HAWKLORDS – “ We Are One”

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Tο νέο άλμπουμ των
HAWKLORDS “ We Are One”
double vinyl + poster, 180g, έκδοση 500 αντιτύπων,
είναι αποκλειστικά διαθέσιμο (μέσω του γκρουπ)
από το Music Works.

Οι Hawklords σχηματίσθηκαν το 1978 από μέλη των Hawkwind, ARK και Pilot,
όταν και κυκλοφόρησαν το ντεμπούτο και μοναδικό έως τώρα studio album, “25 Years On”.

Στo τωρινό line up μετέχουν οι:
Harvey Bainbridge: Synthesizer & Vocals – original member of Hawklords 1978 line-up and long serving member and writer with Hawkwind 1977 – 1993.
Dave Pearce: Drums – session player and most recent addition to The Hawklords line-up.
Jerry Richards: Guitar & Vocals – veteran of the UK free festival scene of the 1980’s, lead guitarist, writer and producer with Hawkwind, 90’s to Noughties.
Adrian Shaw: Bass & Vocals – bassist and writer with Hawkwind for the classic Quark, Strangeness & Charm and PXR5 albums 1977 – 1978. Long time member of The Bevis Frond as well as many other UK Psychedelic bands.
Ron Tree: Lead vocal, Oscillators and Swazzle – survivor of the 1980’s UK free festival scene and lead vocalist, bassist and writer with Hawkwind, 90’s to Noughties.

[Record Collector Review]

Hawklords
We Are One
***
Hawklords LORDS 0912
Certainly one of the better ones, anyway…

While we’ve seen conglomerations of former Hawkwind members playing interpretations of Hawk standards before, few have cut new material together.
Nik Turner’s brigade of Hawks, Space Ritual, offered up Otherworld and ticked most boxes, but We Are One – from a band including Harvey Bainbridge and Steve Swindells from the original Hawklords, Adrian Shaw from the classic Quark, Strangeness & Charm-era group, and 90s comrades Ron Tree and Jerry Richards, goes further in developing its own strand of Hawk-lore.

The original 1978 Hawklords project was a Bob Calvert and Barney Bubbles concept on the plight of the individual in an increasingly technological society. This resurrection of the name doesn’t particularly tread the same path and, generally, avoids reliance on past glories. There are, however, nods to previous Hawk-styles and an overarching environmentalism that, though heavy-handed in places, nonetheless invokes a Hawkwind ethos.We Are One touches on early Damned and Stranglers, too, taking some of the bluntness of the former and, suggesting something of the latter with Swindells’ fluid Farfisa organ. Meanwhile, Shaw’s bass playing sometimes reaches Quark-level greatness, delightfully drifting into the outer limits.

Ian Abrahams

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