My big, yummy, hardcover Hawkwind coffee table book is—per usual with
these—hardcover, on 100 lb. gloss, full colour
throughout, 350 pictures, 224 pages.
As the back cover sez:
Through a confluence of grinding hard rock grooves, pioneering electronics and
liquid lighting, Dave Brock and his
assembled astronauts of mind and space have been defining for more than fifty
years now what it means to be the ultimate
cult band. Ripping into the public consciousness with the Space Ritual live
album of 1973, Hawkwind have never looked
back, discovering new ways to equate the subatomic with the infinite, the
endless void of space with totality, using the
exotic language of their ever-evolving yet complex musical language, one that
defies genre classification, but perhaps
creates a genre all its own, namely space rock.
Accompanying their more than thirty studio albums and myriad companion pieces
along the way are the graphics thereof,
visuals that further attempt to explain themes that are hard to articulate.
Hawkwind: A Visual Biography concentrates
the third eye on this part of the package, presenting pretty pictures of
record covers, promo items, advertisements,
ticket stubs, paper goods pertaining to side-projects and of course shots of
Brock and crew resplendent in their live
space, in hopes that the Hawk manifesto just might become a little more
knowable. Aiding in that cause, Martin Popoff
has provided a detailed timeline of the band’s complicated and dramatic career
goings-on, helping to guide one’s way
through each year and era, each hiring and firing and misfiring, each cluster
of notions, audio magic potions, each
sailing upon inter-stellar topographic oceans.
The ultimate aim is to send the next generation of blaster-offer back to the
original scriptures, the studio albums
serving as space-flung signposts, in search of the charming and astounding
sounds that gave raise to the companion
document confronting you now.
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