Hawkwind launch maniacal space rock anthem Flesh Fondue

From Loudersound.

Space rock pioneers Hawkwind continue their journey into the furthest corners of the unknown universe with the release of Flesh Fondue, the first track to emerge from upcoming collection All Aboard The Skylark. The album is due on October 25, and is available to pre-order now.

“The album is about the annihilation of the human race,” says Hawkwind mainman Dave Brock. “Part of the storyline we were working on was the fact that there have been five extinctions of earth and, on each occasion only certain insects and animals are left alive to restart everything.

“We took it to extremes, of course, and the opening track, Flesh Fondue, is about aliens travelling the universe and feasting off life forms. It’s an interesting idea but we never actually finished the whole concept because we had to get this album finished but we’ll be back to our original quest next year!”

All Aboard The Skylark features band leader Brock alongside long-standing drummer Richard Chadwick, bassist and keyboard player Niall Hone, and guitarist Magnus Martin.

The album is accompanied by bonus disc of acoustic versions of Hawkwind classics entitled Acoustic Daze. The full track listing for both albums is below.

In November, Hawkwind embark on a 15-date UK tour, which kicks off in Brighton on November 10, and climaxes with a show at London’s Royal Albert Hall on November 26 (full dates below). Tickets are on sale now.

All Aboard The Skylark tracklist

1. Flesh Fondue
2. Nets Of Space
3. Last Man On Earth
4. We Are Nom Dead… Only Sleeping
5. All Aboard The Skylark
6. 65 Million Years Ago
7. In The Beginning
8. The Road To…
9. The Fantasy Of Faldum

Acoustic Daze tracklist

1. Psy Power
2. Hymne To The Sun
3. The Watcher
4. Generator Door
5. Micro Man
6. Into The Night
7. Down Through The Night
8. Flying Doctor
9. Get You Act Together
10. Ascent Of Man
11. We Took The Wrong Step Years Ago

Hawkwind UK Tour Dates

Nov 10: Brighton Theatre Royal
Nov 11: York Grand Opera House
Nov 12: Ipswich Corn Exchange
Nov 13: Basingstoke The Anvil
Nov 15: Manchester Albert Hall
Nov 16: Edinburgh The Queens Hall
Nov 17: Glasgow O2 Academy
Nov 18: Cambridge Corn Exchange
Nov 19: Bristol Anson Rooms
Nov 20: Cardiff Tramshed
Nov 22: Nottingham Rock City
Nov 23: Birmingham Town Hall
Nov 24: Coventry Empire
Nov 25: GuildfordG Live
Nov 26: London Royal Albert Hall


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    on October 27, 2021 at 11:27 pm

    HAWKWIND Earth Ritual (Official 1984 UK 20 page 13" x 9½" tour programme featuring discography, lyrics, lots of colour photographs and a superb picture cover. A record of the ill fated tour that would have seen Robert Calvert, Dik Mik, Simon King, Michael Moorcock & Lemmy guest with the band but never came to full fruition because of the untimely death of Barney Bubbles)

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    on October 27, 2021 at 11:27 pm

    HAWKWIND Space Ritual (Amazing 1972 UK fold-out Barney Bubbles designed black & white tour programme of similar format to the Hawkwind Log, with a nice narrative text & lyrics from key songs, including those from an embryonic 'Psychedelic Warlords'. Folding out to 15½" x 22" of double sided goodness, this copy is in excllent condition with only a mild vertical crease to show how it was carried home and a few spots of general creasing and minor storage wear, but no splits, rips or tears. These were given out free at Space Ritual tour shows & very few have survived in as nice condition as this. Rare & beautiful)

  • Hawkwind - Hall Of The Mountain Grill + Inner - UK - vinyl LP - £95.00, $131.10, €113.05 (New Item) (arrived 22-Oct-2021 16:42)
    on October 27, 2021 at 11:27 pm

    HAWKWIND Hall Of The Mountain Grill (Rare 1974 UK 9-track LP with -2 matrices, including the classics The Psychedelic Warlords [Disappear in Smoke], You'd Better Believe It, and Lemmy's Lost Johnny, complete with original film-reel style illustrated inner, matt picture sleeve. The unlaminated sleeve is in fantastic shape shows very little evidence of age or storage & the vinyl looks near 'as new', remaining barely played. A fabulous copy of this space rock blueprint, superb! UAG29672)

  • Hawkwind - In Search Of Space - 1st + Booklet - UK - vinyl LP - £175.00, $241.50, €208.25 (New Item) (arrived 22-Oct-2021 10:59)
    on October 27, 2021 at 11:27 pm

    HAWKWIND In Search Of Space (Rare 1971 UK first issue 6-track vinyl LP, complete with the very rare 'Hawkwind Log' illustrated twenty four page booklet, housed in a superb Barney Bubbles fold-out die-cut picture sleeve. The sleeve is spectacular with very little wear and looks like it still believes it is 1971. The vinyl also remains near 'as new' with just a few light paper scuffs & shows very little sign of play. You won't find a copy of this beauty much better than this anywhere in the known universe UAG29202)

  • Hawkwind - Silver Machine - US - 10" vinyl - £35.00, $48.30, €41.65 (New Item) (arrived 20-Oct-2021 09:37)
    on October 27, 2021 at 11:27 pm

    HAWKWIND Silver Machine (2007 US exclusive strictly limited edition 2-track 10" vinyl single, offering 2 rare versions of the space rockers' best known song - the 1st recorded for the BBC on October 14th 1972 [with Brian Matthews introduction], the 2nd taken from a BBC transcription disc, recorded November 18th 1972; hand-numbered picture insert [incidentally, contrary to what the insert tells you, this does NOT play at 45rpm!!]) ** Limited to 500 copies! **

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