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    • CommentAuthorBadBeast
    • CommentTimeMay 15th 2014 edited
    Saw this 72 year old legend playing in a Pub car park for about 30 people last weekend. Despite Dave Brock's legal attempts to "excommunicate" this founder member from using the name "Hawkwind", he's consistently delivered the best Hawkwind Albums for a decade now at least. And his tours as "Space Ritual" play Hawkwind's back catalogue (Much of which Turner wrote anyway) as well as, if not better than Hawkwind ever did. And props to the old fella for winning the legal right to tour the USA and Canada as "Nik Turner's Hawkwind".
    • CommentAuthorflecky
    • CommentTimeMay 27th 2014 edited

    It's good for a laugh!

    @BadBeast: Dave Brock is a bit of a knob. For my money, I love the Hawkwind stuff with Bob Calvert and Michael Moorcock. Quark Strangeness and Charm has great lyrics - sci-fi heaven.

    I am not a hippy!

    • CommentTimeMay 29th 2014
    over and over and over and over and over again

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    That new Sage Francis record is way good. I'm real excited to see him this weekend!
    • CommentAuthorBadBeast
    • CommentTimeSep 10th 2014 edited
    @flecky, Never saw your reply until today, and yeah I know, and I'm sorry I never knew you, but still, it's bad manners not to respond, (especially on a point of Hawkwind) I'm not going to assume you can't see this reply wherever you are now, so . . . thanks for the Shatner, he always brings a distinct and singular style all of his own to every song he covers, and he's always well received. (By me, at least) As for Hawkwind, I agree wholeheartedly that Calvert / Moorcock era was their creative best. Calvert's poetry is almost criminally underexposed, so I've been shamelessly pimping it out wherever I can.

    And Dave Brock, although I admire his devotion to keeping Spaceship Hawkwind ticking over for 40+ years, he's one grudgy fucker. So unfortunately, I don't see the Turner / Brock rift healing anytime soon. And I know, theoretically there are other people who are familiar with Moorcock's Deep Fix, but until today, I'd never actually encountered any of them online. So props for that, thanks for the track, and this is for you, wherever you are. PS, I also, am not a Hippy.

    (How the hell do you get you tube links to preview here?)