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Hawkwind at the Roundhouse, London - live review

Live Review

Venue: The Roundhouse, London

Space rockers Hawkwind return to the Roundhouse for the first time in 40 years

Some 45 years on from the Greasy Truckers Party, the show that really served to put Hawkwind on the map, the band return to the Roundhouse. Just like the Grade 2-listed venue, which after decades of dormancy reopened in 2006, Hawkwind are very much changed. Dave Brock, the guitarist/singer who turned 75 last August, stands as a final link to the past, but Hawkwind’s newest album, Into The Woods, went Top 40, and even as part of a national UK tour, 3,000 noisy and excitable fans are present tonight. Clearly, a thirst remains for this band’s gnarled, unpredictable space rock. If only the beer was still on sale at 1972 prices.

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