Hawkwind ‎– Quark, Strangeness And Charm

Charisma ‎– CDS 4008
Vinyl, LP, Album

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A1 Spirit Of The Age
Written-By – Brock*, Calvert*
A2 Damnation Alley
Written-By – Brock*, Calvert*, House*
A3 Fable Of A Failed Race
Written-By – Brock*, Calvert*
B1 Quark, Strangeness And Charm
Written-By – Brock*, Calvert*
B2 Hassan I Sahba
Written-By – Rudolph*, Calvert*
B3 The Forge Of Vulcan
Written-By – House*
B4 Days Of The Underground
Written-By – Brock*, Calvert*
B5 The Iron Dream
Written-By – King*

Companies, etc.



Some of the earliest copies came with a lyric inner although it is unclear exactly when this was discontinued.

Recorded at Rockfield Studios, Amberley Court, Monmouth, February 1977.

Durations taken from American release.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (A Side Label): †CDS 4008-A†
  • Matrix / Runout (B Side Label): †CDS 4008-B†
  • Matrix / Runout: CDS 4008 A//3 11 5 MELYS
  • Matrix / Runout: CDS 4008 B//3 IB 12 11 MELYS

Other Versions (5 of 21) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
9124 012 Hawkwind Quark, Strangeness And Charm(LP, Album) Charisma 9124 012 Germany 1977 Sell This Version
9211-4008 Hawkwind Quark Strangeness And Charm(LP, Album) Charisma 9211-4008 Canada 1977 Sell This Version
CDSCD4008, CDSCD 4008 Hawkwind Quark, Strangeness And Charm(CD, Album) Virgin, Virgin CDSCD4008, CDSCD 4008 UK 1989 Sell This Version
6047 H, 5147 Hawkwind Quark, Strangeness And Charm(Cass, Album) Sire, GRT 6047 H, 5147 US 1977 Sell This Version
CDS 4008 Hawkwind Quark, Strangeness And Charm(LP, Album) Charisma CDS 4008 UK 1977 Sell This Version


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April 24, 2017
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?


January 20, 2017
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.