Tag Archives: Hawkwind

Album review: THE MUTANTS – Your Desert My Mind

THE MUTANTS – Your Desert My Mind

Killer Tracks [Release date 23.09.16] Fortified by a mission statement that reads: “The Mutants take to the underworld to plot and scheme with their network of punks, hippies, dandies, rude boys, lowlifes and degenerates to hatch a diabolical plan to … Continue reading

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Gig review: GREAT BRITISH ROCK & BLUES FESTIVAL – Skegness, 22-24 January 2016

Arthur Brown - GREAT BRITISH ROCK & BLUES FESTIVAL - Skegness 22-24 January 2016

Reporting by Simon Dunkerley and Pete Feenstra Pete Feenstra writes:  Perhaps only The Great British Rock & Blues Festival can give you the unlikely opportunity of slipping from the dancing delights of Courtney Pine’s venue filling world music and jazz … Continue reading

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Album review: NIK TURNER – Space Fusion Odyssey

Nik Turner - Space Fusion Odyssey

Cleopatra Records [Release date 30.10.15] Nik Turner’s biography ‘The Spirit Of Hawkwind 1969-1976′ has just been published and chronicles the earlier sorties of this enduring space cadet.  If you thought Nik Turner in Hawkwind parped away in search of a … Continue reading

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Album review: THORNE – At The Edge

THORNE – At The Edge

CD Baby [Release date 20.06.15] Thorne is an international combo spanning three continents, whose members have never met. They are a prog and classic rock band with psychedelic edges, who met on line via the music collaboration site http://www.kompoz.com and … Continue reading

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Quick plays: BLACK RAINBOWS, HAWK EYES, FREDDY AND THE PHANTOMS

Black Rainbows - Hawkdope

BLACK RAINBOWS – Hawkdope Heavy Pysch Records www.theblackrainbows.com [Released 15.03.15] Their ‘Holy Moon’ EP released back in 2013 was a good slab of stoner rock. They are back with their new album and as the part of the title hints, … Continue reading

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Album review: GONG – I See You

Gong - I See You

        Madfish [Release date 10.11.14] Daevid Allan’s Gong unexpectedly return with a musically complex album, full of biting lyrics and dense but enjoyable music that straddles the jazz and psychedelic, space-rock divide. ‘I See You’ has internationalist … Continue reading

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DVD review: Martin Hannett – He Wasn’t Just The Fifth Member Of Joy Division

        Ozit  [Released 10.05.14] Described as a’ rough cut reportage style documentary based on an original idea by Anthony Ryan Carter’ a.k.a. Tosh Ryan who occupies an insightful centre-piece  to film, this fly on the wall style … Continue reading

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Gig review: GIANTS OF ROCK, Butlins, Minehead, 7- 9 February 2014

Giants Of Rock - 7-9 February 2014

Floods, rain, rock music, more rain, howling wind, storms, seagulls, climactic guitar solos, wigs, trannies, vestal virgins, tarts, vicars, hot dogs, oceans of beer and more rain. It could only be Butlins Giants of Rock! Although the Giants of Rock didn’t … Continue reading

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Album Review: NIK TURNER – Space Gypsy

Cleopatra Records [Release Date:04/11/13] Surprise, surprise! After a bewildering number of recent projects, Hawkwind founder member Nik Turner has gone back to his space rocking best. He may currently be busy touring the US with his ‘Space Ritual’ show, but … Continue reading

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Gig review: HAWKWIND, Shepherd’s Bush Empire, London, 24 August 2013

A very full and enthusiastic crowd tonight, possibly larger than usual as the band are playing the whole of their classic ‘Warrior On The Edge Of Time’ album, in sequence and recently re-issued on Cherry Red Records. I have seen … Continue reading

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Album review: ROVO AND SYSTEM 7 – Phoenix Rising

G-Wave [Release date 23.09.13] Steve Hillage owes his unique position as the godfather of techno and an all-round psychedelic overseer – he’s a contributing musician, producer and DJ – to his psychedelic rock past and his innovative techno, trance and … Continue reading

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Album Reviews: DODSON & FOGG – Dodson & Fogg,Derring Do,Sounds Of Day And Night

Dodson & Fogg

Wisdom Twins Records  [Released 2012/2013] wisdomtwinsbooks.weebly.com/dodson-and-fogg.html Despite having a name that sounds like an engineering firm making flanges for the automotive industry, Dodson & Fogg are essentially one person. His name is Chris Wade – a multi-instrumentalist par excellence who … Continue reading

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Quick plays: WINTER MOUNTAIN, UK DECAY, HAWKWIND, THE MACC LADS

WINTER MOUNTAIN – Find, Follow (EP) www.wintermountain.co.uk Winter Mountain are a duo consisting of Joseph Francis and Martin Smith. They met for the first time getting the same train at Chicago’s Union station and have since won a Battle of … Continue reading

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Gig review: RYAN MCGARVEY – Beaverwood Club, Chislehurst, 14 May 2013

New Mexico blues-rock guitarist Ryan McGarvey cuts an understated figure in a crowded market place full of wannabee guitarist heroes and established wiser heads. But the moment he plugs in he starts to build a succession of grooves, drones and … Continue reading

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Album review: MAHOGANY FROG – Senna

      Moonjune Records Mahogany Frog is an exciting, challenging, hard hitting, innovative and progressive Canadian band. They draw from the same progressive, electronic and symphonic arc as Erik Norlander’s Rocket Scientists, but much like their gate fold art … Continue reading

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DEMON DUDE’S REVENGE – An Adolescent Fantasy Volume 1

www.demondudesrevenge.com       Steve Watts was the keyboards player in Demon between 1985 and 1991 and co-wrote much of the band’s output in those years along with vocalist Dave Hill. After leaving Demon he all but disappeared from the … Continue reading

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Hard Rock Hell Prog festival April 6th & 7th

Magna Science Park in Rotherham, weekend of 6th/7th April 2013. HRH PROG launches a new interactive festival in proud association with PROG Magazine on April 6th / 7th at MAGNA in Rotherham The Successful Hard Rock Hell weekender team is … Continue reading

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HAWKWIND – Onward

Eastworld 2012 www.hawkwind.com Hawkwind return with their new album, less than two years since their last one ‘Blood Of The Earth’. Dave Brock still steers the good(space)ship Hawkwind along with Tim Blake, Richard Chadwick, Mr Dibs and Niall Hone. This … Continue reading

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DAVE BROCK – Memos and Demos

Atomhenge Hard to believe but we are only a handful of years shy of Hawkwind’s half century and battle-scarred though she may be, his mother ship has been fine-tuned over the years by chief helmsman Brock. “Memos and Demos” evidences … Continue reading

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Bellowhead, Carl Palmer, Hawkwind & Marillion tour dates

CARL PALMER 11 April L’Aquila, Italy Venue: TBA 15 April Roma, Italy Venue: TBA 17 April Prattien, Switzerland Venue: TBA 18 April Paris, France Venue: TBA 19 April Verviers, Belgium Venue: TBA 20 April Siegburg, Germany Venue: TBA 21 April … Continue reading

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