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Music: Hawkwind
Hawkwind were one of the first space rock bands, formed in 1969 and still going strong today. Started out as Group X, later Hawkwind Zoo, before recording under their current name; also known as Hawklords for a brief period in the late 1970s.

While their style is at heart a combination of Psychedelic Rock and Progressive Rock with bits of electronic music via Krautrock, they have also been referred to as "proto-punk" because of their occasional Three Chords and the Truth moment and aggressive performances.

But you probably know them as "that band Lemmy was in before forming Motörhead".

They've had an insane amount of members over the course of their career. Former band member Del Dettmar estimated that by 1994, there had been some thirty-five people who at one point or another had been official members of Hawkwind. Taken from the band's unnofficial history, there are in fact more. Perm any thirty-five you like from:

  • Andy Anderson, drums;
  • Dave Anderson, bass;
  • Harvey Bainbridge, bass, later keyboards and synths.
  • Ginger Baker, drums. Formerly with supergroup Cream and something of a coup for Hawkwind, he lasted for one tour and two LP's. Allegedly his vast ego was hard to contain, he still wanted supergroup pay and perks, and saw Hawkwind as his band rather than himself as Hawkwind's drummer. Clashed with the autocratic Brock and walked out/was sacked. Allegedly.
  • Tim "Gollum" Blake.
  • Dave Brock, vocals, guitar and keyboards, the busker who formed the band and the only constant member.
  • Barney Bubbles, set designer, lighting man, light show co-ordinator and LP sleeve designer;
  • Robert Calvert, lead singer/frontman and poet between 1972-1979.
  • Richard Chadwick, drums.
  • John Clark, drums.
  • Thomas Crimble, bass.
  • Martin Crowley.
  • Alan Davey, bass.
  • Clive Deamer, drums.
  • DikMik (electronic and radiophonic effects)
  • Del Dettmar (synths and keyboards)
  • "Dead Fred", violin and keyboards. His wife Claire was also in the band as a stage dancer.
  • Martin Griffin, drums.
  • John Harrison, original bass player; left the band in 1970.
  • Paul Hayles, keyboards.
  • Robb Heaton, drums.
  • Niall Hone, guitar.
  • Simon House, violin.
  • Rikki Howard, stage dancer.
  • Russell Hunter, drums.
  • Simon King, drums. One half of the "Drum Empire".
  • Lemmy Kilmister, the guy who got fired for "doing the wrong drugs" and started Motörhead instead.
  • Huw Lloyd-Langton.
  • Rick Martinez, drums.
  • Alaistar Mestly.
  • Michael Moorcock, guitar and vocals, better-known as a science fiction and fantasy author, and especially as the author of The Elric Saga.
  • "Mr Nibs", bass guitar.
  • Terry Ollis, the naked drummer.
  • Viv Prince, drums.
  • Alan Powell, drums. The other half of the "Drum Empire".
  • Paul Rudolph, bass.
  • Adrian Shaw, bass.
  • Mick Slattery.
  • Marc Sperhauk, guitars.
  • The Lovely Stacia, the band's eye-catching stage dancer;
  • Steve Swindells, keyboards.
  • Kris Tait (Madam X): stage dancer, fire-eater and occasional vocalist.
  • Danny Thomson, drums.
  • Twink (Paul Noble) keyboards and synths.
  • Nik Turner, saxophone, alleged inventor of the band's name. No longer on speaking terms with Brock.


Discography:

  • Hawkwind (1970)
  • In Search of Space (1971)
  • Doremi Fasol Latido (1972)
  • Space Ritual (1973) [live album]
  • Hall of the Mountain Grill (1974)
  • Warrior on the Edge of Time (1975)
  • Astounding Sounds, Amazing Music (1976)
  • Quark, Strangeness and Charm (1977)
  • 25 Years On — Hawklords (1978)
  • PXR 5 (1979)
  • Levitation (1980)''
  • Sonic Attack (1981)''
  • Church of Hawkwind (1982)
  • Choose Your Masques (1982)
  • The Chronicle of the Black Sword (1985)
  • The Xenon Codex (1988)
  • Space Bandits (1990)
  • Electric Tepee (1992)
  • It Is the Business of the Future to Be Dangerous (1993)
  • White Zone — Psychedelic Warriors (1995)
  • Alien 4 (1995)
  • Distant Horizons (1997)
  • 'In Your Area (1999)
  • Take Me to Your Leader (2005)
  • Take Me to Your Future (2006)
  • Blood of the Earth (2010)
  • Onward (2012)

Tropes used by Hawkwind:


Harvey DangerCreator/Sire RecordsHIM
GongSpace RockNeu!
Duke EllingtonCreator/United ArtistsThe Isley Brothers
Gordian KnotProgressive RockHenry Cow
Gordian KnotRockHenry Cow
George HarrisonThe SixtiesJimi Hendrix
George HarrisonThe SeventiesHeart

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