OTTERSONGS / G.A.S.
No catalogue #
Total time: 58:13
1) The Switch Doctor (30:56)
Sea Glissando (13:15)
2) Radio Gnome Intro (7:43)
3) Invisible Opera Intro (3:36)
4) I Am The Fool (Sung in Catalan) (2:48)
Credits on cassette:
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Notes & details:
Doctor: broadcast on BBC 3rd programme, Sep 14 1967. Also on The
Death Of Rock (cd version only).
- Deep Sea Glissando: Deya, SP - 1975-76. Aka "Euterpe Gratitude Piece" on Good Morning. Longer coda here.
- Radio Gnome Intro: aka "Radio Gnome Direct Broadcast" on Pre-Modernist Wireless. Partly in "Deep Sea...".
- Includes unlisted "Gong ORFT Invasion 1971", later released on The Death Of Rock & Other Entrances cd.
- Invisible Opera Intro: IOCT 1987, partly used live in '89 and aired on "Her Majesty's Voice" '87 US radio show.
- I Am The Fool: Daevid sings in catalan. Same backing track used for Gilli's Mother lp (Moerlen's drum loop).
Several collage bits from "The Switch Doctor" appeared as part of later record releases:
- Starts with BBC
speaker introduction which is not on the The Death Of Rock & Other
- Piano bit later used in "Givin' My Luv To You" on Radio Gnome Invisible Part 2 - Angels Egg.
- "My Head Is A Nightclub": a version on Allen Trio Live '63; a verse used in "High Points" (Dreamin' A Dream).
- "What Do You Want?": loop with Gilli Smyth's voice, also used in "Collage Patafisico" on The Twelve Selves.
- "I have to go now": Hugh Hopper, in "Time Of Your Life" (Banana Moon) and "Collage Patafisico" (12 Selves).
- "You Perfect Word": poem published on Book Of Chloroforms, recited by Daevid in Spring 1979 L.A. reading.
- "Cpt. Shaw & Mr. Gilbert": also on The Mystery And The History Of Planet G**G and often recited live.
- "From under his tinkered eye her body is a twinge of white magick": poem published on Book Of Chloroforms.
- "Don't remember": Bill Burroughs ("You Never Existed At All" Death Of Rock and "Collage Patafisico" 12 Selves).
Cassette inlay card is grey with white lettering and has a
color artwork rectangle stuck on front cover.
See my scan above.
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