Captain Lockheed & The Starfighters

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Captain Lockheed & The Starfighters

Captain Lockheed & The Starfighters

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The purchased fighters were converted to unconventional operational military usage for saving money, which caused many accidents. Please consider supporting us by giving monthly PayPal donations and help keep PA fast-loading and ad-free forever. It was once recorded that Nico was named as a possible contributing vocalist on “Lockheed”, and in all certainty “Widow’s Song” was slated for her. I have always wanted this album, not because I am a fan of Hawkwind or Robert Calvert, but because I liked the idea of it and the artwork.

To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. It's the effective combination of rock and Monty Python skits where the true power of the album lies. Both music and storyline are more sophisticated and serious than in an average Hawkwind album, maybe because Robert had more control over the production. A concept album about a business deal between a megalomaniac German and an American salesman, in which the ultimate war plane is purchased , outfitted, and launched. You can change your choices at any time by visiting Cookie preferences, as described in the Cookie notice.overalls onstage at times during his Hawkwind days) saw the headlines generated by Lockheed’s abysmal legacy surrounding the Starfighter F-104 as creative stimulus.

The only non-Calvert composition (co-written with Dave Brock) “The Widow Maker” follows, and it is pure Hawkwind: all churning guitar and Rudolph’s (or Lemmy’s?If anyone had told me that a long time favourite of mine would be a concept album that takes the WW2 era Lockheed Starfighter Jet as its theme, I'd have thought them crackers. With more tracks, most of Hawkwind, (including Dave Brock and Lemmy), along with Roxy Music's Brian Eno, Pink Fairies Twink et al as musicians, the god of hellfire, Arthur Brown singing one track, and the Bonzo Dog's Viv Stanshall as an actor / character within the dialogue, what more can a fan want? S. Air Force as a light, single seater, fair weather fighter [that the German Defense Ministry had hastily converted into] heavy duty, atom bombers. Rhythm section Lemmy and Simon King are present throughout, Lemmy's contribution can not be understated, hiss trademark rhythm bass ties the whole sound together magnificently. Well, this excellent concept album not only has an expanded track listing, it also has a great insert / booklet which includes an essay and reminiscences by Nik Turner, who also played on the orginal 1973 recordings.

A screeching electronic swirl crashes open the Hawkwind-styled “Ejection” with classic Calvert lyrics that rhyme every word with the title over repeated rhythms and omnipresent Simon King high-hat and piston-like fills. Calvert calmly intones echoed lines over Rudolph’s swooping guitar lines AND his overdubbed, pumping bass riffs and Simon King’s ever-stamina drumming. they sound like on the surface - as with all Hawkwind, you may need to dig deep for the massive payback. I was so happy to get this remaster and glad to see that it offered three bonus tracks, including an extended version of "The Right Stuff". The spoken word interludes reinforce the absurdity of the whole situation (featuring the loony Viv Stanshall) and inject a satirical wit missing from the more standard-based songs that are written from the perspective of the pilot, who, in the end must begrudgingly concede that “the radar screen’s projection/tells me I’m too late.mainly concerning a dubious fantasy theme around the reconstruction of the glorious German Luftwaffe. Let's forget Hawkwind for a minute, if you have a penchant for intelligent hard rock which embraces electronica and has humour in abundance, you need this album. The music's ok in a generic Hawkish way and its a potentially interesting subject - did the US knowingly offload the potentially lethal (to the pilot) Starfighter jet on Germany - but the sub Monty Python "Ve haff vays of making you talk!

Former Hawkwind bassist Alan Davey revives the Psychedelic Warlords, including frontman Craig High, keyboardist Zoie Green and guitarist Simon Wilkins, for an acid trip down memory lane on this spectacular live recording! It doesn't matter what track I choose they are all fabulous, from the outright Spacerock of Biometrics to the simplicity of Journey, where else can you hear past members of Hawkwind mixed in with various, sometimes unexpected guests (even if a few of them are dead), doing what they do best, making great albums. United Artists label as per this version but it also includes the printed inner sleeve with German eagle in light blue on silver background not shown in the pictures here. I have this original version with insert containing lyrics and dialogue stapled to inside center of gatefold. Calvert must have felt a strong affinity with them as he too was unreliable, difficult to control and unstable as hell.It's a satirical concept album with both songs and spoken interludes based on the story of the poor quality of the Lockheed F-104 Starfighter planes. And co-joined by Paul Rudolph (on 6 string and bass guitar), Twink, Arthur Brown, Adrian Wagner, Brian Eno, Vivian Stanshall and Jim Capaldi the result was a virtual Hawkwind EP peppered by spoken word skits and a two part Arthur Brown-tormenter, “The Song of The Gremlin.



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