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 Post subject: Re: PXR5 labels
PostPosted: Mon Oct 03, 2016 9:03 pm 
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Jack of Shadows, live studio version, from the Atomhenge remasters is one
of my all time favorites.
R. Calvert bellows from the depth of his soul and Dave's cosmic-osity isn't far behind.
Excellent guitar work, drums and vocals.
It's the tightness of the nuclear drive propelling our mothership.
I didn't like Deathtrap when I first heard it, but I love it now.
There's a lot of depth to Hawkwind music that you can't appreciate with one listen.

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 Post subject: Re: PXR5 labels
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I totally agree, VG. I've always loved the studio Jack of Shadows but when I heard that 'live' runthrough the original paled in comparison - it's so powerful. Great version.

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 Post subject: Re: PXR5 labels
PostPosted: Tue Oct 04, 2016 12:35 am 
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"Safety experts have condemned the cover of Hawkwind's 'PXR5' which shows a plug wired
wrongly above a caption of 'HM Govt Health Department warning: this
wiring can seriously damage your health'.
This is true, for as the Royal Society For The Prevention Of Accidents pointed out a plug wired
in the album sleeve's manner would at least seriously injure and more probably kill anyone touching it or anything connected to it.

Following RoSPA's complaint and true to form WH Smith's have decided to withdraw the album.
Hitting back ex-Soundster and Charisma PR Dave Brown did what he's paid
for and claimed "I cannot believe anyone would wire up a plug the same
way as the diagram -
Hawkwind fans are too intelligent for that".
A somewhat dubious boast which Charisma obviously disagreed with
as they've now put stickers showing the correct wiring on the cover of 5,000 copies still in the factory.

However, that still leaves 20,000 in the grubby possession of Hawkwind fans all over the
country, so whatever you do, kids don't plu...
HEY LISTEN, you with the long hair and dandruff don't put that plug in
there, no please for chrissakes, it'll... Woops.
Oh well. One down, 19,999 to go."


Has anyone got an image of the banned PXR5 cover?
Does it have the lead or return wire connecting to ground?
I can't remember which cover is wrong.
I have 35 year old mad hatter vinyl copies but don't know if they're from before censoring.

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 Post subject: Re: PXR5 labels
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I've got the 'dangerous' copy that came with a red sticker covering the wiring. The sticker peeled of very easily without any damage. The wiring is the same as on the front cover (but without the 'Hawkwind' cut-out obscuring the connections) - red (live)* goes to neutral, blue (neutral) goes to earth, earth (yellow-green) goes to live.

* It's worth pointing out that no UK power cable contains red/blue/yellow-green wires. The old version was red/black/green, the newer (EU standard) version is brown/blue/yellow-green.

Are there no images online? I can photograph mine later if you can't find one.

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 Post subject: Re: PXR5 labels
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^ This is nothing like we have over here. ^

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I didn't know the ground was @ TDC.
It's obviously a right angle plug.

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 Post subject: Re: PXR5 labels
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Yes, they're right-angled plugs - more difficult to accidentally pull out of the socket. It's a pretty good design - the earth pin is slightly longer than the two live/neutral pins and the socket has a sliding cover inside that blocks the two live/neutral holes until the earth pin is inserted and moves the sliding cover out of the way.

The one disadvantage is that they're quite bulky compared to many other designs which means that quite often, if you buy an electrical product if won't fit back into it's box for storage once you've attached a plug. This is less of a problem these days when health & safety regulations mean electrical products usually come with a fixed moulded plug attached. Often an EU standard plug with an outer sheath adapter to turn it into a UK-style plug - I've never liked these (ironically, on safety grounds) and would rather fit a proper plug. I was taught to fit a plug safely at school (we had a mnemonic - bRown Right, bLue Left, yellow/green to the centre (of the) earth.

I had a conversation with a young guy on a guitar forum who was relutant to fit a mains plug as he 'didn't go near mains electricity'. This was someone who had worked on soldering guitar electronics, etc. When I linked him to a YouTube video on how to wire a mains plug he was utterly amazed how straightfoward it was. I guess kids don't get taught such things any more.

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By the way, does anybody have an original with the red 'do not remove' sticker still attached? I mean, how can you NOT remove a sticker that tells you not to remove it? :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: PXR5 labels
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Thanks Steam.
So how do you plug two power chords into one outlet?
The plugs would obstruct each other meaning only one could be inserted at a time.

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You can get 'cube-shaped' adapters that will fit into the socket and will accept two or even three plugs in different faces. They can be a pain with 'wall-wart' style power supplies though, which will often overhang to obscure the second socket. These two- or three-way adapters seem to be on the decline in favour of trailing multi-socket adapters (four or more sockets side by side on a trailing cable with a single plug at the end)

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So the PXR5 plug configuration isn't compatible with a UK double electrical wall outlet?
Not without accessories I mean.
If so.....That's a pain.

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