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    Posted: July 16 2019 at 18:28
Originally posted by BaldJean BaldJean wrote:

the fourth day was filled with Dave Brock's solo album "Earthed to the Ground", Robert Calvert's "Freq", "The Chronicle of the Black Sword" (incl. "Arioch"), "Live Chronicles", Robert Calvert's "Test-Tube Conceived" and "The Xenon Codex". highlights were "The Chronicle of the Black Sword" and "Live Chronicles".

"Earthed to the Ground" 7
"Freq" 7
"The Chronicle of the Black Sword" 10
"Live Chronicles" 10
"Test-Tube Conceived" 7
"The Xenon Codex" 7

48 out of 60; an average of 8

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I like Lemmy era Hawkwind. Despite not knowing the correct way to play the bass sometimes he's the only one really driving the tunes forward Star.
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Originally posted by ExittheLemming ExittheLemming wrote:

The Calvert era Hawkwind is the only version of the band I can really stomach all told. A deeply troubled but profoundly gifted writer who was years ahead of his time and probably never got the kudos he deserves. My favourite Calvert story epitomizes the man:

A former (unnamed) Hawkwind band member, came up to him back stage and said with great annoyance
'why are you telling everyone that I'm a c*nt?'.
Bob looked over to him briefly, and then said he was sorry,
'I didn't realise it was supposed to be a secret'.
Punches were exchanged. LOL


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Two 10s and four 7s sounds pretty good, worth a bit of dizziness Big smile.
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the fourth day was filled with Dave Brock's solo album "Earthed to the Ground", Robert Calvert's "Freq", "The Chronicle of the Black Sword" (incl. "Arioch"), "Live Chronicles", Robert Calvert's "Test-Tube Conceived" and "The Xenon Codex". highlights were "The Chronicle of the Black Sword" and "Live Chronicles".

"Earthed to the Ground" 7
"Freq" 7
"The Chronicle of the Black Sword" 10
"Live Chronicles" 10
"Test-Tube Conceived" 7
"The Xenon Codex" 7

48 out of 60; an average of 8

we feel dizzy


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The Calvert era Hawkwind is the only version of the band I can really stomach all told. A deeply troubled but profoundly gifted writer who was years ahead of his time and probably never got the kudos he deserves. My favourite Calvert story epitomizes the man:

A former (unnamed) Hawkwind band member, came up to him back stage and said with great annoyance
'why are you telling everyone that I'm a c*nt?'.
Bob looked over to him briefly, and then said he was sorry,
'I didn't realise it was supposed to be a secret'.
Punches were exchanged. LOL



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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote BaldJean Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 16 2019 at 04:46
since we have arrived at the time of the sad demise of Robert Calvert here a nice excerpt of Amon Düül 2 playing a benefit concert for his family after his death. note that one of the drummers is Guy Evans of VdGG who also was the drummer of the British Amon Düül. "Fool Moon" by them is probably the last album Robert Calvert can be heard of. he recites a German text about sensory perception there (with a heavy accent)




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Re the TD discussion which my attempt to quote has messed up completely, I was thinking of Edgar’s solo albums as a number of later “Tangerine Dream” albums only had him on them. You could expand the trip a lot though with those plus Klaus Schulze, Conrad Schnitzler, Steve Joliffe, even Florian Fricke (Popol Vuh) was on “Zeit”.

Sorry Jean, I’d talk more about Hawkwind. I have loved the albums up to “Warrior On The Edge Of Time” but not so much the next ones and gave up after “Levitation”.

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^ Yeah, probably. Anyway, have fun with your Hawkwind journey. I actually saw them one year at Nearfest. I was standing right near Dave Brock but didn't say anything to him. I'm sure others did though since he was right in the middle of a  crowd. Then again I saw Peter Hammill at the same festival in a crowd and no one appeared to talk to him so I talked to him briefly. Not all prog musicians will bit your head off but you never really know who will and who won't. Lol.
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Originally posted by AFlowerKingCrimson AFlowerKingCrimson wrote:

I heard something pretty good by them the other day in my car while listening to an independent college radio station(someone requested them). It was from their second album "in search of space." It was probably at least ten minutes long. I haven't heard anything bad by them even though I've only heard a few albums.

probably "You Shouldn't Do That"; the track is almost 16 minutes long


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I heard something pretty good by them the other day in my car while listening to an independent college radio station(someone requested them). It was from their second album "in search of space." It was probably at least ten minutes long. I haven't heard anything bad by them even though I've only heard a few albums.
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Originally posted by verslibre verslibre wrote:

Originally posted by 2dogs 2dogs wrote:

[QUOTE=verslibre]Great idea. Some bands' discographies simply command this sort of venture, e.g. Hawkwind, Tangerine Dream, Black Sabbath, Blue Öyster Cult...!

I haven't done this with TD since discovering they recorded something worthwhile after 1986 but it's now time to return to it. I only have 70 or so albums but they're well spread in time apart from just having a couple of tracks each from compilations for a certain run of 7 studio albums and I could add half a dozen of Edgar's solo albums under his own name Wink.
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All of Edgar's, yes, including Dalinetopia (underrated), plus Peter's excellent Romance '76 and Transharmonic Nights, and as many of Johannes' as you can collect, with Wuivend Reit and Songs No Words at a minimum. 

As for Chris, The London Concert and stop there. 

And since the new grandiose box set In Search of Hades finally makes Michael Hoenig's brief involvement official, his solo albums Departure from the Northern Wasteland and Xcept One demand inclusion!

I especially love the second side of "Romance '76". absolutely brilliant music. my inner eye sees a romantic couple on horseback (two on one horse) on the run from a foe, an evil king with his army; the romantic couple are his wife and her lover. they arrive at an abyss and are stopped. a magical glass bridge appears over which they slowly ride. the foe and his army do not dare to follow, and rightly so; the glass bridge would collapse below them

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Originally posted by 2dogs 2dogs wrote:

Originally posted by verslibre verslibre wrote:

Great idea. Some bands' discographies simply command this sort of venture, e.g. Hawkwind, Tangerine Dream, Black Sabbath, Blue Öyster Cult...!

I haven't done this with TD since discovering they recorded something worthwhile after 1986 but it's now time to return to it. I only have 70 or so albums but they're well spread in time apart from just having a couple of tracks each from compilations for a certain run of 7 studio albums and I could add half a dozen of Edgar's solo albums under his own name Wink.
 

All of Edgar's, yes, including Dalinetopia (underrated), plus Peter's excellent Romance '76 and Transharmonic Nights, and as many of Johannes' as you can collect, with Wuivend Reit and Songs No Words at a minimum. 

As for Chris, The London Concert and stop there. 

And since the new grandiose box set In Search of Hades finally makes Michael Hoenig's brief involvement official, his solo albums Departure from the Northern Wasteland and Xcept One demand inclusion!
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If you are taking this 'Hawkwind Trip'...then I would say your minds are already 'strangely warped'.

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It would be nice to coordinate with somebody else, to see how far can you go together, who finishes first, how long you keep the same schedules, etc. I think I'll start a King Crimson marathon myself, with all the Projekts and live material. 
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Originally posted by verslibre verslibre wrote:

Great idea. Some bands' discographies simply command this sort of venture, e.g. Hawkwind, Tangerine Dream, Black Sabbath, Blue Öyster Cult...!

I haven't done this with TD since discovering they recorded something worthwhile after 1986 but it's now time to return to it. I only have 70 or so albums but they're well spread in time apart from just having a couple of tracks each from compilations for a certain run of 7 studio albums and I could add half a dozen of Edgar's solo albums under his own name Wink.
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the third day took us to "Levitation" (incl. "Nuclear Toy"), "Live 79", "Sonic Attack" (incl. "Transdimensional Man"), Robert Calvert's solo album "Hype", "Church of Hawkwind" (incl. "Joker at the Gate", "Light Specific Data" and "The Last Messiah"),  "Choose Your Masques" (of which we made our own edition, in which we replaced "Silver Machine" with the full version bonus track and added "Psychedelic Warlords", "Candle Burning" and "Radio Telepathy") and the EP "The Earth Ritual Preview".

the highlights were "Levitation" and "Live 79".

"Levitation" 9
"Live 79" 9
"Sonic Attack" 8
"Hype" 7
"Church of Hawkwind" 7
"Choose Your Masques" 8
"The Earth Ritual Preview" 8

56 points out of 70, or an average of 8. a total of 172 of 200 so far, or an average of 8.6 out of 10. we are obviously big fans of the band.

we hear a distant hissing in our ears

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Space Bandits is awesome. The opener, "Images," blows you away, but the album really works best as a whole. I won't listen to it unless I can play it uninterrupted.

Tepee's not Space Bandits II, but it's pretty good.

Business disappointed me. It doesn't hold up as well as other albums.
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Hi,

There are 3 other albums I enjoy playing back to back also ... 

Space Bandits
Electric Tepee
It is the business of the future ...

ELECTRIC TEPEE, still is, for me, the ultimate ambient acid rock, and it is huge. And must be played loud on a really good stereo system for it to shine. The massive nature of the album does not come out as good on mopbroom3 quality (my word for mp3!) ... and the whole album gets kinda left behind. And of course, few people understand or get it on the very last bit in the album ... HAWKWIND is nothing but just another powow band ... and a really good one at that! I think this explains the band for me really well, because each time I listen to HAWKWIND, it has to be 25 to 30 minutes ... never just a song ... I hate "songs" ... and I can live through the album really well ... a sort of fantastic story to live through ... I even see Stacia dancing, as I did on the Space Ritual tour in Santa Monica!

The next album is a really nice trip ... although I do not like the Rolling Stones song in the CD, mostly because the trip nature of the album was more far out and the RS song is a really sad and horrible come down from the tripping in the album. I understand that it was a donation of some sort and this and that ... but it really tore up the rest of the album for me. I make a point of excluding that song!
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