Genre

A peculiar branch of Heavy Metal usually called Space Rock.

Bio/History

Formed in 1969 in Notting Hill, London. In 1970, the LP "Hawkwind" is released in August on Liberty/UA. For a while the band featured Ian "Lemmy" Kilmister, but Lemmy is booted from the band in June 1975 after Canadian customs agents detain him for suspected cocaine posession. In 1978 the group calved into Hawkwind and Hawklords after some kind of squabble involving Dave Brock.

Known for

Original members

  • Dave Brock
  • Huw Lloyd Langton
  • Nik Turner
  • Terry Ollis
  • Dik Mik
  • Viv Prince
  • Dick Taylor, the group's producer

Discography

  • 1970 Hawkwind
  • 1971 In Search of Space
  • 1972 Doremi Fasol Latido
  • 1973 Space Ritual
  • 1974 Hall of the Mountain Grill
  • 1975 Warrior on the Edge of Time
  • 1976 Astounding Sounds, Amazing Music
  • 1977 Quark, Strangeness and Charm
  • 1978 25 Years On
  • 1979 PXR5
  • 1980 Live Seventy-Nine
  • 1980 Levitation
  • 1981 Sonic Attack
  • 1982 Church of Hawkwind
  • 1982 Choose Your Masques
  • 1983 Zones
  • 1984 Stonehenge/Do Not Panic
  • 1985 Chronicle of the Black Sword (The music of Michael Moorcock's Elric Saga)
  • 1986 Live Chronicles
  • 1987 Out and Intake
  • 1988 The Xenon Codex
  • 1990 Space Bandits
  • 1991 Palace Springs
  • 1992 Electric Tepee
  • 1993 It is the Business of the Future to be Dangerous
  • 1994 The Business Trip
  • 1995 Alien 4
  • 1996 Love in Space
  • 1997 The 1999 Party
  • 1997 Distant Horizons
  • 1999 In Your Area

Contemporaries and influences

Collaborated with SF author Michael Moorcock, a sometime member. See the excellent writeup on Robert Calvert's involvement with the band (and offshoots) as well.

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