HAWKWIND AT THE ROUNDHOUSE
45 years ago a very different Hawkwind line up played the legendary gig at the Roundhouse in what would become part of the Greasy Truckers album. They last played there in 1977, but in May of this year they returned there as part of their highly successful Into The Woods Tour.
This gig was a perfect example of a modern stable line up who have their shit fully together doing what Hawkwind do best going out on stage and entertaining the fans that stick with them through thick and thin.
This latest live album saw them performing a plus two hour set that kicked off with a 3 track acoustic set that included a nice tribute to the much missed Lemmy with ‘The Watcher’ then the main set which was a cross section of some of their greatest songs such as ‘You’d Better Believe It’, ‘Born To Go’, ‘Steppenwolf’, ‘Magnu’ and the always welcome ‘Golden Void’ mixed these up with tracks from the last two albums The Machine Stops and Into The Woods.
They closed the nights’ proceedings with a encore of ‘Brainbox Pollution’ and a rare outing of ‘Silver Machine’ featuring Phil Campbell on guitar, also supporting them was the brilliant saxophonist Michel Sosna.
The DVD included, in no small part to fan power, was a joy to watch with John Moules providing the light show. The box set includes 2 CD’s, a DVD of the show, a poster and a 24 page booklet. It is out on December 8th on Cherry Red Records with a multi vinyl issue out early next year.
Another winner in my eyes.