Friday, March 13, 2015

Gong - 1991 - The Mushroom Tapes 1973-1974

Gong
1991
The Mushroom Tapes 1973-1974





101. Zero The Hero And The Witch's Spell (14:00)
102. Fohat Digs Holes In Space (16:59) *
103. 6/8 jam (6:41) **
104. The Other Side Of The Sky (8:19) #

201. jam > Why Are We Sleeping? (18:21) ***
202. Radio Gnome Invisible (0:07) $
203. jam - band intro - I Never Glid Before (16:12) =
204. Flute Salad - Love Is How Y Make It (6:18) + ##

* On the fast tempo coda - 13:18 - "Eat That Phonebook" is sung repeatedly.
** Sax intro at 6:05.
*** Why Are We Sleeping? at 4:29.
$ Teapot tape played at ridiculous speed - a perfect mystery.
= Glid at 5:45.
+ Slightly different than on "Angel's Egg".


Daevid Allen, Didier Malherbe, Tim Blake, Steve Hillage, Mike Howlett, Rob Tait, Di Bond *
Daevid Allen, Gilli Smyth, Didier Malherbe, Tim Blake, Steve Hillage, Pierre Moerlen, Mike Howlett **
Didier Malherbe, Tim Blake, Steve Hillage, Pierre Moerlen, Mike Howlett ***


# Officially released on The 1991 GAS Tape cassette (both sbd but different mix). Date on GAS tape is 1974.
## Officially released on Angels Egg (same performance but very different mix).
Disc 1 tracks 1 to 3: line up 1 (Tait & Bond), from Brest 1974-02-06 (see show).
Disc 1 tracks 4: line up 2 (w/Pierre Moerlen). This tape has longer intro, The 1991 Gas Tape has longer coda.
Disc 2 tracks 1 & 3: line up 3 (Paragong). February to April 1973 from french live show(s).
Disc 2 track 2: mystery fragment; a bit of "Flying Teapot" (tape ridicolously speeded up).
Disc 2 track 4: Angels Egg sessions, August 1973 Pavillon du Hay, France.

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