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

  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. 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).

  3. 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'.

  4. 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).

    Rivington Pike 1 30th July 1977.zip

    Rivington Pike 2 30th July 1977.zip

    Gospel of Free Live 1976-78 (1999).zip

    Oxford Poly 18th June 1977.zip

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