Tag Archives: Simon King

Opal Butterfly Groupie Single cover

6/1/16 – Opal Butterfly – Beautiful Beige/ Speak Up – 1968/ Mary Anne With The Shaky Hand/ My Gration Or ? 1968/ Groupie / The Gigging Song – 1969 – I Had Too Much To Dream Last Night/ Wind Up Toys – Demo – 196? /Groupie Girl – Movie – 1970

In the seventies in Liverpool (actually Birkenhead and The Wirral to those of you that know the area), I played guitar with some school bands none of which had very exciting names, I can’t even remember what they were called they were so insignificant. But for a short time one of them was called Opal […]

Hawkwind - Hall Of The Mountain Grill-1974 cover art

1/1/16 – Hawkwind – Hall Of The Mountain Grill – 1974

In 1974 Hawkwind released their most polished album to date, the Roy Thomas Baker and Doug Bennett produced Hall Of The Mountain Grill. This wasn’t going to please everyone as rough edges were smoothed out by a professional production, the electronics more subdued. (The following year Baker produced Queen’s A Night At The Opera, state of […]

Hawkwind - Doremi Fasol Latido Album Cover 1972

30/12/15 – Hawkwind – Doremi Fasol Latido – 1972

Lemmy And Simon King replaced Dave Anderson and Terry Ollis on bass and drums respectively for Hawkwind’s driving, edgy, Space Rock masterpiece, DOREMI FASOL LATIDO. Although it sounds like it was recorded in a caravan, it also has a mass of improvisational energy. It’s hard to determine what instrumentation was added later because the core of […]

Robert Calvert - Captain Lockheed And The Starfighters Album cover 1974

29/12/15 – Robert Calvert – Captain Lockheed And The Starfighters – 1974

What I love about this album – apart from the songs, is the dialogue. A concept album by Hawkwind member Robert Calvert (Silver Machine, Seven By Seven and Sonic Attack were three of his greatest Hawkwind moments). The plot: Germany wants to modernize after World War 2 and are talked into purchasing one of the […]