Masters Of The Universe

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Masters Of The Universe

Masters Of The Universe

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Sonic Attack' and 'Orgone Accumulator' are from Space Ritual - two standout tracks from Hawkwind's best album. It was written by Nik Turner and Dave Brock and featured Turner on vocals, Brock on guitar, former Amon Düül II member Dave Anderson on bass, Del Dettmar and Dik Mik on synthesizers and Terry Ollis on drums.

Though controversial, this is hardly new, indeed big names from Chuck Berry to George Harrison have been accused of ripping off, plagiarizing, stealing and failing to credit others for their contributions for all manner of reasons. While Masters of the Universe's blend of studio and live material may initially seem a bit odd to the newcomer to Hawkwind, the two live cuts are probably the band's most beloved material outside of the standalone single "Silver Machine" (not on this compilation, but present on the aforementioned Roadhawks), and both "Sonic Attack" and "Orgone Accumulator" are mixed in such a way that any audience noise is kept to a minimum, to allow for an oddly seamless listening experience. Any Hawkwind fan would no doubt have the aforementioned albums as they are the classics that launched this incredible band. George from Vancouver, CanadaSounds like Black Sabbath sampled some of this song's guitar for their Sabbath Bloody Sabbath album.So instead of getting new tracks to add to the collection I was inundated with the same stuff I already have. and his death-like minion on the lofty escarpment, the mountains being leeched of colour and clarity as they recede into the far beyond. At the time I was very into heavy metal, and I knew Lemmy had been in Hawkwind, I thought the album had an air of mystique about it so bought it.

Brainstorm" is of course a classic but it always sounded a fraction better on Doremi than here, I guess this is a cheaper pressing? Please consider supporting us by giving monthly PayPal donations and help keep PA fast-loading and ad-free forever. This very concise album along with the previous year's Roadhawks compilation together make a stunning introduction to Hawkwind's early years with the Liberty and United Artists labels.I'm going to be completely honest, there are a lot of progressive rock bands from the 70's I would rather listen to over Hawkwind, but every now and then I get that itch where I'm in the mood for something really progressive, weird and different. VG/EX means that the item's sleeve is in Very Good condition and the disc is in Excellent condition. Der Sound wird mit diesen ewig gephaserten und komprimiert klingenden Gitarren allerdings nach einiger Zeit etwas eintönig.

I bought this compilation when the band's discography was still unknown to me, and I must admit that I see this as quite useless album. I would suggest though to ditch this, and get the first 6 albums, "Chronicle of the Black Sword" "Space Ritual" and the latest release "Blood of the Earth" instead. Masters of the Universe is a 1977 compilation album by Hawkwind covering the years 1971 to 1974 while the group were contracted to United Artists Records.Sure, Masters of the Universe was compiled and released with no input from Hawkwind themselves, but it captures a crucial phase in their career where they were progressive rock icons, psychedelic space warriors and largely responsible for an international shortage of LSD, so it has its place in the collection of any fan of the band regardless of vintage. The most cohesive introduction to Hawkwind's United Artists years from 1971-74 for the money when it was released on vinyl in 1977. El Secreto Del Alfajor, a musical project with a penchant for blending folk and rock influences, presents two captivating tracks from their debut album. Progressive space rock might have been a bit of a hard sell in a punk-saturated 1977, but there's enough going on throughout Masters of the Universe's 40 minute run time for anyone with even a passing interest in the music of Dave Brock, Nik Turner and their bandmates to pick up this compilation.

By the time Hawkwind went on the Space Ritual tour, Anderson had departed and Lemmy had joined the band, with his partnership with Brock giving the track a much heavier, driving sound. This was the first Hawkwind album I ever possessed and it still holds a special place and a certain mystique for me. The vinyl may have been one of the best compilations in the late 70s of the band, but the CD does not warn that it is a compilation in any way!This would be at the top of my list to recommend to someone that wants to listen to Hawkwind for the first time. I only bought it because of the cover, but was happily blown away after I'd heard it for the first time.



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