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"In Search Of Space"
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Year of Release: 1972
You Shouldn't Do That
You Know You're
We Took The Wrong
Step Years Ago
Children Of The Sun
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"In Search Of Space"
Hawkwind's second album (of their career, third overall on the WSVNRadio
site), 1972's In Search Of Space, is a great title of an album that
travels into Psychedelic Rock. Hawkwind's early years and early releases
captivates Psychedelic Rock in a different form: Some say they sounded like
the early years of Pink Floyd, or even the first album by Alice Cooper, where
others say that Hawkwind was ahead of their time. Hawkwind may not be as
popular as Pink Floyd or Alice Cooper, nor do they get regular airplay on
AOR Rock stations, but Hawkwind is a popular cult band, their popularity is
underground -- not too many people may remember them, but to those who do,
they could easily have merged with Classic Rock Radio and its many popular
Psychedelic trips are heard throughout the album, such as "You Shouldn't
Do That" -- a 15-minute trip into pure psychedelia. Likewise "You Know
You're Only Dreaming." As I listen to the "Dreaming", did the
group Chicago get the "ooohs" melody heard in the beginning of this song for
their 1974 hit "Wishing You Were Here" ?
"Master Of The Universe" is a classic psychedelic Rock song, that
will have 1960s fans enjoying this one. The beginning of "We Took The Wrong
Step Years Ago" is mellow, as heard in Jethro Tull's music, yet it builds
into another psychedelic journey and returns back to its mellow sound.
Classic Psychedelic with the use of synthesizers and keyboards best describes
"Adjust Me," and "Children Of The Sun" has the accoustic
guitar/unplugged sound, and can be compared to the likes of the early Moody
Blues, and even Jethro Tull.
Hawkwind was definitely ahead of its time. How many radio stations features
Hawkwind's music on a regular basis, say as such Classic Rock groups as
Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd and the likes? Not many, or none at all. But
somewhere on underground radio stations, and let us not forget the Internet
Radio boom, Hawkwind is being played by many of these stations, and fans of
Classic Rock and 1960s Psychedelic Rock in general will be hearing Hawkwind
for the first time. Hawkwind adjusted to the times, by playing music popular
at the times, but they are best remembered as a Psychedelic/Hard Rock band,
and one-time member Lemmy would later form another great Punk/Metal band,
Motorhead. An interesting trip, Hawkwind is just as a cult band as The
Grateful Dead was, and even both bands have been around for decades, we can
easily say for both -- "What a long strange trip it's been."
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