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Movie · 2000

Filed under Jazz Related Rock
By GONG

Tracklist

1. Can't Kill Me
2. I've Bin Stoned Before
3. Radio Gnome
4. Pot Head Pixies
5. Voix Lactee
6. Outer Vision
7. Inner Vision
8. Flying Teacup
9. I Am You

Line-up/Musicians

- Daevid Allen / vocals, guitar, glissando guitar
- Gilli Smyth / space whisper, vocals
- Didier Malherbe / tenor and soprano saxophones, flute
- Steffe / guitar, vocals
- Twink / synthesizers, keyboards, backing vocals
- Keith tha Bass / bass, vocals
- Pip Pyle / drums

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Classic Rock Legends

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This video contains live performances from 1990 Live on TV album. Four original members of GonG are present: Pip Pyle, Didier Malherbe, Gilli Smyth and an oddball-harlequin persona of the spiritus movens, Daevid Allen.

Performance is focused on their legendary Radio Gnome Invisible trilogy, with 3 starters from Camembert Electrique. Since I have no idea what GonG looked like on scene back in the early 1970s (that is, before I took a peek at several Youtube clips recently), I guess this DVD makes up a lot for that, the age of the performers notwithstanding.

In fact, seeing these unique art-performers in their senior age can just assure you how the music and art in general can surpass generations, years and ages if you wish. Musicianship is great, movie direction very good with several cameras shooting from different angles, while only the engagement of the dancers to invoke the mystical gnomey creatures may be seen as too over-stressed.

The finale presents perhaps too long goodbye with the extended "I Am You" jam, but when Daevid jumps down into the audience you can actually see the highly emotional and spiritual connection between the band and the people, done in an almost religious-like chanting. This is excellent video and should be seen by all those who have at least some knowledge of the Planet GonG trilogy repertoire!

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