GAS CASSETTES Tapeography
G.A.S. (Gong Appreciation Society) was born in 1977 and is still alive today serving as a network for everything concerning Gong Family (this includes the band Gong, Gong members solo activities and other related bands and artists.
From 1979 to 1999 G.A.S. , OtterSongs and 2032 labels released a huge quantity of cassettes documenting the multiple aspects of the Gong Family musical activities.
The GAS tapes are OFFICIAL material, although some
misinformed sources describe them as bootlegs.
While some have surfaced in later official releases
many of them constist of recordings which never made it to LPs or CDs. All of them are of
great interest for Gong afecionados and original copies have become collectors' items.
has started to offer tapes for digital download (currently, 1988
Read GAS History on Planet Gong website.
(Planet Gong mentions Ark Redwood
as responsible for GAS 1979 to 1982, below is a note from Ark:
COMPLETE CASSETTE LIST - A list of all known GAS and Ottersongs cassettes.
GAS TAPES ILLUSTRATED TAPEOGRAPHY - An index of GAS tapes illustrated with covers.
OTHER TAPES ILLUSTRATED TAPEOGRAPHY - An index of non-GAS related tapes illustrated with covers.
You'll find individual pages for
almost every GAS tape release with tons of infos and details.
WANTED - A list of GAS tapes I'm looking to buy.
Website by Gianmaria Rizzardi 2007-2012.