RESULT of Most robust Robert Calvert era Hawkwind album

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Poll ended at 20 Oct 2019, 12:08

Astounding Sounds, Amazing Music
2
13%
Quark, Strangeness and Charm
9
60%
25 Years On [Hawklords]
3
20%
PXR5
1
7%
 
Total votes: 15

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RESULT of Most robust Robert Calvert era Hawkwind album

Postby C » 13 Oct 2019, 12:08

Studio albums only

Some fine albums with great contributions from Calvert on all

A great voice and great humour

Which is your fave?




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Re: Most robust Robert Calvert era Hawkwind album

Postby never/ever » 13 Oct 2019, 12:13

Quark always struck me as a very underrated album. Astounding Sounds is close behind.
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Re: Most robust Robert Calvert era Hawkwind album

Postby soundchaser » 13 Oct 2019, 14:03

I sometimes think Astounding Sounds Amazing Music is their most complete album: my favourite of the Calvert era.

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Re: Most robust Robert Calvert era Hawkwind album

Postby C » 13 Oct 2019, 14:29

I think PXR5 is the weakest - why do I think that?




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Postby soundchaser » 13 Oct 2019, 14:31

C wrote:I think PXR5 is the weakest - why do I think that?

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Well it’s a cobbled together odds and sods. That doesn’t mean I don’t like it, but not essential.

Except to us, of course :D.

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Re: Most robust Robert Calvert era Hawkwind album

Postby C » 13 Oct 2019, 14:34

soundchaser wrote:That doesn’t mean I don’t like it, but not essential.

Except to us, of course :D.


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Re: Most robust Robert Calvert era Hawkwind album

Postby soundchaser » 13 Oct 2019, 14:53

I do really like the tribute to I Robot. What an imagination Calvert had. Anybody need The Flying Doctor?

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Re: Most robust Robert Calvert era Hawkwind album

Postby Darkness_Fish » 13 Oct 2019, 21:36

I only came into this thread to say "as many as Morrissey". But then I realised I really like Quark, Strangeness and Charm.
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Re: Most robust Robert Calvert era Hawkwind album

Postby Belle Lettre » 13 Oct 2019, 22:10

Me too
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Re: Most robust Robert Calvert era Hawkwind album

Postby Good Night Dallas, Texas » 13 Oct 2019, 22:12

The first two tracks on Astounding Sounds are superb but the 2nd side is nowhere near as good. The next album is more consistent & probably the best of this era, in my opinion of course. Some great tracks on the other two - High Rise is a corker.

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Re: Most robust Robert Calvert era Hawkwind album

Postby C » 13 Oct 2019, 22:59

Good Night Dallas, Texas wrote: Some great tracks on the other two - High Rise is a corker.


Indeed, but Quark gets my vote for Spirit of the Age alone

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Re: Most robust Robert Calvert era Hawkwind album

Postby trans-chigley express » 14 Oct 2019, 05:18

The one I enjoy playing most is 25 Years On, it includes some of my favorite songs from this era (Psi Power, The Only Ones, (Only) The Dead Dreams of the Cold War Kid) and I even enjoy The Flying Doctor with its hilarious lyrics ("He balled up his fist and scientifically socked her").

QS&C is pretty good as well and objectively probably the best of the period but I struggle with the other two, I just find the material a bit weak but there's a few things I like on both (Steppenwolf, High Rise)

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Re: Most robust Robert Calvert era Hawkwind album

Postby ConnyOlivetti » 14 Oct 2019, 07:20

Quark
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Re: Most robust Robert Calvert era Hawkwind album

Postby soundchaser » 14 Oct 2019, 18:35

Can we count Captain Lockheed & The Starfighters as a Calvert era Hawkwind album?

I suppose what the next Hawkwind album might have sounded like if he’d hung around after Space Ritual.

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Re: Most robust Robert Calvert era Hawkwind album

Postby Butch Manly » 14 Oct 2019, 18:41

C wrote:I think PXR5 is the weakest - why do I think that?




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It may well be but "Uncle Sam's On Mars" is titanic.
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Re: Most robust Robert Calvert era Hawkwind album

Postby Butch Manly » 14 Oct 2019, 18:42

And "High Rise," of course!
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Re: Most robust Robert Calvert era Hawkwind album

Postby soundchaser » 14 Oct 2019, 18:46

Butch Manly wrote:
C wrote:I think PXR5 is the weakest - why do I think that?

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It may well be but "Uncle Sam's On Mars" is titanic.


Classic Bob Calvert, absolutely. A lot of fun.

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Re: Most robust Robert Calvert era Hawkwind album

Postby C » 14 Oct 2019, 19:00

soundchaser wrote:Can we count Captain Lockheed & The Starfighters as a Calvert era Hawkwind album?


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Re: Most robust Robert Calvert era Hawkwind album

Postby ConnyOlivetti » 14 Oct 2019, 19:34

soundchaser wrote:Can we count Captain Lockheed & The Starfighters as a Calvert era Hawkwind album?

I suppose what the next Hawkwind album might have sounded like if he’d hung around after Space Ritual.

G for Germany!


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Re: Most robust Robert Calvert era Hawkwind album

Postby St Jeemo the Humourless » 14 Oct 2019, 23:01

25 Years On just pips Quark because I heard it first.
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