Prog Synch Listen: Gong: (We) Tried So Hard

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Prog Synch Listen: Gong: (We) Tried So Hard

Postby C » 22 Jun 2020, 15:12

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John aka Josh wrote:... not enough cowbell.

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Re: Prog Synch Listen: Gong, Friday 26th June @ 9pm [UK]

Postby C » 22 Jun 2020, 15:16

Recorded on 28 May 1977 at the Hippodrome, Paris, France

The classic line-up:
Daevid Allen – vocals, guitar
Gilli Smyth – space whisper
Tim Blake – synthesiser, keyboards
Didier Malherbe – sax, flute
Pierre Moerlen – tubs, percussion
Mike Howlett – bass
Steve Hillage - lead guitar, vocals
Miquette Giraudy - synthesiser, vocals





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Re: Prog Synch Listen: Gong, Friday 26th June @ 9pm [UK]

Postby C » 22 Jun 2020, 15:26

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Front row: Miquette, Gilli, Didier, David and Steve circa 2004






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Re: Prog Synch Listen: Gong, Friday 26th June @ 9pm [UK]

Postby C » 24 Jun 2020, 13:27

Overmorrow



A corker of a set:

"Can't Kill Me" – 7:53
"I've Been Stoned Before"/ "Mister Long Shanks"/ "O Mother" – 6:39
"Radio Gnome Invisible" – 2:39
"Zero the Hero and the Witch's Spell" – 10:04
"Flute Salade"/ "Oily Way"/ "Outer Temple" – 10:09
"Inner Temple (Zero Meets The Octave Doctor)" – 6:01
"Master Builder" – 7:05
"Sprinkling of Clouds" – 4:50
"From the Isle Of Every Where to the End of the Story of Zero the Hero" – 12:14
"You Never Blow Your Trip For Ever" – 8:26





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Re: Prog Synch Listen: Gong, Friday 26th June @ 9pm [UK]

Postby C » 24 Jun 2020, 21:46

A great later version from 2010 of Master Builder - pb and I saw them on this tour




Oily Way etc (2014) - we saw them on this tour too

Didier and Howlett back in the fold (sax/flute and bass rest.)



Daevid sadly missed





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Re: Prog Synch Listen: Gong, Friday 26th June @ 9pm [UK]

Postby C » 26 Jun 2020, 13:37

TODAY!




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Re: Prog Synch Listen: Gong, Friday 26th June @ 9pm [UK]

Postby Johnny Fartpants » 26 Jun 2020, 16:47

I'm already polishing my cape!
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Re: Prog Synch Listen: Gong, Friday 26th June @ 9pm [UK]

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Re: Prog Synch Listen: Gong, Friday 26th June @ 9pm [UK]

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Re: Prog Synch Listen: Gong, Friday 26th June @ 9pm [UK]

Postby Hightea » 26 Jun 2020, 19:49

Johnny Fartpants wrote:I'm already polishing my cape!



Maybe you should get one of Daevid's outfits.
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Re: Prog Synch Listen: Gong, Friday 26th June @ 9pm [UK]

Postby kath » 26 Jun 2020, 20:51

Johnny Fartpants wrote:I'm already polishing my cape!


it's a fartpants!

ya knowww, the most fun i ever had in a prog cup was the year you played. you kept swishing yer cape and stroking yer beard for days on end, mwhahahha. you got to either the semi-finals or the finals, as i recall.

i hope all is well with you, ya batty bastard.

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Re: Prog Synch Listen: Gong, Friday 26th June @ 9pm [UK]

Postby kath » 26 Jun 2020, 20:52

p.s. gearin up. already startin to feel allll... cosmic.


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Re: Prog Synch Listen: Gong, Friday 26th June @ 9pm [UK]

Postby C » 26 Jun 2020, 21:00

Hightea wrote:Image


Nice!




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Re: Prog Synch Listen: Gong, Friday 26th June @ 9pm [UK]

Postby kath » 26 Jun 2020, 21:00

greeeetings!! time for some gong luvvvvvvvv. sigh.

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Re: Prog Synch Listen: Gong, Friday 26th June @ 9pm [UK]

Postby kath » 26 Jun 2020, 21:00

Hugh wrote:Evening All.


hark! a harbinger of hugh!

doin the slinky bounceswayyy

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Re: Prog Synch Listen: Gong, Friday 26th June @ 9pm [UK]

Postby kath » 26 Jun 2020, 21:01

C wrote:
Hightea wrote:Image


Nice!




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ya ya. so is the pic above it, very nice indeed

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Re: Prog Synch Listen: Gong, Friday 26th June @ 9pm [UK]

Postby Hightea » 26 Jun 2020, 21:01

ready for Didier flute solo

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Re: Prog Synch Listen: Gong, Friday 26th June @ 9pm [UK]

Postby Hugh » 26 Jun 2020, 21:01

I hope you are all well in these troubling times.

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Re: Prog Synch Listen: Gong, Friday 26th June @ 9pm [UK]

Postby Hightea » 26 Jun 2020, 21:02

kath wrote:
C wrote:
Hightea wrote:Image


Nice!




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ya ya. so is the pic above it, very nice indeed

thanks both from NEARfest Gong and Hillage band performances.