Hawkbinge

Andy Hood & Matt Longstaff

Hawkbinge is a journey through the astral plane that is the Hawkwind discography one album at a time, presented by an established fan and a first-time listener.

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Ep 19: End of Season Special - The 80's
Sep 26 2023
Ep 19: End of Season Special - The 80's
HAWKWIND: THE THATCHER YEARSHawkbinge is back from the dark recesses of our completely unplanned hiatus! And we're casting an eye over 80's Hawkwind to round off season 2 and get our PDA's, pogs and pagers at the ready  for season 3 and the 1990's...However, We couldn't face this daunting task on our own, and so we enlisted the help of an amazingly special guest to talk 80's Hawkwind with us: a man who was there, lived it,  breathed it, and  documented most of it with his camera - yes, it's all-round renaissance man Oz Hardwick himself - renowned Hawkwind photographer, published poet, Professor of Creative Writing at Leeds Trinity, musician (with an album of space rock out now, no less) and writer. And we get into all of that, because it's fascinating, and then blaze a trail randomly through Hawkwind's 80's releases before choosing some of our favourite orphan tracks that never made it onto those albums, but maybe should have...Click here for the Hawkbinge Sessions Vol.1 playlist on SpotifyClick here for the Hawkbinge Sessions Vol.2 playlist on SpotifyClick here for the Hawkbinge Sessions Vol.3 playlist on SpotifyClick here for the Hawkbinge Sessions Vol.4 playlist on SpotifyClick here for the Hawkbinge Sessions Vol.5 playlist on SpotifyClick here for the Hawkbinge Master playlist, also on Spotify.We truly appreciate all the tweets, messages, ratings and comments, and if you'd like to get in touch, you'll find Hawkbinge here: @hawkbinge on Twitter and Insta, and email podcast@hawkbinge.space Check out the Deep Dive Podcast Network @DeepDivePodNet on Twitter.
Ep 14: Choose Your Masques
Sep 17 2022
Ep 14: Choose Your Masques
It's a monster 2 hours of Hawkbinge this time around - Matt has chosen his masque, which side will he be on? Find out here, as Hawkbinge deep dives into 1982’s Choose Your Masques…As ever, we look at what was going in the music world in 1982 and take stock of where the band is at. Matt gives his considered response to the album and he and Andy go through it in depth. They also check out the artwork and take a look at the expanded double album reissue, and consider The Return of Silver Machine. The turntable selections this time around also mean that volume 4 of the Hawkbinge Sessions playlist is now complete and released on Spotify, featuring Matt’s picks from the last Levitation, Sonic Attack, Church of Hawkwind and Choose Your Masques alongside the music that he and Andy have been listening to over the past few months.Remember: if you want to get into it, you’ve got to get out of it… if you want to get into it, you’ve got to get out of it… if you want to get into it, you’ve got to get out of it… if you want to get into it, you’ve got to get out of it… if you want to get into it, you’ve got to get out of it… if you want to get into it, you’ve got to get out of it… if you want to get into it, you’ve got to get out of it…[…]Click here for the Hawkbinge Sessions Vol.1 playlist on Spotify Click here for the Hawkbinge Sessions Vol.2 playlist on Spotify Click here for the Hawkbinge Sessions Vol.3 playlist on Spotify Click here for the Hawkbinge Sessions Vol.4 playlist on SpotifyClick here for the Hawkbinge Master playlist, also on Spotify.  We truly appreciate all the tweets, messages, ratings and comments, and if you'd like to get in touch, you'll find Hawkbinge here: @hawkbinge on Twitter and Insta, and email podcast@hawkbinge.space   Check out the Deep Dive Podcast Network @DeepDivePodNet on Twitter.
Ep 10: End of Season Special - The 70's
Dec 29 2021
Ep 10: End of Season Special - The 70's
The Hawkbinge NEW YEAR SPECIAL episode!We're at the end of 2021 and we find Hawkwind at the end of Calvert's tenure, the end o f their Charisma contract, at the end of the 1970's and possibly at the end of the band. What better time to take stock of the state of play both with Hawkwind, but also with Matt, who has been taking this first-time journey through the weird world of Hawkwind experiencing 9 studio albums and multiple changes along the way. What does he make of it all?And, if we're going to be chatting about the 1970's, who better to ask along for the ride than the man who quite literally wrote the book on Hawkwind in the 70's, Mr Joe Banks himself.Along with our very special guest we choose some favourite tracks not released on those studio albums, debate Matt's most dissed tracks from season 1 and, as a prelude to season 2, we get into a bit of "Live 79" alongside chats about Joe's magnificent book and the beautiful chaos that it is Hawkwind in the 1970's.Thank you for coming on this journey with us, see you again for season 2...HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE!Joe's book  is called "Days of the Underground" : click here for the awesome website and content repository about both it and the band.Click here for the Hawkbinge Sessions Vol.1 playlist on SpotifyClick here for the Hawkbinge Sessions Vol.2 playlist on SpotifyClick here for the Hawkbinge Sessions Vol.3 playlist on SpotifyClick here for the Hawkbinge Master playlist, also on Spotify. We truly appreciate all the tweets, messages, ratings and comments, and if you'd like to get in touch, you'll find Hawkbinge here: @hawkbinge on Twitter and Insta, and email podcast@hawkbinge.space Check out the Deep Dive Podcast Network @DeepDivePodNet on Twitter.
Ep 9: PXR5
Dec 23 2021
Ep 9: PXR5
"This is the last but one"So reads the cryptic message on the back of PXR5, the final Hawkwind studio release of the 1970's, the final release with Robert Calvert and the final release on the Charisma label. It's also the final release of season 1 of Hawkbinge but not the final Hawkbinge release of year - watch this space...In this episode Matt & Andy explore the music of 1978, the somewhat nebulous status of the band at this point, choose tracks for the Sessions and Master Playlists on Spotify, offer up some track selections of their own with their turntable picks and, above all, attempt to resist the temptation to use that album cover as a guide for wiring their houses,This episode also marks the release of volume 3 of the Hawkbinge Sessions playlist on Spotify, including such bands as Mythic Sunship, Steve Hackett, Killing Joke, Lee 'Scratch Perry, Jan Hammer and The Kilimanjaro Darkjazz Ensemble alongside Matt's favourite Hawkwind picks from Quark, Hawklords and PXR5.Season 2 of Hawkbinge coming in 2022.Happy Christmas to all of our listeners everywhere! Click here for the Hawkbinge Sessions Vol.1 playlist on SpotifyClick here for the Hawkbinge Sessions Vol.2 playlist on SpotifyClick here for the Hawkbinge Sessions Vol.3 playlist on SpotifyClick here for the Hawkbinge Master playlist, also on Spotify. We truly appreciate all the tweets, messages, ratings and comments, and if you'd like to get in touch, you'll find Hawkbinge here: @hawkbinge on Twitter and Insta, and email podcast@hawkbinge.space Check out the Deep Dive Podcast Network @DeepDivePodNet on Twitter.