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HAWKWIND At The Roundhouse 2CD/DVD

Written by John Deaux

On Friday 26 May this year, Hawkwind returned to London’s legendary Roundhouse venue in Chalk Farm for the first time in 40 years. It was also some 45 years after the band famously performed at the venue (captured for posterity on the Greasy Truckers Party album), where they recorded the hit version of ‘Silver Machine’.
 
Six months on, this amazing, historic show is captured for posterity within a deluxe, celebratory box set, which boasts audio and audio-visual versions of the entire performance. The set-list blends highlights from Hawkwind’s last two acclaimed, Top 40 albums The Machine Stops and Into The Woods with classics from the band’s past.
 
“Yes, it was really good fun playing back at The Roundhouse,” explains Hawkwind’s band leader Dave Brock. “After not playing there since 1977 (when we had Motorhead support us), it brought back many fine memories for me. Great venue!!”
 
The show climaxed with guest guitarist Phil ‘Wizzo’ Campbell (Motörhead, The Bastard Sons) joining the band for encore performances of ‘Brainbox Pollution’ and ‘Silver Machine’, the hit version of which was recorded at the Roundhouse back in 1972.
 
The concert is captured across two CDs and the event can also be enjoyed via a DVD, which reveals an amazing lightshow by John Moules. A multi-disc vinyl edition will follow early in 2018.
 
Dave Brock and the band are available for interview to chat about At The Roundhouse, the latest instalment in Hawkwind’s remarkable career.

TRACK LIST

PART 1
1. ASCENT
2. WE TOOK THE WRONG STEP
YEARS AGO
3. THE WATCHER
4. BORN TO GO
5. FIRST LANDING
6. YOU BETTER BELIEVE IT
7. EARTHBOUND
8. HAVE YOU SEEN THEM
9. VEGAN LUNCH

PART 2
1. STEPPENWOLF
2. DARKLANDS
3. MAGNU
4. GOLDEN VOID
5. SYNCHRONIZED BLUE
6. DEEP CAVERN
7. INTO THE WOODS
8. THE MACHINE
9. WELCOME
10. BRAINBOX POLLUTION
11. SILVER MACHINE

LONDON ROUNDHOUSE
26th MAY 2017
1. ASCENT
2. WE TOOK THE WRONG STEP
YEARS AGO
3. THE WATCHER
4. BORN TO GO
5. FIRST LANDING
6. YOU BETTER BELIEVE IT
7. EARTHBOUND
8. HAVE YOU SEEN THEM
9. VEGAN LUNCH
10. STEPPENWOLF
11. DARKLANDS
12. MAGNU
13. GOLDEN VOID
14. SYNCHRONIZED BLUE
15. DEEP CAVERN
16. INTO THE WOODS
17. THE MACHINE
18. WELCOME
19. BRAINBOX POLLUTION
20. SILVER MACHINE

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John Deaux

Some say Yank My Doodle, It’s A Dandy! is a biographical movie based on John

Some have even said that his favourite artist is Chesney Hawke

All we know is he is the ultimate bargain hunter & his skin, a hazy shade of winter