Thursday, June 17, 2010

Harvestman, U.S. Christmas, Minsk - Hawkwind Triad

Neurot, 2010

Three awesome bands covering another awesome band make for one fucking awesome album!

"The Hawkwind Triad album is a fitting tribute to the British band that somehow seems to simultaneously remain unknown to the majority of the world’s rock listeners, while also standing as one of the most influential psychedelic bands of all time.

The Triad is unique, as it is an album of covers by three separate artists that essentially flows like an album. Each band -- HARVESTMAN (Steve Von Till of NEUROSIS’ psych guitar based project), MINSK, and U.S. CHRISTMAS -- have approached these 11 iconic songs with respect, but each have also recognized the need for the songs to be reinterpreted in a new space and time. The result is a full-length psychedelic feast that not only captures the feel of Hawkwind’s individual songs, but also has the feel of their classic albums. Even the artwork by Boston artist Thomas Saraceno appropriately provides trippy surrealist scenes fitting to many albums from the 70s. Most of all, the Triad was done out of pure veneration for a band than laid a solid foundation for every heavy, trippy, weirdo band that exists now – as well as for those who will freak out in the future." - Neurot

Harvestman : US Christmas : Minsk : dl


Anonymous said...

oh noes, it's gone.

Anonymous said...

Umm... file removed?

Anonymous said...

Well that was quick :(

Anonymous said...

You can find it elsewhere, easily.

All three are badassed bands. US Christmas already sounds like a 21st century Hawkwind, even when they're playing their own songs.

soundweave said...

i won't bother re-upping it. it can be found on other blogs.
here's a bonus that's harder to find
U.S. Christmas - Salt The Wound 2006