The Green Room

Hawkwind: a very British tale

18 min listen

In This Episode

In this week’s edition of The Green Room, Deputy Editor of The Spectator’s world edition Dominic Green meets DJ Taylor, who writes in the June edition of Spectator World, about Hawkwind, unlikely champions of the British rock underground. Less a band, more a way of life, the fascinating story of Hawkwind veers from the radicalism of the late 1960s, through the rise and fall of countercultural forces in decades to follow, to the present day. It’s a soap opera of Spinal Tap proportions, a very British tale of inspiration, madness, dreaminess and otherworldliness.

Dominic and DJ Taylor have collaborated on a special Hawkwind playlist over here at Spotify, so don’t forget to check it out and let us know what you think! Meanwhile, do share the love in a suitably free love style, by sharing the The Green Room with your social media channels for a weekly dose of books, arts and everything else that makes life worth living. Presented by Dominic Green and Arsalan Mohammad.

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