DAEVID ALLEN, GILLI SMYTH, GERRY FITZGERALD,
LOL COXHILL, RONNIE WATHEN, PHIL SHEPHEARD, LADY JUNE AND FRIENDS

"An Odd Acts Event"

 

OTTERSONGS
OT12
1982

Cassette-only release
Total time: 61:31

Side One: (28:56)

1) Gerry Fitzgerald & Lol Coxhill
2) Ronnie Watham & Phil Shepherd

Side Two: (32:35)

1) Gilli Smyth & Harry Williamson with Lol Coxhill
2) Daevid Allen
3) Lady June


Credits on cassette:

AN ODD ACTS EVENT

THE CENTRO IBERICO.  LONDON.  MAY 1982.

GERRY FITZGERALD, Guitar.
LOL COXHILL
, Sax and Story.
RONNIE WATHAM, Bagpipes, Harp and 'Finnegans Wake.'
PHIL SHEPHERD, Congas.
GILLI SMYTHE, Henry Poems. (Ghosts) with music from 'The Moonfield of Tarka.' No. 4, I and 2.
DAEVID ALLEN
, 'Australia Poems' and 'Poet For Sale.'
LADY JUNE, 'Hipoppothesis' Poem, 'Missing Person' Song, ' Well In It' Song.

OTTER SONGS OT12

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:

- Gerry Fitzgerald & Lol Coxhill: "Story" / improvisation.
- Ronnie Watham & Phil Shepherd: "Finnigan's Wake" / "Miss McCloud's" / "Will You Come Down To Limerick?" -

  "The Whinney Hills Of Leitrim" / "Wet Cunt " / "Lord Mayo" / "Black Mare Of Fanad" (aka "9 Points of Roguery").
- Gilli Smyth & Harry Williamson with Lol Coxhill: Gilli recites poems over Tarka Music tape (Movement II).
  Poetry includes bits of "This Train" (Robot Woman 2) & "The Sea" (Robot Woman).
  Gilli cut her set short ("I was going to do lots of poems but I haven't got any voice so Lol is going to be me").
  This is followed by an impro by Coxhill starting over Tarka then continuing alone until Tarka comes back at end.
- Daevid Allen: Poems ("Gone & Wondering Waltz", "In Child Summer" and others). No "Poet For Sale" on tape.
- Lady June: starts with a short song with the melody of italian "O' Sole Mio" later included on 1988 GAS Tape.
  "Hipoppothesis" was later released on Hit & Myth and on Histories & Mysteries Of Planet Gong (expanded).
  "Well In It" was later released on Hit & Myth.

Recorded on May 16th 1982 at the Centro Iberico in London (UK).

AN ODD ACTS EVENT - 16th May - CENTRO IBERICO - Poetry Music Slides Films drinks 'n food

Daevid Allen
Gilli Smyth & Harry Williamson
Lady June
Lol Coxhill

Gerry Fitzgerald
Phil Shepherd
Ronnie Watham
Other performers not on this tape:
Kim Greene
Bob Calvert

Heathcote Williams
(source: Odd Acts Event flyer on top of this page). Cover scan will be added soon.

A description of this show can be found on Calyx website.

This cassette appeared for sale from Ottersongs - GAS on Whats Going On Gas 82 magazine.
My copy has yellow inlay paper (scan of my copy above), white Ottersongs labels.

Except for "Hipoppothesis" (Histories & Mysteries Of Planet Gong on Voiceprint), this material remains unreleased on cd.


Show flyer

 
Cassette labels


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