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Last Wish
Review by Gary Hill
When you’ve got an album with both Alan Davey and Bridget Wishart as the main contributors, comparisons to Hawkwind are obvious.

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Interviews
Djinn
Interview by Gary Hill

Interview with Bridget Wishart of Djinn from 2018


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Alan Davey
Review by Gary Hill
Interview with Alan Davey from 2007
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Alan Davey
Review by Bruce Stringer
Interview Alan Davey from 2003



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Spirits Burning & Bridget Wishart
Review by Gary Hill
Interview with Bridget Wishart - January 2008
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Spirits Burning - & Michael Moorcock - An Alien Heat
Review by Gary Hill

I always like the music from Spirits Burning. This album is no exception.


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Mooch - 1967 ½
Review by Gary Hill
Welcome to a CD of contradictions. This latest release from Stephen Palmer’s group Mooch is a trip back to the summer of love
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Various Artists - 8 Assassins - Beautiful the Bad & The Ugly Soundtrack
Review by Gary Hill
This new soundtrack album has some cool stuff on it. Personally, I think that it would be stronger if it was just the first disc.

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Alan Davey - Al Chemicals Lysergic Orchestra Volume 2
Review by G. W. Hill

This new set from Alan Davey is supposed to focus on the trippy side of music.


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Hawkwind - Alien 4
Review by Gary Hill

This a masterpiece of science fiction based space rock. It's hard-edged at times, and mellow at others, like an ebb and flow kind of composition.


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Spirits Burning - Alien Injection
Review by Gary Hill
I reviewed the Spirits Burning and Bridget Wishart CD in the last issue of Music Street Journal. This CD is the album Spirits Burning record about the same time as that one.
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Alan Davey - Bedouin
Review by Bruce Stringer
For those unaware, Bedouin is Alan Davey's outlet for material that is otherwise unsuited to Hawkwind, yet - ironically, is very Hawkwind-like. The songs are very bass driven and tend toward the Middle-Eastern influence that Hawkwind were known for with songs like Assassins of Allah (re-invented when Alan joined Hawkwind in the mid-80's).
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Spirits Burning & Bridget Wishart - Bloodlines
Review by G. W. Hill

It seems that Spirits Burning’s sound is a very diverse thing. With this album the more familiar space rock elements are joined with jazz, psychedelia and even dance club music.


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Hawkwind - California Brainstorm
Review by Gary Hill
Due to the packaging and recording quality, I always thought this was a bootleg.
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Hawkwind - Canterbury Fayre, 2001
Review by Bruce Stringer
Hawkwind are one of those bands that fans tend to gravitate (or levitate) toward a particular era or period. My own favourite being the Levitation-era (with Ginger Baker on drums) followed closely by any of the 1980's material graced by genius guitarist Huw Lloyd-Langton.
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Alan Davey - Captured Rotation
Review by Gary Hill
This solo album from former Hawkwind bassist Alan Davey has been out of print for a while. It’s been known to fetch some outrageous amounts of cash on internet auction sites
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Hawkwind - Choose Your Masques
Review by Gary Hill
I've read a lot of reviews of this CD where Hawkwind fans trash it. Personally, I have always really enjoyed this one a lot.
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Hawkwind - Church of Hawkwind
Review by Gary Hill
This is a good disc, but not a great one.
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Hawkwind - Classic Rock Legends DVD
Review by Bruce Stringer
Another video from the Classic Rock Legends archives and this time it's the Space Bandits line-up of the mighty Hawkwind. Alan Davey (bassist) has claimed this to be one of his favourite periods and, given that it is a mixture of older as well as new talent, one can see a fresh injection of energy in the band's live sound.
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Omenopus - Compendium of Souvenirs
Review by G. W. Hill

I have liked Omenopus since the first time I heard them.


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Hawkwind - Distant Horizons
Review by Gary Hill
I never met a Hawkwind album I didn’t like. That said, this is one of the more non-descript and lackluster discs in their catalog.
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Mooch - Dr. Silbury’s Liquid Brainstem Band
Review by Gary Hill
This is a double disc set from Mooch and while you might be reminded of The Beatles’ Sergeant Peppers… by the title, I don’t get the feeling this is any kind of massive concept album. Instead it’s a series of slices of electronic space rock with a strong emphasis on the “space” part of that moniker.
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Spirits Burning & Bridget Wishart - Earth Born
Review by Gary Hill
Since this disc features performances from a number of people who have been involved with Hawkwind (most notably Wishart herself) comparisons to that band are obvious. A lot of the music lives up to that. In fact a good deal of this disc reminds me of a more pure progressive rock oriented Hawkwind with some serious jazz thrown into the mix.
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Gunslinger - Earthquake in E Minor
Review by Gary Hill
This nearly went into heavy metal. Certainly it could. There are two reasons it didn’t.
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Hawkwind - Electric Tepee
Review by Gary Hill

This is a strong Hawkwind disc, but it has a few problems with consistency.


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Hawkwind - Epoch Eclipse
Review by Gary Hill
Chronicling the entire career of the band, this box set really is a wonderful collection. It shows the diversity of Hawkwind in all their varying styles.
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Astralfish - Far Corners
Review by G. W. Hill

Since both Don Falcone and Bridget Wishart are involved in this project, as they are in Spirits Burning, one might expect this to sound like that act.


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Alan Davey - Four Track Mind Volume 1
Review by Gary Hill
These recordings from former Hawkwind bassist, singer, keyboardist and songwriter are all essentially home recordings done on a 4-track recorder. They are items he’s had sitting around for a long time and has chosen to put together on a series of discs and release.
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Alan Davey - Four-Track Mind Volume 2
Review by Gary Hill
A new disc of tracks that Alan Davey (best known for his work in Hawkwind) produced on a four track in his home. These were really not intended for release as they are, but the thing is, there’s no reason they couldn’t have been.
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Alan Davey - Human on the Outside
Review by Gary Hill
Alan Davey’s latest solo disc shows a lot of Hawkwind-like sounds. That’s natural as Davey played bass, provided keys and some vocals along with writing a lot of the music for Hawkwind for a good many years.


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Hawkwind - In Your Area
Review by Gary Hill
One part live album, one part studio, In Your Area shows Hawkwind doing space rock as they are the experts in doing. The album includes several long time Hawk favorites, and several new cuts.
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Hawkwind - It Is the Business of the Future to Be Dangerous
Review by G. W. Hill

This is arguably the strangest album the Hawkwind catalogue.


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Hawkwind - Love in Space
Review by Gary Hill

I'm not sure when this double CD live set was recorded, but the bulk of the material comes from 1995's Alien 4, and it was released in 1996, so that narrows it down.


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Hawkwind - Out of The Shadows DVD
Review by Bruce Stringer
Of all the Hawkwind visual records this is the best quality and includes a classic stunning Rodney Matthews cover illustration and a slightly odd collection of songs. Performed at Newcastle's Opera House in the UK it was one of, if not the, last performance of Huw Lloyd-Langton with the group on this tour.
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Hawkwind - Palace Springs
Review by Gary Hill
Coming from a band with seemingly a million albums under their belt, this is really one of their best live discs. It captures a great, if quite short, period of the band and does so with a style and texture that really is incredible.
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Hawkwind - Palace Springs (Remastered Edition)
Review by G. W. Hill
If you’ve never owned this live CD from Hawkwind (or even if you have, now is the time to get it). This newly remastered edition sounds better than the original release to my ears.
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Omenopus - Portents
Review by Gary Hill
This EP features two Hawkwind alums (Bridget Wishart and Simon House) and Don Falcone of Spirits Burning fame.

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Hawkwind - Space Bandits
Review by Gary Hill
The only studio album to feature this lineup, this one leaves me wishing they had done more. It is difficult with the incredible amount of material this band have released to really pick out one or two best albums, but this one would definitely be in the running.
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Hawkwind - Spirit of the Age Solstice Remixes
Review by Gary Hill
Here we have an EP from Hawkwind that includes four different mixes of the same piece, that being “Spirit of the Age” which originated on Quark Strangeness and Charm.
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Hawkwind - Take Me To Your Leader
Review by Gary Hill
It's got to be hard to be Hawkwind. With a massive catalog that last time I checked (including compilations and live albums) boasted well over a hundred official releases, it must be very difficult to try to please your fans with each new release.
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Omenopus - The Archives
Review by G. W. Hill

I have to say that I’ve liked everything from Omenopus. One thing remains constant with them (other than some personnel) and that’s change.


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Hawklords - The Barney Bubbles Memorial Concert DVD
Review by Gary Hill

This is probably the best Hawkwind DVD that Hawkwind never released.


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Hawkwind - The Business Trip – Live
Review by Gary Hill

Hawkwind had done a live album not that many years earlier with Palace Springs, so this seemed a little soon to put out one. 


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Hawkwind - The Emergency Broadcast Years: 1994-1997
Review by Gary Hill

The new box set is a five disc collection of previously released Hawkwind albums. Each gets its own cardboard sleeve with the original cover art-work.


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Hawkwind - The Friday Rock Show Sessions - Live at Reading '86
Review by Gary Hill
I’d have to say that for my money this is one of the best Hawkwind live albums.
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Hawkestrel - The Future Is Us
Review by Gary Hill

The quick story is that this is an album with a lot of Hawkwind alums providing their talents. The longer tale is that it was assembled by Alan Davey with various parts coming from sessions recorded over the years.


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Hawkwind - The GWR Years 1988-1991
Review by G. W. Hill
It's hard for me to pick favorite Hawkwind albums. I mean, I'm a big fan of the band, and I like pretty much all of their albums.

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Mooch - The Pagan Year
Review by Gary Hill
Mooch’s latest CD is a concept album that delivers the pagan year as 8 tracks each corresponding to one of the 8 major festivals of the pagan calendar.

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Omenopus - The Plague
Review by G. W. Hill

Since this project includes Bridget Wishart, one might expect it to be space rock.


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Hawkwind - The Xenon Codex
Review by Gary Hill
I’ve seen some less than stellar reviews of this disc, but for my money it’s a great album and well in the upper percentile of Hawkwind releases.
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Omenopus - Time Flies
Review by Gary Hill

The EP Portents was the first we heard from Omenopus. 


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Gunslinger - Unlawful Odds
Review by G. W. Hill

I love Alan Davey’s current band Gunslinger.


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