Various Artists

Emergency Broadcast System Samples

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Emergency Broadcast System Sampler contains 13 early space-rock songs from artists on the Griffin Music roster. Most of these songs -- a full seven, if you want to be exact -- are from Hawkwind, and many of the other cuts either sound like Hawkwind or have alumni involved with the recording. Since Hawkwind wasn't exactly eclectic, this disc can sound a little numbing and similar to outsiders, but there are some true highlights on the disc for connoisseurs of space-rock, even if it functions more as a sampler than a definitive retrospective.

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