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This Is Hawkwind - Do Not Panic


Download links and information about This Is Hawkwind - Do Not Panic by Hawkwind. This album was released in 1984 and it belongs to Rock, Hard Rock, Metal, Heavy Metal genres. It contains 9 tracks with total duration of 51:51 minutes.

Artist: Hawkwind
Release date: 1984
Genre: Rock, Hard Rock, Metal, Heavy Metal
Tracks: 9
Duration: 51:51
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No. Title Length
1. Psy Power 5:09
2. Levitation 7:18
3. Circles 5:40
4. Space Chase 3:23
5. Death Trap 4:42
6. Angels of Death 6:28
7. Shot Down In the Night 7:12
8. Stonehenge Decoded 8:19
9. Watching the Grass Grow 3:40



Despite taking its title from the classic Space Ritual-era "Sonic Attack," the bulk of This Is Hawkwind, Do Not Panic dates, in fact, from a full eight years on, as the revived band sold out a string of U.K. theaters in the run-up to Christmas 1980, including this show at London's Lewisham Odeon. By the standards that Space Ritual set, of course, This Is Hawkwind is little more than an average live album. By those standards established by the myriad other live Hawkwind albums one could choose from, however, it is one of the best, in terms of both sound and performance. Featuring the New Wave of British Heavy Metal-styled guitars of Huw Lloyd Langton, and with the surprise recruitment of legendary drummer Ginger Baker still catching people's eyes, the set opens with a densely punky "Psi Power," then moves on through crunchily dramatic takes on "Levitation," "Shot Down in the Night," and a "Death Trap" that could have fallen off Warrior on the Edge of Time, before wrapping up with a positively triumphant "Shot Down in the Night." (Two further tracks from this same concert appeared on the album Zones.) That covers Sides One and Two of the original vinyl. The remainder of the double package is devoted to two excerpts from the band's appearance at the 1984 Summer Solstice festival at Stonehenge, a lengthy (eight minute) improvisation bearing the optimistic title "Stonehenge Decoded," and Nik Turner's short, sharp and, again, deeply NWOBHM-tinged "Watching the Grass Grow." In truth, these final cuts do break the rhythm built up by the Lewisham show — festivals always bring out the weird in Hawkwind — but still This Is Hawkwind, Do Not Panic stands as one of the few truly crucial Hawkwind archive sets released since that particular vault first creaked open.