Hawkwind ‎– Quark, Strangeness And Charm

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Spirit Of The Age 7:20
Damnation Alley 9:05
Fable Of A Failed Race 3:23
Quark, Strangeness And Charm 3:40
Hassan I Sahba 5:21
The Forge Of Vulcan 3:05
Days Of The Underground 3:08
The Iron Dream 1:50

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
CDS 4008 Hawkwind Quark, Strangeness And Charm(LP, Album) Charisma CDS 4008 UK 1977 Sell This Version
9211-4008 Hawkwind Quark Strangeness And Charm(LP, Album) Charisma 9211-4008 Canada 1977 Sell This Version
SRK 6047 Hawkwind Quark Strangeness And Charm(LP, Album) Sire SRK 6047 US 1977 Sell This Version
6047 H, 5147 Hawkwind Quark, Strangeness And Charm(Cass, Album) Sire, GRT 6047 H, 5147 US 1977 Sell This Version
7208 616 Hawkwind Quark, Strangeness And Charm(Cass, Album) Charisma 7208 616 UK 1977 Sell This Version
9124 012 Hawkwind Quark, Strangeness And Charm(LP, Album) Charisma 9124 012 Germany 1977 Sell This Version
CDS 4008 Hawkwind Quark, Strangeness And Charm(LP, Album) Charisma CDS 4008 UK 1977 Sell This Version
9124 012 Hawkwind Quark, Strangeness And Charm(LP, Album) Charisma 9124 012 Australia 1977 Sell This Version
9103 118 Hawkwind Quark, Strangeness And Charm(LP, Album) Charisma 9103 118 France 1977 Sell This Version
CDS 4008 Hawkwind Quark, Strangeness And Charm(LP, Album, RE) Charisma CDS 4008 UK 1982 Sell This Version
CHC 50 Hawkwind Quark, Strangeness And Charm(LP, Album, RE) Charisma CHC 50 UK 1986 Sell This Version
CDSCD4008, CDSCD 4008 Hawkwind Quark, Strangeness And Charm(CD, Album) Virgin, Virgin CDSCD4008, CDSCD 4008 UK 1989 Sell This Version
206 955-270, 206955 Hawkwind Quark, Strangeness And Charm(LP, Album, RE) Virgin, Virgin 206 955-270, 206955 Germany 1989 Sell This Version
GCD-370-0 Hawkwind Quark, Strangeness And Charm(Box, Album, wit) Griffin Music Inc. GCD-370-0 US 1995 Sell This Version
GCDHA-162-2 Hawkwind Quark, Strangeness And Charm(CD) Griffin Music GCDHA-162-2 UK 1995 Sell This Version
50511142 Hawkwind Quark, Strangeness And Charm(CD, Album) Sunrise Records 50511142 Europe 2005 Sell This Version
IECP-20176/177 Hawkwind Quark Strangeness And Charm(2xCD, Album, RE, RM) WHD Entertainment, Inc., Atomhenge IECP-20176/177 Japan 2009 Sell This Version
ATOMCD 2009 Hawkwind Quark, Strangeness And Charm(2xCD, RE, RM) Atomhenge ATOMCD 2009 UK 2009 Sell This Version
LETV264LP Hawkwind Quark, Strangeness And Charm(2xLP, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, 140) Let Them Eat Vinyl LETV264LP UK 2015 Sell This Version
9124 012 Hawkwind Quark, Strangeness And Charm (LP, Album) Charisma 9124 012 Italy Unknown Sell This Version
ATOMCD 2009 Hawkwind Quark, Strangeness And Charm(2xCD, Album, RE, RM, Son) Atomhenge ATOMCD 2009 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
L - 843 , 843 Hawkwind Quark, Strangeness And Charm(Cass, Comp, Unofficial, C-6) Lord, Lord L - 843 , 843 Unknown Sell This Version
9124 012 Hawkwind Quark, Strangeness And Charm(LP) Charisma 9124 012 New Zealand Unknown Sell This Version
CHC 50 Hawkwind Quark, Strangeness And Charm(LP, Album, RE) Charisma CHC 50 UK Unknown Sell This Version

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steve.hunter1960

steve.hunter1960

April 24, 2017
referencing Quark, Strangeness And Charm, LP, Album, CDS 4008
I have a white label promo copy of this, bought in Manzi's, Finchley Rd in '77-78 ish. No print or info on pure white label. Original cover art and printed inner. Matrix runout Side 1 is CDS4008 A//2 1B 11 1 (Stamped) MELYS (engraved) Side 2 is CDS4008 B//1 1B 1 2 1 (stamped) MELYS (engraved).
Should this be added as a variant? I can't find a link here. Or do we just accept it for what it is, or appears to be, a white label freebie given away to promote sales?
black-shuck

black-shuck

January 20, 2017
referencing Quark, Strangeness And Charm, LP, Album, CDS 4008
re the comments below " first hawkwind lp to reflect the emerging punk/new wave sound" its worth pointing out that hawkwind had a punk sound from day one, and that robert calverts intonation inspired johnny rottens enunciation, and the buzzcocks et al...the obsession with finding the earliest proto-punk sound is a bit silly, eg its the who, the creation, alan pounds get rich, just giving calvert his due, total genius and more of an influence on punk than the country/boogie rock of the ramones, iggy pop or patti smith... hawkwind always a very clever band, fashions may change around them, eg singing about deep space may not be so trendy for a while, but time elevates them into classicdom, much more complex than floyd for example. to summarize, that calvert chap space poet type elocution lessons for mr lydon methinks.
azbibliotecario

azbibliotecario

January 15, 2016
referencing Quark, Strangeness And Charm, LP, Album, 9103 118
The second side of this LP is one of those album sides that works so well as a side, it deserves a place in the BEST SIDES hall of fame. This is Hawkwind's first album to reflect the emerging punk/new wave sound. How does a psychedelic space rock band from the 60s pull of something like that? This is how. Shorter songs, faster tempos and humor all contribute to make this a great slab of Hawkwind unlike any other. OK, there is a danger in reviewing the album that was just released when one has first discovered a band, it often becomes a sentimental favorite regardless of its overall merits. But in this case, the album holds up well through the nearly 40 years since it was first released in 1977. Their very next record, PXR5, is sadly a big disappointment, even though it follows the same blueprint as QS&C. Despite most of the songs being short by Hawkwind standards, founding member Dave Brock's lyrics reference taking acid, sonic attack and other flashback concepts not mentioned on any other albums from 1977. The humorous lyrics of the title track are a first for Hawkwind, a band that was often accused of taking itself to seriously. Dr. Demento used to play it on his novelty song show. The first line on the track, "Einstein was not a handsome fellow, nobody ever called him 'Al'" sets the tone. As with many LPs released before the CD era, this one suffers on CD from weak bottom end sound. The LP has a meatier, fuller sound, and is worth picking up since copies can be had for under five dollars.
anothermansvinyl

anothermansvinyl

December 31, 2015
referencing Quark, Strangeness And Charm, LP, Album, 9103 118
On 12/31/2015 there were 134 vinyl copies of this album for sale. That's not a typo. There were 134! That's a ton of copies! But only 5 of them were priced less than 10 USD, and the median price was 20 USD. Some bozo even had it listed for over 100 USD, which boggles the mind. Who can explain the logic of this pricing scale? This is apparently quite a common Hawkwind album, but it's excessively priced, like a rarity. Why?

I just don't understand, that's all. And my questions are rhetoric. They don't require answers. I'm just frustrated by the climbing prices these days. Especially when it's a common title.

Cheers.
CARLJA1960

CARLJA1960

April 29, 2011
edited over 6 years ago
referencing Quark Strangeness And Charm, LP, Album, SRK 6047

Quark. strangness and charm must be one one the best songs ever. I still remember watching Hawwind perform this on "Lift off with Aisha" a 70s childrens ITV program. I've even heard JJ Burnel saying that he wished he'd written this.