DAEVID ALLEN & NEW YORK GONG

"Live In The USA 1979"

 

G.A.S.
GAS GL6
1992 reissue

Cassette-only release
Total time: 44:16

Side One: (22:44)

1) Zero The Hero*
2) Tropical Fish
3) I Am A Freud
4) Master Builder

Side Two: (21:32)

1) Carthief
2) Melbournebourne
3) Bitter Pillhead
4) We Walk
5) Toy Blues
6) Love Is A Careless Sea
7) Inbetween Us
8) Change The Subject / Life Policy
9) Claptrap
10) I Love My..........
11) Have You Seen My Friend


Credits on cassette:

DAEVID & NEW YORK GONG LIVE IN KANSAS, 1979

Daevid and New York Gong, aka Material, recorded live in the States in 1979.

(All Kansas except *)

Daevid Allen-Guitar/Vocals
Bill Bacon
-Drums
Bill Laswell-Bass
Don Davis-Flute/Sax
Mark Kramer-Trombone/Keyboards

GONG APPRECIATION SOCIETY
P.O. BOX 871 GLASTONBURY,
SOMERSET BA9  6FE. UK.

All songs copyright 1979
All rights reserved. & P 1992

Cover by Jonny


Notes & details:

- Zero The Hero: "People Poem"/"Ooby Scooby Dooms Day" coda. 1978-10-08 New York Manifestival. On NY Ding Dong.
- Tropical Fish
: impro middle part & coda only. No "Selene". Same version as on Gilli's Live In USA 79 GAS tape.
- Melbournebourne
: poem on Book Of Chloroforms, recited at the end of "I Am A Bowl" (Banana Moon).
- Toy Blues:
"Big Daddy" (Dreamin A Dream) "Tokyo Freedom Blues" (Hit Men) "I Don't Wanna Be" (Obscura8).
- Love Is A Careless Sea:
other versions on Allen Trio Live 1963 and Obscura # 9 ("Sex Is A Careless Sea").
- Inbetween us: includes the unlisted poem "Jealousy". Same version on Gilli Smyth's Live In USA 79 GAS tape.
- Change The Subject/Life Policy:
listed as separate tracks. This starts "When" on Dividedalienplaybax80.
- Claptrap
: aka "Ode To Pelvic Inflammatory Desease".
- I Love My ____:
part of this poem can be heard at the end of "Banana Reggae" on Alien In New York.

All recorded in Kansas except track A1, from Oct 8th 1978 NYC, NY (USA) Zu House (Zu 13 Hour Manifestival).
Kansas City, MO gig May 5th 1979, the day before Lawrence Manifestival (source: Rick Chafen, show organizer).

Lineup of NYGong during 1979 Spring tour at some time also included Cliff Cultreri (gtr), Fred Maher (drm), Michael Beinhorn (syn), Stu Martin (drm). (source: PlanetGong).

Daevid Allen Live In USA 79 (OT5), for sale in 1981 from GAS on Gong Moving On - Autumn 1981 mag.
This reissue with same content, different artwork and slightly different title was released in 1992.


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