"Alien Goes Over The Top"
Total time: 59:46
Side 1: (30:57)
1) Glad Stoned Buried Fresh Fest
Footprints In My Memory (1971 in a church hall somewhere in Belgium)
2) Hipnotize Yer (B-side of Gong's 1st single)
3) I Am The Fool (Sung in Catalan, Deya)
4) Blonde Women (Original tape link)
Side 2: (28:49)
1) Breakthrough Interview (With
Clive Williamson, 1974)
2) Radio Gnome (Peel session, 1974)
3) Captain I Am (Aurthur Brown)
4) Deya Rap (Lecture extract)
5) Opium For The People (French version)
6) Ya Sunne (Gong)
7) We Gotta (Original tape link)
8) Selene (1971 Peel session with K. Ayers on guitar)
9) Flying Teapot Scroll (Read by Deavid)
Credits on cassette:
EARLY RADIO SESSIONS / LIVE MUSIC / STUDIO MADDNESS
A mixture of live music radio sessions,
interviews and a rare unreleased studio oddities from the early years of
Cover by Jonny
GONG APPRECIATION SOCIETY
P.O. BOX 871 GLASTONBURY,
SOMERSET BA9 6FE. UK.
All songs copyright © 1993
All rights reserved. © & P 1980
Notes & details:
- Glad Stoned Buried Fresh Fest
Footprints In My Memory: side 4 of Glastonbury's Revelations 3lp set 1972.
- Hipnotize Yer: side B of Garçon Ou Fille, Gong's first single. Later on Je Ne Fume Pas Des Bananes.
- I Am The Fool: Sung in catalan, Deya. Preceded by Ivor Cutler's "If Your Breasts" from 1975 Velvet Donkey lp.
Different from Mother & Tape Works, same Angels Egg Moerlen loop basic track; ends with bit of Riot 1971.
- Blonde Women: By Marlene Dietrich (late 20's - early 30's), introduced by unknown fragments.
- Breakthrough: After April 1975 (Allen & Blake had left Gong). Shorter on Mystery & History Of Planet G**G.
- Radio Gnome: Peel session '74, same as on Live Etc and Pre-Modernist Wireless. Fades shortly before end.
- Captain I Am: from Arthur Brown Kingdom Come's 1972 unreleased Kingdom Come album.
- Deya Rap : Robert Graves? Preceded by unknown fragment, probably recorded during Breakthrough interview.
- Opium For The People: french version on Mystery & History, followed by unknown frangment (R. Graves?).
- Ya Sunne: preceded by unknown fragment (Mr Sun). Camembert Electrique coda with "Wet Cheese Delirium".
- We Gotta: no info. Followed by a fragment from Arthur Brown's "Captain I Am" (see above).
- Selene: later released on Pre-Modernist Wireless complete with "Tropical Fish" which doesn't appear here.
- Flying Teapot Scroll: taped with Breakthrough 1975 interview, as sound and "boring sponge" reference reveal.
This cassette was originally released by GAS
in 1979 as Alien
Going Over The Top in a longer and very different version.
One of the main features of this tape was Gong side from Glastonbury Revelations 3lp set, at the time unavailable elsewhere.
The first issue included many tracks which are not on this
version; they are:
Have You Seen My Friend? / N.Y. Intermeadiate Theatre Interview / Rapist / People Poem /
Master Builder / Isle Of Everywhere / Ooby Scooby Dooms Day.
Selene and Flying Teapot Scroll are NOT on the first release.
"We Gotta", unlike stated on cover, follows "Ya Sunne".
This 1993 reissue has a pink and green inlay card with a portrait of Daevid "Big Daddy" Allen and black lettering.
- blue ink on white labels.
- black ink on white labels labels.
Cassette labels (blue ink)
Cassette labels (black ink)
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