Cat No. SECDD048 Barcode: 5036436082629
Release date: 18/06/2012
Exclusive to Secret Records is the definitive double-disc, live album by the British rock legends.
Hawkwind is more than a band. What started as an experiment of sound, energy and performance is now retrospectively classified as one of the cornerstones of rock history. Having had a career going into its sixth decade and 27th album, one can often wonder at which points may be considered as the band’s career climaxes. ‘77’ is an album that proves the year 1977 was not only one of Hawkwind’s career highlights but was also the point that revealed the extent of their influence.
The 1977 explosion of punk rock was arguably one of the key turning points of the decade; the refined sounds of the sixties had transformed into a snarling, angry beast lashing out at society and culture aiming to push a message of ‘non-conformity’ through to The Man. The sound was raw and uncompromising – and Hawkwind was the symbolic mentor. Repetitive riffs, furious vigour and ignorance to popular trends since the late 1960’s allowed the band to be loved by the relatable youth who in turn unleashed their own fury through the Sex Pistols, Sham 69 and many more.
Although their sound was experimental and evolving, Hawkwind had secured a dedicated fan-base whom awaited their 7th album, Quark, Strangeness and Charm, allowing them to confidently take the stage and deliver these now legendary performances. ‘77’ is a set of recordings made across this pivotal year that captures the band’s presence as the trend-setters and never the followers. Including classics such as ‘Masters of the Universe’ and ‘Sonic Attack‘: prepare for the live album that truly defines what this establishment of rock wanted to say. Hawkwind is more than a band. Hawkwind is an entity.
1. Masters Of The Universe
2. High Rise
3. Uncle Sam’s On Mars
4. Damnation Alley & Damnation Ally Part 2
5. Welcome To The Future
7. Hash Cake
8. Angels Of Life
1. Quark, Strangeness and Charm
2. Over The Top
4. Death Trap
5. Spirit Of Age
6. Nuclear Toy
7. Who’s Gonna Win The War
8. Sonic Attack