This page is for the updated softcover
edition of the original book, which was
hardcover and came out in 2021. The chief
mission is to showcase 350 images over the
course of 224 full colour pages on sumptuous
100 lb. gloss paper. There’s also a fulsome
band timeline with quotes that takes in all
solo projects and underground releases.
As the back cover sez:
Through a confluence of grinding hard rock
grooves, pioneering electronics and liquid
lighting, Dave Brock and his assembled
astronauts of mind and space have been
defining for more than fifty years now what
it means to be the ultimate cult band.
Ripping into the public consciousness with
the Space Ritual live album of 1973,
Hawkwind have never looked back, discovering
new ways to equate the subatomic with the
infinite, the endless void of space with
totality, using the exotic language of their
ever-evolving yet complex musical language,
one that defies genre classification, but
perhaps creates a genre all its own, namely
Accompanying their more than thirty studio
albums and myriad companion pieces along the
way are the graphics thereof, visuals that
further attempt to explain themes that are
hard to articulate. Hawkwind: A Visual
Biography concentrates the third eye on this
part of the package, presenting pretty
pictures of record covers, promo items,
advertisements, ticket stubs, paper goods
pertaining to side-projects and of course
shots of Brock and crew resplendent in their
live space, in hopes that the Hawk manifesto
just might become a little more knowable.
Aiding in that cause, Martin Popoff has
provided a detailed timeline of the band’s
complicated and dramatic career goings-on,
helping to guide one’s way through each year
and era, each hiring and firing and
misfiring, each cluster of notions, audio
magic potions, each sailing upon
inter-stellar topographic oceans.
The ultimate aim is to send the next
generation of blaster-offer back to the
original scriptures, the studio albums
serving as space-flung signposts, in search
of the charming and astounding sounds that
gave raise to the companion document
confronting you now.
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