sexta-feira, 6 de abril de 2012

100 discos de 1973, n.º 16



SPACE RITUAL
HAWKWIND (Inglaterra)
Edição original: United Artists
Produtor(es): Hawkwind
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In case of Sonic Attack on your district, follow these rules: If you are making love it is imperative to bring all bodies to orgasm simultaneously. Do not waste time blocking your ears. Do not waste time seeking a "sound proofed" shelter. Try to get as far away from the sonic source as possible. Do not panic. Do not panic. Use your wheels. It is what they are for. Small babies may be placed inside the special cocoons and should be left, if possible, in shelters. Do not attempt to use your own limbs. If no wheels are available - metal - not organic - limbs should be employed whenever possible. Remember: In the case of sonic attack survival means "Every man for himself". Statistically more people survive if they think only of themselves. Do not attempt to rescue friends, relatives, loved ones. You have only a few seconds to escape. Use those seconds sensibly or you will inevitably die. Think only of yourself. Think only of yourself. Do not panic. Think only of yourself. Think only of yourself. These are the first signs of sonic attack: You will notice small objects - such as ornaments - oscillating. You will notice vibrations in your diaphragm. You will hear a distand hissing in your ears. You will feel dizzy. You will feel the need to vomit. There will be bleeding from orifices. There will be an ache in the pelvic region. You may be subject to fits of hysterical shouting or even laughter. These are all signs of imminent sonic destruction. Your only protection is flight. If you are less than ten years old remain in your shelter and use your cocoon. Remember - you can help no one else. You can help no one else. You can help no one else. Do not panic. Do not panic. Think only of yourself. Think only of yourself. Think only of yourself. Think only of yourself.
(Sonic Attack)

Mais um álbum ao vivo (e o último, ou melhor dizendo, o primeiro de todos nesta lista). E este é de uma das bandas que, na altura, mais passava tempo em cima de um palco, o que é fácil de perceber quando se escuta o disco. Cem minutos de rock que levam a concluir que os Hawkwind seriam uma das melhores bandas ao vivo de então. Tal como nos Magma (e em tantos outros trabalhos da época), o espaço, o cosmos, o pânico de uma invasão extra-terrestre, o sonho com algo para além da Terra servia de mote para a produção do grupo e para este espetáculo em particular, um a que chamaram "ópera rock espacial".