Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Planet Gong - 1992 - Live Floating Anarchy 1991

Planet Gong
1992
Live Floating Anarchy 1991





01. Floating Anarchy Radio (6:03)
02. It's The Time of Your Life (3:05)
03. Stoned Innocent Frankenstein (6:65)
04. New World Transformation: No More Sages (12:32)
05. Poet For Sale (4:35)
06. Pot Head Pixies (2:55)
07. Astral Alien (5:39)
08. Much Too Old (3:20)
09. Change the World (3:20)
10. Teeth (3:44)
11. Allez Ali Baba Blacksheep Have You Any Bullshit:Mama Maya Mantram (11:52)
12. Opium For The People (6:12)

Bonus Track:
13. Astral Alien (soundcheck version) (5:43)


- Daevid Allen / guitar, vocals
- Steffe / guitar, vocals
- Keith tha' Bass / bass, vocals
- Andy Roid / synthesizers, vocals
- Nick Danger / drums


 As appropriate in today's political climate as ever it was in '77 or '91, perhaps even more so. Fired up to the max and totally detached at the same time - blimey isn't that a description of the state of bliss? Simply put, if you love Live Floating Anarchy '77, as I and many others do, then this is what you have been waiting for.

Compiled from the original mixing desk master tapes this release contains some of the most powerful live versions of many of these songs you are ever going to hear - a searing squeal of feedback on 'It's The Time of Your Life' just couldn't rule out what is THE version of that tune, in fact it adds to it. New World Transformation is just that, transformative, Teeth - frightening, Ali Baba - glorious and the end of Opium For the People is just totally crazy...I could go on, every track has it's strengths.

One of the often missed aspects of this Planet Gong line-up was the harmony singing, with Andy Roid and Steffe often wonderfully complementing Daveid, not something you'd expect from such an energetic maelstrom of music makers. Also here is the first CD appearance of Daevid's haunting 'Astral Alien', a song introduced on these tours, as you can hear on the 'bonus' track.

A release with so many powerful and sublime moments - one that certainly wigs out, occasionally teeters on the edge of sonic oblivion - but hey that's Floating Anarchy with Planet Gong for you, and this as near to seeing them live as you can get. Vibey as...

3 comments:



  1. http://www.filefactory.com/file/70h11m3j99mv/755.rar

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  2. Fantastic! Thanks Drago, I play a lot from the Gong family on "In the window" (spiritplantsradio.com) so this is a great resource especially the limited edition Bananamoon Obscura - although FileFactory's server has been down for four days - FRUSTRATING

    love&peas DJ Frogs

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  3. Hi, very good blog ! thank you for your work !
    Jeff

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