Hawkwind: A Visual Biography by Martin Popoff Shipping NOW!

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OK, got the big, heavy boxes yesterday… my big, yummy, hardcover Hawkwind coffee table book.=

It’s ready for signing and shipping but not at my site. But I can send them NOW. Prices below. Just direct funds via PayPal or let me know what country you are in and I can send a PayPal invoice. They will be signed to you unless you tell me otherwise when ordering but I can definitely sign whatever ya like on ‘em to give out as Christmas presents.=

The specs: hardcover, on 100 lb. gloss, full colour throughout, 350 pictures, 224 pages


As the back cover sez:

Through a confluence of grinding hard rock grooves, pioneering electronics and liquid lighting, Dave Brock and his assembled astronauts of mind and space have been defining for more than fifty years now what it means to be the ultimate cult band. Ripping into the public consciousness with the Space Ritual live album of 1973, Hawkwind have never looked back, discovering new ways to equate the subatomic with the infinite, the endless void of space with totality, using the exotic language of their ever-evolving yet complex musical language, one that defies genre classification, but perhaps creates a genre all its own, namely space rock.

Accompanying their more than thirty studio albums and myriad companion pieces along the way are the graphics thereof, visuals that further attempt to explain themes that are hard to articulate. Hawkwind: A Visual Biography concentrates the third eye on this part of the package, presenting pretty pictures of record covers, promo items, advertisements, ticket stubs, paper goods pertaining to side-projects and of course shots of Brock and crew resplendent in their live space, in hopes that the Hawk manifesto just might become a little more knowable. Aiding in that cause, Martin Popoff has provided a detailed timeline of the band’s complicated and dramatic career goings-on, helping to guide one’s way through each year and era, each hiring and firing and misfiring, each cluster of notions, audio magic potions, each sailing upon inter-stellar topographic oceans.

The ultimate aim is to send the next generation of blaster-offer back to the original scriptures, the studio albums serving as space-flung signposts, in search of the charming and astounding sounds that gave raise to the companion document confronting you now.

Books will be signed by me to you unless you wave your arms wildly and tell me otherwise within like half an hour of ordering.

Price including shipping (yes, these are expensive, but that’s our broken supply chain world):

US orders, $75.00 US funds

Int’l orders (air mail), $92.00 US funds (please provide phone # for postage form)

Canadian orders, $88.00 Cdn. Funds.


If you would like a PayPal invoice, please indicate what country you are in and give me the email address you use at PayPal. Or just do yer usual and direct funds to martinp@inforamp.net .

Or mail payment (personal check in US funds, cash, or INTERNATIONAL money order), to: Martin Popoff, P.O. Box 65208, 358 Danforth Ave., Toronto, Ontario, Canada M4K 2Z2. Email martinp@inforamp.net with any questions.