Newslog

Selections from the news archive

Mick Farren

We wish to send our sincerest condolences to all of Micky Farren's friends and family, and express our deepest sorrow at the news of Micky's death, albeit, on stage at the Borderline Club, and I'm sure he wouldn't have wanted it any other way, truly a poetic departure. We knew Mick over many years, and always knew him as an inspiring, innovative and creative writer and performer. Rest In Peace Micky, long may you be remembered with fondness and admiration, from Nik Turner and Space Ritual.

The Fusion Syndicate

the fusion syndicate

"Now here's something different! I just received the new release from The Fusion Syndicate. This band is made up of jazz, rock and blues superstars and the recording is all you could wish for in this format. Billy Sherwood, writer of all compositions and with a background of top bands as long as your arm played keys, guitars drums, synth and vocals throughout this recording. The opening track, Random Acts Of Science, has strong hints to the Mahavishnu Orchestra featuring Rick Wakeman (Yes) on keys, Jerry Goodman (Flock, Mahavishnu Orchestra) on violin, Nik Turner (Hawkwind) on sax and Jimmy Haslip (Yellowjackets) on bass."

Master of the Universe

The classic Hawkwind track from Xin Search Of Space, co-written by Nik, is featured in a TV advert for Ford's B-Max.

It's Psychedelic Baby

A new interview with Nik has been posted on It's Psychedelic Baby.

Huw Lloyd Langton

It is with great sadness that we acknowledge and mourn the passing-on of our very good friend, the very talented musician and song-writer Mr Huw Lloyd Langton. He was an all-round lovely person and will be very sadly missed by all who knew him. May you rest in peace Huwey, God Bless You, with love from Nik Turner.

Crinkle Drive

Dodson and Fogg is an acoustic/folk/rock project led by Chris Wade. The new Dodson and Fogg CD features a guest appearance by Thunder Rider on Crinkle Drive.

Archive Hawkwind Releases

Nik is featured on two archive releases by Hawkwind from the classic seventies era.

Parallel Universe is a 3 CD compilation from the Liberty/UA albums (1970 - 74) and features unreleased versions of classic Hawkwind songs alongside two previously unheard tracks - Hog Farm and Take What You Can.

Leave No Star Unturned on Easy Action Recordings is a live recording from The Cambridge Corn Exchange in January 1972.

Memoirs Of Rossum

Nik features on the new album by The Moor called Memoirs of Rossum. The Moor is not music, it's a state of mind!

» available here

The Anubis Horn By Matt Howarth

Nik Turner stars in a digital graphic novel of mystic mayhem!

Nik Turner's been captured and dragged down into Hades, where he's found and freed by those annoying Post Bros, a pair of interdimensionally infamous scoundrels. Can these bad boys from Bugtown protect Nik from a deadly army of the dead? Or will the Dark Lord force Nik to blow the Anubis Horn and summon Hell on Earth? To foil this diabolical scheme,they might need the help of Hiroshima, Bugtown's nuclear earth mother.

» available here

The Nik Turner Interview

Watch a new interview with the Thunder Rider over at the Captain SIB Webzone.

» captain sib webzone

Nik Turner Band - New Recordings Online Now!

Five brand new recordings by the Nik Turner Band have been uploaded to Nik's MySpace site - Hot Barbeque, Mellow Saxophone, Nickio, Shake Everything and Skankin. The tracks feature Nik, Dave, Gaz and Meurig, and were recorded by Jon Turner at Back Bedroom Studio in Cardigan.

» nik turner myspace

All About Jazz

All About Jazz has posted an extensive interview with Nik, which you can read here -

» Nik Turner: Bringing the Music to the People

Barney Bubbles Benefit Memorial Concert

Many thanks to all of you who attended the Barney Bubbles memorial concert in London.

Nik played with a headline set of classic space rock with the Hawklords, featuring former members of Hawkwind.

He also played sets with Inner City Unit and the Imperial Pompodours. Both of these bands featured founder members Judge Trev and Dino Ferrari, alongside longtime bassist and Barney Bubbles collaborator Nazar Ali Khan.

The event also featured Quintessence, Gerry Fitzgerald and Lol Coxhill, the Pentameter Players and Trev & Kev.

» review at starfarer.com

Ai Carumba!

Thunder Rider is currently recording an album of Mexican mariachi tunes at Back Bedroom Studio in Cardigan.

Robert Calvert Memorial Concert

nik turner and adrian shaw

Nik Turner and Adrian Shaw

Nik Turner and Friends played the music of Robert Calvert at a memorial gig for Robert on Sunday 28th Sept at Kings Hall in Herne Bay, commemorating the twentieth anniversary of the death of the Hawkwind poet and vocalist.

Players from Pentameters Theatre performed two plays by Robert - "The Stars that Play with Laughing Sam's Dice" and "Cattle at Twilight".