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I put this quiz together for the members of Frank's APA, which is a resolutely non-internet group of people interested in music - a sort of pre-MySpace distributed community.  While the files are still online, I might as well give other people a chance to hear them.  (Caveat: the two files are about 45 Megabytes each, so don't download these over a slow connction!).

In the early 1970's, when synthesisers still sounded like the future and sequencers did not exist, a few people were playing with tape loops and making music from the ensuing repetitions.  Then some rock musicians distilled this to a 2/2 rythmic pulse and added effects from early synths and audio generators.  Add lyrics from sci-fi and psychedelia, and space rock was born.  Arguably this was a proto-rave music, later replaced as technology offered more options to more people.  These days, no right-thinking people pay it any attention and the few bands still playing in this style have to release albums on home-brew labels, in true punk fashion.  So here for you is a compilation of space rock tracks from 1992 to the present.

The group Hawkwind have been prime exponents of space rock.  The aim of this quiz is to guess which tracks are by Hawkwind, which by ex-members, and which by other bands.  I've attempted to remove all identification from the files.  If you try this and would like to know the answers, please ask and I'll mail them to you.


http://www.zshare.net/download/hawk-or-handsaw-part-1-zip.html

http://www.zshare.net/download/hawk-or-handsaw-part-2-zip.html

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