Monday, November 27, 2017

Hawkwind - Sonic Attack (1981)

In light of a number of conversations I've had recently, it would seem that a disconcerting number of music fans have only listened to Hawkwind's earliest material. Y'all need to wake up, cause they've stayed putting out great albums this whole time, including this synth-soaked gem from '81. Sonic Attack has a driving, sharp feel that subtly hints at punk and new wave while staying the course of massive, world-shaking space rock.

Track listing:
1. Sonic Attack
2. Rocky Paths
3. Psychosonia
4. Virgin of the World
5. Angels of Death
6. Living on a Knife Edge
7. Coded Languages
8. Disintegration
9. Streets of Fear
10. Lost Chances

Dangerous visions

You should also listen to:
Gila -
Gila: Free Electric Sound (1971)
Acid Mothers Temple
& the Melting Paraiso U.F.O. -
Wild Gals A Go-Go (1999)


  1. I'm always on the lookout for Hawkwind albums as great as that 'earliest material'. Have to give this one a try. Many thanks.


  2. great one! a studio version of the sonic attack "song"! kids we recited this all the time as per the space ritual lp. thanks

  3. First concert I went to.
    Totally blew my mind.

  4. Hawkwined was also my first concert back in 1972 and made a lasting impression on my 15 year old mind with the loud music and mind blowing liquid light show....a night i shall never forget......many thanks for this.....Stu.