Tuesday, 21 July 2015

40 Years On: Hawkwind's Warrior On The Edge Of Time Revisited

“We’re standing on the edge, on the edge of time. 
And it is dark, so dark on the edge of time, and we’re tired of making love.”

So intones Hawkwind’s premier nasal-voiced woodwind player and resident birdman Nik Turner on 'Standing At The Edge', one of two spoken-word tracks from the band's most conflicted album, Warrior On The Edge Of Time. The 1975 LP is frustrating and beguiling in equal measure. And his words were pertinent, since this year saw the band reach the edge in more ways than one. There was the increasingly fractious personal relationships within the group, an issue that had informed both Hawkwind’s creative purple patch and their divisive internal politics ever since the amphetamine-powered Lemmy had arrived on the scene to give the dope-addled Hawklords a much-needed injection of speed and heaviosity. Warrior also saw the band at a decidedly patchy and transitory crossroads in their musical journey. In 1975 Hawkwind were warriors on the edge of style, artistic integrity and good taste.
Space Ritual Live - Special Edition
2DVD/2CD - £29.99

Space Ritual Live 
2CD1DVD - £19.99

Space Ritual Live
DCD - £11.99

No comments:

Post a Comment

What happens when you mix what is - arguably - the world's most interesting record company, with an anarchist manic-depressive rock music historian polymath, and a method of dissemination which means that a daily rock-music magazine can be almost instantaneous?

Most of this blog is related in some way to the music, books and films produced by Gonzo Multimedia, but the editor has a grasshopper mind and so also writes about all sorts of cultural issues which interest him, and which he hopes will interest you as well.