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Re: Hawkwind

Postby Good Night Austin, Texas » 11 Nov 2023, 21:00

C wrote:
...except the Sunderland concert which folk seem to be raving about

Thought: if it's that good why didn't they release that material on the original version way beck when...?




PS Have you any Turner 'solo' albums? They are magnificent- robust and full of music




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apparently Sunderland show wasnt used due to am issue with the master tape.

The show at Sunderland’s Locarno on 23 December was also recorded, but not used." Interviewed around the release of Parallel Universe, Nigel Reeve - EMI (and now Warners) Hawkwind archivist - said of the Sunderland Space Ritual tape, "there's a fault on the recording and whatever you do in the mixing you're just not going to be able to retrieve it."


modern technology is wonderful as they sound crystal clear now. I've not heard any Nik solo albums, theres a couple on youtube i'll check out though.

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Re: Hawkwind

Postby toomanyhatz » 12 Nov 2023, 01:20

I can't believe we got this far into a Hawkwind discussion without mentioning the 'hit'. Lemmy was not the usual lead singer at the time of "Silver Machine" but he ended up doing the lead vocal as Calvert apparently had some trouble with it. C probably knows the whole story.

I actually, through an odd set of circumstances that I don't quite remember, inherited that single soon after it came out. Always loved it.

I've also found I liked the supposedly 'new wavy' Hawklord albums more than the 'classic' ones, but that's probably just me.

Your mileage may vary, of course, and I'm no expert, but it seems like they're a band that deserves box set treatment and, as far as I can tell, has never gotten it.
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Re: Hawkwind

Postby ConnyOlivetti » 12 Nov 2023, 16:06

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ConnyOlivetti wrote:Really like the Calvert era. Great stuff!


...and the best of that era Conny....?




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Re: Hawkwind

Postby Hardcore Oddball » 13 Nov 2023, 10:34

ConnyOlivetti wrote:
C wrote:
ConnyOlivetti wrote:Really like the Calvert era. Great stuff!


...and the best of that era Conny....?




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For me it is Quark, Strangeness and Charm.


Same here - Hawklords second...





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Re: Hawkwind

Postby Hardcore Oddball » 13 Nov 2023, 10:43

toomanyhatz wrote:I can't believe we got this far into a Hawkwind discussion without mentioning the 'hit'. Lemmy was not the usual lead singer at the time of "Silver Machine" but he ended up doing the lead vocal as Calvert apparently had some trouble with it. C probably knows the whole story.


I was actually at The Greasy Truckers gig, Chalk Farm Roundhouse, where the track was recorded (Man and Brinsley Schwarz were also on the bill)

The lyrics were written by Robert Calvert and he sang the lead vocal on the original live recording. However, the vocals were considered too weak for the single release so they were re-recorded in the studio. Calvert, who suffered from bi-polar disorder, had been sectioned at the time so was unavailable to attempt another version, and the lead vocals were eventually recorded by Lemmy:

"[Calvert's] vocal was fucking hopeless, but he never realised it. That's how mad he was. It sounded like Captain Kirk reading 'Blowing in the Wind'. They tried everybody singing it except me. Then, as a last shot, Douglas said, 'Try Lemmy'. And I did it in one take or two". - Lemmy

Lemmy just had the best voice for it. Of course, Bob was not pleased when he found out. – Douglas Smith



Original, with Calvert:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mklLghN ... rt_radio=1




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Re: Hawkwind

Postby Hardcore Oddball » 26 Nov 2023, 14:34

GoogaMooga wrote:I don't know much about Hawkwind


Agreed




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Re: Hawkwind

Postby Hardcore Oddball » 20 Mar 2024, 18:33

The Slider wrote:Great till 75* - ok till 80
Uninterested past that point

But I am Now Playing Xin Search of Space


All valid

The last truly great album….?




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Re: Hawkwind

Postby The Slider » 21 Mar 2024, 11:53

C wrote:
The Slider wrote:Great till 75* - ok till 80
Uninterested past that point

But I am Now Playing Xin Search of Space


All valid

The last truly great album….?




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Re: Hawkwind

Postby ConnyOlivetti » 21 Mar 2024, 13:43

C wrote:
The Slider wrote:Great till 75* - ok till 80
Uninterested past that point

But I am Now Playing Xin Search of Space


All valid

The last truly great album….?




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Quark, Strangeness and Charm
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Re: Hawkwind

Postby Matt Wilson » 21 Mar 2024, 15:13

I see how one can be of the opinion that the albums up through Warrior are the best, though the debut isn't all that, but I enjoy everything through 1980 quite a bit. And those are just the ones that I have - I might like more after that if I heard them.

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Re: Hawkwind

Postby Hardcore Oddball » 21 Mar 2024, 15:51

Matt Wilson wrote:I see how one can be of the opinion that the albums up through Warrior are the best, though the debut isn't all that, but I enjoy everything through 1980 quite a bit. And those are just the ones that I have - I might like more after that if I heard them.


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Re: Hawkwind

Postby Matt Wilson » 21 Mar 2024, 16:34

Yeah, that's the last one I have.

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Re: Hawkwind

Postby Hardcore Oddball » 22 Mar 2024, 15:25

Matt Wilson wrote:Yeah, that's the last one I have.


I wish the next one, Sonic Attack, was better than it is...





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Re: Hawkwind

Postby NMB » 22 Mar 2024, 17:47

ConnyOlivetti wrote:
C wrote:
The Slider wrote:Great till 75* - ok till 80
Uninterested past that point

But I am Now Playing Xin Search of Space


All valid

The last truly great album….?




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Quark, Strangeness and Charm



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Re: Hawkwind

Postby Pool Hall Richard » 23 Mar 2024, 20:56

If you have Sky in UK you can download Hawkwind 1984 live at stone henge, definitely worth a view. of course available on dvd but a good late night watch with a few drinks.

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Re: Hawkwind

Postby Hardcore Oddball » 31 Mar 2024, 14:14

Pool Hall Richard wrote:If you have Sky in UK you can download Hawkwind 1984 live at stone henge, definitely worth a view. of course available on dvd but a good late night watch with a few drinks.


Thanks!



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