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WARRIOR ON THE EDGE OF TIME

Hawkwind

 

Psychedelic/Space Rock

4.09 | 640 ratings

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Chriz
5 stars I first of all must declare that to me every Hawkwind is worth 5 stars when compared to work by lesser mortals , but in the scale of Hawkwind albums this is their best studio album and worth all the stars it gets.

The start is the sublime Assault and battery which feeds into H/Winds greatest moment The Golden Void, no one cannot be entranced by this track featuring some of the best work Nik Turner supplied the band.

The Wizard Blew His horn follows, a poem fearturing drums and effects that create a superb sound.

Opa-Loka is a grower, at first you may dismiss it as just an instrumental but on 2nd and 3rd hearing you will be moved by its percussive delights. The demented Man is a brock folk song that leads into Magnu another Hawkwind classic, again features great work by Turner but also by Simon House who brought an impresive musical pedigree to the band, Brocks vocals reign supreme here, the track lasts an impressive 8 minutes and features the traditional Hawkwind chanting vocals

Standind At The Edge, another sound poem, conjures up images of the Warrior before Simon House lets loose on Spiral galaxy 28948 (his date of birth by the way), who could imagine Hawkwind had come so far in musical terms.

Warriors is another sound poem, they enhance the album no end, never outstaying their welcome.

Dying Seas is full of echo and effects and that leads us to the full out boogie of the final track Kings of Speed.

Overall the album is a classic, the bass playing by Lemmy is controlled, the two drummers tight and this album proved to be a major step forward for Hawkwind. Sadly the band sacked Lemmy and lost all momentum.

As I said a 5 star album by a 5 star band WHO have jut toured the UK to great acclaim and in 2005 WILL BE RELEASING A NEW ALBUM - TAKE ME TO YOUR LEADER - which having heard tracks on the tour will of course by a 5 STAR album.

Chriz | 5/5 |

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