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Hawkwind: Hall Of The Mountain Grill (United Artists)

Gary Sperrazza!, Shakin' Street Gazette, 7 November 1974

WHEN LAST WE visited our resident space-age hippies (Shakin' Street No. 3), they had completed their lengthy and powerful Space Ritual, exploring what Tom Bingham calls 'progression through regression.' Although they claimed it to be their prime statement and story, earlier albums like In Search of Space and DoReMi seemed to lend itself to linear interpretation much easier. But the point was: after Space Ritual, what else did the band have to say through their heavy-metal medium?

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