Hawkwind, the space-rock band that spawned Lemmy, are persistent, to say the least. Their 29th album, Spacehawks, includes seven new songs, rerecordings of three tracks from 1975's Warrior on the Edge of Time (the last Hawkwind album to chart in the United States), and remixes of more recent cuts.
Some of the new tracks sound like works in progress, while "Sacrosanct," with its heavy bottom end, is full-blown and club-worthy. "Sonic Attack," on the other hand, reflects the band's acid-trip past with a gurgly mix of sci-fi effects and spoken words. Original vocalist, guitarist and keyboardist Dave Brock deserves credit for keeping Hawkwind alive for so long, but maybe it's finally time to decommission the band.