Friday, October 4, 2019

Stretch Out Your Musical Mind With Alan Davey's Psychedelic Warlords and Michael Moorcock

Former Hawkwind bassist Alan Davey has returned with not one, but two new live albums featuring his band, the Psychedelic Warlords. The new releases were recorded back in 2014 to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Hawkwind album "Hall Of The Mountain Grill" and also Robert Calvert's debut solo album "Captain Lockheed And The Starfighters." Both pf these new live albums will be released on CD and on special limited edition colored vinyl.

Davey pays homage to his former band, Hawkwind with the song for song reinterpretation of the album "Hall Of The Mountain Grill." The show begins with the intense, eight-minute attack of "The Psychedelic Warlords (Disappear In Smoke)," before slowing down for the more atmospheric "Wind Of Change." Davey looks to keep things as close as possible to the original by continuing with the musical build up of "Web Weaver" and the powerful hard rock blast of "You'd Better Believe It," which displays the shear force of his band, the Psychedelic Warlords. The set closes with the back to back epic numbers "Paradox" and "It's So Easy," before paying homage to his former bandmate, Lemmy Kilmister with a stellar performance of "Motorhead."

Calvert's "Captain Lockheed" is a sort of German rock opera as the talking interludes between songs help you to follow this spaced out story. The first music track of the set is the swift pace of "The Aerospaceage Inferno," which is probably sped up even more in this live setting. The song "The Widow Maker" is a Frank Zappa-esque style sound collage, lead by the song's hard rock groove. The psychedelic romp of "The Right Stuff" and "Ejection" lead you down the rabbit hole of spaced out rock, while still continuing the starfighter story. This set finishes with the band harmonizing on "Catch A Falling Starfighter," as the music swirls around your mind. To find out more about these two new live albums from Alan Davey's Psychedelic Warlords, please visit cleorecs.com.

Fellow Hawkwind collaborator Michael Moorcock recently release a new studio album titled "Live At The Terminal Cafe." Moorcock is also known for his work with other bands like Blue Oyster Cult and Spirits Burning. His new eleven track release begins with the Jim Morrison-like spoken word of "The Effects Of Entropy," before completely changing directions for the country waltz of "Terminal Cafe." Moorcock and his band, The Deep Fix find the right balance on the acoustic rock of "The Dream Of Eden" and then he simply sings the blues on his cover of "St. James Infirmary." Michael Moorcock recites more poetry during "The Heat Of The New Orleans Night," before finishing up his new album with the classic British blues sound of "A Man Like Me" and the quiet, acoustic folk ballad "Eden Revisited." To find out more about Michael Moorcock's latest release "Live At The Terminal Cafe," please visit cleorecs.com

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