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Probably their classic and most well known track;-

Below is the track that Motörhead got their name from, (also featuring Lemmy on vocals);-


They were formed out of England, and were one of the earliest Space Rock bands.

Their lyrics would lean towards urban and science fiction themes.

They are considered, by a number of people, as the key link between the Hippie, Trance, and Punk cultures.

Kicking off in November 1969, Hawkwind have gone through many incarnations and styles of music, as well as lots of line up changes, plus loads of different dancers and writers have worked with the group since their inception.

Their influence has been massive, so many artists have cited them as an influence, including;-
Al Jourgensen (of Ministry), Monster Magnet, the Sex Pistols (who did a cover of "Silver Machine"), Henry Rollins of Black Flag, and the Ozric Tentacles.

Heavy Metal legend Lemmy of the seminal band Motörhead had this to say about his tine with Hawkwind;
"I really found myself as an instrumentalist in Hawkwind. Before that I was just a guilt player who was pretending to be good, when actually I was no good at all. In Hawkwind I became a good bass player. It was where I learned I was good at something."

Albums List

  1. Hawkwind (1970)
  2. In Search of Space (1971)
  3. Doremi Fasol Latido (1972)
  4. Hall of the Mountain Grill (1974)
  5. Warrior on the Edge of Time (1975)
  6. Astounding Sounds, Amazing Music (1976)
  7. Quark, Strangeness and Charm (1977)
  8. 25 Years On - Released as Hawklords (1978)
  9. PXR5 (1979)
  10. Levitation (1980)
  11. Sonic Attack (1981)
  12. Church of Hawkwind (1982)
  13. Choose Your Masques (1982)
  14. The Chronicle of the Black Sword (1985)
  15. The Xenon Codex (1988)
  16. Space Bandits (1990)
  17. Electric Tepee (1992)
  18. It Is the Business of the Future to Be Dangerous (1993)
  19. White Zone – Released as Psychedelic Warriors (1995)
  20. Alien 4 (1995)
  21. Distant Horizons (1997)
  22. In Your Area (1999)
  23. Spacebrock (2000)
  24. Take Me to Your Leader (2005)
  25. Take Me to Your Future (2006)
  26. Blood of the Earth (2010)
  27. Onward (2012)
  28. Stellar Variations – Released as Hawkwind Light Orchestra (2012)
  29. The Machine Stops (2016)

External Links


2013 album reviewed in The Independent Voice