|Title:||Captain Lockheed And The Starfighters|
|Style:||Psychedelic Rock, Prog Rock, Space Rock|
|Other format:||VOX MP2 MOD AUD MP1 APE MP3|
Captain Lockheed And The Starfighters, Robert Calvert Atomhenge 2016. Here we have a great album by Robert Calvert and his cosmic friends. Both music and storyline are more sophisticated and serious than in an average Hawkwind album, maybe because Robert had more control over the production. I'm very allured by psychedelia and many other releases of these spaceheads, but this is just different kind of music than majority of their releases. The storyline of the record is political and related to the time when album was written, focusing to a case when German government bought jet fighters from the America.
Robert Calvert's 1st solo project. A concept album: Music/Theater - Captain Lockheed alternates between octane guzzlers in the classic Hawkwind vein and Monty Python-like vignettes. Title embossed on cover in silver foil print. Aircraft in artwork embossed on both front and back covers of gatefold jacket. This is essentially another Hawkwind album, as many of the members appear on the album, even Dave Brock. Plus Twink, Jim Capaldi, Adrian Wagner, and Arthur Brown make an appearance here. The music regards the German Air Force purchasing the Lockheed F-104 with upgrades that rendered the aircraft unsafe and prone to crashing. Of course take it to Mr. Calvert to give the album a humorous twist, with comedy dialog not unlike Monty Python in between Hawkwind-like songs.
Robert Calvert, a longtime member and lyricist of space pioneers Hawkwind, crafted this record, inspired by the Lockheed bribery scandals. Hardly the stuff of fluff, it’s no surprise that Calvert, who, according to the liner notes, always wanted to join Britain’s Royal Air Force (he even wore . overalls onstage at times during his Hawkwind days) saw the headlines generated by Lockheed’s abysmal legacy surrounding the Starfighter F-104 as creative stimulus . This adds extra tracks which are nice to have because otherwise the album seems like it ends too soon.
Captain Lockheed and the Starfighters is the solo debut by Robert Calvert, the former singer of the space-rock band Hawkwind. It's a satirical concept album with both songs and spoken interludes based on the story of the poor quality of the Lockheed F-104 Starfighter planes. 180 gram audiophile vinyl. Former singer of Hawkwind. Includes a 4 Booklet With Extensive Liner Notes.
Band Name Robert Calvert. Album Name Captain Lockheed and the Starfighters. Erscheinungsdatum 1974. Labels United Artists Records BGO Records Eclectic Discs. Finding It Somewhat Lacking in Image Potential. 2. The Aerospace Inferno. 3. Aircraft Salesman (A Door in the Foot). 5. Two Test Pilots Discuss the Starfighter's Performance.
By: Robert Calvert (1974, Rock). The Aerospaceage Inferno. Two Test Pilots Discuss The Starfighter’s Performance. 7. Board Meeting (Seen Through A Contract Lense). 8. The Song Of The Gremlin (Part One). 9. Ground Crew (Last Minute Reassembly Before Take Off).
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Robert Calvert chronology. Captain Lockheed and the Starfighters (1974). Lucky Leif and the Longships (1975)Lucky Leif and the Longships1975.