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Sunday, 1 July 2012

LINK: Nik Turner interview about Hawkwind

I haven't seen Nik Turner in years, but he once slept on my spare bedroom floor and ate copious amounts of scrambled egg for breakfast. This interview appears courtesy of those jolly nice people at Psychedelic Baby magazine.


Nik Turner is founding member of space rock pioneers Hawkwind. Turner plays saxophones, flute, sings and is a composer. While with Hawkwind, Turner was known for his experimental free jazz style. We spoke about the past and also about some of his latest projects.


Interview:

Hi Nik, it's a pleasure to talk with you regarding your music career. Tell me how did it all start for you in a music scene?

Hello Klemen, nice to meet you. Well talking about sax playing, I learnt to play clarinet to start with, then graduated to saxophone when I was about 17. I had lessons from a dude up the street, learnt a couple of Charlie Parker, Gerry Mulligan and other groovy sax players tunes, played on and off for a couple of years, then didn’t practise very much, then hardly ever played...

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