August 2002
News Archive
 
August 30th 2002
The SolarFlares astounding new single 'You Want Blood' is out on Big Beat (Cat No. NS 137) on the 5th August 2002 and will be available from Ace Records, www.acerecords.co.uk , 42-50 Steele Road, London NW10 7AS, England.
Tel: 0208 453 1311. Ace Records e-mail address: info@AceRecords.co.uk.
To find out more from Ace Records
www.acerecords.co.uk/gotrt/july02/ns137.html!

Our recent visit to Canterbury Fayre 2002 has been written up and the first bunch of pictures have also been published, there will be more to follow in the next week or so, as soon as the other pictures get developed.
If you can offer any information/corrections on set lists then please do so.
Canterbury Fayre 2002

Finally we have received official confirmation regarding The Electric Prunes UK Tour, please see the Tour Dates page for the complete listing of dates and venue's.
 
August 27th 2002
Polydor (Germany) have reissued digitally remastered from original master-tapes, with bonus tracks, the first 3 Pink Fairies albums
Each volume contains a 16 page book of Phil Smee-desinged liner notes and artwork.
PINK FAIRIES: Neverneverland CD (POLY 95502)
PINK FAIRIES: What A Bunch of Sweeties CD (POLY 95512)
PINK FAIRIES: Kings Of Oblivion CD (POLY 95522)
Available from www.forcedexposure.com

Xhawkwind

Xhawkwind.com the band of ex Hawkwind members have changed their name to spaceritual.net owing to injunction from Dave Brock, major court case now in place between many ex members of Hawkwind and Dave Brock over being able to publicise themselves as ex members of Hawkwind.
ANYWAY OTHER GREAT NEWS SPACERITUAL.NET AT GREASY TRUCKERS PARTY LONDON 2002 FRIDAY 8TH NOVEMBER AND ALSO INNER CITY UNIT AND TRACTOR.
SPACE RITUAL.NET WILL FEATURE LOADS OF EX MEMBERS OF HAWKWIND.

MORE INFO WWW.SPACERITUAL.NET AND WWW.TRACTOR-OZIT.COM
 
August 26th 2002
THE RUBBLE SERIES VOLUMES 19 & 20
Well, at long, long, last Rubbles 19 & 20 are at the pressing plant. Thanks to all of you who have been patiently waiting for the last year or so, - we had problems getting hold of all the parts for these two albums which resulted in possibly the longest delay of release in the history of psychedelic music ­ however, on August 20th 2002 the finished albums will be here and ready to send out.
The final tracklist for both albums is on our website:
Volume 19:
http://www.megworld.co.uk/docs/PAPRLP019.html
Volume 20:
http://www.megworld.co.uk/docs/PAPRLP020.html

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MINDROCKER SERIES
A massive 196 tracks of 60s US Garage-psych, released originally in the early 1980s on the German Line Label. It¹s available for the first time on CD (sorry ­ CD only!), 13 volumes housed together in a groovy box with a 100
page book which includes all of the original sleeve notes for each band.
For a full tracklist and more details go to:
http://www.megaworld.co.uk/docs/PAPRBOX5.html

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A PERFUMED GARDEN
Volumes 1, 2 & 3 on CD!!!! Volumes 1 & 2 are already available on vinyl LP, at http://www.megaworld.co.uk/acatalog/Megaworld_LP_9.html
Volume 3 has NEVER been released before EVER!!!!
For more info on all three volumes, go to:
http://www.megaworld.co.uk

 
August 23rd 2002
Ok, we are gonna be away from our desks for a few days, we are taking some time off and going down to Canterbury Fayre shortly so we will not be answering any emails until probably Monday...........if you are going, come and say "Hi", we should be easy to spot................just look out for some freaks in Pooterland T-Shirts.
On that note, we will have a quantity of these shirts available for purchase for the measly sum of £12......come get some and see you at the fayre..........
 
August 21st 2002
We are proud to announce a new member of the Pooterland Crew, BlueMagoo joins us after being a long serving visitor and regular contributor to our site and we want to take this opportunity to welcome him aboard and look forward to working with him...........please check his credentials HERE
 
August 20th 2002
If you visit here regularly you will probably have noticed a few changes to the site design since your last visit, we have had to make a huge effort to 'divorce' ourselves from the old software we used to build the site in (NetObjects Fusion 5) and move onwards to something more stable and much faster to develop in.
The fastest but ugliest way to do this was to 'break' all the frames (the bits where the menu on the left stayed still and the page slid up and down keeping the menu visible) and crudely migrate all the code into our new 'weapon of choice' , namely Macromedia Dreamweaver UltraDev.
NetObjects was fine when we only had a hundred or so pages but just got slower and slower and kept corrupting the site (those who have been here since the early days may remember the problems.....) and generally being a fucking pain in the ass.
So what you are looking at now is a VERY crude bodge up in Dreamweaver which will slowly improve and soon transform into a totally new site design, you will find some stupid stuff like mis-aligned graphics and some generally odd looking shit in some places, yeah we know it's there and will slowly get it all fixed...!!

If you had links to us, sorry we just fucking broke them all !!..............BUT 'cos we have no more pesky frames, linking to us is now much easier.

Sorry for the chaos, we're inept...!!
 
Press Release 08/08/2002 "Without Prejudice"

Original Hawkwind members including Lemmy from Motorhead, science-fiction writer Mike Moorcock [see message from mike moorcock to hawkwind fans further down], Nik Turner and a score of others line up in court case against Dave Brock - About Brock's Destruction of the Hawkwind Reputation and Brock's issuing of cd albums featuring early members of Hawkwind and not paying royalties to or seeking permission of those "Golden Years Of Hawkwind" members.

It started at Glastonbury Festival 2002- Thursday 27th June 2002 Nik Turner and his eight month old band Xhawkwind.com[now had to change it temporarily to spaceritual.net] (Featuring original members from the 1970's: - Mick Slattery - Guitar, Thomas Crimble - Bass, Terry Ollis - Drums,[the band also often features other original 70s members Del Dettmar noise generators/synths, Dave Anderson - Bass + Guitar and Ron Tree- 90's Hawkwind member - Bass + Poetry/Vocals) are just sound checking as the first band to play on a stage at Glastonbury 2002 [they played in a big top crammed with around 1000 people and more were listening outside the big top] and Nik receives an injunction from Dave Brock trying to force Nik not to use any variation of the word Hawkwind - Niks original Nickname from before the band was called that!!!!!.

Dave Brock also bombarded the internet asking people to ask for their ticket money back if they had bought tickets thinking it was Hawkwind at Guildford Festival and not Nik Turner's XHawkwind.com-after the Guildford Festival had finished a journalist rang up Guildford Festival and asked how many people had asked for refunds because XHawkwind.com had been substituted for Hawkwind [owing to Dave Brock insisting on more costs to the Festival as the event drew nearer] THE TOTAL NUMBER OF PEOPLE WHO ASKED GUILFORD FESTIVAL FOR A REFUND ON THEIR TICKETS AS PER DAVE BROCK'S MASSIVE INTERNET CAMPAIGN WAS NONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

By the 5th of August 2002 this had turned into a legal battle between all the Hawkwind 70's Stalwarts on one side and Dave Brock (Who had registered Hawkwind as a trade mark without telling all the golden years members of the band) so the following ex- Hawkwind members are now pursuing Dave Brock about "Dave Brock "Related" Bootlegs" and non-payments of royalties:

Lemmy, Michael Moorcock, Nik Turner, the estate of the Late Barney Bubbles, the estate of the late Robert Calvert, Terry Ollis, Steve Swindells, Harvey Bainbridge, Paul Rudolph, Alan Powell, Adrian Shaw, Dave Anderson, Thomas Crimble, Mick Slattery, Dik Mik and Del Dettmar.

SPACE RITUAL.NET FEATURING ORIGINAL EX- HAWKWIND MEMBERS

NIK TURNER-SAX,FLUTE,VOCALS, TERRY OLLIS-DRUMS,THOMAS CRIMBLE-BASS GUITAR,DAVE ANDERSON-BASS GUITAR AND GUITAR,MICK SLATTERY-GUITAR PLUS VARIOUS SPECIAL GUESTS APPEAR AT CANTERBURY FESTIVAL [www.canterburyfayre.com] ON FRIDAY 23RD AUGUST 5pm ALSO ON THAT DAY ARE OZRIC TENTACLES, FISH, AND KEVIN AYERS

FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO MISSED THIS BAND AT GLASTONBURY OR GUILDFORD FESTIVALS IN THE LAST MONTH OR TWO OR WHO ARE DISAPPOINTED AT DAVE BROCK'S HAWKWIND PULLING THEIR GIG AT WAR OF THE WORLDS HEATON PARK MANCHESTER HERE IS AN OPPORTUNITY TO SEE A BAND OF EX-HAWKWIND MEMBERS PERFORMING CLASSIC HAWKWIND MATERIAL AT A GREAT FESTIVAL. FOR MORE INFO ON CANTERBURY FAYRE VISIT THEIR WEBSITE AT www.canterburyfayre.com PLEASE NOTE THE BAND "SPACE RITUAL.NET" IS NOT DAVE BROCK'S HAWKWIND BUT DOES CREATE ON STAGE THE SPIRIT OF THE 70'S HAWKWIND ETHOS AND INVOKES THE SPIRIT OF BARNEY BUBBLES AND ROBERT CALVERT.

ALSO A FUND RAISING BENEFIT FOR THE LEGAL ACTION BY NIK TURNER IS TO BE HELD ON FRIDAY 8TH NOVEMBER AT THE MEAN FIDDLER CHARING CROSS ROAD LONDON DOORS OPEN AT 7PM AND WILL FEATURE SPACE RITUAL.NET AND EX MEMBERS OF HAWKWIND AND MEMBERS OF THE HAWKESTRA AND INNER CITY UNIT AND TRACTOR PLUS COMPERE MOTHERSHIP CONTROL ANDY DUNKLEY AND OTHER SPECIAL GUESTS TO BE ANNOUNCED .THE EVENT IS TO BE KNOWN AS ONE OF THE LEGENDARY GREASY TRUCKERS PARTY IN FACT IT IS THE 30TH ANNIVERSARY GREASY TRUCKERS PARTY.


MESSAGES FROM MICHAEL MOORCOCK ABOUT THE DISPUTE WITH DAVE BROCK [SAID "WITHOUT PREJUDICE"]

This is to confirm that I have not received any royalties or payments from any of the Hawkwind albums issued by Dave Brock. It has been very obvious for some years that Dave has, wherever possible, removed the work of writers like myself and Bob Calvert from reissued albums and has generally behaved in a an unethical way. While I have been generally silent on these matters, since I have respected the idealism of the fans, for instance, it has been obvious for many years that Dave has been as it were feathering his own nest at the expense of the other members of the band, especially the best known members of Hawkwind. He has continued to put bands together which he has called 'Hawkwind' which are in fact only him and various new musicians (though I know this has not always been the case) and has clearly run the band as his own property, without reference to other founder members or, indeed, holders of copyright material. The reason I am speaking now is because I believe Dave has behaved unethically in bringing an injunction against you for using the name xhawkwind which, it is well known, is not an attempt to pose as Hawkwind but to let audiences know that a band comprised of many ex-members of the band, several of whom I have worked with, is making an appearance.
Given Dave's own behaviour in these matters, I write to assure that any kind words I might have used many years ago about Dave Brock are no longer verified by his more recent actions.

Please use this letter however it suits you and, should you need further help or confirmation in this matter, please let me know how I can help.
With all best wishes,

Mike Moorcock


2nd message from Mike Moorcock "Without Prejudice"To Nik Turner and The Xhawkwind members

Fuck Dave, then. He'd sent me something to do with him, a record for some lyrics, but he can fuck himself. You know that I'll always side with you when things get to this point. If you want to include me in the band formerly known as xhawkwind.com/spaceritual.net as some sort of member, Whatever you think, pard.
I have not just extolled Dave's virtues. I've said elsewhere that he was manipulative and greedy. So you can always pull those references, should it go that way. Sod the bastard. He has also, of course, removed almost everything by me and Calvert from reissues, Seems wicked to pull Calvert, Bottom line is pard, if it's between you[Nik Turner] and Dave Brock- Mr Greed, I'm on your side Nik.

Mike Moorcock

 
 
August 8th 2002
BABYLONIAN TILES
We hope you'll join us for very a special show on Saturday, August 17.

On July 4, a close friend of ours, gifted artist and musician Vince Lara (Distortosound Records and Melted Crayon Prod.), was the victim of a vicious and violent crime. Anyone who knows Vince knows that he has always selflessly gone out of his way to help those around him. He's just an all-around great guy of whom you'd be hard-pressed to find a bad thing to say, which makes the attack all the more senseless and shocking. We are blessed that he is still with us, but he has been left with some long term injuries.  In order to lend a hand with expenses,
his friends have organized a benefit roof-top party featuring performances by BABYLONIAN TILES, THU WINNERS, and THE WALKING WOUNDED and we hope you'll attend.

Saturday, August 17th, 4:00 pm
@
Kevin Foster's Roof
439 Alamitos
(above Wille's Tin Shop)
Long Beach, CA
$7.00 donation please

*byo meat/veggies for bbq 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
   

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