Tuesday 26 March 2019

Hawkwind - Hawkwind (1970)

The debut album from this British band.

The band was a sextet with a lineup of guitars, electronics, bass, drums, saxophone, harmonica, percussion and vocals.

This band is one of the really big bands in what is loosely the psych/space rock genre. Perhaps the biggest one together with Pink Floyd.

I have previously reviewed some of their albums and has decided to review ten or so of their albums this year.

The album opens with a very good pop/beat song called Hurry On Sundown. It is perhaps their most poppy song ever and one of their most known songs. Nice start to a career.......

The thirty-eight minutes long album then goes over to a much more raga-rock and space rock terrain. There is also some Indian music here.

It becomes a hypnotic space rock album, in short.

Dave Brock & Co does a very good job on this album. The saxophone and the electronics fits in nicely with the guitars, bass and drums. Not to mention the very good vocals.

This is one of the better album from the golden year of 1970. And that says a lot !! It is indeed a very good album.

3.5 points

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