Thursday, February 26, 2009
Looking for random Blue Skin's on the interweb I came across this album called Alien4 by Hawkwind, which has a song on it called "Blue Skin". Wow this is fab I think as Hawkwind were one of the bands I used to listen to on tape recorder when I was a budding, pink crimped haired, doctor martin wearing, flower child back in the day.
Here's the lowdown on them via good old Wiki - Hawkwind are a British rock band, one of the earliest space rock groups. Their lyrics favour urban and science fiction themes. Also Lemmy from Motorhead used to be the bass guitarist in Hawkwind in 1971. He also provided lead vocals on a number of songs, including the band's biggest UK chart single, "Silver Machine", which reached No.3 in 1972.
I went to see Hawkwind on a number of occasions once in an old pub in Rochdale, Lancashire when I was doing my Art Foundation coarse and the other time was in some random field at a hippie, crusty 'dog on a string' festival called The Treeworgy Festival in deepest Cornwall back in 1989. Me and my mates had all piled in a crusty hippie bus from Accrington, Lancs and drove down. When they played in some make shift stage/tent I ended up falling asleep in front of a speaker after they had blasted out my favorite track Orgone Accumultor not because their songs are 15 minutes long but due to my overload of various beverage consumptions, I think.
Anyway, I bring you the lyrics of the song "Blue Skin" by "Hawkwind"
No ball point pen
No type set in
The ultra-sonic tapping machine
Takes control, takes control
Issues its command
Clicking and clattering into the black
Indian ink or night, ahh ahh !!!
Hyrogliphic ancient scrawl, ahh ahh
Dot to dot I'm bleeding for you
Bleeding for you my blood is blue
Penetration stainless steel
Surgically screened the needle machine
Sliced the flesh like the Teko-Teko's stare
Cut statistics on my face on my face
Name, age, place of birth, race,
Village and tribe, carve deeply
Erase doubt, as to who I am
Who I am who I am
Prick, prick ow, transfea inscribed
Images of sweet roses red
Blood drips blood drips
The tatoo hole in my skin
Drains the blood
Pain Ahh Ahh
I tried to get the song mp3 but the album was £60 quid on amazon! However, I believe you can download the ring tone urrmm....