(astounding) letter to Tony Hyde
- co-designer of Hawkwind's
Astounding Sounds; Amazing Music album
THE STORY SO FAR:
Beverly has been kidnapped by Captain Thunder and the Mystery Riders while on an errand of mercy to the hospital. Tony is discovering the dread secret of Chandu the Magician's Disintegrator Ray. Barney falling madly in love with Tony's sister vows to marry her when he is grown up and become a train driver.
The Rev. Howard Pyle is taking tea with Auntie Irma in the front parlour. Will Bob Calvert rescue Princess N'Guma? Can Nik Turner play the sax? All this and more, oh Fantasy Freaks, in next weeks thrill upon thrill, fun Bonanza - "The wonders of Bentools Jewel".
Now read on:
| I talked to
Bob Calvert today and cleared most of the points with him. They still
haven't finished the final mix but he's fairly positive that there will
be six or seven tracks.
On your side will
go the band's names and on mine the track titles. Also, somewhere we have
to include the word
|>|| Now this is important.
To make the word HAWKWIND stand out from all the
other lettering and painting (which after all is the whole point of the
exercise) it should print as white.
|Evening in a futuristic
Over the city looms a large face metamorphosing into a wolf.
The face is strongly lit from beneath.
On the plaza floor is a sort of "Batmobile".
In the foreground a girl runs towards you.
| To get the period
style correct I'm doing the artwork in watercolour.
When the order and the final tracks are ready I'll letraset all the copy and paste it on an overlay.
If, at that stage,
you can get your painting to me, indicating the position of the words,
I'll artwork it in.
way, I think you should sign the painting with a 1930's flourish. I'm calling
myself 'Grove Lane'
(after a street where my friend lives).
| My address
76 Tranmere Road, Whitton,
I weigh 170 Ibs
|If you want to contact me about any cover problems, please do so.|
for the crack anyway.