Reviewing what was then Hawkwind’s latest single, back in the late 1970s, the English New Musical Express responded to its title “25 Years” by asking “have they really been going that long?” They hadn’t. But today, the intrepid spacemen have …
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Of all the British festival circuit bands of the acid-drenched end of the ’60s, Group X — aka Hawkwind Zoo, aka Hawkwind as they finally christened themselves — seemed the least likely contenders for chart fame and a lifespan longer than a forgotten weekend.
A perfect space-rock storm of drone, mind-melting psychedelia, overdriven guitars and heavy bass, White Hills is the rightful heir to Hawkwind’s massive legacy. One of those responsible for the group’s sprawling, drug-induced nightmares of 2007’s Heads On Fire and 2009’s Dead is Dave W. Big fans of Hawkwind, Dave W. and White Hills once contributed “Be Yourself” (from Hawkwind’s 1970 self-titled debut) to a series of Hawkwind tribute split 7-inch singles. Dave W. gives us his favorite five Hawkwind albums