For many people Robert Calvert was Captain Lockheed.
Captain Lockheed and The Starfighters was the title of Robert
Calvert's debut solo album in 1974. Of course prior to that
Robert had been a member of the ultimate "Space Rock"
band Hawkwind. Robert Calvert would spend his time in and
out of Hawkwind during the seventies and also record his
first two solo albums (Captain Lockheed and The Starfighters
and Lucky Leif and The Longships) Following an album and
tour as The Hawklords, Robert Calvert once again departed
Hawkwind for a solo career which would continue through the
eighties until his death in 1988
During the early eighties Robert also guested with Nik
Turner's band Inner City Unit and members of that band
guested on the albums he recorded during this period, which
included amongst others Freq.
It was rumoured in 1988 that Robert was once again about
to rejoin the band he was most famously associated with. He
was also said to be on the verge of publishing another novel
and considering other solo albums. All these plans came to a
halt with Robert Calvert's sudden death from a heart attack
in August of 1988.
In 1986 Robert Calvert and Maximum Effect played at the
Stars & Stripes venue in Carlisle. The recording was made
direct from the mixing desk to a chrome cassette. Amongst
the material covered at the concert was solo Calvert material
including Acid Rain, Ned Ludd, Lord Of The Hornets and Radio
Egypt alongside selected Hawkwind classics associated with
Robert such as Orgone Accumulator, Quark Strangeness and
Charm, Robot and Damnation Alley.
This recording has been previously available as download but
makes its first official outing on CD with this release.
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