Legendary space rockers Hawkwind have teamed up with kingly thespian Brian Blessed on the brand new single 'Sonic Attack'.
When Hawkwind decided to recreate the classic Space Ritual show of 1972 for one night only at the London's Shepherds Bush Empire (22nd February 2014), the venerable group donated all proceeds to the animal charity Team Badger - of which Brian Blessed is a patron.
It was a gig that set the wheels in motion for a storming new partnership.
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When Dave Brock recorded 'Sonic Attack' he knew he wanted Brian Blessed to record the spoken word parts. Blessed was only too happy to contribute, recording the words as a nightmarish radio announcement.
As effective as it was (you can still here a portion of this original recording in the song) it didn't sound like Blessed. For his part Brock recorded himself emulating Blessed and returned the recording.
The resulting vocals laid down by Blessed are not only captivating but triumphantly emblematic of the man himself.
This accompanying video was created by long time Hawkwind artist Martin McGuiness.
This powerful addition to the Hawkwind canon is available from 1st September 2014 and pre-orders are available from Amazon now.
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