Half a century ago, Belgian Zoologist Bernard Heuvelmans first codified cryptozoology in his book On the Track of Unknown Animals.

The Centre for Fortean Zoology (CFZ) are still on the track, and have been since 1992. But as if chasing unknown animals wasn't enough, we are involved in education, conservation, and good old-fashioned natural history! We already have three journals, the largest cryptozoological publishing house in the world, CFZtv, and the largest cryptozoological conference in the English-speaking world, but in January 2009 someone suggested that we started a daily online magazine! The CFZ bloggo is a collaborative effort by a coalition of members, friends, and supporters of the CFZ, and covers all the subjects with which we deal, with a smattering of music, high strangeness and surreal humour to make up the mix.

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Thursday, December 16, 2010

I'M NOT SURE WHETHER THIS WILL ANNOY GRAHAM OR NICK REDFERN MOST (Whatever happened to never trusting hippies)

Carrying on with our completely on-topic (for a blog dealing with cryptozoology) look at silver machines and their covers...

Oh Graham. What have you started?


Nick Redfern said...

I saw this some time ago. SHOCKING!! It's perhaps best forgotten! LOL.

Syd said...

While far from good, that was a definite improvement on Hawkwind.s

Graham Inglis said...

Good stuff. I knew they'd covered 'Silver Machine' but I hadn't seen it before. If you want weird covers of Hawkwind, how about Matthew Wright's show on Channel Five this morning?

He got his barbershop quartet guests to sing, "it's the right stuff, baby, the right stuff..." - the chorus from the old Bob Calvert number!

Greatbeast said...

James Last's version was feckin' brilliant. More than a match for Lemmy & Co. But Johnny Rotten is, quite frankly, an awful pantomime dame — Lydon's antics may have been inspirational for me as a young teenage outsider, for which I'm grateful, but I wasn't old or wise enough to know what a prick he actually is. But then again, I suppose our concerns should be about the performance and not the fallible performers.