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Album · 1979

Filed under Jazz Related Rock
By GONG

Tracklist

1. Preface (Allen/Beinhiorn) (1:28)
2. Much Too Old (Allen/Laswell) (2:43)
3. Black September (Allen/Cultreri) (4:03)
4. Materialism (Laswell/Cultreri) (3:12)
5. Strong Woman (Allen/Bacon) (4:30)
6. I Am A Freud (Allen) (1:46)
7. My Photograph (Allen) (9:10)
8. Jungle Windo(w) (Allen) (6:19)
9. Hours Gone (Allen) (4:05)

Total Time: 36:36

Line-up/Musicians

- Bill Laswell / bass
- Bill Bacon / drums
- Fred Maher / drums
- Cliff Cultreri / guitar
- Gary Windo / tenor saxophone
- Michael Beinhorn / synthesizer
- Don Davis / alto saxophone
- Mark Kramer / organ
- Daevid Allen / glissando guitar & vocals

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More interesting by far than the Expresso II-based rut that Pierre Moerlen's Gong had worked themselves into by this point, About Time sees Daevid Allen team up with a new Gong lineup headed by Bill Laswell - once they and Allen parted ways this group would become legendary industrial/funk pioneers Material. On here, however, they're engaged with investing some exciting New Wave energy into Allen's songwriting. Allen tackles most of the usual hippy topics he's fond of - feminism, environmentalism and so on - but the New Wave mode sees him address them more directly and bluntly than he usually does, and with a great deal more flair. A fascinating musical collaboration which set the stage for Bill Laswell's own groundbreaking career, as well as keeping Allen's ticking over.

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