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Album · 1969

Filed under Jazz Related Rock
By GONG

Tracklist

Early Morning Side
A1 Mystic Sister : Magick Brother 6:16
A2 Glad To Sad To Say 2:55
A3 Rational Anthem 4:10
A4 Chainstone Chant : Pretty Miss Titty 5:19
A5 Faible Of A Fredfish : Hope You Feel OK 4:39
Late Night Side
B1 Ego 3:54
B2 Gongsong 3:48
B3 Princess Dreaming 2:52
B4 5 & 20 Schoolgirls 4:30
B5 Cos You Got Green Hair 5:02

Total Time: 43:51

Line-up/Musicians

Drums, Tabla – Rachid Houari
Flute, Saxophone [Soprano] – Didier Malherbe
Guitar, Bass, Vocals – Daevid Allen
Piano – Burton Greene,Earl Freeman(track B2)
Vocals [Spacewhisper], Voice – Gilli Smyth
Double Bass – Dieter Gewissler(tracks A1,B2), Barre Phillips(tracks A3,B3),Earl Freeman(track B1)
Voice – Tasmin Smyth (tracks A1,B3)

About this release

BYG Records ‎– 529.305 (France)

Recorded September and October, 1969 Studio ETA
Studio Europa Sonor, Paris

Thanks to snobb for the updates

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Warthur
1969 was a good year for ex-Soft Machine members kicking off new careers after leaving that band; along with Kevin Ayers recording his solo debut Joy of a Toy, Daevid Allen hooked up with Gilli Smyth and between them put this out this early proto-Gong album. I say proto-Gong because the Gong sound has not quite developed here yet. Several songs are psych-folk with lyrics alluding to the political hopes and dreams of the Summer of Love, but this typical hippy fair sits cheek by jowl with free jazz-like improv with Smyth's ethereal wailing getting an early workout. The different ingredients which make up Gong are all here but they've not yet mixed in together to make the rich broth which would appear on the later albums. Not a bad start, not a fantastic one either.
Sean Trane
An absolutely strange UFO with very weird music well worthy of GonG but it is right now just Gong. Because if the zanyness is already present and makes for this album much of an interest , but it is not part of the Radio Gnome trilogy or linked to it. Only Malherbe , Allen and Smyth are on this album that will be present on the classic GonG. But the main interest of the album is that I cannot think of one album that is more representative of hippydom, in fact it could epitomize it. As Daevid got thrown out of England (so called visa problems but as an Aussie and in the Commonwealth.....) , he went back to France and joined a hippy commune in Normandy and one can guess that he got those guys into this project . This album although structured reeks anarchy , but not in the same way that of Amon Djuul's first group. If this had been recorded in Germany , this would've had a chance to be classified as Polit-Rock alongside such as other left-wing activists as Kluster etc... Not that Daevid would be called left-wing but just an activist alone would fit him fine. Anyway , this album is very rough and raw to the bone (especially compared to Angel's Egg and You) but is much worth a spin but beware of your sanity. Doctor's prescription would say no more than one toke/poke a week to avoid addiction

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