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Psychedelic/Space Rock

3.38 | 330 ratings

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Easy Livin
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2 stars You've got to start somewhere

A competent if uninspired first album, "Hawkwind" does not really give much indication of all which was to come.

"Hurry on Sundown" sets the scene very well, being a commercial piece of mid-paced pop rock, covered (rather nicely) a few years back by Kuala Shaker. The two long tracks, "Be yourself" and "Seeing you as you really are" meander a bit, descending into freeform jazz at various points. "Paranoia" also falls into this trap.

The lighter pop based tracks such as "Mirror of illusion" and the soft ballad "Cymbaline" are tighter.

Of the bonus tracks on the remastered CD, only "Bring it on home", a harmonica driven blues, is worthy of note.

A decent first stab, but by no means essential.

Easy Livin | 2/5 |


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