From "What's Going On GAS 82"

STOP PRESS . . . . . . . . OTTERSONGS . . . . . . . AND . . . . . . . GAS . . . . . . . . . .

...Some of the tapes have either wind copy noise on parts of them, so we have devised a code so you can tell what's what.
ST = studio tape. CO = copy tape. LI = live performance. WN = wind noise. The number are the total running time (approx).

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1 DIDIER MALHERBE & YAN EMERIC - MELODIC DESTINY. 4 tracks from Yan, 5 from Didier, all new material recorded july 1981 in Devon. Guy + Dayne + Gilli + Harry producing.   ST/ 40m
2 MOTHERGONG & ANTHONY PHILLIPS - BATTLE OF THE BIRDS. Celtic Fairytale set to music  narrator = Gilli. Harry & Anthony = guitars. Didier = sax + fl. Hugh Hopper = bass. Yan = gtr.   ST / 50m
3 ANTHONY PHILLIPS & HARRY WILLIAMSON - TARKA MUSIC. Side 1 acoustic + electric, side 2 with London Philharmonic Orchestra. Landscape music with Devic Influences.   ST / 45 mins.
4 DAEVID ALLEN - POET FOR SALE. Original versions of N'Existe tracks + BBC gnome story (part 1). Really a collectors item.   ST / 40 mins.
5 DAEVID ALLEN - LIVE IN USA 1979. Maily Kansas recording with NYGONG band and side two live in a garden with wind noise. Lotsa unrecorded poems and stuff.    LI / WN 45 min.
6 GILLI SMYTH - LIVE IN USA 1979. Her very own special live style with same band as above + Harry Williamson.
Some originals from ROBOT WOMAN too! + poems unheard.   LI / WN 45
7 GONG - LIVE 1974. Recorded over the new year at LYONS. With full line up and some unrecorded TRITCH songs, a representative tape of that time.   LI / 50 mins
8 DAVE SAWYER & MOTHERGONG - VIBRATIONS, title taken from Dave's book on instrument making. Recordings from most of his instruments with some pieces showing uses.   ST / 40
9 DAVE SAWYER & MOTHERGONG - WORDS FAIL ME. Highly funny & non commercial music & poetry & instrumentals that missed RW2. Gilli + Guy + Dave + Hugh + Harry + The World.   ST / 48 mins.
10 TIM BLAKE & JEAN PHILIPPE - WATERFALLS IN SPACE. Tim & J-P recorded during their rehearsal for their first Japanese tour. By popular demand.    LI / CO / 60 mins.
11 DAEVID ALLEN - THE TRUTH. A full account of the mystery of the history of the PLANETGONG and all who visit it Daevid's Roundhouse lecture 1977   LI / CO / 60 mins.
12 ODD ACTS EVENT - CENTRE IBERICO 82. Poems and music with Daevid, Gilli, Lady June, Lol Coxhill, Jerry Fitxgerald, Ronnie Wathen + Phil Shepherd.    LI / mins.
13 MOTHERGONG - FAIRYTALES. Direct copy of the popular but now deleted album, released 1979. Stories are "Wassilissa", "The Three Tongues", "Pied Piper".   ST / 50 mins.
14 MOTHERGONG - LIVE AT GLASTONBURY 1981. Gilli + Didier + Yan + Harry + Dayne + Guy in the most riotous show for ages. You wouldn't let us get away afterwards!    LI / 55 mins.
15 GONG LIVE AT LYONS PT2. This is the second part of the gig available to complete the tape that is No. 7 on our list. Same musicians, etc.   LI / 55 mins.
16 GONG LIVE AT MALACOFF... We can't remember the date of this one but it's around the same date as Nos 7 & 15 and so the same lineup, some different numbers.    60 mins
17 EARLY MEMORIES - GONG & SOFT MACHINE..interviews, radio shows, live bits, some studio tracks and some good rehearsals........varying quality,     55 mins.
18 STUDIO FOLLIES - DAEVID ALLEN & FRIENDS.... Full lenght versions of tracks that were released in the trilogy, other unreleased material,..   ST / 50 mins.


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