Hype (album)

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Hype
Studio album by Robert Calvert
Released September 1981
Recorded 1981
Genre Rock
Label A-Side Records
Robert Calvert chronology
Lucky Leif and the Longships
(1975)
Hype
(1981)
Freq
(1984)

Hype is a 1981 album by singer Robert Calvert, the former frontman of British space-rock band Hawkwind.

It is subtitled The Songs Of Tom Mahler as a tie-in to Calvert's only published novel Hype, the novel being a fictional account of the rise and death of a rock star.

The musicians used for the recording mainly came from the band Bethnal who Calvert befriended during their support slot on Hawkwind's 1977 UK tour.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Robert Calvert.

  1. "Over My Head"
  2. "Ambitious"
  3. "It's The Same"
  4. "Hanging Out On The Seafront"
  5. "Sensitive"
  6. "Evil Rock"
  7. "We Like To Be Frightened"
  8. "Teen Ballad Of Deano"
  9. "Flight 105"
  10. "The Luminous Green Glow Of The Dials Of The Dashboard (At Night)"
  11. "Greenfly & The Rose"
  12. "Lord Of The Hornets"
Bonus Tracks
  1. "Over my head" (different lyrics)
  2. "Flight 105" (instrumental)
  3. "Hanging out on the seafront" (different lyrics)
  4. "Lord of the hornets" (different version)

Personnel[edit]

  • Robert Calvert – Vocals
  • George Csapo – Keys, Violin
  • Nick Michaels – Guitar
  • Pete Dowling – Drums
  • Trev Thoms – Lead Guitar
  • Nik Turner – Sax
  • Michael Moorcock – 12-string guitar
  • Pete Pavli – Cello
  • Simon House – Keys, Violin

Release history[edit]

  • September 1981 – UK – A-Side Records (IF0311) vinyl
  • September 1989 – UK – See For Miles Records (SEECD 278) vinyl and CD
  • August 2003 – UK – Voiceprint Records (VP261CD) CD – with bonus tracks[1]

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