Gong - Magick Brother (1969)

An absolutely strange UFO with very weird music well worthy of GonG but it is right now just Gong. Because if the zanyness is already present and makes for this album much of an interest , but it is not part of the Radio Gnome trilogy or linked to it. Only Malherbe , Allen and Smyth are on this album that will be present on the classic GonG. But the main interest of the album is that I cannot think of one album that is more representative of hippydom, in fact it could epitomize it. As Daevid got thrown out of England (so called visa problems but as an Aussie and in the Commonwealth.....) , he went back to France and joined a hippy commune in Normandy and one can guess that he got those guys into this project . This album although structured reeks anarchy , but not in the same way that of Amon Djuul's first group. If this had been recorded in Germany , this would've had a chance to be classified as Polit-Rock alongside such as other left-wing activists as Kluster etc... Not that Daevid would be called left-wing but just an activist alone would fit him fine. Anyway , this album is very rough and raw to the bone (especially compared to Angel's Egg and You) but is much worth a spin but beware of your sanity. Doctor's prescription would say no more than one toke/poke a week to avoid addiction. - Review by Sean Trane (Hugues Chantraine)


Track Listings

Side One: (23:19)
1. Mystic Sister / Magick Brother (6:16)
2. Glad To Sad To Say (2:55)
3. Rational Anthemn (4:10)
4. Chainstore Chant / Pretty Miss Tittty (5:19)
5. Fable Of A Fredfish / Hope You Feel Well (3:99)
Side Two: (21:06)
1. Ego (3:54)
2. Gongsong (3:48)
3. Princess Dreaming (3:52)
4. 5 & 20 Schoolgirls (4:30)
5. Cos You Got Greenhair (5:02)

Total Time: 44:25
Line-up/Musicians

- Daevid Allen / guitars, vocals
- Didier Malherbe / flute, Soprano saxophone
- Earl Freeman / contrabass on 6, piano on 7
- Dieter Gewissler / contrabass on 1 and 7
- Burton Green / piano on 6
- Rachid Houari / drums
- Dave Phillips / contrabass on 3 and 8
- Gilli Smyth / space whisper
- Tasmin Smyth / voices on 1
Releases information

Lp. Byg Records 529 305 / Lp. Affinity AFF 4 (UK-1977) / Lp. Charly CRL 5052 (1977) / Cd. Decal LIK 31 (1986) / Cd. Charly SNAP 199 (2004)



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Cara muito bom esse blog... sempre passo por aqui...
O unico album que eu queria muito mas não acho é o Moving Waves do Focus... será q vcs conseguem pra mim??

heh

abraços...

30 de agosto de 2007 06:42  

Cassio... obrigado pela visita...
ultimamente tenho estado um pouco corrido, porem aos pedidos sempre tenho postado...

espero que continue visitando...

[]'s

e ja estou postando o Focus pra ti...

31 de agosto de 2007 05:54  

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