OK, so ever since my awesome punning SDTOTD (though I say it myself) I’ve have the dregs of this song kicking around the back of my mind and the last couple of days I feel proper earwormed. If you’re at all like me you know two (2) Hawkwind songs, “Silver Machine” and “Motorhead“. I’m talking to you now, make this your third! If you’re nothing like me and can suggest some other of the band’s best then do please go for it in the comments.
I believe I first heard it as a cover by the ’90s Finnish band Waltari who made exactly the sort of rock I felt I had to like grudgingly. Think Cathedral or White Blouse Era Ozzy. (Sorry Mr Osbourne, there are exactly two male-presenting gents in all of history who can carry off a nice blouse and both of them are Jimi Hendrix. True Fact!)
Whilst I’m rambling around off-topic I have to note that amazing almost-Numanoid cover art which is from Hawkwind‘s 1977 album of the same name. Right up acidbearboy and Retrolechuck‘s respective streets, I’m thinking.
I finally found another word with that awkward “wkw” letter sequence!