Silver Machine – Hawkwind – 1998



Silver Machine is a song by the British space rock band Hawkwind, released in 1998 as a single and later as a live album.

The song is one of the band’s most popular and enduring tracks, and has been covered by many artists over the years. The song features the vocals of Robert Calvert, who sings about his desire to escape the mundane world and travel through space on a silver machine. The song also showcases the band’s trademark sound of heavy guitar riffs, electronic effects, and psychedelic improvisation. The song was inspired by the band’s experience of touring in a silver van, which they nicknamed “the silver machine”.

The song Silver Machine was recorded live at the Roundhouse in London, and was later overdubbed with Calvert’s vocals and additional instruments. The song reached number three on the UK Singles Chart, and became the band’s only top ten hit. The song has been described as a classic of space rock, and a precursor to punk rock and new wave music.



The different versions published for this album :