Hawkwind Live

The first ever concert I remember going to was a Hawkwind gig at the Liverpool Stadium in 1973. I was a very young 12 years old at the time and a pre-teen boy and alcohol do not mix that well so my memories of the day are somewhat stunted. I remember Dave Brock was wearing his skeleton suit and I so wanted one and Robert Calvert was the coolest man on the planet at the time. My memories of the day have sort of run into the live album “Space Ritual” which was also released that year. Space Ritual was also recorded at the Liverpool Stadium a year earlier during the Doremi Fasol Latido tour.

The show featured space themes created by Barney Bubbles and Robert Calvert which really did blow my young mind away as did the laser light show created by Liquid Len and his Lensmen. The band were presented on stage as though they were Starfarers returning to earth following their excursions into outer-space.

Nearly 45 years later Space Ritual is still one of my favourite albums of all-time.

Space Rock at its best and all for only 99p!

Author: Dave Oxton

According to my parents, I was born in Birkenhead, Merseyside at a very early age, sometime in 1960. I have no recollection of these events, so I have always had to take their word for it.

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