Gong – Jams 1973-1977 (2017)

Selection of jams by French space rock band Gong:

01 – Other Side Of The Sky
02 – Taliesin
03 – Crystal Gnome
04 – Deep In The Sky
05 – Master Builder
06 – A Sprinkling Of Clouds
07 – Isle Of Everywhere
08 – Inner Temple (Zero Meets The Octave Doctors)
09 – IAO Chant & Master Builder
10 – Sprinkling Of Clouds
11 – From The Isle Of Every Where To The End Of The Story Of Zero The Hero

11 Replies to “Gong – Jams 1973-1977 (2017)”

  1. Thank you! I have tried over many years to collect everything by Gong and Planet Gong and Steve Hillage Band. The tracks you chose are pretty much my favourites and the most spacey. Great selection. If you are new to Gong and you want more go for 'You', 'Live etc', 'Angel's Egg' and 'Gong Est Mort'. Like Hawkwind there are dozens to listen to and plenty of 'collections', 'best of's, 'previously unreleased' and bootlegs out there. Enjoy.

  2. Glad you liked it.
    I chose tracks from their space rock side – not a fan of weird avant-prog they also play.

  3. I know what you mean Earthless. The spacier stuff has stayed with me. The weirder stuff was fine in my twenties when partaking of certain enhancing substances. I didn't care too much back then, just loved drifting away to Gong, Hawkwind (of course) and the Pink Fairies (Uncle Harry's Last Freakout in particular).

  4. i agree with everyone here,that there spacey stuff is much better than the rather strange and eclectic matl. they released ,nice selection,thanx

  5. If you're going outta space with Gong then might as well take early Here & Now along for the ride? Rivington Pike Live album and Gospel of Free Live has some extended freakout jams. Daevid Allen (Gong) hooked up with these guys to form Planet Gong (already on this site somewhere) and many live gigs had H&N on first and PG on after. Wish I had seen some of those! Checkout extended live jam, 'Ali Baba Black Sheep'.

  6. My gift to say thanks for all the newer bands you introduced me to:
    Here & Now – probably the trippiest of the UK’s jam bands in the mid 1970’s. They were known for jamming (free improvisation), which they did exclusively. They believed in the purity of creating music ‘in the moment’. During this period few ever paid to see or hear them either, as they would only play their music at free shows and free festivals (notes from Wikipedia).

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