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Thursday, July 15, 2010

Angels Egg - Gong

Angel's Egg
First of three albums in the Planet Gong trilogy; Angels Egg. Featuring plenty of Glissando guitar, as well as Space Whispers from Gilli Smyth as she takes Zero the Hero out behind the flipo side of the moon and shows him how captain capricorn has got the world of the humans in its clutches, and that the only chance is to  follow the way of the Pot Head Pixies.
Listen to the album first and/or download the whole Angels Egg album if you like it!

Angel's Egg is an album by Gong, recorded and originally released on Virgin Records in 1973.

It was recorded using the Manor Mobile at Pavillon du Hay, France, and mixed at The Manor, Oxfordshire, England. The album was produced by Gong under the direction of Giorgio Gomelsky.

Angel's Egg is the second in Gong's Radio Gnome Invisible trilogy of albums, following Flying Teapot and preceding You. The trilogy forms a central part of the Gong mythology. The original album did not have an apostrophe in the title.

The original vinyl edition came with a booklet containing an extensive explanation of the mythology, including lyrics, a glossary of terms, and profiles of characters in the story and band members. This edition also had a gatefold cover (omitted in later pressings), a plain inky blue innersleeve to match the gatefold and booklet, and had the original black and white Virgin label that was discontinued after 1973; it was one of the last albums to use the original label. Some copies had a sticker over top of the female nude in the moon on the cover.

The CD version released by Charly Records contains an extra track: "Ooby-Scooby Doomsday or The D-day DJ's Got the D.D.T. Blues", that ends with a male voice choir glissando (questionably regarded by some as a parody on Pink Floyd's "Echoes"), starting with "Ahhhh" and ending with "Chooo", mimicking a sneeze. The track was originally released on the Live Etc. album but was excluded from the CD release (which reissued that double album as one disc), and included on this album instead.

Side one (Yin / Side of the Goddess)

1. "Other Side of the Sky" (Tim Blake, Daevid Allen) – 7:38
2. "Sold to the Highest Buddha" (Mike Howlett, Allen) – 3:10
3. "Castle in the Clouds" (Steve Hillage) – 1:13
4. "Prostitute Poem" (Gilli Smyth, Hillage) – 6:05
5. "Givin My Luv to You" (Allen) – 0:42
6. "Selene" (Allen) – 3:32

[edit] Side two (Yang / Side of the Fun Gods / The Masculung Side)

1. "Flute Salad" (Didier Malherbe) – 2:46
2. "Oily Way" (Allen, Malherbe) – 3:01
3. "Outer Temple" (Blake, Hillage) – 1:09
4. "Inner Temple" (Allen, Malherbe) – 3:21
5. "Percolations" (Pierre Moerlen) – 0:40
6. "Love is How Y Make It" (Moerlen, Allen) – 3:25
7. "I Niver Glid Before" (Hillage) – 5:37
8. "Eat That Phone Book Coda" (Malherbe) – 3:10

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Recommended Download;
Spirit 1968 (Full Album Download)

Spirit's self-titled debut album is one whose multifarious experimentalism owes a lot to the contemporary successes of The Beatles' Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band and Pink Floyd's The Piper at the Gates of Dawn. It marked the humble beginnings and grand aspirations of its eponymous authors. While the mindset required to produce Spirit was ubiquitous, the endeavour itself was far from clichéd. The eclecticism of Randy California's writing coupled Barrett's psychotropism with Morrison's West Coast bohemianism; and although the result proved somewhat inaccessible to the masses, it made the project ripe for underground FM airtime. The band would later curtail its psychedelia, focusing on a broader array of genres.

This release was published first by Ode records in 1968. It has since been reprinted by Sony–repackaged in compact-disc form and remastered from original analogue tapes. (Wikipedia)

1. "Fresh-Garbage" 3:11
2. "Uncle Jack" 2:44
3. "Mechanical World" Andes, Ferguson 5:15
4. "Taurus" California 2:37
5. "Girl in Your Eye" 3:15
6. "Straight Arrow" 2:50
7. "Topanga Windows" 3:36
8. "Gramophone Man" Andes, California, Cassidy, Ferguson, Locke 3:49
9. "Water Woman" 2:11
10. "The Great Canyon Fire in General" 2:46
11. "Elijah" Locke 10:42
12. "Veruska †" California 2:50
13. "Free Spirit †" Locke 4:27
14. "If I Had a Woman †" California 3:11
15. "Elijah (Alternate Take) †" Locke 9:42

* † - Tracks specific to the 1996 reissue

Monday, June 21, 2010

The Twelve Dreams of Dr. Sardonicus

The Twelve Dreams of Dr. Sardonicus







Friday, June 18, 2010

The Specials Hit Singles collection

The Specials
The Specials are a hit machine with their vast array of mega singles, all of which are classics. The Masters of Rude Boy British Ska will never fade. Listening to them today is as refreshing as the first time i ever heard the Specials. Dunno why such a great lead singer could later make such a crap band as the fun boy 3 but there you go..anyway, back to the specials they are in a music video which once graced the screens on top of the pops for weeks on end. The Hit singles collection is perhaps the best album to get if you want a selection of the best and most successful hits.
MP3 downloads - Specials singles collection
Gangsters |Nite Club  |Guns of Navarone |Message to Rudy Much too Young

My favourite song is by far"Message to Rudy" - here is a great video of the Specials performing Message to Rudy.taken from The Old Grey Whistle Test, Oct 1979.

  SpecialsThe Selecter - Greatest HitsWalking in the Sunshine/Best of Bad Manners

Message to Rudy

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Barry White saved the Fun Lovin Criminals (and Me too)

Barry White,, saved my life.. got me back with my ex-wife...
This hilarious song from the Fun Loving Criminals is not only funny, it is true. Barry White has probably saved thousands of relationships with his deep crooning soul voice. Barry White.. Saved My Life... Got me back with my ex Wife...
Download Scooby Snacks MP3 | Download Barry White MP3 - Fun Loving Criminals |

Fun Loving Criminals - Wikipedia Synopsis

Bag of Hits  Fun Lovin' Criminals Press Kit Photo Loving Lovin Come Find Yourself [Explicit] Livin' in the City

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Pot Head Pixies

What are Pot Head Pixies? you might ask; If you don't know who the Pot head Pixies are, then you have never heard of the Gong Band, nor of Daevid Allen, or the Planet Gong. If tyhis is the case, then it is a great shame, for this means you have missed one of the greatest alternative psychedelic jazz glissando phenomena this world has ever seen. Storytelling genius is what you can call the anthology of albums by Daevid Allens Planet Gong. The story of the Pot head Pixies and the Planet Gong is both an amazing Fantasy journey, as well as a Social satire and spiritual guide to astral travel. Ecology is also of course and underlying issue within the Myths of the Green planet Gong. The Pot Head Pixies, who are the inhabitants of the planet Gong, are green pointy headed "Piskies" (Allen)
, who never die, rather enter into a cone shaped being called an octave doctor when they are old, and then exit rejuvenated again. The PHPs (abbreviation for Pot Head Pixie, not a web code language) fly around in vehicles called "Flying Teapots" (allusion to flying saucers).

Planet Gong  The History And The Mystery Of Planet Gong Good Morning Gong Dreaming 2: The Histories & Mysteries Of Gong From 1969-1979 (v. 2)

The most famous of all the productions made by this group of friends and relations who we call Gong, is of course the Planet Gong trilogy of three albums all dedicated to telling us the story of Zero the hero and his adventure with the inhabitants of the green planet; Gong. These three albums are called, respectively; Radio Gnome Invisible (flying teapot), Angels Egg, and You.

Daevid Allen has also made a host of albums and rock poetry as solo projects.

Now Is the Happiest Time of Your Life Daevid Allen's University of Errors: Plays The Soft Machine Stroking the Tail of the Bird Daevid Allen and the Glissando Orchestra

His ex wife, who was a singer with the original line up, also made some albums, under the name "Mother Gong" She made her name using the Planet Gong character "Shakti Yoni"as her pseudonym, and making some absolutely heavenly rapturous noises which became her trademark, known as "Spacewhispers". She started as she was in Paris and began to make poetry with the band "Soft Machine" which was the creation of her later to be husband, and creator of Gong, Daevid Allen. The album "Mother" was perhaps Gilli's most enchanting album.
Taliesin - Mother (Gilli Smyth)
The Best of Mother Gong Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso UFO - Pataphisical Freak Out MU!! [Audio CD] MotherMagick Brother

Mother Gong toured internationally in 1979-1981 and 1989-1991, either headlining or supporting such artists as Bob Dylan and Big Brother and the Holding Company. Smyth appeared as a solo performer and lecturer at the Starwood Festival in 1992 and 1993. She has also done voice-overs for commercials, taped children's books and other books and poetry, given workshops on voice projection and voice as a confidence raiser, and has performed for many women's groups. (wikipedia)
Short Tales and Tall Every Witches Way Volumes One & Two Third

Gong band are by no means over, they have now Released a New Album for 2010 called "2032" and are going on U.K. tour.

Gong - Master Builder