Captain Lockheed and the Starfighters is the solo debut by Robert Calvert, the former singer of the space-rock band Hawkwind. It's a satirical concept album with both songs and spoken interludes based on the story of the poor quality of the Lockheed F-104 Starfighter planes. The sputtering and sprawling planes starts up the album, which portrays the West German minister of defense as a psychopath who's furious about the Luftwaffe. It's the effective combination of rock and Monty Python skits where the true power of the album lies. Psych and space rock, but also folk music makes up the different sides of the album. Some artists who appears on the album are Brian Eno, Lemmy and Arthur Brown. The album as a whole can be seen as a serious and sophisticated effort to search for interaction between music and conversations. It's the first and most perfect release by Calvert.
The English musician, writer and poet Robert Calvert co-wrote Hawkwind's hit single "Silver Machine" and wrote different Science Fiction books. He's an artist who gave everything for the art, but died way to soon at the age of 43.
The vinyl release of Captain Lockheed and the Starfighters includes a 4 booklet with extensive liner notes.
- 180 gram audiophile vinyl
- Gatefold sleeve
- Printed Innersleeve
- Former singer of Hawkwind
- Includes a 4 Booklet With Extensive Liner Notes