Space Ritual- Satiricon (ENTS.TV)
From Aural Innovations #37 (Sept 2007)
Space Ritual is a Nik Turner project and includes mostly old members of Hawkwind, who played in the band in the very early 70’s. These guys were all gone by 1971, before Space Ritual was even conceived. Anyway, the set is mostly strange and interesting versions of old Hawkwind songs with some of Nik’s classics thrown in. It is beautifully filmed and edited and has really nice sound (though the drums are poorly mixed in some songs, like Born to Go). Dave Anderson plays the bass in a very blues way and not at all with the attack that Lemmy has and this makes some of the old Hawkwind numbers sound really different. Thomas Crimble, who played bass in the early days is on guitar in this line up. The visuals are really nice to watch except for the overweight dancer who has a tendency to be topless (ugh).. It is about a 2hr show plus two interviews. I think if you are a fan of Nik Turner and his projects, then this is about as good as it gets for Space Ritual material, as they are well rehearsed at this gig and it is nicely filmed.
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