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Hawkwind - Hall Of The Mountain Grill CD (album) cover




Psychedelic/Space Rock

3.99 | 462 ratings

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4 stars It really took me all these years to warm up to the music of mid HAWKWIND MK II (First HAWKWIND album is still one of my favourite psychedelic albums of all time) and I owe it all to my friend Bob Turnbull who had been at work on me on the music of HAWKWIND. A long story but years ago I snagged a best of 70's collection and thought HAWKWIND sounded on these samples terrible and not very captivating and I never really looked back. I finally listened to a full side of "Hall Of The Mountain Grill" and really enjoyed it so I bought it. And the result is....(drum roll please)... mikey likes it ! What amazed me immediately was the delicate inclusion of some lovely mellotron work, varied instrumentation (including lovely space electric violin) and kind space effects. The album is spacey yet ebbs and flows from tranquil droplets "Wind of Change" and "Web Weaver" to the heavy rockout of "The Psychedelic Warloads". Of course at this junction HAWKWIND had Lemmy, but they also added ex-High Tidesman Simon House into the equation who added in quite a new dimension to their sound. A great album from start to finish for sure
loserboy | 4/5 |


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