Do not panic: Hawkwind, the Cold War and “the imagination of disaster”

  title={Do not panic: Hawkwind, the Cold War and “the imagination of disaster”},
  author={Erin Speiser Ihde},
  journal={Cogent Arts \& Humanities},
  • E. Ihde
  • Published 24 March 2015
  • History
  • Cogent Arts & Humanities
Abstract The English rock band, Hawkwind, was amongst the founders of the genre known as “space rock”. From the early 1970s to the early 1990s, their work also included references to Cold War issues. An examination of their concert appearances, musical output and printed matter reveals that relevant material often reflected the “imagination of disaster” made famous in an essay by Susan Sontag. As well, there are correlations between the waxing and waning of Cold War tensions, and the presence… 
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