Alternative History

Hawkwind: Psych-rock pioneers or acid victims?

Hawkwind, depending on who it is you ask, and where exactly they first encountered the group, are either responsible for creating one of the first robust underground scenes in rock, or were a bunch of misguided acid victims. To some, they were salt-of-the-earth musicians…
Alternative History

John Cooper Clarke's musical career

John Cooper Clarke is, arguably, the most famous living British poet, an icon of the punk era, an inspiration to Alex Turner of the Arctic Monkeys, and a man with a hairstyle worth building a cult around. Although Clarke is, especially, famous for the solo performances of…