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Topic: RIP Huw Lloyd Langton of HawkwindPosted By: topographicbroadways
Subject: RIP Huw Lloyd Langton of Hawkwind
Date Posted: December 07 2012 at 10:14
There isn't a thread here yet so I figured I'd post one. Passed away earlier this week. There are almost definitely bigger Hawkwind fans here than me who can post their commiserations, so I'll leave it to them.
I don't really have much to say about it. I'll just leave my favourite recording of my favourite Hawkwind song, which he played on
Replies: Posted By: Snow Dog
Date Posted: December 07 2012 at 10:19
They are dropping like flies recently. RIP. Great guitarist.
Posted By: Sumdeus
Date Posted: December 07 2012 at 14:26
^Doremi Fasol Latido
you need Hall Of The Mountain King and Warrior On The Edge Of Time ASAP!!!!
also this is sad, rip. I remember Langton had a really funny story in the BBC documentary on Hawkwind. They were playing in one of those inflated room things and the generator broke down so the whole place was slowly collapsing as everyone freaked out inside. he said he felt like he was descending into hell as he walked down to the stage and then the acid got too much and he ended up on his knees praying to god for safety cause he though the was gonna die. later one one of the bandmates told him how they liked his little praying trick and they thought it was really neat and effective and Langton was like "he didn't understand that I reaaally meant, I was really praying there!" hahaha gave me a good chuckle when i watched that part
Posted By: akamaisondufromage
Date Posted: December 07 2012 at 14:26
Having said I saw him with Hawkwind live a couple of times in the Eighties. There was one time I didn't see him with Hawkwind in the Eighties! In 1981 I went to see them at Peterborough and it turned out when they came on stage there was no Huw. Apparently, a little before the gig he had got into an argument with some geezer and the said geezer lamped him one. Broke his nose.Just before the gig he had to go into hospital as his nose started bleeding and would n't stop. So no Huw. (Ginger was at the back though so that was interesting)
I did catch him next time round though. RIP
------------- Help me I'm falling!
Posted By: Progosopher
Date Posted: December 07 2012 at 17:33
One of the Hawklords returns home. Give my regards my regards to the Seven Sisters, brother.
------------- The world of sound is certainly capable of infinite variety and, were our sense developed, of infinite extensions. -- George Santayana, "The Sense of Beauty"
Posted By: Tom Ozric
Date Posted: December 07 2012 at 17:36
- this can't be happening..........yet another major bummer..........RIP Hugh - Moonglum is with you all the way.......
Posted By: Man With Hat
Date Posted: December 07 2012 at 17:42
------------- Dig me...But don't...Bury me I'm running still, I shall until, one day, I hope that I'll arrive Warning: Listening to jazz excessively can cause a laxative effect.
Posted By: Aussie-Byrd-Brother
Date Posted: December 07 2012 at 17:44
Awful news....but he'll live on through his work on so many fascinating Hawkwind albums beloved by fans.
The `Live Chronicles' album is one I give a lot of spins when I'm on nightshift, bit of a favourite of mine, as well as the studio album `Chronicle of the Black Sword' it backs with.
Posted By: Mellotron Storm
Date Posted: December 07 2012 at 20:49
Just saw this. I understand he had been battling cancer but had a great outlook and sense of humour through it all, still playing his guitar. He was at home with his family by his side.
------------- "The wind is slowly tearing her apart"
"Sad Rain" ANEKDOTEN
Posted By: AtomicCrimsonRush
Date Posted: December 07 2012 at 21:12
1977: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Too_Late_to_Cry_%28Widowmaker_album%29" rel="nofollow - Too Late to Cry
[ http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Huw_Lloyd-Langton&action=edit§ion=4" rel="nofollow - edit ]Lloyd-Langton Group
1984: Outside the Law (Deprecated as a bootleg on Lloyd-Langton's official site. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Huw_Lloyd-Langton#cite_note-3" rel="nofollow - )
1984 "Dreams that fade away" / "It's on Me" - 12 single. Limited edition. Ultra noise records.
1985: Night Air (Re-released 28 June 2010.)
1987: Like An Arrow
1988: Time Space & LLG
1994: River Run
1999: Chain Reaction
2001: On The Move... Plus
2010: Hard Graft
2011: Classical Guitar Tales
Posted By: Luís de Sousa
Date Posted: December 20 2012 at 02:37
If I'm allowed a bit of blog whoring, here are some highlights of Huw's career:
" rel="nofollow - Obituary - Huw Lloyd Langton
I learnt yesterday that one of my favourite guitar players passed away. Huw Lloyd Langton got notorious through his work with Hawkwind, a collaboration that spanned a good number of decades. Master of spacey reverbs and long improvisations, he could create dense atmospheres but still produce songs for more straightforward listeners. I never had the opportunity to see Huw playing live, and now I'm sure I never will. Folk that worked with him paint a personality of kindness and openness, someone pleasant to do music with. Good bye Huw, you'll be missed.