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Posted: Nov 5 2009, 10:19 AM
Member No.: 1
Joined: 27-October 05
Alan Davey was the on/off bass player with the Mighty Hawkwind for several hundred years before finally falling foul of Baron Brock. He really, really wanted to be Lemmy, going so far as gigging with his own Motorhead tribute band (who were rather good when I saw them in a Lanarkshire country park). But now that he's all on his lonesome (again), it seems that he really, really wants to be back in Hawkwind. But in 1976.
Which is marvellous news for me as the fantastic riff to 'Angel Down' kicks in, joined thereafter by the swirling violin of Hawkwind fiddler Simon House. He never was much of a singer, was Mr Davey, and it remains a weak point on what is, generally, an excellent spacerock album.
However, he is helped out vocally on a couple of tracks by Isobel Morris and there's a sprinkling of instrumentals, where you can just sit back and enjoy the ride for long periods of time. There are enough bleeps and swooshes on display to keep this old Hawkwinder very happy, and with the Mothership seemingly caught up in endless reissues, it's nice to hear some new music in the HW tradition.
It's not all good, but as long as there are tracks as good as 'Angel Down', 'Encounter' and 'Ya Know Ya Should', then I'll be back for more.
:twisted :twisted :twisted 1/2 / 3.5 out of 5