Originally Posted by J Riff
and Moorcock was no kind of player as I recall... but Hawkwind were cool.
There was also the H.P. Lovecraft album... and Shatner did an album, as did Spock.
No, Moorcock wasn't a player. Hawkwind featured a poet (the late Bob Calvert) in their sets. Having produced the Warrior at the Edge of Time
album in collaboration with Moorcock -- a musical adaptation of his Eternal Champion series -- Hawkwind invited him to replace Calvert after the latter had a massive falling out with the band, and he did so for one tour (if memory serves me right; this was all some time ago).
Have you heard
Shatner's album??? His rendition of the Beatles' 'Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds' is... memorable.
Almost as memorable as Nimoy's twee little song about Hobbits.
Glad you liked the piece, J-WO, I think in a sense rock music as I think of it has grown up, because the musicians responsible have matured... but there will always be new generations of raw, aggressive kids with attitude coming up behind them. That's the nature of the beast, and long may it continue.