Who inspired who. Did Hawkwind inspire them and visa versa certainly in the early years both bands took very similar directions.
Only difference was Hawkwind did not sell out, remained uncommercial and continued to play free festivals like Stone Henge.
Nietzsche said, "Battle not with monsters, lest ye become a monster, and if you gaze for long enough into the Abyss, the abyss gazes also into you".
wizardparadox says, "To Truly Know Thyself you must conquer The Abyss, yet you will not do this by way of the intellect only the pure of heart will succeed".
I do not watch TV any more is sucks your brain dry. It is suicide and matrix manipulation by way of Fear Uncertainty and Doubt, (FUD).