Hawkwind Hall of the Mountain Grill
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- Released: August 20, 2001
- Originally Released: 1974
- Label: EMD Int'l
Q - 7/96, p.1383 Stars - Good - "...the slicker sound of a band about to sack the blackhearted Lemmy....[includes] unreleased stuff...excellently packaged...and all-too 'faar aht'..."
NME (Magazine) - 4/27/96, p.516 (out of 10) - "...[Hawkwind] moved away from noise jams and underground politics to...just another rock band....Lemmy's 'Lost Johnny' is almost a precursor to the Motorhead sound..."
- 1.Psychedelic Warlords
- 2.Winds Of Change
- 3.D Rider
- 4.Web Weaver
- 5.You'd Better Believe It
- 6.Hall Of The Mountain Grill
- 7.Lost Johnny
- 8.Goat Willow
- 10.You'd Better Believe It (Single Version)
- 11.Osychedelic Warlords (Disappear In Smoke)
- 12.Paradox (Remix Single Edit)
- 13.It's So Easy
Hawkwind: Dave Brock (guitar, synthesizer, organ, vocals); Nik Turner (saxophone, oboe, flute, vocals); Simon House (keyboards, violin); Del Dettmar (keyboards, synthesizer); Lemmy (bass, vocals, guitar); Simon King (drums, percussion).
All songs written or co-written by members of Hawkwind.
Remastered edition features five additional tracks.
CD contains 5 bonus tracks.
Personnel: Dave Brock (vocals, guitar, 12-string guitar, organ, synthesizer); Lemmy (vocals, guitar); Nik Turner (vocals, flute, oboe, saxophone); Simon House (violin, keyboards, synthesizer); Del Dettmar (keyboards, synthesizer, kalimba); Simon King (drums, percussion).
Recording information: Edmonton Sundown (01/26/1974-06/??/1974); Olympic Studios, Barnes, London, England (01/26/1974-06/??/1974).
HALL OF THE MOUNTAIN GRILL found Hawkwind pushing the thudding hard rock of their early albums into the sci-fi influenced soundscapes that would define their legendary sound. In fact, this 1974 album is something of a prog rock classic, given everything from its futuristic cover to the sounds of mellotron, synthesizer, harpsichord, and flute interspersed among the overdriven guitars.
Hawkwind were pioneers in the first wave of space rock, and their sound often draws comparisons to Pink Floyd's music of the same era. But for all their cosmic meanderings and Tolkien imagery, Hawkwind rocked hard (Lemmy, who later went on to form Motorhead, was a member of the band), and HALL OF THE MOUNTAIN GRILL is full of driving, fuzzed-out guitar songs that perfectly balance the touches of ethereal psychedelia. With that in mind, this heralded effort should please fans of prog, psych, and early-'70s metal; and for fans of space rock proper--it's a must.
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