The Spirit Of Hawkwind 1969-1976. The definitive account of the most crucial years in the life of legendary space rock band Hawkwind as told through the eyes of co-founder Nik Turner and music historian Dave Thompson!
Nik Turner, whose outlandish costumes and general wild man persona became iconic representations of the band, gives us the ultimate insider’s guide to Hawkwind, sharing his personal recollections both hilarious and horrifying!
This gorgeous, hardcover book contains:
300 pages featuring many rare and never–before–seen photos as well as a comprehensive discography, gigography, and Nik’s 1975 US tour diary.
Reproduction of the 1971 Galactic Tarot card deck, designed by celebrated graphic designer and long-time Hawkwind collaborator Barney Bubbles.
Reproduction of the 1972 Sonic Attack 7 promo one-sided single in a cloth bag.
Reproduction of the 1971 In Search Of Space 6 x 9 20-page promotional booklet.
Postcard featuring the poster artwork of the 1974 Kansas City show with Rush!
The Spirit Of Hawkwind 1969-1976
Hawkwind are an English rock band and one of the earliest space rock groups. Their lyrics favour urban and science fiction themes. Formed in November 1969, Hawkwind have gone through many incarnations and they have incorporated different styles into their music, including hard rock, progressive rock and psychedelic rock. They are also regarded as an influential proto-punk band.
Dozens of musicians, dancers and writers have worked with the band since their inception. Notable musicians to have performed in the band include Lemmy, Ginger Baker and Huw Lloyd-Langton, but the band are most closely associated with their founder, the singer, songwriter and guitarist Dave Brock, who remains the only original member.
They are best known for the song “Silver Machine”, which became a number three UK hit single in 1972, but they scored further hit singles with “Urban Guerrilla” (another Top 40 hit) and “Shot Down in the Night.” Twenty-two of their albums charted in the UK from 1971 to 1993.
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