The current situation has strangely got me digging into my old Hawkwind collection.
I can’t transfer the link on this iPad, but it’s on google; ‘We took the wrong step years ago’ by Hawkwind from ‘In Search of Space’.
We Hawkwind fans like a bit of distopian uncertainty. It makes our old records sound better!
Strangely I've been digging in & out of mine since 1970. Still love that band, some of the new Lps are surprisingly good even though there's only really one founder member. Played their latest the other day & asked my wife what she thought "definitely Hawkwind she replied". That's a pretty good recommendation but only if you like Hawkwind I suppose. Tons of vids on youtube.
I particularly like the early acoustic tracks like , hurry on sundown, mirror of illusion, we took the wrong step, Cadou Flyer, etc, etc. They conjure up a sort of wistful far away feeling that complements the more driving space rock.
The original In Search of.. and Doremi Fasol Latido are my favourites, with Hall of the Mountain Grill, Warrior on the Edge, Astounding Sounds, etc close behind. Bye the bye, I used to pass the old Mountain Grill cafe building near Ladbroke Grove in London last year. It’s a laundrette or something now!
. The old Gold Bar on Portobello Rd where musicians used to meet was being restored to a smart bar, but with original style fittings last time l looked.
The recent albums are just way too compressed for my liking. I need to step down the resolution to listen. roll: Without wishing to start another hi-fi thread
that’s what l’m trying to do with the Walker CJ55 deck. It’s good, but less than perfect pitch may make it a good Hawkwind spinner (like a sort of base level Linn LP12) combined with a Rega arm and DL103? My partners DVD88 makes a good stab at the older CD’s some of which are not made from great res files!