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 Post subject: Re: London album launch/meet and greet...
PostPosted: Sat Mar 12, 2016 1:27 pm 
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Ticket arrived this morning. :)

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So any idea of the format of this? Tis but a week away! Whoooooo-hoooooooooo!


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Pedal Bin wrote:So any idea of the format of this?


I guess that's a no then.

I'll just turn up and see....


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 Post subject: Re: London album launch/meet and greet...
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Afternoon: press meet and greet

Doors open: 7pm, fan meet and greet straight away.

I'm leaving work soon and gonna get the high speed train to St Pancras (aka the Bipolar Express) then meeting in the pub over the road from the venue.

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Is that the Vineyard? Was wondering which boozer to go to. Either that or the hope and anchor.

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Cracking stuff, all went rather well, good to see the usual suspects in force,


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I really enjoyed it. It's nice to go to a venue where it isn't crammed to the rafters.

Had a chat with some folks in the pub over the road (£4.10 a pint), then more in the venue (£5.00 a bottle or can! That London is an expensive place), got to the front for the music. Cracking stuff.

New material that really chugs along, a couple of oldies, all tightly played. Dave really seemed to be enjoying himself riffing with Haz, who's settled in to his role with ease. Good to see the band moving forward.

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What an amazing performance last night in London! And a really nice venue.

I've been going to Hawkwind gigs regularly since the mid 80s and that was quite possibly the best performance I've ever seen.
Haz is an amazing bass player (or Lemmyesque proportions) and he has taken things to a whole new level an injected a new energy into the band. Him and Dave were brilliant together and Dave seemed like he'd been at the elixir of life or something - there is no way he is the age he says he is!
Orgone Accumulator was the best version I've heard. Even put the Space Ritual version to shame. The Watcher was great.
I think The Machine Stops is the best studio album for a long, long time but played live the songs were much better.
Now I really can't wait for the St Albans gig!


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That was an amazing gig - tightest I have seen them for a while and I didn't miss the dancers. Band seemed to be re-energised with the new material and success of the new album (Top 40 - whoo!) and the new blood. Niall played a blinder on the synths - but is Mr Blake gone for good? Enjoyed the classics like Assault & Battery/Golden Void, The Watcher, Orgone Accumulator, You'd Better Believe It and 'the hit' - though in typical HW contrary fashion they didn't play the current single, unless I'm mistaken? I did love hearing the new material and Synchronised Blue is a classic in the making.


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Nice review and set list here... http://www.metaltalk.net/columns2016/20160190a.php

Gotta agree. 35 years, and I rate this tour as being amongst the best.

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:D

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 Post subject: Re: London album launch/meet and greet...
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I enjoyed the show, haven't been able to see the band since the 40th Anniversary Shows. Was sat upstairs (tip for people over 5ft 5 don't sit in the front row you don't fit!) and saw Richard and Naill downstairs signing stuff. Lucky enough the nice lady I was sat next to said that she'd save me my seat and I popped down to see that Dave and Mr Dibs had also arrived, then Haz was there too. Now the proud owner of a signed The Machine Stops CD! So thank you to the nice lady, never caught your name but we had a nice chat about Hawkeaster (I can never make it) and how this year was the best yet.


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 Post subject: Re: London album launch/meet and greet...
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There's a review of the London gig in the, er Financial Times of all places. Admittedly it's a bit of a hatchet job, saying that Dibs joined in 1997 (as a roadie and occasional guest maybe). At least they rather grudgingly admitted the band are "packing a wallop".

http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/2/b2418a16 ... 11a2f.html


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