Off The Tracks

Rich cosmicdolphin at COMCAST.NET
Sun Sep 4 10:08:37 EDT 2005

Charts are less than an hour off...Fingers Crossed. :-)


-----Original Message-----
From: BOC/Hawkwind Discussion List
[mailto:BOC-L at LISTSERV.ISPNETINC.NET]On Behalf Of Mark Storer
Sent: Sunday, September 04, 2005 8:06 AM
Subject: Re: Off The Tracks

Just surfaced from last night at Off The Tracks,

Just what Rik Said!!!  Incredible gig.

Track List IIRC

1.The Right Stuff
2.Sword of the East
3.Greenback Massacre
4.7 by 7
6.Angela Android
7.Assassins of Allah
9.Assault & Battery/Golden Void/Where are you Now
10.(Track I don't know!!)
11.Psychedelic Warriors
12.Brainstorm (With Dumpy)
1.Spirit of the Age
2.Silver Machine (With Dumpy)

Still in shock from meeting the band on Thursday at the Borderline,
amazing gig, can't wait for album, will single chart today,
what IS Christian Mumford on about??
So many questions unanswered.

Mars Storer.

----- Original Message -----
From: "bernhard.pospiech" <bernhard.pospiech at T-ONLINE.DE>
Sent: Sunday, September 04, 2005 12:00 PM
Subject: Re: Off The Tracks

> Hello Rik
> Thanks for this short review.
> I am sure you have seen a great gig.
> But to make things clearer, a full track list would be VERY helpful !!!!
> Thanks
> Bernhard
> -----Original Message-----
> From: BOC/Hawkwind Discussion List [mailto:BOC-L at LISTSERV.ISPNETINC.NET]
> On
> Behalf Of Rik Rx
> Sent: Sunday, September 04, 2005 12:42 PM
> Subject: HW: Off The Tracks
> Hi all
> Just got back from 'off the tracks' and I really felt compelled to make
> this
> post. I never make posts on the band's performancce, as I'm not sure of
> the
> validity of comments coming from 'the other side of the wire', as people
> will always be cautious of a degree of nepotistic bias in such posts,
> however.....
> I HAVE to say this, in all my 33 years of attending innumerable HW gigs,
> last night's just blew me away. I don't say this lightly, as in my
> privalaged position as the band's webmaster I get to go to most gigs, and
> as
> such you'd have thought I'd seen it all...
> How wrong I was. The set at OTT was a bit 'loose' (for want of a better
> term) for the first three or so numbers due to no soundcheck and a few
> 'tecchie' probs, but when it all came together.... Well I really can't
> find
> the words, god knopws what the non-HW fans in the audience must have
> thought. (Actually I do know, they were *very* vocal about it after the
> gig). Fleece did a brilliant job on sound in such an unusual venue (a
> large
> marquee) & Neil, Marie & John of Chaos Illuminations pulled out all the
> stops to give one of the best lightshows I have witnessed too, which only
> compounded the quality of the gig. (I hope my pictures will do them
> justice,
> I'll be posting them on MC asap).
> Driving home at 4am - I played the new album three times in all (yes there
> are certain privilages in my position - but i *did* do some of the layout
> and artwork on it), and once again, I came to realise exactly WHY I got
> involved with the band in the first place. All I can tell you is that this
> album is gonna blow your socks off - it's beyond excellent, and well worth
> the wait ! At the risk of turning this into an advert, if you haven't
> ordered the album already do it NOW ! You really need this in your
> collection !!!
> Like I said, there will be people who see this post is biased. Perhaps it
> is, but all I can say is go see the band if you can (new gigs being set up
> as we speak), and listen to the new album. Once you do, I can guarantee
> that
> you'll feel the same way too !!!
> Rik
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