Carol Clerk The Saga of 34;Hawkwind34;

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The Saga Of Hawkwind is one of the most interesting tales in music history. In this paperback edition, author Carol Clerk charts the continuing rise of the premier space rock band that embraced sheer creativity above all else. This is the 35-year journey of a band that, despite various changes, have remained true to their art.
Hawkwind emerged amidst the hippie counterculture in late 1969 and embraced it wholeheartedly, to say the least. Within an atmosphere of drugs, free festivals and psychedelia, the band produced some classic space-rock and progressive albums, To say that this defined them would be doing them a disservice, however, as they initially found favour with each other through a mutual interest in electronic music, with their later music reflecting and incorporating this, to a brilliant effect. With 27 albums to their name, the sheer volume of their output is astonishing and their influence on music incomparable. This is the story of that band, if you are interested in music at all you should check it out.
In The Saga Of Hawkwind, Carol Clerk has expertly compiled the epic history of a band that has always defied convention, and woven it into a compelling narrative that tells the highs and inevitable lows of a band that has never compromised. Embracing art of all kinds, from writers, poets and dancers, Hawkwind gained favour with almost everybody, also actively participating in free music festivals. With Motorhead's Lemmy and Cream's Ginger Baker as former members, the pedigree that has come and gone from Hawkwind is as fascinating as it is intriguing.
As a writer, journalist and rock historian, Carol Clerk is one of the best, her precise attention to detail guarantees the utmost accuracy and the least speculation, while her sheer immersion in the world of rock music explains how her books can

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This bitter and entertaining study of hippy ideals versus the grubby, hard cash reality of keeping a band going will not disappoint.' --Mojo

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Hawkwind emerged in 1969 from Ladbroke Grove, the heartland of London's counterculture, to become a 'people's band' supported by bikers and hippies alike as they staged free gigs, benefits and protests and welcomed the involvement of any number of creative people - writers, poets, dancers - from within their community. They have had more line-up changes than their only remaining founder member Dave Brock, can remember. Motorhead's Lemmy and legendary Cream drummer Ginger Baker were just two of the musicians sacrificed along the way as the band went head to head with the police, customs, the taxman - and each other. This updated edition includes an exclusive interview with Hawkwind leader Dave Brock, conducted especially for this update and also reveals details of their new album Take Me To Your Leader, released in September 2005.With the memories of many of those who were there, this is the story of an extraordinary 35-year career, the music and the band, whose fans still loyally turn out for conventions and are rewarded with 'private festivals', set against a background of sex, drugs, madness, writs, rage and revenge.

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