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Monday, 9 March 2015

A universe of inspiration for space rockers Hawkwind

The universe is Hawkwind's oyster and the stars the band are inspired by are not on Hollywood's Walk of Fame.
London's space-rock pioneers have recorded almost 30 sci-fi influenced albums and have even worked with NASA in their bid to boldly go where no band has gone before.
And after 45 years Hawkwind have no plans to turn off the warp drive just yet.
Founding member Dave Brock told Weekend that the Hawkwind's music is usually inspired by what he is reading at the time.
The seven-piece band are currently working on When The Machine Stops.
He said: "It’s an interesting story written by E.M. Forster in 1909 and it’s exactly what is going on now.
"It’s about people living on computers so it’s amazing to think the author visualised this would be occurring 100 years later.
"I thought it was a really interesting concept because people do just live in their rooms while their computer does everything for them.
"When you think about it, around that era you had Twenty Thousands Leagues Under The Sea and all these stories by guys who could foresee the future."
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