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    Posted: May 03 2017 at 05:07
I find Hawkwind infinitely more interesting. I find that I rarely put  any Pink Floyd on the turntable anymore. 
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Hawkwind are one of those bands that I never got into...and they should be made for my tastes. Floyd on the other hand was my first real musical love.
I return to Hawkwind every once in a while - try out another album of theirs - but they have yet to grab me.

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I love Hawkwind but I wish Brock hadn't lost control of the catalogue in the early 80s to pay his tax bill.  That said, the period from Space Ritual up to Calvert's ejection from the band rivals the Floyd's output in terms of inventiveness.  Floyd were also very influential on them - and the complement was paid when Hawkwind covered Cymbeline.  Not a straight contest, by any means...
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Manuel Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 03 2017 at 08:24
It's a very close race for me. Hawkwind is an excellent band with a large and great discography, and Pink Floyd ranks very high as an innovative, pioneering brand in terms of sound and musical approach, so I'm a little puzzled to be honest. Maybe I'll go with Hawkwind, to give them some love, in a poll they will likely loose.
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Hawkwind gets my pick solely on the basis of Stacia's boobs Big smile
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Early Floyd would win for me but their later glossy surface loses it for me. Hawkwind have that edge to them that never faded.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote verslibre Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 03 2017 at 09:07
At this point, it's Hawkwind. I simply like more of their albums, while I've grown tired of some of Floyd's. WYWH lost a lot of its zip. I like Gilmour's first solo album better than anything by Floyd right now.
 
Hawkwind has tons of great music.
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If there was a spot to vote, my vote would go to Hawkwind. I love 3-4 Floyd albums but they fell off a cliff for me when they released The Wall and never climbed back up. Hawkwind has had a lot of up and downs but a lot more ups and far more albums that I enjoy than Floyd.
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yeah Floyd is great and all that...

Hawkwind though..  so much more fun and interesting to listen to.
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I know I'm not that drunk....  where's the poll man LOL
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Atom Heart Mother and Live at Pompeii are among my favorite recordings ever, but Hawkwind has an enormous amount of better-then-average stuff I tend to return to. I like their nineties stuff a lot.
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Originally posted by progmatic progmatic wrote:

If there was a spot to vote, my vote would go to Hawkwind. I love 3-4 Floyd albums but they fell off a cliff for me when they released The Wall and never climbed back up. Hawkwind has had a lot of up and downs but a lot more ups and far more albums that I enjoy than Floyd.

Something like this.
Hawkwind.
Shake & bake.
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Originally posted by Jeffro Jeffro wrote:

Hawkwind gets my pick solely on the basis of Stacia's boobs Big smile

That's the only reason I know Hawkwind Clap. Also Lemmy played with them.....Other than that I don't think I have a reason to visit their catalog.

The Floyd is enough for me.


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Upbeat Tango Monday Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 03 2017 at 16:51
I prefer Stacia's boobs to both of these bands combined.
I used to like PF more back in the day.
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Originally posted by Guldbamsen Guldbamsen wrote:

Hawkwind are one of those bands that I never got into...and they should be made for my tastes. Floyd on the other hand was my first real musical love.
I return to Hawkwind every once in a while - try out another album of theirs - but they have yet to grab me.


Exactly. PF in a landslide
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slight edge to Hawkwind, as much because they managed to stay "underground" as because their music is more interesting
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Kepler62 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 03 2017 at 18:34
Never saw Hawkwind live but some of their stage shows were really over the top. I just found Floyd too polished. Saw them on the Pulse tour. I dunno. Just like Progmatic I was disappointed when the Wall came out. That album never really cut it with me. Then there was The Final Cut. Really like Hawkwind's cover of interstellar Overdrive. 
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Hawkwind are good at times but no match to Pjnk Floyd.
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Every once in awhile I try to get into Hawkwind, but nothing has ever clicked for me. And there's some stuff they've done that I've been genuinely repulsed by; they tend thrash a lot like Punk from what I've heard. I still enjoy Floyd, especially Saucerful of Secrets and Umma Gumma.
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