GONG and SOFT MACHINE

"Interveiws - Early Memories" *

 

OTTERSONGS
OT17
1982

Cassette-only release
Total time: 53:23

Side 1:

1) First Softs Interview (2:34)
2) Reelin & Squealin (0:47)
3) Love Makes Sweet Music (4:47)
4) Riot (2:30)
5) Lol & Didier (11:00)
6) Daevid & Didier LBC (4:50)

Side 2:

1) Daevid & Didier Cont. (5:54)
2) Sold To The Highest Buddha (3:22)
3) J. Peel (0:54)
4) Capt. Cap's Dream Saloon (4:23)
5) Gnome Rap (1:32)
6) Magik Brother (5:24)
7) Clarence (5:26)


Copyright on cassette:

OTTERSONGS OT17

All rights of the manufacturer and of the owner of the recorded work reserved.
Unauthorised public performance broadcasting and copying of this tape prohibited. 1982


Notes & details:

* "Interveiws" (sic!), that's how the title appears both on cover and label...

- First Softs Interview: 1967 BBC Home Service. On Histories & Mysteries Of Planet Gong (expanded 2 cds).
- Reelin & Squealin: 1967 BBC Home Service. O
n Histories & Mysteries Of Planet Gong
(expanded version).
- Love Makes Sweet Music
: radio taped at Wyatt's, Dulwich Nov 66, on Mystery & History Of PlanetG**G.
- DLT Radio: unlisted Allen/Wyatt/Ayers interview. On Mystery & History of Planet G**G (vinyl), longer here.
- Riot
: 1971-01-31 Paris, FR Palais des Sports. Sean Murphy appeal. Shorter on Mystery & History Of Planet ...
- Lol & Didier:
Lol Coxhill  & Didier Malherbe. "Camembert" era, same riot show as above? Bass teases "Fohat" riff.
- Daevid & Didier LBC
: Nov 1973 LBC Radio interview. Excerpt from RGI 1: Flying Teapot. Continued on side 2.
- Daevid & Didier Cont.
: Nov. 1973 interview continued. Ends with start of "PHP" from Flying Teapot LP.
- Sold To The Highest Buddha:
1973-08-03/16 Pavillon Du Hay, Voisines, FR. Take 742. Not Angels Egg mix.
- J. Peel:
1974-01-29 London, UK - BBC Studio. John Peel reads lineup for broadcast of Gong's Jan 15 '74 session.
- Caps Dream Saloon
: 1974-01-15 London, UK BBC studio. "Castle in the Clouds" & "6/8". On Pre-Modernist ...
- Gnome Rap
: 1974-01-15 London, UK BBC Studio. "R.G.I." intro. Complete on Live Etc & Pre-Modernist ...
- Magik Brother:
1971-11-09 London BBC. On Mystery & History... (Peel intro) & Pre-Modernist Wireless.
- Clarence:
1971-11-09 London - BBC. On Mystery & History... (short Peel intro) & Pre-Modernist Wireless.

Soft Machine:

Daevid Allen
Robert Wyatt
Kevin Ayers
Mike Ratledge

Gong BBC 1971:

Daevid Allen
Gilli Smyth
Didier Malherbe
Christian Tritsch
Pip Pyle
Kevin Ayers

Gong BBC 1974:

Daevid Allen
Didier Malherbe
Steve Hillage
Tim Blake
Di Stewart Bond
Rob Tait
Gilli Smyth
(announced but absent)

No dates and lineups on cover.

LBC radio began broadcasting on Oct. 8 1973, Daevid refers to a gig held at Swinfen Hall prison about a week earlier (Nov. 14 1973), so the correct date for this interview should be the second half of November 1973.

This tape appeared for sale from Ottersongs on Whats Going On Gas 82 magazine.

Variations:
- pink card inlay, unique "Interveiws" side 1 label, black Ottersongs (otter) side 2 label - 1982
- lighter pink paper inlay, unique "Interveiws" side 2 label, white Ottersongs (trees) side 1 label - 1982
- ivory paper inlay, unique "Interveiws" side 1 label, white Ottersongs (trees) side 2 label - 1982

Reissued with corrected title and different cover on cassette as GAS 003 but never released on LP or CD.


Ivory paper inlay


Cassette labels (Ottersongs - trees)


Cassette labels (Ottersongs - otter)


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