March 6, 2021

HAWKWIND – Hawkwind 50: Live (Cherry Red)

Live photos by CHRIS WALKDEN from Manchester show To the delight of many an old stoner of a certain vintage, Hawkwind have been experiencing something of a latter-day Renaissance period over the past decade or so, with a string of new studio recordings and some excitingly themed stage shows, including the full conceptual evening of..

Hawkwind – Carnivorous (Cherry Red Records)

Lockdown (Keep Calm) has one of those irresistible Hawkwind riffs over which guitars, synths and disembodied voices weave a hypnotic spell. Imagine if Joe Biden came out on his presidential campaign with a guitar strapped around his neck and launched into Silver Machine or Master Of The Universe.  That rather bizarre image crossed my mind..

HAWKWIND – ROADHAWKS (Cherry Red / Atomhenge)

Roadhawks quickly came to be seen as a sort of bookmark, in a 'last of the "old" Hawks' kind of way. Add to that the glorious gatefold cover artwork, based on an original Barney Bubbles poster, and you have a very iconic and, indeed, nostalgic package indeed. To the legions of Hawkwind fans who were..

CB3 – Aeons

"Stars above, evil below and fire in between, a trinity in peace". The original meaning of the word aeon was "life force", so this new album called "Aeons" is legitimately painting a picture of a spatial trinity! CB3 (Charlottas Burning Trio) are a wacky trio from Malmo in Sweden who have been together for five..

HAWKWIND – ALL ABOARD THE SKYLARK (Cherry Red)

Opener  Flesh Fondue ... might well be the best song Hawkwind have written in this millennium Hawkwind don’t lack a sense of humour. Their previous album, the serious sounding Road To Utopia, was in fact a relaxed and sometimes humorous reworking of Hawkwind classics along with brass and string accompaniment.  Now their latest effort, All..