GONG – GONG “In the 70’s”
It’s Saturday & time for our weird-saturday-bandcamp-findings!
Oh my! today we feature a rare compilation of live performances by the legendary band Gong, one of the best psychedelic rock & roll bands. ever.
This is truly a most-have.
from the bandcamp page:
“The first 9 tracks are the classic ’73 line-up sans Gilli, live and well recorded. Many things make this release absolutely worth the entry price for any Gong fan, Steve’s ‘Om Riff’ solo, Daevid’s scat singing with Tim’s harmonica and Steve’s guitar picking on ‘Flowers Gone’, and appropriately enough, given the main beneficiary of this release, Tim’s synth playing throughout.
Next follows clean muscular workouts of ‘Tropical Fish’, without vocals and ‘Selene’. Followed by a great little window into a Gong special rehearsal session with ‘Never Glid Before’ and ‘Oily Way’. A bit furry sound-wise round the edges, but so relaxed, especially Mr Howlett.
The rare live, somewhere in France, 1972 outing for the Continental Circus ‘Blues For Finlay’ was briefly available on a bootleg CD of the album, but the very limited supplies of those disappeared almost a decade ago. Funky sax from Didier and daevid wah-wahing away – then off it goes, deep weirdness, gliss, spacewhisper, Didier blowing sax galaxies, daevid incantations, and Mac Poole holding it all together – Love it, I wish there were more recordings of ’71 and ’72 – maybe more will turn up?”