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The second coming of Hawkwind,
This review is from: Quark, Strangeness, ... (Audio CD)
For a band that are so defined (to most people) as having peaked in the early 70s in the Lemmy / Silver Machine / Space Ritual period, this album is proof that the late 70s flowering was every bit as powerful though in a different way. The science fiction element is strong - Damnation Alley from the Zelazny / Dick epic and the awesome Spirit of the Age (along with Queen's Year of 39 a brilliant song about time dilation), plus the much played Hassan i Sabbah and the tongue in cheek title track make this the peak of a very interesting period (check out PXR5 and, if you can get it, 25 Years).
There is a hardly a gig goes by even 30 years later that doesn't have something from this album - Calvert at a lyrical peak and a tight, unpretentious line-up.