Monday, 3 June 2019
Hawkwind - Hall Of The Mountain Grill (1974)
The fourth album from this British band.
The band was a sextet on this album with a lineup of guitars, bass, drums, percussion, mellotron, violin, keyboards, sax, oboe, flute, kalimba, synths and vocals.
The band had by now established their own sound..... and genre. The space rock genre which is largely the invention of this band.
...And albums like Hall Of The Mountain Grill although their previous two albums were much more genre defining than this album.
You get this classic Nik Turner, Dave Brock and Lemmy Kilmister setup on this album.
The music though is a lot softer and melodic than on their last two albums. It is not soft and it is not poppy.... but it has a lot of melodies too.
There are some pretty hardcore space rock here too. But they have implemented some hard rock, prog and rock into their sound too.
The result is a well balanced album which falls slightly short, but not by much.
This album too is an album I would like to listen to a lot more in the future. It is a good album indeed.