I suppose that’s how I got into Hawkwind, space rock, and I saw Hawkwind with Lemmy at the Liverpool Stadium in the mid-seventies. The long jamming spacey songs, the light show, and Stacia (who I don’t think was there when I saw them, I guess I would remember). She is now 69 and probably immortal. We listened to In Search Of Space (1971), Doremi Fasol Latido (1972), Space Ritual (1973), the different first album, Hawkwind (1970, somehow produced by The Pretty Things‘ Dick Taylor), Hall Of The Mountain Grill (1974), as well as Robert Calvert’s Captain Lockheed and the Starfighters (1974), Warrior On The Edge Of Time (1975), and in the latter half of the decade, Astounding Sounds, Amazing Music (1976), Quark, Strangeness And Charm (1977) and as the seventies came to a close, 25 Years On released as Hawklords due to a dispute over the name, then PXR5 (1978) and Levitation (1980). It’s about here that I lost them.
Space has been a huge influence on my life but only from the angle of fantasy, I’m not technical, Olivia’s dad is a scientist and he loses me in ten seconds but anything scientific or technical you can lose me in less. Thank you all you nutters that inspired me to imagine impossible worlds.
Music Of The Daze
The musical musings in this post are an excerpt from my daily blog, TO WHERE I AM NOW, featured on my main website. Read the full blog post here.