Hawkwind

Hawkwind

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Formed in 1969, Hawkwind are a prolific and pioneering space-rock group from the UK. Within weeks of their formation, the band had made a name for themselves on the free festival circuit and would perform live without fee wherever they were able. By the time of their 1971 album 'X In Search Of Space', Hawkwind were infamous for their science fiction themed music and theatrical concerts, the latter renowned as exhibitions of pulsing electronics, dazzling light shows, LSD consumption and (from 1971-75) a nude dancer in the form of Stacia Blake.
Despite a near-constant revolving door of members, Founder member Dave Brock has been the sole mainstay and the core of the band since its inception and has steered the band from its psychedelic rock roots into flirtations with heavy metal, new wave, ambient and techno. Notable contributors have included "accidental" bassist Lemmy (who would go on to greater fame with Motörhead), Cream (2)'s Ginger Baker and science fiction writer Michael Moorcock.
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Hawkwind Discography

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LBS 83348 Hawkwind Hawkwind (Album) Liberty LBS 83348 Italy 1970 Sell This Version
UAG 29202 Hawkwind X In Search Of Space (Album) United Artists Records UAG 29202 UK 1971 Sell This Version
UA-LA001-F Hawkwind Doremi Fasol Latido (Album) United Artists Records UA-LA001-F Canada 1972 Sell This Version
CN 1646/S Hawkwind Stereo Pop Special - 27(LP, Transcription) BBC Transcription Services CN 1646/S UK 1972 Sell This Version
UA-LA120-H-0798, UA-LA120-H2 Hawkwind Space Ritual (Album) United Artists Records UA-LA120-H-0798, UA-LA120-H2 US 1973 Sell This Version
UAG 29672 Hawkwind Hall Of The Mountain Grill (Album) United Artists Records UAG 29672 France 1974 Sell This Version
89265 I Hawkwind Warrior On The Edge Of Time (Album) United Artists Records 89265 I Spain 1975 Sell This Version
9124 002 A Hawkwind Astounding Sounds, Amazing Music (Album) Charisma 9124 002 A Italy 1976 Sell This Version
9124 012 Hawkwind Quark, Strangeness And Charm (Album) Charisma 9124 012 Germany 1977 Sell This Version
9124 041 Hawkwind P.X.R.5 (Album) Charisma 9124 041 Australia 1979 Sell This Version
BRON 527 Hawkwind Live Seventy Nine (Album) Bronze BRON 527 UK 1980 Sell This Version
TC-BRON 530 Hawkwind Levitation (Album) Bronze TC-BRON 530 UK 1980 Sell This Version
WEIRD 103 Hawkwind Free Festivals(Cass, Album, Ltd, S/Edition) Weird Records (4) WEIRD 103 UK 1980 Sell This Version
WEIRD 102 Hawkwind, Hawklords Hawkwind, Hawklords - Hawkwind [Live], Hawklords(Cass, Album, Ltd, S/Edition) Weird Records (4) WEIRD 102 UK 1980 Sell This Version
PL 25380 Hawkwind Sonic Attack (Album, Comp) RCA PL 25380 Germany 1981 Sell This Version
WEIRD 106 Hawkwind 1970-73 (Album) Weird Records (4) WEIRD 106 UK 1982 Sell This Version
PL 25440 Hawkwind Choose Your Masques (Album) RCA, RCA PL 25440 Germany 1982 Sell This Version
RCA LP 9004, PL 25421 Church Of Hawkwind* Church Of Hawkwind (Album) RCA, RCA RCA LP 9004, PL 25421 UK 1982 Sell This Version
JAMS 29 Hawkwind The Text Of Festival - Hawkwind Live 1970-72 (Album) Illuminated Records JAMS 29 UK 1983 Sell This Version
SHARP 014C Hawkwind Zones (Album, Comp) Flicknife Records SHARP 014C UK 1983 Sell This Version
SHARP 022 Hawkwind Stonehenge / This Is Hawkwind, Do Not Panic (Album) Flicknife Records SHARP 022 UK 1984 Sell This Version
SHARP 033 Hawkwind The Chronicle Of The Black Sword (Album) Flicknife Records SHARP 033 UK 1985 Sell This Version
APK8 Hawkwind Space Ritual Volume 2 (Album, Comp) American Phonograph APK8 UK 1985 Sell This Version
OBLP 1 Hawkwind Ridicule (Album) Obsession OBLP 1 UK 1985 Sell This Version
SKULL 83103 Hawkwind Bring Me The Head Of Yuri Gagarin (Album) Mausoleum Records SKULL 83103 Belgium 1985 Sell This Version

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SheppyX1

SheppyX1

March 25, 2016
edited about 1 month ago
Hawkwind are a legendary band and I love their sound/visuals/lyrics and what they represent. Whether the latest band tickle your fancy, it is all personal choice. I have made a lot of good friends at their shows over the last 4 decades, some still intact, some gone and some mad...... and long may the band in any form and us all continue to do what WE want to do.......
atomwolf

atomwolf

November 21, 2015
My favourite band, thanks to my dad for showing me them!
sam.kirwan

sam.kirwan

May 6, 2015
Onward they fly, always Hawkwind xx
DaiPunk

DaiPunk

March 5, 2015
Absolutely nothing wrong with the current line-up. Strongest and most 'together' the band have been in decades!
Live performances continue to get better :) Watch out for the re-recorded Space Ritual!
wraggy

wraggy

October 5, 2014
when hawkwind get rid of that bass player they have now i will buy there records again.
Bradx

Bradx

May 11, 2014
The best UK band from the early '70s imo. The first six albums are virtually faultless. You can hear kosmische vibes in the music... plus the distant, faraway sound of punk rock... still a few years away. Opa-Loka off 'Warrior..." sounds like NEU! (and of course Dave Brock wrote sleevenotes for the 1st NEU! album [they shared the same record label; UA]). Hawkwind gave free music to the people, took a space-rock anthem into the charts and had a truly anarchic 'don't give a f*ck" attitude at a time when most UK 'prog' musicians were taking themselves far too seriously. Plus - they had Lemmy - the Bootsy Collins of space-rock (the albums started to go downhill once Lemmy left). Astounding Sounds indeed.
djboxmusic

djboxmusic

July 4, 2012
edited over 3 years ago
'Blue Shift' is a beautiful blissful kind of track...I don't go so much for the echoey spoken word vocal stuff that sounds like my old geography teacher taking a trip of a different kind. Fair play for releasing SO MUCH stuff though.
Daniacid

Daniacid

March 6, 2012
edited over 4 years ago
Hawkwind, gong and ozrics - long weekend - sheet of blotters or a huge bag of liberty caps and your life will change forever - fuck the system
johnbennett

johnbennett

August 3, 2011
edited over 2 years ago
this band absolutley dominated my musical head during the late 80s/ early 90s..
true acid rock pioneers..
Mangus

Mangus

March 9, 2009
I have the Electric Warriors & Space Riders Hawkwind promo's by Dj Freak, not for sale though. I first saw Hawkwind at the Isle of Wight Festival in 1970 where they played for free and I still love 'em....A band way ahead of its time, imaginative, innovative and inspirational, as well as being completely off their tree. Start with the early output....In Search of Space/Doremi/Space Ritual/Hall of the Mountain Grill/Warrior at the Edge of Time, if you love electronic music/trance you should be hooked by then. Rest of the output to date is equally interesting and far reaching, but some of the 80's output is a bit flat and lacking in stamina in comparison to 70's & 90's Hawkwind. A highly recommended band.

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