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Alan Davey - Cybertooth (SCD)

Genre: Prog rock
Release Date: 18th February 2013

Label: Earthquake Records
Catalogue Number: EQRCD0007
Price: £9.99
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Alan Davey - Cybertooth

As a kid Alan Davey heard Lemmy's bass work on a Hawkwind studio album called 'Doremi' - one track, 'Time We Left', has a section with Lemmy doing a near-solo including note-bending and growling bass chords, and wanted to find out more about how it was done. Buying a Rickenbacker bass seemed like a shrewd move for a lad who wanted to sound like Lemmy, and that's what Davey did. While a teenager, Davey formed a band called Gunslinger, which became popular on the music circuit in eastern England in the early 1980s, playing loud and dirty rock-metal.

However, Davey was still a Hawkwind fan and was keeping an eye on what those guys were up to, and he felt they'd lost their way. He sent a tape of his musical work to Dave Brock, discussed what he could bring to the band and in 1984, was invited to join them. Hoping to nudge the Hawkwind ship back towards the old 'Space Ritual' sound, he brought an element of that sound back to the band with his style of bass, modelled on Lemmy's. He soon combined his bass duties with becoming Hawkwind's frontman, handling much of the lead vocal work and filling centre-stage in a way that brought much praise from fans. That stint with Hawkwind lasted 12 years, during which Davey was prominent in bringing midi synth technology into the band. He was able to tackle the programming needed for the elaborate soundscapes produced by linking his keyboards to those of other band members. He left in 1996 to form Bedouin, a three-piece band that fused traditional rock with subtle Arabic overtones. In 2000 he met Hawkwind again for a reunion gig and joined the band for his second stint as their bass player. This time it was only for seven years, but this still made him the third-longest serving member of Hawkwind. Not bad for someone who was only six years old when Hawkwind commenced operations! He reformed Gunslinger as well as doing solo recordings, and established himself on MySpace and other websites. Like several other ex-members of Hawkwind, he also became involved with some of Nik Turner's activities that were aimed at running what, effectively, was an alternative Hawkwind, known as The Hawklords. His current public work mostly consists of rather noisy Gunslinger gigs. 'Cybertooth' is a solo album in the literal sense - this one is all by Alan. Produced by Paul Cobbold (ex-Hawkwind producer). Its theme, in Alan's on words, is a computer virus that "eats PC flesh but can't eat Apples...yet." Basically, humanity has devised a new technology that wants to go on the rampage, but we're managing to bottle it up. So far. Sounds intriguing? Ya better believe it!        


Tracks:
1. The Future Is Us
1. The Future Is Us (Viral Messiah)
2. Boot Killer
2. Boot Killer
3. Metamorphic Code
3. Metamorphic Code
4. Harmonic Orgone
4. Harmonic Orgone
5. Doomjuice (It's Coming)
5. Doomjuice (It's Coming)
6. Cyber Tooth
6. Cyber Tooth
7. Rootkit
7. Rootkit
8. Fractal Eyes
8. Fractal Eyes
9. All Over The Place
9. All Over The Place
10. Polymorphic Code
10. Polymorphic Code
11. Bio Scan
11. Bio Scan

 



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