X In Search Of Space

Artist: Hawkwind
Label: United Artists Records
Catalog#: UAS 5567
Format: Vinyl
Country: United States
Released: 1971-10
A1 You Shouldn't Do That 15:43
A2 You Know You're Only Dreaming 6:33
B1 Master Of The Universe 6:15
B2 We Took The Wrong Step Years Ago 4:48
B3 Adjust Me 5:45
B4 Children Of The Sun 3:13

Alto Saxophone, Flute, Vocals, Audio Generator – Nik Turner
Arranged By – Hawkwind
Audio Generator – Dik Mik
Bass, Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar [6-string] – Dave Anderson (3)
Drums, Percussion – Terry Ollis
Engineer – George Chkiantz
Engineer [Assistant] – Phil Chapman, Rod Thear, Rufus Cartwright
Other [Dances] – Stacia
Producer – George Chkiantz, Hawkwind
Synthesizer – Del Dettmar
Vocals, Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar [6-string], Other [Audio Generator], Twelve-String Guitar – Dave Brock
Engineer - George Chkiantz


Original issue has interlocking zig-zag cut jacket design that opens from front and folds out into a loose "T" configuration. Band photos, artwork, and lyrics on inside. Album also contains 24 page comic book.

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Hawkwind quickly earned a reputation as “the people’s band” from playing free concerts in and around London, and from the counter-culture (Friends magazine, drugs) associated with those events. One of Hawkwind’s most notable free gigs was in late August 1970, at Canvas City, an inflatable “bubble” tent outside the gates of the Isle of Wight Festival. With Thomas Crimble on bass, the band played for hours, but the experience proved too much for Huw Lloyd-Langton, who suffered an unsuspected spike of acid. Dick Taylor briefly subbed on guitar for the band, while Del Dettmar joined the band on electronics. Their inauspicious debut album behind them, In Search Of Space got down to serious business. Bassist Dave Anderson was recruited fresh from the über-German Amon Düül II, providing another sonic clue to the Hawk’s music: It had as much to do with the psychedelia of krautrock as it did with that of London’s underground rock. The album’s first side motors through “You Shouldn’t Do That” before crash-landing on the tripped-out psychedelia of Dave Brock’s “You Know You’re Only Dreaming.” Side two begins with Hawkwind’s first classic, “Master of the Universe,” which centers on a main riff that wouldn’t be out of place in a Black Sabbath song. The balance of the side treads more tentative ground, however, with a couple of acoustic numbers and the excellent “Adjust Me.” The album jacket itself is a lavish affair, complete with a die-cut cover and elaborate comic The Hawkwind Log from Robert “Bob” Calvert and Barney Bubbles, marking their first contributions to the group. The album sold well in the UK, breaking into the Top 20 at No. 18.
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