Title - 'Hall Of The Mountain Grill Live (London 2014)'
Artist - Alan Davey's Psychedelic Warlords
For those not in the know, Alan Davey is an English musician, best known as the former bassist with Hawkwind. Furthermore, he is the original bass player in Gunslinger which started in 1979 and is still the bass player and vocalist for them!
Davey has also played and recorded with Meads of Asphodel, Dumpys Rusty Nuts, Spirits Burning, Bedouin (1998-2003) and more over the years.
He formed with the newly re-imagined Hawklords in 2008 with Nik Turner till 2012 and since then formed The Psychedelic Warlords in 2013 till 2015.
Thus, Alan Davey’s Hawkwind inspired project, Psychedelic Warlords, came back together for an acid trip down memory lane on this spectacular live recording!
Recorded live at the Underworld in Camden, this concert finds the band - including front man Craig High, keyboardist Zoie Green and guitarist Simon Wilkins - performing Hawkwind's classic 1974 behemoth Hall Of The Mountain Grill in it's entirety plus additional fan favorites on the just-released new album from Purple Pyramid / Cleopatra Records.
Recorded live at the Underworld in Camden, this concert finds the band performing Hawkwind’s classic 1974 behemoth Hall Of The Mountain Grill in its entirety plus additional fan favorites!
The album is available on both CD in a limited edition digipak as well as a very special orange vinyl edition hand-signed by Davey himself.
1. 'The Psychedelic Warlords (Disappear In Smoke)'
2. 'Wind Of Change'
4. 'Web Weaver'
5. 'You’d Better Believe It'
6. 'Hall Of The Mountain Grill'
7. 'Lost Johnny'
9. 'It’s So Easy'
Chock full of ambience, electronica, drone, soundtrack music, classical and even post rock motifs, this album is truly a free flowing work of musical art.
In fact, Mountain Grill would prove to be the band's highest charting album in the U.S. coming after the now legendary live album Space Ritual that propelled Hawkwind from a cult band into the charts.
The original album also features one of the coolest album covers of the '70s, in my humble opinion and track-to-track is a great example of top notch space/psyche/stoner rock.
'The Psychedelic Warlords (Disappear In Smoke)' sets the stage for the rest of the album perfectly as an opener, together with its terrific lead guitar, fantastic bassline, sound effects, and even a wailing sax.
Although all good, other tracks of note here on this live version include the five minute instrumental genius that is 'Wind of Change' - which builds from a single keyboard to the whole band, making it very beautiful and very relaxing of a cut - and the straight ahead rocker 'Lost Johnny' (once, of course, a track sung by Lemmy Kilminster himself).
Official Limited Edition 300 Orange Vinyl – Signed by Alan Davey Purchase Link