Label: Charisma - 9124 012 • Format: Vinyl LP, Album • Country: Italy • Genre: Rock • Style: Space Rock, Hard Rock, Prog Rock
The title references quarks which are sub-atomic particles; " strangeness " and " charm " are playful terms used by physicists to refer to how many strange and charm quarks are within a particle. The lyrics take a humorous look at The Forge Of Vulcan - Hawkwind - Quark famous physicists' romantic failures. It was Strangeness And Charm as a single in the UK CB on 29 Julybeing a slightly different version to the one on the album.
The single version was subsequently included on the Repeat Performance compilation album. At the time Hawkwind shared the same management as Marc Bolan and so were given a slot on the Marc Granada Television programme to promote it. For some reason Brock declined to appear either being unwilling to drive to Manchester for the filming or because he held a long time grudge against Bolan.
For the pre-recording of the music on this show, Shaw played guitar The Forge Of Vulcan - Hawkwind - Quark Calvert mimed playing guitar during the filming. The song only briefly featured in Hawkwind's live set in with one recording surviving, released on both the Hawkwind Anthology and Weird Tape Volume 2 albums. It was briefly resurrected at the end of for the tour of the It Is the Business of the Future to Be Dangerous album and remained until the end of InHawkwind recorded a new version of the song with significant rewriting of the music.
This version was also included on the album The Business Trip. A new acoustic version of "Quark, Strangeness and Charm" was included on The Road to Utopiaproduced and arranged by Mike Batt with additional orchestrations. The Stranglers ' Jean-Jacques Burnel has long been an admirer of the song, stating it was "a song I'd really fucking wish I'd written. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This article needs additional citations for verification.
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