experiments and be more focused and spacey.

Not very astounding nor amazing, this disc is one of the most heterogeneous and bizarre HAWKWIND albums, as well as one of their weakest from the late 70's. Do not expect a cosmic trip to the stars aboard a galactic war spaceship here. But, although uneven and not as great as its predecessors, the overall result is nonetheless enjoyable.

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 Warrior on the Edge of Time by HAWKWIND album cover Studio Album, 1975
4.11 | 535 ratings

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Warrior on the Edge of Time
Hawkwind Psychedelic/Space Rock

Review by Modrigue
Prog Reviewer

4 stars On the edge of space rock

4.5 stars

Last studio album with Lemmy Kimister, "Warrior On The Edge Of Time" marks the end of HAWKWIND's "classic" space stoner era, considered by many as their best period. The music combines the soft melodic side of "Hall of the Mountain Grill" and the heavier side of "In Search of Space" and "Doremi Fasol Latido". Keyboardist Simon House incorporates sounds effects quite futuristic at this time.

"Warrior On The Edge Of Time" is in fact a concept album based on Michael Moorcock's Elric cycles. Thus, like in "Space Ritual", some tracks are only spoken sentences, this time enunciated by the writer himself, with an ambient background. These three passages are "The Wizard Blew His Horn", "Standing at the Edge" and "Warriors". This collaboration between HAWKWIND and Moorcock won't be the least one.

"Assault And Battery" and "The Golden Void" can be considered as a long single song. An immediate boarding for stars, this cosmic mini-epic suite is a pure space metal little gem! The two tracks will often be played live consecutively. "Opa-Loka" is a nice space instrumental that reminds NEU! by moments. The beautiful "The Demented Man" is a cool enchanting tune with acoustic guitars and synthesizers, in the style of songs from "Hall of the Mountain Grill". Magic! However, the highlight of the album is undoubtly "Magnu". This futuristic space metal ritual with middle-eastern sonorities and saxophone is simply great, and like "Master of the Universe", will become a concert favorite, played at a faster speed.

The second half of the record is a little less remarkable. "Spiral Galaxy 28948" is the best instrumental of the disc, with its whirling keyboards and guitars. "Dying Seas" is also a good futuristic dark space rock with sci-fi sound effects, whereas "Kings Of Speed" is just an average hard rock song. This ender is the weakest track of the record, as it is a bit repetitive and out of place. Composed by Lemmy, the original violin version of "Motorhead" is included as a bonus track. Gorgeous! There is quite a gap between this version and the eponymous track on MOT'RHEAD first opus.

It's a pity the three "spoken" passages tend to break the flow and the listening immersion, because (almost) all tracks are excellent. "Warrior On The Edge Of Time" is a lesser-known HAWKWIND studio album, but as good and essential as the three previous ones. Afterwards, the line-up will change, and the band's releases quality will be less regular...

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 Hall of the Mountain Grill by HAWKWIND album cover Studio Album, 1974
3.97 | 375 ratings

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Hall of the Mountain Grill
Hawkwind Psychedelic/Space Rock

Review by Modrigue
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4 stars Softwind

4.5 stars

Very nice cover art for a pretty strange title. Important in HAWKWIND's discography, "Hall Of The Mountain Grill" is surprisingly smoother than their two previous heavy stoner studio releases. The band still plays efficient space rock, however the compositions now become shorter, less improvised, more focused and melodic. The arrival of Simon House at keyboards and violin brings a particular color to the music. He will be present on all remaining official HAWKWIND 70's albums.

The tracks "You'd Better Believe It" and "Paradox" might have been recorded live, although the audience cannot be heard.

The opener "The Psychedelic Warriors" is simply a classic from HAWKWIND. A soft space rock tune, with a hazy ambiance. The pretty instrumental "Wind Of Change" uses slow synthesizers layers and violins to create an aerial, melancholic ambiance. "D-rider" is a cool space metal song with electronic sound effects. The enjoyable "Web Weaver" reminds a little "You Know You're Only Dreaming" from the "In Search of Space" record. The rocky "You'd Better Believe It" is also pleasant and features multiple various solos, as well as Lemmy Kilmister at choirs.

The title track is in fact a short dark transition driven by piano and guitar. "Lost Johnny" is composed and sung by Lemmy. At this time, his voice is not as stony as in MOTÖRHEAD. A heavy scratchy rock tune, that the bassist will reuse later in a speeded-up version on his future band's debut album. Not much to say about the short experimental ambient "Goat Willow", rather anecdotic. The closing track, "Paradox", sounds very similar to "D-rider" during the beginning, but contains a powerful passage with an efficient space metal riff.

Compared to their previous albums, the music and flow is much better balanced. There are no genuinely weak tracks, however the songs tend to be a little less memorable and refreshing than on their two previous studio releases. Although the softest and maybe least known effort from HAWKWIND 's stoner period (1971-1975), "Hall Of The Mountain Grill" is nonetheless one of the band's best and most accessible albums. An essential listen for every space rock fan.

Prepare once again to take off aboard the spaceship...

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 Hawkwind by HAWKWIND album cover Studio Album, 1970
3.37 | 232 ratings

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Hawkwind
Hawkwind Psychedelic/Space Rock

Review by Modrigue
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3 stars The music on HAWKWIND's self-titled debut album is very different from their typical usual pre-stoner rock or energic space metal. At the beginning of a new decade, still influenced by the recent blues, folk and psychedelic soundscapes of the 60's, the band incorportes futuristic strange sound effects and free-jazz in their compositions. Unique in HAWKWIND's discography, this first effort is quite heterogeneous and covers a wide range of styles.

The opener "Hurry On Sundown" is a folk / blues psychedelic song featuring an harmonica. Although a bit long, this nice tune will become a favorite of Dave Brock. The mysterious experimental "The Reason Is?" shows clear influences from the PINK FLOYD's "A Saucerful of Secrets" track with its drumming and middle-eastern sonorities. "Be Yourself" is a long space free-jazz-rock jam, including muted guitars rythmic, saxophone and sung parts at the beginning and the end of the track. An oppressive ambiance, and one of the best passage of the record.

The strange "Paranoia" suite is mainly composed of a threatening short theme with bass and saxophone. A bit repetitive, as it does not contains much variations. The 10 minutes "Seeing It As You Really Are" is the longest track of the record. Starting with an intriguing ambient introduction, the rest consists in a spacey long nervous hard rock / free jazz improvisation. The poppy folk song "Mirror Of Illusion" concludes the disc, in the style of "Hurry On Sundown".

The 1996 CD edition features four bonus tracks. Again, "Bring It On Home" is a cool harmonica blues-rock track resembling the opener. The 1996 version of "Hurry On Sundown" is pleasant and brings a few modern sonorities. "Kiss Of The Velvet Whip" is clearly the most interesting bonus song. More energic, it also sounds more typical of the band, and can be seen as a transitional track between this first opus and "In Search of Space". The melody sounds like FLOYD's "Astronomy Domine". The cover of "Cymbaline" is pleasant.

If you're looking for powerful space metal or stoner hymns, this debut album is definitely not the right choice. Not the album to start with either, singular and not representative, "Hawkwind" is an experimental patchwork of psychedelic free jazz/rock/folk/blues. The overall quality is unequal, however it results in an interesting formula, that Dave Brock and co. themselves won't reproduce again.

Fun fact: After this record, guitarist Huw Lloyd-langton will leave and return to HAWKWIND only ten years later, on "Levitation".

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 X In Search Of Space by HAWKWIND album cover Studio Album, 1971
3.60 | 312 ratings

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X In Search Of Space
Hawkwind Psychedelic/Space Rock

Review by siLLy puPPy
Collaborator PSIKE Team

5 stars HAWKWIND's second album IN SEARCH OF SPACE should more appropriately be titled "In Search Of Stability" for it has one of the most chaotic revolving door episodes in rock history! This is all about the bassist. After the debut album John Harrison hit the road and was then replaced briefly by Thomas Crimble who was barely around long enough to warm up for band practice and then was replaced by Dave Anderson from Amon Düül II who stuck around long enough to help record this album and then HE took off to be replaced by the legendary Lemmy of future Motorhead fame. If that isn't space rock taken to the extreme i don't know what is! I'm dizzy and spaced out just learning all the info about the makings of this album :P

"You Shouldn't Do That" begins with hypnotic repetitive guitar riffs as the electronic pitches whizz up and down the musical scale in seemingly erratic ways and sound like rogue quantum particles oscillating into infinity and back again. This is the longest track on the album and continues where the eponymous debut left off only the hard rock guitar rhythms have become fiercer and more energetic while the space trippin' has taken a complete journey around the solar system. The electronic audio generator effects are in full play and the syncopated elements of the instrumentation which includes various styles of drumming, sax and synthesizers all wend and wind around a steady rhythmic path and a concentration of 2-chord simplicity of the guitar and bass.

Tracks like "You Know You're Only Dreaming", "We Took The Wrong Step Years Ago" and "Children Of The Sun" have more of an early Pink Floyd feel to them as there is a mellower acoustic feel that includes more interactive types of instrumentation bringing the spacier aspects even further into the limelight. The guitar riffs are slightly more varied and joined in by flute as well. The instruments also have more license to weave a tapestry of sound around a kernel of rhythm rather than obsequiously adhering to a traditional rock aesthetic but always keeping that harder edged rock energy in motion. The guitars and bass are always electrically charged keeping the energy levels of all musicians on board high and this album usually feels like the energy vibrational patterns are truly going to accelerate into infinity to a state of anti-gravity where time and space merge into one. Like way cool! My kinda space rock and this was all the way back in 1971! Whereas Pink Floyd were creating mellow surreal soundscapes, HAWKWIND were pioneering the hyperdrive branch of psychedelia. I also love the drums as there is ample cymbal action as well.

Personally i think HAWKWIND were at their best for their sound on their first three albums which are probably their least progressive in terms of songwriting but at their peak in pure hypnotic Krautrock-style trippiness turned up to 11. While the repetitive guitar riffs that often revolve around two chords trading off for minutes at a time can be a turn off if that were the main focus of the listener, what makes this standout for me are all the improvisational skills that surround these never changing chord tradeoffs. Between the unprecedented electronic hopped-up signal generator effects, the crazy use of saxophone, flute and the liberal use of slightly off-timed syncopation between the instruments for me creates an ecstatic monospastic mind trip that makes me feel like i'm in a space portal traveling a million miles per second without going anywhere. The occasional vocals punctuate the trip and connect to an earthly reality but overall i find this to be one of the most successful space travels that incorporate harder edged guitar rock EVER! I've been trying to talk myself out of giving this a five star rating but every time i listen to this one just sends me to Saturn and makes me want to make hoola hoops out of its rings.

The most complex music ever? Of course not, but this album really takes the listener to unexpected places while keeping the melodic aspects as an underlying subterfuge. Hypnotic and energetic space rock of the highest degree. I guess enjoying this as much as i do is putting myself in a certain state of mind. One that divorces itself from all expectations and melting into the hypnotic and monotonous grooves and letting the periphery sensations become the driving force. I can totally hear how this early HAWKWIND music became the influence for countless modern trance and psybient bands as well as earning the respect of the more guitar oriented punk and grunge musical worlds as well. For me this is simply psychedelic munificence that incorporates space rock ideas of the time and steers them into hyperdrive to Alpha Centauri. Spastic space rock pleases me immensely!

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 Night of the Hawks (ep) by HAWKWIND album cover Singles/EPs/Fan Club/Promo, 1983
2.86 | 9 ratings

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Night of the Hawks (ep)
Hawkwind Psychedelic/Space Rock

Review by Warthur
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2 stars The Night of the Hawks release was subtitled "The Earth Ritual Preview", because it was supposed to be pioneering material which would make up a new conceptual concert piece, much like Space Ritual did back in Hawkwind's prime. However, lineup changes - and in particular the loss of Nic Turner - scuppered the plans, and we got The Chronicle of the Black Sword instead.

That is just as well, for what is previewed here is hardly unified enough in concept or strong enough in its own right to form the backbone of a new concert experience. The title track is a somewhat dull straight-ahead number which outstays its welcome, and Green Finned Demon is a spacier piece which likewise outstays its welcome. Dragons & Fables is OK, but the rendition on Live Chronicles is better.

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 The 1999 Party by HAWKWIND album cover Live, 1997
3.66 | 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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