Sunday, January 18, 2009

Hawkwind 7" Trilogy

This past November Trensmat released a three record set of Hawkwind covers performed by Acid Mothers Temple and the Cosmic Inferno, White Hills, Kinski, Bardo Pond, Mugstar, and Mudhoney. If you dig dilligently through the 7"s at Amoeba or do some careful interweb searching, you may be able to find some copies, for as you have certainly already surmised, the pressing is somewhat limited and in some demand.

I can't say too much about the tracks. They're admirably performed, and I don't think Hawkwind fans will think any injustice has been served. Just imagine what each band sounds like and then imagine them playing Hawkwind tunes, and you'll pretty much get the picture. Bardo Pond is most impressive with their version of "Lord of Light." My biggest gripe with the collection is that it is pressed on some low quality thin vinyl. Hopefully these songs will become otherwise available.

Perhaps the recent wave of Hawkwind interest will lead to some US appearances?

Acid Mothers Temple- "Brainstorm"
White Hills- "Be Yourself"
Bardo Pond- "Lords of Light"
Kinski- "Masters of the Universe"
Mudhoney- "Urban Guerilla"
Mugstar- "Born to Go"

Edit: Per (kind) request of Transmat I have pulled this download. They assure me the records can still be found in various shops. I certainly have no interests in stepping on the toes of an indie label. If you have questions, email me.

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