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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

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Daevid Allen & Kwisp – Altered States Of Alien KWISP
Label: Bananamoon Obscura
Catalog#: BMOVP013CD
Format: CD, Album, Limited Edition
Country: UK
Released: 2006

1 Zubbux 2:53
2 Theme To Tiki Yak Eye 2:26
3 Red Pap Lotus 2:58
4 Surrealistic At Large Domino 2:54
5 Bodega Lullabye 3:14
6 Zubbo 3:15
7 Tinkerbell's Confusion 6:55
8 Teriyaki Vest Odyssey 6:55
9 Disco Penguin's Nightmare 3:38
10 Dragon Titties 5:25
11 Ether Bunny's Music For The Massless 6:39
12 Altered Scooter (U Of Errors Remix) 9:02

Altered Walter Funk - Electronics, Voice, Electroacoustic Gizmoids, Transformations

Daevid Allen (tracks: 1, 2, 5 to 7, 9, 12) - Glissando Guitar, Experimental Guitar, Loops, Drones

Reid Johnston (tracks: 8, 10) - Organ, Ghost Drum, Hardware

Cork Marcheschi (track: 8) - "The Stuff"