June 6, 2007 Playlist

"X - In Search Of Space" by Hawkwind (1971)
Hawkwind "X In Search Of Space" 1971 (UK)
Hawkwind is one of those groups who did what might seem obvious -- combining the acid freakouts of early Pink Floyd with heavier guitars -- but managed to come up with something unique that has never been equaled.  X In Search Of Space was their second album, the first one which firmly established their tribal space metal groove.  Perhaps the group's secret was that their bassist for this album was Dave Anderson, just back from West Germany where he had been the only non-German member of the legendary heavy krautrock band Amon Duul 2.  After Anderson left, they replaced him with Ian "Lemmy" Kilmister, and got even heavier!   Few bands have established a cult following to rival that of Hawkheads -- they even have their own summer rock festival called Hawkfest, this year featuring a special reunion with Sir Lemmy!  Official website.
"The Battle of the Space Rock Bands"
(N) = New Release

Artist Song Album Year Country
Pink Floyd Astronomy Domine (live) Ummagumma 1969 UK
Frank Zappa & The Mothers Inca Roads (live) You Can't Do That On Stage Anymore Vol. 2
(The Helsinki Concert)
1974 USA
Gong Flying Teapot Flying Teapot 1973 UK/France
Zolar X Plutonian Elf Story Timeless rec. circa 1980 USA
VON LMO Flying Saucer 88 Red Resistor 1996 USA
Chrome Third From The Sun Third From The Sun
1982 USA
Hawkwind Master Of The Universe /
We Took The Wrong Step Years Ago
X In Search Of Space
1971 UK
UFO Silver Bird UFO 2: Flying (One Hour Space Rock) 1971 UK
Simply Saucer Illegal Bodies (live) Cyborgs Revisited rec. 1975 Canada
Earthling Society Tears Of Andromeda - Black Sails Against The Sky Tears Of Andromeda - Black Sails Against The Sky (N) 2007 (Nasoni) UK
Amon Duul 2 Wie Der Wind Am Ende Einer Strasse Wolf City
1973 Germany
Funkadelic Cosmic Slop Cosmic Slop 1973 USA
Parliament Unfunky UFO Mothership Connection 1976 USA
Sly & The Family Stone Spaced Cowboy There's A Riot Goin' On 1971 USA
Jimmy Castor Bunch Space Age E-Man Groovin' 1976 USA
Dr. Octagon (Kool Keith & Automator) Earth People Dr. Octagonecologyst 1996 USA
David Bowie Star Man The Rise & Fall Of Ziggy Stardust & The Spiders From Mars 1972 UK
T-Rex Planet Queen Electric Warrior 1971 UK
Jimi Hendrix Experience Third Stone From The Sun Are You Experienced? 1967 USA/UK
Kraftwerk Spacelab Die Mensch-Maschine 1978 Germany
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