was deeply influenced both by his lyrical and visual force. My musical
efforts in my teens were heavily "Hawkwindish" and having reached
a more mature age I still rank Hawkwind
& Robert Calvert as my most important inspiration.
My music has left to other more incividual areas but the concepts
and the whole approach to the subject matter is still inspired by
the work of R.C.
Actually, I got
my first PC incl. internet connection just a year ago. One of the
first words to test with Alta-vista was of course Hawkwind.
your web site
caught my attention in a BIG way. I was amazed to see that the work
of a man I thought to be largerly forgotten (by others, not me...),
being presented in such a fashion. All the pictures (in colour),
stories and lyrics!
(at last I was able to understand some parts of the lyrics that
had been unclear to me so far).
I felt like a
kid in a candy store having the Xmas and his birthday at the same
time. My most sincere congratulations and thanks for making Calvert's
work visible in the media of the future generations.
Actually, I feel that it is quite objectively the best rock music
web site I've seen so far. And I've seen many during the last month.
Regarding the music of Nemesis I must say that you cannot hear much
that could be associated with the work of Calvert. Our music is
mostly instrumental and in many cases not very hard-hitting.
I've (luckily) long ago passed the phase when my major influences
were easy to pick up while listening to my music. Nowadays, Calvert's
influence can hardly be heard, but his impact is still very strong
on the conceptual, spiritual and thematic side.
It was Calvert
that made me realise that good
lyrics / good
tracks didn't have to be about "feelin' alright on a saturday
night" or anything you normally hear when listening to pop music.
Our music often aims at depicting similar scenes that Robert Calvert
did within his works. <