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Captain Lockheed & The Starfighters

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Alan Davey is a magician and to think if he hadn't left H/W we may never have got this beautiful work.

My own favorite tracks are the "Aerospace inferno" with nice pulsing rhythm and creation of moods, a really well rocking "Ejection" which was later also played by Hawkwind on stage, and definitely the end hymn "Catch a Falling Starfighter", which I found very touching conclusion.Why spend so much time putting something like this together, only to make a mistake on the important bit?

Calvert calmly intones echoed lines over Rudolph’s swooping guitar lines AND his overdubbed, pumping bass riffs and Simon King’s ever-stamina drumming. the aerospaceage inferno I immediately compaired this to motorhead when recorded with hawkwind before the synthesiser was replaced when rerecorded by motorhead. The sketches between tracks are comedy gold, displaying a sophisticated, very British humour and help expand on the album's theme.

Hardly the stuff of fluff, it’s no surprise that Calvert, who, according to the liner notes, always wanted to join Britain’s Royal Air Force (he even wore R. It's a satirical concept album with both songs and spoken interludes based on the story of the poor quality of the Lockheed F-104 Starfighter planes. Both music and storyline are more sophisticated and serious than in an average Hawkwind album, maybe because Robert had more control over the production. Recorded at about the same time as Calvert’s first and only studio release with Hawkwind during their tenure on United Artists, the “Urban Guerilla” / “Brainbox Pollution” single, Hawkwind all appear here (minus the recently-departed Dikmik.

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