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  • Ultimate Hawkwind Compilation

    Give us your ultimate Hawkwind compilation album, taking one track from each album and then naming the next album for the next person to choose from. Please don't just give me your personal list: I want fair representation from all of you.

    Feel free to argue your case, or even just argue:

    Here goes.....

    Live Chronicles

    Moonglum


    Your turn: Hawkwind (First Album)
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  • #2
    Some predictable things are predictable because they're right, so would have to be "Hurry on Sundown" a) because it's accessible, and may attract new listeners (it's the only track my daughter will confess to liking) b) it reflects DB's busking roots c) most of the rest of the album is fairly unlistenable in anything other than an altered state, and I'm not even sure about then (just my opinion, and ready to be shot down!).

    Next album (and more of a challenge to my mind): Quark, Strangeness & Charm
    \"Killing me won\'t bring back your apples!\"

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    • #3
      Hassan-i-Sabbah.

      Love this track
      Always have.

      Next up-

      Choose your Masques.
      "I hate to advocate drugs,alcohol,violence or insanity to anyone,but they've always worked for me"

      Hunter S Thompson

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      • #4
        Has to be

        ARRIVAL IN UTOPIA

        Easily the highlight of a vaguely disappointing album.
        And the fact that the lyricist is well known around here really hasn't influenced that choice at all.

        Next up... PXR5
        "Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl f'tagn"

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        • #5
          Robot.

          One of the first Hawkwind tracks i ever heard round at a friends house which made me realise that this Hawkwind were a totally different kettle of fish from the band that made the dreaded Silver Machine.

          Next up-

          Doremi Fasol Latido
          "I hate to advocate drugs,alcohol,violence or insanity to anyone,but they've always worked for me"

          Hunter S Thompson

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          • #6
            at the risk of hogging this......

            LORD OF LIGHT

            Never liked the novel, but love this song to bits.

            Next.. it had to come eventually...

            Chronicle of the Black Sword
            "Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl f'tagn"

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            • #7
              Oh,i'll have to leave this one well alone Great Old One as i love every track!
              So still-

              Chronicle of the Black Sword
              "I hate to advocate drugs,alcohol,violence or insanity to anyone,but they've always worked for me"

              Hunter S Thompson

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              • #8
                Oooohhh, swithering between "Chaos Army" and "Sword of Destiny", as the climax of a great album, and what seemed like a major return to form at the time. Can't do it, though, so I'll plump for "Needle Gun", because it could have been a hit single for them, standing on its own apart from the concept, almost reminscent of their contemporaries ZZ Top (I thought at the time!), and because it's got the Jerry C connection, and that's always a good thing where Elric's concerned ;)

                Next up (and this is probably an easy one) Space Bandits
                \"Killing me won\'t bring back your apples!\"

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                • #9
                  Got to be TV Sui... stop laughing.

                  For me it's "Images".

                  Hearing Bridget Wishart's vocals instead of a guy was a real moment. Also I love the way that Dave B slowly arpeggiating the chorus chords from "Song of the Swords" turns it into a new song intro....

                  Greasy Truckers side4 /disk 3, for you Magic Michael fans (hahaha)....
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                  • #10
                    Seeing no-one else is having a go....

                    It has to be

                    SILVER MACHINE

                    their biggest "hit", albeit in its virgin state.


                    Right, we haven't done ASTOUNDING SOUNDS, have we?
                    "Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl f'tagn"

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                    • #11
                      Reefer Madness - got to be. For the lyrics alone.

                      Next up...

                      Out and Intakes "Turner Point" (aka "What's the Point" anyone???). No, didn;t think so....
                      Last edited by UncleDes; 08-15-2010, 08:21 AM.
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                      • #12
                        "Confrontation", the whole album was a mixed bag anyway, there wasn't a lot of point to another version of Ejection, and whilst "Coded Languages" has Mike, I've always had a soft spot for the 'Wind getting politically conscious in this one.

                        Blood of the Earth, anyone?
                        \"Killing me won\'t bring back your apples!\"

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