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Hawkwind – Roadhawks
(United Artists Records  1976  UAK29919)
Matrix No’s: A3/B2 – UK Pressing

Gatefold Sleeve in Nr MINT/Excellent+ condition
– some slight wear to edges and a little rubbing near the top

Vinyl in Nr MINT condition
(there are some surface marks visible on the vinyl when held up to the light but they don’t affect the sound quality)

Hawkwind are an English rock band, one of the earliest space rock groups. Their lyrics favour urban and science fiction themes. They are also a noted precursor to punk rock and now are considered a link between the hippie and punk cultures.

Formed in November 1969 by singer-songwriter and guitarist Dave Brock, Hawkwind have gone through many incarnations and styles of music. Critic Jim Green describes their trademark sound as characterised by “that gargantuan and impenetrable pre-metal/hardcore drone, those great riffs, that inexorable drive to destinations unknown.” In the early 1990s, the word “blanga” was coined by Inner City Unit and Robert Calvert guitarist Steve Pond (who currently plays in Krankshaft with 2012 touring keyboardist Dead Fred) and music critic J. Eric Smith via the Hawkwind Blanga Guide to summarise this sound, and the word has become a common descriptive term for the music created by Hawkwind and the bands they have inspired. Dozens of musicians have worked with the group; fantasy and science fiction writer Michael Moorcock was an occasional collaborator.

Roadhawks is a 1976 compilation album by Hawkwind covering the years 1970-1975, and it peaked at #45 on the UK album charts. It is the first compilation release from the group, marking the end of the group’s tenure with United Artists Records. The music was compiled and mixed by the group’s Dave Brock.

Track listing

Side one

  1. “Hurry on Sundown” (Dave Brock, Hawkwind) – from Hawkwind (1970)
  2. “Paranoia” [edit] (Brock, Hawkwind) – from Hawkwind (1970)
  3. “You Shouldn’t Do That” (Nik Turner, Brock) – live version previously unreleased, included on Space Ritual (CD re-issue) (1972)
  4. “Silver Machine” (Robert Calvert, Brock) – single previously unreleased on LP, included on In Search of Space (CD re-issue) (1972)

Side two

  1. “Urban Guerilla” (Calvert, Brock) – single previously unreleased on LP, included on Doremi Fasol Latido (CD re-issue) (1973)
  2. “Space Is Deep” (Brock) – from Doremi Fasol Latido (1972)
  3. “Wind of Change” (Brock) – from Hall of the Mountain Grill (1974)
  4. “The Golden Void” (Brock) – from Warrior on the Edge of Time (1975)


  • Robert Calvert – vocals (track 5)
  • Dave Brock – vocals (track 1, 6, 8), guitar, harmonica (track 1), 12-string acoustic guitar (track 1)
  • Nik Turner – vocals (track 3), flute, saxophone
  • John Harrison – bass (tracks 1 and 2)
  • Lemmy Kilmister – bass (tracks 3 to 8), vocals (track 4)
  • Terry Ollis – drums (tracks 1 and 2)
  • Simon King – drums (tracks 3 to 8)
  • DikMik – audio generator (tracks 1 to 6)
  • Del Dettmar – synthesizer, keyboards (tracks 3 to 7)
  • Simon House – synthesizer, violin, keyboards (tracks 7 and 8)
Weight 1.00000000 kg


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