Electric Tepee

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Electric Tepee
Studio album by Hawkwind
Released 11 May 1992
Recorded 1992 at Earth Studios in Devon
Genre Space rock
Length 74.27
Label Essential Records,
Griffin Music
Producer Paul Cobbold & Hawkwind
Hawkwind chronology
Palace Springs
(1991)
Electric Tepee
(1992)
It is the Business of the Future to be Dangerous
(1993)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]

Electric Tepee is the seventeenth studio album by the English space rock group Hawkwind, released in 1992. It spent one week on the UK albums chart at #53.[2]

After a European tour in March and April 1991, long-standing keyboardist Harvey Bainbridge chose to leave the group. Female singer Bridget Wishart would also end her association with the group in September. The group would go on to operate as a three piece of guitarist Dave Brock, bassist Alan Davey and drummer Richard Chadwick, making heavy use of sequencers, synthesisers and computers, both in the studio and live.

The album was recorded in 1992 at Brock's own Earth Studios, produced with Paul Cobbold. "Mask of the Morning" re-uses the lyrics from "Mirror of Illusion" from the 1970 debut album Hawkwind. "Rites of Netherworld" is a brief keyboard piece based on Igor Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring.

The group undertook a 23 date UK tour in April and May to promote the album, appearing behind a curtain on which the lightshow was projected.[3] An all-nighter at the Brixton Academy on 15 August, when they were joined on-stage by Salt Tank, was amateur video recorded and released as Brixton Academy 15.8.92.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "L.S.D." (Richard Chadwick, Alan Davey) – 8:17
  2. "Blue Shift" (Davey) – 4:17
  3. "Death of War" (Rowntree, Dave Brock) – 4:47
  4. "Secret Agent" (Brock) – 8:11
  5. "Garden Pests" (Brock, Davey) – 2:09
  6. "Space Dust" (Davey) – 5:18
  7. "Snake Dance" (Harvey Bainbridge, Brock, Chadwick, Davey) – 3:54
  8. "Mask of the Morning" (Brock) – 8:49
  9. "Rites of Netherworld" (Brock) – 0:36
  10. "Don't Understand" (Brock, Chadwick, Davey) – 7:04
  11. "Sadness Runs Deep" (Brock) – 5:58
  12. "Right to Decide" (Brock, Davey) – 4:25
  13. "Going to Hawaii" (Brock, Chadwick, Davey) – 7:35
  14. "Electric Tepee" (Brock) – 3:07

Personnel[edit]

Release history[edit]

  • May 1992: Essential Records, ESDLP181, UK Double LP (Limited edition of 5000)
  • May 1992: Essential Records, ESSCD181, UK CD
  • May 1992: Essential Records, ESSMC181, UK Cassette
  • July 1995: Griffin Music, GN0931-2, USA
  • January 2009: Atomhenge (Cherry Red) Records, ATOMCD1008, UK CD

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ "Hawkwind". Chart Stats. UK albums chart. Retrieved 2009-08-20. 
  3. ^ Youles, Steve. "Gig and Set Lists 1992". Starfarer's hawkwind Page. self-published. Retrieved 2009-08-20.