The Demented Man - Hawkwind - Warrior On The Edge Of Time
Label: United Artists Records - UAG 29766 • Format: Vinyl LP, Album, Repress • Country: UK • Genre: Electronic, Rock • Style: Space Rock, Psychedelic Rock
Warrior on the Edge of Time is Hawkwind 's fifth studio album. It reached number 13 on the U. Billboard chart, where it peaked at number Many of the lyrics are by Michael Moorcock and the album is loosely based on the concept of Moorcock's novel The Eternal Champion. Reviews have been mixed, with Pastorcito De Peña - Various - Argentina - Color Y Musica Maker panning the album and particularly criticizing the vocal work while the All Music Guide has praised the album for features such as the songwriting.
ThroughoutHawkwind heavily toured the UK, Europe and North America with their set being composed predominantly from that year's Hall of the Mountain Grill album. Unusually for them, no new material had been introduced with the exception of some Michael Moorcock poems based on his Elric fictional character, which appeared on the live album The Party. We had just been signed by United Artists, Hawkwind's label. UA wanted to give us a little experience in the larger venues.
That was where I first met and made friends with Lemmy, who turned out to be a good The Demented Man - Hawkwind - Warrior On The Edge Of Time . As the band owed one final single to United Artists to conclude their recording contract, during a mid-tour break they entered Olympic Studios on 5 and 6 January where they recorded Brock's "Kings of Speed" which featured lyrics written by Moorcock originally intended for inclusion on his New Worlds Fair album, Lemmy's " Motorhead " and House's "Spiral Galaxy".
On resuming their UK tour, Brock expressed disillusionment with the band's popularity commenting that "it's getting to be like a war", preferring his life with his wife Sylvie and their two children on their ten-acre Devon farm, trading under an alias in a community which knew nothing of his association with rock music.
He revealed the growing disharmony within the band, "you wouldn't believe some of the scenes that go on backstage. All the fucking rows, people losing their temper. He keeps playing the saxophone when I'm singing and I've told him a thousand times not to do that" and personal level "Nik's really gullible, you know. He knows so many people and they always used to take him for a ride. It's so easy because he's not very sussed out".
He was also critical of Lemmy listing a catalogue of on-stage problems with him, and he "lives that [Hells Angels] fantasy. It's what he'd like to be, but he can't", but he's "quite a good front man, though". Of the forthcoming Eternal Champion project, Brock revealed that he wanted Arthur Brown for the title role, and it would be "a complete fantasy trip on every level Then, after we had a couple of days off, we went down to Olympic and added bits here and there, dubbed over vocals and mixed it all.
That took about three days, and it was finished. The band "gave [the songs] their debut on two British gigs at Yeovil and Dunstable [12 and 13 April]",  then headed to North America for a Mulia 94:1 - Brown at the end of April into May, during which Paul Rudolph replaced Lemmy. The song is a popular live number, being performed occasionally over the years, and has appeared on numerous live albums, sometimes under the title "Lives of Great Men".
It was included as part of The Demented Man - Hawkwind - Warrior On The Edge Of Time live show for The Chronicle of the Black Sword concept, appearing on the album Live Chronicles. The song is a popular live number, being performed occasionally over the years, and has appeared on numerous live albums, sometimes under the title "Void of Golden Light", as on 's The Business Trip.
The poems are recited to atmospheric soundscapes provided by Simon Houseand the percussionists Simon King and Alan Powell. The band had been performing them on stage duringversions appearing on The Party live album. It was performed live, but when Robert Calvert joined the band at the beginning ofhe would recite the poem "Vikings on Mars" over the top of it, the song evolving into "Uncle Sam's The Demented Man - Hawkwind - Warrior On The Edge Of Time When The Saints Go Marching In - Fats Domino - Stars And Hits No.5 on the album PXR5.
The first six lines of Magnu are nearly word for word identical to a magical chant that appears in an old Slavic folk-tale, "The History Of Prince Slugobyl; Or, The Invisible Knight", used to summon the magical horse, Magu sicfirst published in Orbiting - Mesarthim - Pillars translation in in "Fairy tales of the Slav peasants and herdsmen.
It was performed live in after the release of the album, and again during when House had temporarily rejoined the band, a version appearing on the album Canterbury Fayre The original album sleeve unfolds into a large shield -shape, revealing that the The Demented Man - Hawkwind - Warrior On The Edge Of Time Warrior is standing at the edge of an apparently bottomless chasm.
The landscape on the other side of the chasm is a mirror image, with another setting sun, a closer inspection of this entire image reveals a helmeted face. The reverse of the cover depicts a bronze shield bearing the 8-rayed emblem of Chaosas described in Moorcock's Ik Zou Zo Graag Een Koeike Kopen - De Damrakkertjes - De Damrakkertjes Zingen 100 Bekende Kinderlie. Allan Jones in Melody Maker 10 May was critical in his review of the album despite it being "probably Hawkwind's most professional record" due to the advance in their "technical proficiency", specifically the contributions of Simon House.
The compositions are in the "standard Hawkwind traditions of sweeping synthesiser passages contrasting ethereal space with the violence of monotonous bass and rhythm guitar", and of the poems he says "If Moorcock feels qualified to describe any of these pieces as poetry, then that's his problem" and that they are delivered "with all the emotion of Davros being exterminated by renegade Daleks ".
Geoff Barton in Sounds assessed it as "includ[ing] most of their traditional characteristics leaden guitar, ritualistic chanting, wailing moogs, SF lyrics but in a much more mature and varied setting", and that "Simon House's influence is strongly felt" making it "rather fuller, more interesting than usual". What Dave tends to do is he says 'Do us a concept' or 'I've got this rough concept, can you work it out? It's a perfectly good way of working — it tends to give Dave a bit of a start or whatever.
I was doing a lot of my 'Eternal Champion' stuff on stage, so it seemed automatic to do that because there were so many numbers I could fit into that. I was only in the studio about an hour to do the stuff I did, and it was one of those weird things I didn't get the session fee either. Lemmy: "The album was a The Skys Falling In On Our Love (released as single 7/77) - Kursaal Flyers - In For A Spin from start to finish.
That 'Opa-Loka' was a lot of fucking rubbish. I wasn't even on that. That was the drummer's thing, that track We were kind of complacent anyway. If you have a hit album, you're complacent, and if you have two you really are in trouble. With them, they had four, 'cos they had In Search of Space before me There's great stuff on all them albums. Dave Brock: "There was some good stuff on that album.
The album was released in the UK on CD for the first time in on the Dojo label, mastered from vinyl. A second version was released in on the Canadian label The Demented Man - Hawkwind - Warrior On The Edge Of Time Musicmastered from a first-generation copy of the original master. This master was the Atco tape used for the North American vinyl release and included the single mix of "Kings of Speed". The Atco master used by Griffin was originally created at Olympic Studios and didn't have any fades on The Demented Man - Hawkwind - Warrior On The Edge Of Time tracks.
A set of accompanying notes written by Dave Brock in were used to recreate the original fades when Griffin created their digital master. The transfer was done to match the original vinyl as closely as possible. In MayCherry Red reissued the album, along with a new stereo and 5. It was also confirmed that the original master tapes were used. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
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