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    Posted: November 11 2022 at 12:28
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Oh God, how very sad....

Thank you Nik, for your unique sound, enjoyed by so many, myself included. May you rest in peace.. Cry
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Sorry to hear that Space Gypsy Nik Turner is no longer with us, having reached The Final Frontier. Let's hope there's Life in Space too, where his Space Rock power chords will be infused with Interstellar Energy.  I've been a fan of Nik Turner for several weeks now, ever since listening to all of his albums for the first time back in September of this year. Embarrassed Broken Heart

4 stars 2018: Nik Turner & Youth - Pharaohs from Outer Space - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=OLAK5uy_mgDyHrbPuw3H67x80BVJ7tLVYyxMd9Wqo
4 stars 2020: Nik Turner & Youth - Interstellar Energy - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL5mxDeg0WY5L422R9sFB2rzS5FKswGFeJ
4 stars 2022: Nik Turner & the Trance Dimensionals - Synchronicity - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=OLAK5uy_lg6w1bnTIjr9EEl8i_gLLakrYrUwf3j5I



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Well, extremely sad news. A legend has gone to the other side.
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Sad news, will give Space Ritual a spin in remembrance, one of the greatest live albums of all time
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RIP

Bought Doremi Fasol Latido, my first Hawkwind album, in 1973 in a delete bin for $3. Then eventually Astounding Sounds, Amazing Music because of the art work. By the mid/late eighties I was populating my CD collection and added several more titles.
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Originally posted by Nogbad_The_Bad Nogbad_The_Bad wrote:

Sad news, will give Space Ritual a spin in remembrance, one of the greatest live albums of all time
Nik’s band has its own double live album called Space Ritual 1994. It rips! I may play that next.
RIP Nik. Loved yr work
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote I prophesy disaster Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 11 2022 at 14:26
My first exposure to Hawkwind was a Nik Turner interview I heard on the radio during the mid '70s. One of the things I liked was that "Opa Loka" was playing in the background during the interview. So, not only is "Opa Loka" a great track to listen to, but it is also a great backdrop to an interview of Nik Turner.
 
This interview played a significant role in me getting into Hawkwind. I have said before that it was a bootleg version of Pink Floyd - "Echoes" that got me into Hawkwind, but without the interview, that would never have happened.
 
R.I.P. Nik Turner. Cry
 

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His remains should be entombed in the Great Pyramid at Giza...
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RIP Nick, Thanks for your music and vibes
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R.I.P.

Listening to Space Ritual right now.


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This is such sad news.. he really, really was the dude.. rest in peace NikCry

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Goddam it. Literally found out about this when I was looking up 'Bones Of Elvis' by ICU on Youtube.

Nik sent me a c-90 tape for my radio show in about 1984.  It was completely insane.  He was pretending to be some other person interviewing me, about Nik's career, and then replying by blowing extended freeform passages of sax. Or something like that.  It turned up just after I'd been kicked off air, and by the time I came back nearly three years later, it was still completely nuts and quite impossible to edit into anything coherent, but god it was funny.

Nik was also one of the few people at the time who realised the rather obvious connection between hippies and punks.

Tim Gadd.


Edited by Braka1 - November 12 2022 at 00:47

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Originally posted by Braka1 Braka1 wrote:

Goddam it. Literally found out about this when I was looking up 'Bones Of Elvis' by ICU on Youtube.

Nik sent me a c-90 tape for my radio show in about 1984.  It was completely insane.  He was pretending to be some other person interviewing me, about Nik's career, and then replying by blowing extended freeform passages of sax. Or something like that.  It turned up just after I'd been kicked off air, and by the time I came back nearly three years later, it was still completely nuts and quite impossible to edit into anything coherent, but god it was funny.

Nik was also one of the few people at the time who realised the rather obvious connection between hippies and punks.

Tim Gadd.

Great post and lovely memory, Tim. Thanks for posting. Smile
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Great post and lovely memory, Tim. Thanks for posting. Smile


No worries.  I'd been dreading this, tbh.   At the moment I'm transported back to the day way when a mysterious overseas letter turned up for me at work, which turned out to be someone telling me that Bob Calvert had died. I hope the two mad buggers are having fun together.   

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Originally posted by Neu!mann Neu!mann wrote:

His remains should be entombed in the Great Pyramid at Giza...


Great idea man. You guys just have to look at my reviews to read what a fan I was of his solo work. Have most of it and to be honest I have been blown away at the quality of music this man has left us with from late in his career. Some 5 star beauties in there and the other marvelous thing was the musicians who played on Nik's albums, he clearly was hugely respected by his peers. Love you Nik.
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Crushing news on Friday.

Listened to Nik's solo Space Ritual album...

That one time he almost got us arrested in Alabama...
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Really sad news. He will surely be missed by many. May he rest in peace.
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Seriously, can you imagine him resting in peace? Embarrassed

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I thought that Nik was immortal like Keith Richards. What a shock! I last saw him when he toured for his excellent Space Gypsy album. RIP Nik. You'll be missed.
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