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I
I just took a ride
In a silver machine
And I'm still feeling mean.
Do you wanna ride see yourself going by.
The other side of the sky

I got a silver machine.
It flies side ways thru' time

It's an electricline

It's your Zodiac sign.
I've got a silver machine

I've got a silver machine.

I said
I just took a ride in a silver machine
And I'm still feeling mean.
It flies
Out of a dream
It's antisceptically clean

It turns everything green.
Do you wanna ride see yourself going by.
The other side of the sky

I mean a silver machine.

I've got a silver machine

I've got a silver machine.



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  • paullj_catlow
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    Paul LJ CatlowMar 24, 2014 at 8:47 pm
    I blame this one track for switching me on to guitar-based heavy rock. I was maybe nine or ten and watching "Top of the Pops" with my older brother and sisters. After a few bland anodyne poppy numbers, this came on in the form of concert filmed footage. The memorably ugly warty face of Lemmy Kilminster should have sent any child of my age screaming from the room. (He may only have had baby facial warts then or no warts at all, but they are there, in my memory). Older Brother expressed dissatisfaction that the stage dancer was keeping her clothes on, or had else been seriously edited. Sister said it's only seven in the evening, what do you expect? Me, I was having a rite of passage. Everything, from Lemmy's dissolute persona, to the screaming guitar, drums and keyboards, even the out-of-scale stage dancer's spaced out robotic moves â€" it was right. It was revelation, it was Heaven. Although the dancer seemed to tower over the guys in the band. I asked if she was a giant. Giantess, even. Brother said "no, but that's part of why they call her The Amazing Stasha". I learnt about the other part when I was much older and got to see uncensored Hawkwind gig footage. Stacia was, truly, Amazing. And built overscale. Everywhere. And the song. Wow.
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    UnregisteredMay 8, 2014 at 3:52 pm
    I was only a kid when I heard Silver machine on Swedish radio "maybe on top-ten" - a program for songs which were "candidates" for a place in the radio pop top list. It was much better than usual songs on this list. But of course - to my Disappointment - it did not get enough votes to be in top list. I did not hear the name of the band and was sad I'll probably never hear it again. After year-end I saw in my elder Brothers NME or MM (yes we bought English rock Magazines) it was in a poll elected by readers as the best single! Happily I bought the single. But it was heavier than I remembered on radio. There I was fascinated by the constant howling, whistling sound (Dettmar's synthesizer). I remembered it was more pop than the actual rock song it is. Still i like it very much. Lemmy's vocal perfect for it. But Hawkwind could have done something better in the mid part. It is too much buzz or hum or rather noise. could have been an elegant guitar or keyboard solo instead. Per Mikael Högman, Västerås on birthday May 8.

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