Long, Tall Stacia – The Six-Foot Lady with the Two-Way Sex Life

Penthouse 1974

What makes Hawkwind concerts rather different from those offered by the current crop of rock bands is the fact that they possess a 42-28-39 asset
called Stacia.  At the magic moment when the music really starts getting under your skin, Stacia makes her entrance – dancing, miming and
generally interpreting the sounds in her own, very unique fashion; usually wearing little but greasepaint.  With the above-mentioned statistics
and standing six feet tall, Stacia is an impressive lady: as she so rightly says, “If I could get my waist down to 18 I’d have the same shape as Sabrina.”

Though she is now an indispensable member of Hawkwind, her onstage gyrations started very informally.  “I saw the band in Exeter,” she recalls,
“and got invited to a rehearsal.  Then I went with them to a concert in Redruth.  We were all bombed out of our heads and I asked if I could dance
onstage.  So we found some greasepaint, I made up and on I went.”  Stacia joined Hawkwind full time in 1971 but she insists that she has had no
formal dance training.  “I was kicked out of ballet school when I was 10 because I was too tall.  Besides, if you enjoy expressing yourself, training
schools can ruin whatever talent you may have.”  

Her dancing used to be “strictly acid freak stuff” but now Stacia – no surname forthcoming, incidentally- is making it her business to establish a rapport with her audience.  “In Newcastle I saw a boy who was obviously totally freaked out on acid.  I slipped a ring off my finger and gave it to him.  Afterwards he told me it had really made him happy.  I never rehearse, so if I can’t get into the mood, then I just won’t go on.  Even if the band thought I’d danced badly, they wouldn’t say so because the whole idea is spontaneity.”

Stacia was 21 last December (“I’m still a kid”), and now lives in Earls Court with two men, two other girls, and two budgerigars.  She is happily bisexual, which works out rather conveniently because her boyfriend is Arthur Kane, of the notorious New York Dolls rock band.  “I adore getting drunk with him.  It doesn’t matter if I never see him again; I’ll always love him.  I have his pictures on the budgie cage.”  As Kane is bisexual as well, he can have no hang-ups regarding Stacia’s girlfriend, a German lady called Ingrid.  As well as this interesting ménage, Stacia has countless other admirers.  When Hawkwind appeared in Los Angeles, a 36-year-old man vowed that he would follow her to the ends of the earth, though the ladies who admire Stacia tend to be more interested in what she’s really like
underneath the greasepaint and exotica.  She’s defiantly opposed to Women’s Lib: “I’d rather sit at home and let the men do all the work.  They should make enough money to pay for a maid.”  On further consideration, that sounds extremely liberated.

A Plastic Fragment Hawkwind Press Cutting

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