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« Reply #30 on: July 22, 2011, 06:10:50 PM »
Well if Lemmy is cooler than you Uli, I had better watch it because you are obviously very cool.  :)

That's nice, but I guess the internet makes me much cooler than I am...  :-[  ;)
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« Reply #31 on: July 23, 2011, 12:08:16 AM »
Just watched the Lemmy film.

It was ok I suppose. Never been a Motorhead fan and never will be, even though I don't dislike the music. Lemmy tells great stories, but I've always found his penchant for Nazi paraphernalia more than a little disturbing.

Won't be watching the Hawkwind documentary as I've seen it before.

There's a finite limit to how often I can stomach seeing Nick Kent in a beanie hat and a vest...
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« Reply #32 on: July 23, 2011, 10:41:54 AM »
I like a little Motorhead, but what I really love is the Lemmy / Simon King period of Hawkwind - what a powerful rhythm section. If you've ever heard "Space Ritual" you can easily see why they were such a huge influence on so many punk bands. Lemmy still plays a lot of bass like he was playing rhythm guitar.

Have to agree with you about Nick Kent though - what was he wearing/thinking?

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« Reply #33 on: July 24, 2011, 03:18:27 PM »
Had to watch "Do Not Panic" again this morning as it is a cracking and entertaining film - despite Nick Kent!

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« Reply #34 on: July 25, 2011, 11:01:39 AM »
My favourite Hawkwind albums are the ones they made with Robert Calvert. I think he was a great poet & showman & is sadly missed. The Space Ritual / Urban Guerilla period & Astounding Sounds, Quark, PXR5 & Hawlkords albums are the best in my opinion.
Hall of the Mountain Grill & Warrior on the Edge of Time are also very good. The violin of Simon House add a special feel to the above albums.

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« Reply #35 on: July 25, 2011, 02:16:57 PM »
My favourite Hawkwind albums are the ones they made with Robert Calvert. I think he was a great poet & showman & is sadly missed. The Space Ritual / Urban Guerilla period & Astounding Sounds, Quark, PXR5 & Hawlkords albums are the best in my opinion.
Hall of the Mountain Grill & Warrior on the Edge of Time are also very good. The violin of Simon House add a special feel to the above albums.

My favourite is 'Captain Lockheed & The Star Fighters'.

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« Reply #36 on: July 25, 2011, 02:25:59 PM »
Never heard this, so I'm putting that right  now...

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« Reply #37 on: July 25, 2011, 02:26:36 PM »
My favourite Hawkwind albums are the ones they made with Robert Calvert. I think he was a great poet & showman & is sadly missed. The Space Ritual / Urban Guerilla period & Astounding Sounds, Quark, PXR5 & Hawlkords albums are the best in my opinion.
Hall of the Mountain Grill & Warrior on the Edge of Time are also very good. The violin of Simon House add a special feel to the above albums.

My favourite is 'Captain Lockheed & The Star Fighters'.

Yes a great album. Technically a solo album but I think most of Hawkwind played some part in it.

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« Reply #38 on: July 25, 2011, 02:44:52 PM »
Musicians:
 Robert Calvert - vocals [Hawkwind, Hawklord, Amon Duul, Nektar]
 Arthur Brown - vocals on "The Song of the Gremlin" parts 1 and 2
 Paul Rudolph - lead and rhythm guitar (all), bass guitar on "The Song of the Gremlin" parts 1 and 2, "Hero with a Wing" [Pink Fairies, Hawkwind]
 Dave Brock - lead guitar on "The Widow Maker" [Hawkwind, Hawklord]
 Lemmy Kilminster - bass guitar [Hawkwind, Motorhead]
 Nik Turner - saxophone [Hawkwind]
 Brian Peter George St John La Baptiste De La Salle (Brian Eno) - Synthesizer
 Del Dettmar - synthesizer [Hawkwind]
 Adrian Wagner - keyboards on "The Song of the Gremlin" parts 1 and 2
 Simon King - drums [Hawkwind]
 Twink Alder - Funeral drum on "Catch a Falling Starfighter" [Pink Fairies]
 The Ladbroke Grove Hermaphroditic Voice Ensemble - back up vocals
 
Actors:
 Vivian Stanshall - most leads (e.g. Ground Control, Bright Mechanic)
 Jim Capaldi - American Salesman, Recruiting Officer, Dim Mechanic [traffic]
 Robert Calvert - Pilot
 Tom Mittledorf
 Richard Ealing
 

Sounding good so far - I know he loved his planes, but he was obviously also a Flying Circus fan too!

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« Reply #39 on: July 25, 2011, 04:20:06 PM »
Some of the between track dialogue is quite funny I think. The songs Right Stuff & Ejection went on to become Hawkwind live faves, even after Calvert had left the band. Well, I say left the band, but the band actually left him. Kris Taits book This is Hawkwind-Do Not Panic describes how they frantically drove away from their hotel with Calvert chasing after them. Heh heh he was a character

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« Reply #40 on: July 25, 2011, 06:15:46 PM »
I liked that - thanks for the tip guys!

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« Reply #41 on: July 25, 2011, 07:04:48 PM »
Glad you liked it Fred  :)

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« Reply #44 on: January 16, 2012, 04:53:08 PM »
I watched the Lemmy movie over the Christmas break which I enjoyed but have to agree the Nazi stuff is very dodgy in my book, also I am not sure about sharing women with your son....

I see as well that Motörhead Shiraz has now been joined by Motörhead Vodka; a "premium, 80 proof Vodka...with a rich, full-bodied and complex character, with a light and fruity aftertaste".

Mind you I guess TV has those various real ales from Ellen...