Marking 50 Years of Ogden’s Nut Gone Flake with The Small Fakers


May 24, 1968, The Small Faces released the most splendid album Ogden's Nut Gone Flake. Apart from time travel, there's no way to see this album performed live, except by piecing together YouTube clips of a one-off TV performance. There is, though, a tribute act, The Small Fakers, who marked the anniversary with a tour, and I... Continue Reading →

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One for Hawkwind Fans


Over on WhatCulture.com I write a blog piece 10 Albums Every Hawkwind Fan Should Own which may interest some readers. Do have a look and let me know what you think.

A Tribute to Huw


Just posted on YouTube is this wonderful tribute to Huw Lloyd-Langton (31st January 2013). It is a performance by Hawkwind of Dragons and Fables a track from The Chronicle of the Black Sword and one that Huw would often play in his solo set. The piece is accompanied by a video with images of Huw playing along with... Continue Reading →

Atomic Sunrise


Back in 1970 between March the 9th and 15th a fantastic line-up of emerging talent appeared at The Roundhouse, Chalk Farm in an event called Atomic Sunrise. Amongst such luminaries as Black Sabbath, Arthur Brown and Quintessence were early appearances by none other than Hawkwind, Genesis and David Bowie. The timing is wonderful - Genesis... Continue Reading →

Huw Lloyd Langton: 1951 – 2012


Huw Lloyd Langton, sometime lead guitarist and more recently support act for Hawkwind passed away on the night of December 6th - 7th 2012 having been fighting cancer for the last two years. Huw had not been well for some years having suffered from kidney failure, brittle bones and Legionnaires's Disease at various times. I... Continue Reading →

Hawkwind 4th June 2012


So having tucked into my Jubilee street party grub I made my way to Southampton (The Brook) to see the mighty Hawkwind for (maybe) the 26th time (I have lost track). Excellent support was provided by Huw Lloyd Langton (review here). I quite like the new album Onward (review here) and was looking forward to a... Continue Reading →

Huw Lloyd Langton – 4th June 2012


Post street party Monday June 4th 2012 found me at The Brook in Southampton to see Hawkwind (reviewed here) supported by Huw Lloyd Langton. [NB my pictures of the gig are on Flickr here]. Huw came on stage around 8:30 and despite some technical problems (more later) gave a decent account of himself and naturally... Continue Reading →

Death of the Album


I have seen several pieces on the death of the CD recently such as this one here on The Register; whilst this is all very interesting I am more worried about the real tragedy here - the Death of the Album! Why is this important I detect you thinking? Well read on and find out!... Continue Reading →

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