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Old 28th March 2007, 06:12 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hawkwind Documentary on BBC

Well, unless they decide to release this thing on DVD later, I'll not be able t see it, I imagine. But for those who are fans of either Moorcock or the band themselves, there's to be a documentary on Hawkwind:

BBC - BBC Four Listings - Programmes

It will air on BBC Four, Fri., 30 Mar., 21:00-22:00 and again at 23:50-00:50, and then Sat., 31 Mar., 02:50-03:50.

*sigh* Since I can't see it, would someone who can, please let me know how it was? Moorcock seems to feel pretty confident in the filmmaker on this one (he was interviewed for it), and expects it to be of good quality -- and that's about all I know, at this point....
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Old 28th March 2007, 06:21 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I saw them play live - Carlisle Market Hall, February 1973. Couldn't hear anything for two days, but...................
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Old 28th March 2007, 06:24 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I saw them play live - Carlisle Market Hall, February 1973. Couldn't hear anything for two days, but...................
LOL. That ... errr... sounds about right...
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Old 28th March 2007, 06:34 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Yes, err...sorry, did you say something?

It was after the release of the "Silver Machine" single, and most people there expected all the music to be the same - a lot were surprised by Bob Calvert. Unfortunately I was about 15 metres from the left-hand speaker stacks, so I missed a lot of the nuances, if that's the right word. Rode home 18 miles on the bus, and I fell out onto the road at my stop, as my inner ears appeared to have stopped working. My parents refused to believe that I wasn't drunk!
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Bugger... I'm away this weekend & I'm a fan of both of them.
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It was after the release of the "Silver Machine" single, and most people there expected all the music to be the same - a lot were surprised by Bob Calvert.
I can only imagine....

You know... somewhat off-topic, I suppose, but what the heck... I've always found it interesting that Hawkwind didn't catch on over here more than they did. Not "plastic" enough? Certainly their music has at least as much to it (usually more than) as the majority of groups that did. I've a feeling that, had they been performing over here in the 1960s instead, they'd have been quite popular... but by the time they made their appearance over here, we were retreating into the Beach Boys sweetness-'n'-light sort of thing on the whole (*traumatic flashback of Peter Frampton and the Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band film here -- complete with severe shudders* )

Anyone have any thoughts on that one?

Errrr.... helllo....?

Ragnar: sorry to hear you'll be missing it... perhaps it will be rebroadcast at a later point....?
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Old 28th March 2007, 07:22 PM   #7 (permalink)
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What you must remember, j d, is that the UK is small. I mean, compared with the USA it's tiny. As a result one radio station and one tv station can cover the entire country, and if you can get your music on those, you're away. We also don't have the dedicated music style stations that you have - the idea of a station that only played, say, country music was never even envisioned in this country. As a result, you don't have to repeat getting your act heard for all the myriad of tv and radio stations that you have over the country.
Historically,very few British bands have ever managed the feat of "Cracking the States",and these have been far more popular over here (the Beatles, Stones, etc), than Hawkwind ever was.
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Id already noticed this was on and have been looking forward to it all week. I remember reading that Hawkwind could have been a lot bigger in the UK but for their second single Urban Guerrilla("Im an urban guerrilla I make bombs in my cellar") coinciding with an IRA bombing campaign reducing their airplay to nil overnight. Big shame.
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Well, unless they decide to release this thing on DVD later, I'll not be able t see it, I imagine. But for those who are fans of either Moorcock or the band themselves, there's to be a documentary on Hawkwind:

BBC - BBC Four Listings - Programmes

It will air on BBC Four, Fri., 30 Mar., 21:00-22:00 and again at 23:50-00:50, and then Sat., 31 Mar., 02:50-03:50.

*sigh* Since I can't see it, would someone who can, please let me know how it was? Moorcock seems to feel pretty confident in the filmmaker on this one (he was interviewed for it), and expects it to be of good quality -- and that's about all I know, at this point....
Thanks JD being a Friday night I may have missed that, I have seen Hawkwind quite a few times in their various line-ups mostly in and about London, stadium gigs, Uni gigs,H/Smith Odeon etc. also being a big fan of Mike M. they were good the early(70s) ones are my favorite.
Have not seem them for a few years though,I also have seen the tribute band called Stormbringer.

Still have them on vinyl but nothing to play them on now
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Still have them on vinyl but nothing to play them on now
A mate of mine has one of these - had over a thousand LPs unplayed for years, but now swears by it.

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A mate of mine has one of these - had over a thousand LPs unplayed for years, but now swears by it.