Tuesday, 8 July 2014

Robot : Hawkwind

Starting with the mighty Hawkwind from their PXR5 album, released in 1979...

This isn't the official video by the way.

Robot is not the only Hawkwind song that will appear on this blog. Lyrically, Robot comes across as a song that is more of a critique on contemporary culture than pure sci-fi... but then again, who knows?  Musically it's space rock at its best. Dave Brock's edgy guitar, what's 'is face on bass and thingy on drums backing up Bob Calvert's emotive delivery of the lyrics. Like much of Hawkwind's music, Robot throbs its way through nine minutes of relentless rhythm in which cacophony and melody meander and collide... it's not one for the Cliff Richard fans!   I wonder if Wired for Sound qualifies as a robot song?


  1. Hi would you welcome any suggestions? For example Styx - Mr. Roboto

    1. Suggestions are essential if this Blog's going to go on and on and on :)

      Mr Roboto is on the list and will be posted in due course.

      Let me know if you can think of any more robot songs.