Got some great stuff for you today: Three new releases, and a freakin book!
First up, We have Lastwind and their new album 'High On Life' (SHARPCD19108). Lastwind are the new outfit from former Hawkwind member Paul Hayes, so you know these guys are the real deal! And if it’s a history lesson you’re after, why not check out Paul’s new book? "Sonic Assassin - a life". And before you ask, no! This is not a book about Paul’s journey to murder a fast blue hedgehog. It’s a gritty, all access, no holds barred tale of Paul’s time in Hawkwind, and so much more. But don’t take our word for it, why not check out the official blurb: 'Paul Hayles biography is a fast moving story deeply embedded in the music and entertainment business. With some very famous friends, bands and tours, Paul takes us through what it was like working with the greats and living to tell the tale. Paul never wanted to be in a cult rock band like Hawkwind and yet there he was, setting out on a journey that would take him away from his young family and make his wildest dreams come true. Paul knew Lemmy Kilmister from way back: both had auditioned for the same band before Hawkwind came together...'
If that sounds like your thing, why not pick it up from the Flicknife store! The book is out March 22nd on New Haven Publishing (A name you loyal Flickers should be familiar with!) and the album is out the week after, March 29th in limited edition CD format, and digital download, available from all good stockists! Now, I probably shouldn’t be telling you this... but if you’re here, it’s because you’re a loyal FLICKER... but we’re working on a special bundle, both the book and album, in one lot at a great price! Aren’t we good to you?
Next up, we have the first of two great digital releases, the fantastically named 'Microwave Pants' (SHARPD19107) from former keyboard player in Captain Sensible Band (and many others!), Malcolm Dixon. A great example of Psychedelic Punk, this is an album you’re going to want to add to your collection. If you’re already a Psy-Punk fan, this will be right up your alley and if you’re not, this will convert you! Microwave Pants is already available, so what are you waiting for?
Last, but by no means least, we have 'Picked from the Bone'(SHARPD19106) by The Scavengers! Lead by the irrepressible Ian Anderson (formerly of Crazyhead). Now, I know what you’re thinking: “But..I already OWN that album, why do I need it again?” The answer is easy. We went to WORK on this bad boy. It’s been remixed, remastered and rebuilt, like the Million Dollar Man. It’s clearer, sharper and LOUDER! The quality has been improved so much, it may as well be a new album!
If you want to get your hands on this, you can! From March 1st.
So there you have it, Ladies and Gentlerockers! Our latest offerings, on the altar of noise. There’s enough there to keep you rocking and reading for the next few months. Hope you enjoyed this latest journey, through the world of Flicknife!
So until next time...
Catch you on the flipside,
Taheg Gloder, and the Flicknife Kru!