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Your favourite space rock music tracks

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right then,

 

Dig out the king size Rizlas, light those joss sticks and let's get out into space. We're talking Hawkwind, Gong, Steve Hillage and all leys leading to Glastonbury. Alfred Watkins' "The Old Straight Track", the energy of Stonehenge and all that stuff. We're off to space! Musically speaking.

 

I present you here through the miracle of Youtube two classic tracks from that era, to cement my reputation as the Whispering Bob Harris of Toytown. The first is from the legend Steve Hillage. the second is from a one time Hawkwind player Tim Blake from his famous "Jerusalem" album. 

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JPsfWEGdVM4

 

 

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...and because I'm lovely (my kids tell me so) I'll throw in this bonus track with tom Cruise for the girlies to gawp at. Us lads will listen to the guitar...

 

 

 

I expect full, legible and clear contributions from the likes of that Riina chap and F.Tony. No sloppy work accepted.

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Does this count?

 

Best space battle music evar (and the bit from 1:10 was sampled for the power-up mode in the classic Scramble)

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Not quite there jeff but 7 out of 10. We're talking old analogue sýnths and stuff. hey anyone seen the porn Flesh Gordon? Very funny.

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Flesh Gordon was a riot. And Hustler's doing some funny things with their recent XXX parodies (Seinfeld, 30 Rock, Who's Nailin Paylin).

 

M'fraid I can't compete on the analog synth contest, but do I get an extra point if I just took a bong hit anyway?

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As said abopve Jeff I'm a nice chap, so we'll make yours an eight then. Take a long drag for me.

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No thanks. But cheers for bringing back the music of yesteryear...I've never heard of any of these geezers, all in frames or in the ground now I'd expect?

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And of course, as jeremy mentioned before, there's also Hawkwind. We should never forget the phenomenally fucking brilliant Hawkwind, especially their phenomenally fucking brilliant album Warrior on the Edge of Time.

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gVlxQF4nAZU

 

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Best space battle music evar (and the bit from 1:10 was sampled for the power-up mode in the classic Scramble)

 

Hawkmen!?! ..... DIE!!!

 

hahahah love it

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No thanks. But cheers for bringing back the music of yesteryear...I've never heard of any of these geezers, all in frames or in the ground now I'd expect?

 

Timmeh, no they didn't fade away. The whole idea of "progressive" music as I understood it, was it was ever expanding and going somewhere. By its dynamic nature it was inevitable it might burn out in the end and it did, though it mutated into other musical ideas. Many of the original artists explored other areas, literally. I'm thinking of Peter Gabriel mostly here in his African musical interests. I check out Gong's website. They also journeyed east and some of their number got into Algerian Rai which is an interesting area in its own right. Steve Hillage of Gong formed a new techno outfit System 7.

 

It might be argued that progressive house today (as I understand it) is a continuation of the old artistic thing. I'm thinking Transglobal Undergound, Banco de Gaia, Deep Forest, Afro Celt Sound System - owe their roots to these original guys. Though I stand to be corrected on this.

 

Fuzzy Tony: Eloy were excellent and they've reformed! I used to have tapes of Ra, Planets and Colours. Our German musical cousins in the 70s were also not lazy respect to this genre. Thinking here of Nektar in particular's The Dream Nebula.  

 

And can the Mods leave the titles alone? Why did they swap the two titles around?

 

 

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Some of my mates were in a band that supported Hawkwind about 15 years ago or so, not long after the release of Electric Tepee. It was a fucking mental night out. I went up to the gig in a coach with the band, smoking some wicked nepalese hash all the way there, and Hawkwind, whilst not in their prime, did a great set. They did not do songs as such, just seemed liked they jammed for a couple of hours.

 

The bloke who got me into Hawkwind was also my mentor in the world of marijuana. Older than me by a few years, and a musician, he saw I had a bit of guitar talent, and took me under his wing to teach me the awesome secrets of space rock - which pretty much involved getting wasted and listening to some music, then getting more wasted and pissballing about making strange noises on analog keyboards.

Hawkwind are still one of my favourite bands man, but my wife HATES them. She's also not fond of me getting out the electric guitar, and pumping it through about 3 hundred effect units to create what I consider to be a perfect wall of sound, but what she considers to be "stoned shit".

Bint.

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:lol:

 

Hey don, did you know Bint is an Arabic word?

 

 

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Ozric Tentacles are worth a look. Bit hit and miss to be honest, but some of their stuff was great.

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i saw Ozric supporting Hawkwind at Keele Uni years back. I have Erpland by them.

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