MOTHERGONG & DAVE SAWYER

"Words Fail Me"

 

OTTERSONGS / G.A.S.
OTT 002

Cassette-only release (reissue)
Total time: 47:18

Side A:

1) Now How Can Man (2:35)
2) Boobong Base (7:03)
3) Life In The World Pt 2 (12:04)
4) Judge And Jury (1:59)

Side B:

1) The Loop (3:21)
2) Boobong Pt1 (4:57)
3) Pyramid, 21/8 (3:28)
4) Crazy Crazy (1:46)
5) Boobong Pt 2 (4:44)
6) Thirteen/Eight (5:21)


Credits on cassette:

UNRELEASED MOTHERGONG ALBUM FROM 1981

Dan Cranenburge: Bass
Guy Evans: Drums
Didier Malherbe: Saxes, flutes
Gilli Smyth: Vocals
Dave Sawyer: All other instruments
Harry Williamson: Guitars

Produced and engineered by Harry Williamson.
Recorded at Oxes Cross, Devon, 1981.
Mastered to DAT and copied in dolby B by Sound Services.
Cover by Jonny.

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

All songs Copyright 1981


Notes & details:

- Life In The World Unseen - Pt 1: unlisted.
- Elephants: with part of "Elephants & Tigers" backing track (
Robot Woman 2), like Dave Sawyer's Vibrations.
- Life In The World Pt 2:
includes a bit which is on Dave Sawyer's Vibrations (in a slowed down version).
- Judge + Jury:
the tune for this can be found on Dave Sawyer's Vibrations (sharing part of the backing track).
- The Loop: a tune also appearing on Dave Sawyer's
Vibrations GAS tape.
- Boobong 1:
a bit of this is on Dave Sawyer's Vibrations and a fragment from "Crazy Town" (Robot Woman 2).
- Pyramid 21/8:
theme was part of "Sonic Savages", by Nik Turner's Sphynx in 1978 (Williamson in the lineup).
- Crazy Crazy:
a variation on "Crazy Town" from Robot Woman 2, also on Sawyer's Vibrations.
- 13/8: on The Mystery And History, Remember The Forgotten (with voiceover),
Vibrations (different mix).
- Gliss-U-Well, unlisted on cover, also appear on all versions of The Mystery And The History Of Planet G**G.

The line-up on this tape is Mother Gong 1981, there are also a few uncredited musicians appearing:

Lineup on "13/8": (source: Harry Williamson's note on Histories And Mysteries Of Planet Gong, expanded).

Harry Williamson
Didier Malherbe
Guy Evans
Yan Emeric (guitar)
Hugh Hopper (bass)
Claire Jones (vocal)

Credits on Robot Woman 2 also list Chris Kerridge (conch & guitar on "Elephants And Tigers" and "Crazy Town").

Recorded Winter 1981/82 (source: PlanetGong website and Robot Woman 2 notes):
Robot Woman 2 credits on poster give no precise date for the sessions but notes suggest the album was recorded from Winter 1981 to beginning of Summer 1982 (with Malherbe's overdubs done around the time of Glastonbury 1982 Festival).

This tape, originally entitled WFM (OT9), appeared for sale in 1982 from GAS on Whats Going On Gas 82 mag.
Reissued on cassette (early 90's), all this material except "13/8" and "Gliss-U-Well" remains unreleased on CD.

My copy has inverted sides (tracks listed on cover as side A are on B side of cassette).


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