Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Hawk Meets Penguin
Genres: Alternative Rock, World Music, Pop, Rock
2008 digitally remastered reissue of this album from the Krautrockers, one of the most established of all the free expressive improvisational bands in the history of Rock. A joyous jam session captured in the crystal clari... more »
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2008 digitally remastered reissue of this album from the Krautrockers, one of the most established of all the free expressive improvisational bands in the history of Rock. A joyous jam session captured in the crystal clarity of CD technology. This line up went on to record two more LPs and a compilation. PHRL.
Hawkwind-'Bring Me The Head Of Yuri Gagarin'(Thunderbolt)
Mike Reed | USA | 12/18/2003
(2 out of 5 stars)
"First off,I'd like to mention that I can certainly understand as to why most people(even the most extreme Hawkfans)might strongly dislike this CD.The sound is not that good,but it is very listenable.I've heard a lot worse.I heard that Nik Turner was ACTUALLY paid not to put this recording out.But,'Bring Me The Head...' does serve the purpose of a fan hearing a halfway decent audience-like home made taped performance of the band from May,1973.I guess I've gotten used to the disc for what it is.It starts off with two tunes that are unavailable anywhere else "Gaga" and a decent Nik Turner poem "In The Egg".Soon after "Orgone Accumulator" there's another Turner poem "Wage War" which is pretty good,in my opinion.Other 'Wind classics are present,like "Master Of The Universe",a good version of "Urban Guerilla","Welcome To The Future","Sonic Attack" and "Silver Machine".I heard awhile back that a French label,Spalax reissued this title;with a 30% improvement remastering job on the sound quality.Also noticed that Turner isn't even listing on the back cover.Have to wonder why."
Another voice in the chorus of BOOs
sephus | San Francisco, CA | 09/28/2001
(1 out of 5 stars)
"I felt I needed to contribute this review to drive the average rating further down. No offense to the person who gave this two stars, but this disc doesn't deserve ONE. The info on its dubious origins was new to me but not surprising. This one has almost an identical song list to one I have on vinyl but didn't see listed here (might've missed it among the other 121 entries), called "Live 70-74." That one is not the greatest recording either, but it's an audiophile's dream compared to this terrible offering. It would be worth it to get a copy of the hilarious "In The Egg," but find it on another release and don't bother with this one. In addition to the overall poor quality, the recording levels are almost nonexistent. Unless you crank it up to maximum volume you won't even believe there is ANY sound on this disc at all."
Not worthy of one star
Andrew A Apold | West Palm Beach FL United States | 05/21/2002
(1 out of 5 stars)
"All else aside, I've heard better sound quality from tape recorders placed under a chair than you can find on this one.To bad it is a waste of some decent cover art and a name for an album."