Captain Lockheed & The Starfighters

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Captain Lockheed & The Starfighters

Captain Lockheed & The Starfighters

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The musical guests included Hawkwind, Arthur Brown and Brian Eno, making for a unique and legendary album.

It doesn't matter what track I choose they are all fabulous, from the outright Spacerock of Biometrics to the simplicity of Journey, where else can you hear past members of Hawkwind mixed in with various, sometimes unexpected guests (even if a few of them are dead), doing what they do best, making great albums. Yes, Robert Calvert was the eccentric vocalist with Hawkwind for some years, and this, a play with rock music, was his first solo album. I'm very allured by psychedelia and many other releases of these spaceheads, but this is just different kind of music than majority of their releases. Robert Calvert, a longtime member and lyricist of space pioneers Hawkwind, crafted this record, inspired by the Lockheed bribery scandals.

It wasn't recorded at the time but it was eventually recorded in 1984 with Calvert's wife Jill Riches on lead vocals and included on the Hawkwind, Friends and Relations Vol. It was once recorded that Nico was named as a possible contributing vocalist on “Lockheed”, and in all certainty “Widow’s Song” was slated for her. the aerospaceage inferno I immediately compaired this to motorhead when recorded with hawkwind before the synthesiser was replaced when rerecorded by motorhead.

I have this original version with insert containing lyrics and dialogue stapled to inside center of gatefold. This concept album deals with the tragedy that occurred when American made Lockheed Starfighter jets were purchased in the sixties by the West German Air Force in a supreme act of folly. Alan Davey is a magician and to think if he hadn't left H/W we may never have got this beautiful work. The vinyl release of Captain Lockheed and the Starfighters includes a 4 booklet with extensive liner notes. It is nowhere to be found on the album, but turned up years later on a crap Hawkwind collection with Calvert femme-vocalising.Musicians who appeared on the album include members of Hawkwind, The Pink Fairies, Brian Eno (although not credited as Eno), Arthur Brown and Adrian Wagner. they sound like on the surface - as with all Hawkwind, you may need to dig deep for the massive payback.

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