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Hawkwind - Quark, Strangeness And Charm CD (album) cover




Psychedelic/Space Rock

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Dr Pripp
5 stars By 1977, Hawkwind made a huge transformation. Nic Turner was gone and the line up from the previous album was changing. Dave Brocks and Robert Calverts cooperation was according to thesourses given never easy and Calvert had left the Hawkship on several occations. But it seams like they tried to focus on a new direction for the band. And a new direction it was. All from the begining (Spririt of the age) you feel this "pulse", a direction that had not been there before. Robert Calverts previous role was (at least not on "Space Ritual") ,not prominent. He sort of gave the group a extra flavour. By now, he was in command together with Captain Brock. Together they transformed Hawkwind into something very up to date, by 1977 standards.

The band was a strong unit. Simon House on keyboard and viola, Adrian Shaw on wonderful bass and Simon King providing the classic Hawkwind beat. I am one of these people that admire the "Warriors on the edge on time" album. But a change was needed and this album made clear that the band had so much more to offer. And ineed they had!

Dr Pripp | 5/5 |


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