Wednesday, March 14, 2012
Hαшkшiиd - Spαcε Bαиdits (1990)
Another vacuum packed classic from the lords of space rock, complete with a (then) fantastic new frontwoman Bridget Wishart. Unlike past releases though, this one emphasizes atmosphere and post-punk obstrusiveness in favor of shredding asteroids to dust with amp n' axe in hand. That being said, the opening 9-and-a-half minute astral grind of 'Images' is worth the price of admission in and of itself, a classic in all but name.
Although this album's reputation is one that is unfairly maligned, more astute listeners will give it the attention it deserves and let those solar winds take them for the ride of their lives.