So there I was, just started going with Ms Skid (lot of years ago). I'd already checked there was no Janis Ian in her collection. She's cheerfully hustling through the music collection. 'Oh' she says 'Hawkwind' So I sent her home with a bag full of the stuff. Some 9 years later Hawkwind sitting in alphabetical order in her house, (she's a girl). She says 'Can I stick these on ebay'?
So she did.
They were coming out of the woodwork, she made a fortune on them.
Never fails to amaze me, Now that I'm older and greyer its mostly Richard Thompson, Fairport and Blues stuff.
For about the last two years (apart from brief excursions into a rock compilation CD) , sat in the CD player in my car has been Captain Lockheed and the Starfighter by Bob Calvert (of Hawkwind) and friends. It is very difficult to press the eject button on this CD and it just plays constantly.
I spotted it in a local shop when it was first released. I studied it long and hard but ultimately decided the teenage me had something better to spend his money on.
There was a thread on here about songs with a military theme. When I brought up Captain Lockheed, some kind soul promptly burnt me a CD. So good was it that I bought a legit copy and it has only been out of the car CD player briefly in about three years.