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The New Abnormal

Dec 16, 2020 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

With ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ

The GONG Family Tree + offshoots and side projects


The New Abnormal
9:59 AM
Gong - Radio Gnome
Gong Radio Gnome
Camembert Electrique (Remastered Edition) Virgin 1971


9:59 AM
Set Break: 🌳 The Gong Family Tree 🌳
10:01 AM
Soft Machine - Jet-propelled Photograph (Shooting At The Moon)
Soft Machine Jet-propelled Photograph (Shooting At The Moon)
Jet-Propelled Photographs Charly Records 1997


Recorded 1967. Robert Wyatt, Daevid Allen, Kevin Ayers, Mike Ratledge.

10:03 AM
Set Break: 🌜︎ Gong Family Tree 🌛
10:05 AM
Gong - Fohat Digs Holes in Space
Gong Fohat Digs Holes in Space
Camembert Electrique (Remastered Edition) Virgin 1971


10:12 AM
Set Break: 🎸🎷🥁 The prime Gong period 1973-1975 Radio Gnome Invisible 🧘🏽🍄🛕
10:14 AM
Gong - Flying Teapot
Gong Flying Teapot
Flying Teapot - Radio Gnome Invisible, Pt. 1 Charly Records 2006

originally issued 1973.



10:21 AM
Gong - Sold to the Highest Buddha
Gong Sold to the Highest Buddha
Angel's Egg EMI Marketing 2004

originally issued 1973.


10:24 AM
Gong - Castle In the Clouds
Gong Castle In the Clouds
Angel's Egg EMI Marketing 2004



10:26 AM
Gong - Perfect Mystery
Gong Perfect Mystery
You Virgin 1974



10:28 AM
Set Break: 𓀠 brief transitional Gong bands 𓀡
10:31 AM
Gong - Chandra
Gong Chandra
Live In Sherwood Forest '75 MLP 2005

Recorded during the brief period in late 1975, after Daevid Allen and Gilli Smyth left the group, but just before Steve Hillage and Miquette Giraudi also left. The concert features as yet unreleased songs that would be on Shamal and Fish Rising.


10:36 AM
Paragong - Camembert Psilocybin Flashback
Paragong Camembert Psilocybin Flashback
Live '73 Gas Records 1995


Paragong was Gong minus Daevid Allen and Gilli Smyth (while they tended their newborn son), around for a few months in early 1973.

[It just occurred to me that this track, despite the new name, is substantially the same as "Fohat Digs Holes in Space" which I already played. 😖 Rats.]

10:45 AM
Set Break: 🎪. Solo careers after Gong 🎭
10:48 AM
Steve Hillage - Pentagrammaspin
Steve Hillage Pentagrammaspin
Fish Rising (Remastered) Virgin Catalogue 2006


Issued in late 1975, this features Gong members (minus Allen and Smyth) with Dave Stewart on keyboards. The track "Pentagrammaspin" had until this CD reissue only been found on a Virgin Records sampler double LP (the one with the piece sign ✌️ but on a 6-fingered hand).

10:55 AM
Daevid Allen - No Other Than the Mother Is Me Song
Daevid Allen No Other Than the Mother Is Me Song
N'Existe Pas! Charly 1979


10:59 AM
Set Break: 👁 Gong is One and One is You 👁
11:01 AM
Clearlight - 5ème mouvement
Clearlight 5ème mouvement
Symphony II Virgin 1975

Franch group "Clearlight" is mainly Cyrille Verdeaux. This is the only track that features Gong members Steve Hillage, Didier Malherbe and Tim Blake. The CD reissue has some extra tracks.


11:21 AM
Set Break: The jazz fusion branch of the Gong family tree 🎸
11:23 AM
Gong - Expresso
Gong Expresso
Gazeuse! Virgin Records 1976

Pierre Moerlin's Gong, in the direction of jazz fusion.


11:29 AM
Gongzilla - Hip-hopnosis
Gongzilla Hip-hopnosis
Suffer Nimbit 1995

A distant branch of the Gong family tree, an extension of Pierre Moerlin's Gong, this time with brother Benoit. Jazz fusion.


11:36 AM
Set Break: ☕️ Groups heavily influenced by Gong ☕️
11:38 AM
Ozric Tentacles - Holohedron
Ozric Tentacles Holohedron
The Hidden Step Madfish 2000


☝This is Ozric Tentacles.

☟This is early 70's Gong.


11:44 AM
Here and Now - Secrets II
Here and Now Secrets II
UFOasis Here and Now 1993

Here Ѯ Now backed Daevid Allen as part of Planet Gong. The group grew out of the UK Free Festivals movement in the 1970s, freely giving their services to associated groups, e.g. Legalise Cannabis Campaign, Stonehenge Festival, BIT, Release etc.. For many years they never charged an admission fee to their gigs, instead asking for voluntary contributions towards their costs via an organized collection at each event. Most of their music is self released.



11:50 AM
Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso U.F.O. - Space Age Ballad
Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso U.F.O. Space Age Ballad
New Geocentric World of Acid Mothers Temple Squealer Music 2001

Japanese psychedelic rock band founded in 1995 by members of the Acid Mothers Temple soul-collective as a freak-out group for the 21st century, led by Kawabata Makoto. According to acidmothers.com, U.F.O. is for "underground freak out".


11:54 AM
Set Break: 𓀀𓀁𓀂𓀃𓀄𓀅
11:56 AM
Gong - Spirit With Me
Gong Spirit With Me
Shapeshifter Viceroy 1996


Chat is archived.
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 10:00:06 AM
uoʇǝɔui̩ɹꓒ ꓭꓤꓒꓟ uo ,,lɐɯɹouqꓯ ʍǝN ǝɥꓕ,, s,ʇI. 🙃
the_dude 10:15:10 AM
And I'm glad it is! Good morning
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 10:15:11 AM
Don't forget to refresh this page to update artist + song information.
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 10:15:26 AM
Good morning, dude.
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 10:18:39 AM
Have a cuppa ☕️
the_dude 10:28:49 AM
Ha thanks, what are you having? I make my own syrups for lattes and my favorite is a cardamom syrup I make, makes for a tasty latte, I don't always have it but I think this day calls for it
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 10:30:50 AM
Homemade chai. Black tea, grated ginger, cardamom, cinnamon, clove, milk.
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 10:31:43 AM
with raw turbinado cane sugar
Teresa Peacock 10:31:55 AM
Mmmmmm! @the_dude -- I love cardamom too! It is essential to the perfect recipe for a chai latte.
Teresa Peacock 10:33:07 AM
Simple Syrups should be a 1970s prog band name
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 10:33:51 AM
Yes, Teresa!
kentman 10:37:56 AM
Good VDay to All, any chance of playing Pierre Moerlen's era Gong, Dave?
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 10:39:54 AM
Yes, one song from Gazeuse! at around 11:25. Too much material for just 2 hours. 😕
kentman 10:41:27 AM
Thank You
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 10:42:06 AM
And then one from its own offshoot, Gongzilla.
jimbeaux 10:42:56 AM
get it on! bang a _ _ _ _
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 10:43:12 AM
Yeaux, Jimbeaux.
kentman 10:44:23 AM
I spent hours in 3rd St Jazz looking for Gong LPs
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 10:44:03 AM
Same here, kentman.
kentman 10:45:23 AM
Thank You Jerry Gordon
Bud Burroughs 10:44:45 AM
Yeah, most of them were tough to find in the days before reissues, weren't they?
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 10:46:29 AM
Yeah, in spite of being on a major label, reg'lar stores wouldn't stock such weird things.
the_dude 10:48:55 AM
Haha thanks, yeah I second the simple syrups. And that sounds like a tasty chai, I'll have to add a clove syrup to my roster... And enjoying this gong show, great idea for a show, I like learning more about bands this way
Bud Burroughs 10:49:07 AM
I saw the latter-day Gong at NEARFest in 2009. They were still impressive.
Bud Burroughs 10:49:52 AM
Although surprisingly, the Steve Hillage Band played at the same festival and kinda bored me...
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 10:50:12 AM
I only saw Gong in Phila for their Shapeshifter tour in 1995 or 96.
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 10:51:17 AM
Hillage's solo work has enormous variability. Love some of it, other stuff not so much.
kentman 10:52:30 AM
Very Interesting as they used to say in Laugh In, Now I would've thought Steve Hillage would've been worth hearing too
Bud Burroughs 10:51:53 AM
Yeah, based on the recordings I'd heard I expected to enjoy it.
kentman 10:54:49 AM
Het dude, you're such a foodie, Iam too, thought I'd come down to 9th Dimension cafe before holidays. I think I might wait it ou till after
Bud Burroughs 10:58:37 AM
While in my teens, I found a UK import of Daevid Allen's Banana Moon in a used record bin. I bought it because it looked so cool, and that started my explorations of the Gong family.
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 11:01:08 AM
I believe Banana Moon from 71 is his first solo record.
Bud Burroughs 11:03:44 AM
I think you're right. And the UK cover is particularly trippy.
Bud Burroughs 11:04:46 AM
I'm not familiar with this Clearlight record - very cool!
Mark 11:07:28 AM
I’m late to this gong family tree listening party today it harkens me back to hearing them for the first time on diaspor way back in the day. fantastic show today! Music + latte syrup recipes;)
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 11:08:17 AM
Clearlight had some good material back then. Besides "Symphony", his "Visions" and "Forever Blowing Bubbles" has interesting music.
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 11:09:04 AM
Better latte than never, Mark.
kentman 11:09:59 AM
diaspor,XPN, 3-6pm wasn't it?
Bud Burroughs 11:10:41 AM
Diaspar was 8-11, at least during my listening years in the 80s.
Mark 11:11:06 AM
:):) I have to admit I’d been sucked down the 2,020 countdown for awhile - youre kinda to fault Dave
kentman 11:12:23 AM
I was listening in the 70's, sorry,I'm an Old Head
Mark 11:12:38 AM
@kent 3-6 was when I would listen and hear music like this during my somewhat formative years
kentman 11:13:16 AM
same here
Bud Burroughs 11:14:27 AM
I think Lee Paris had that slot in the 80s.
kentman 11:15:38 AM
hey, Dave we're all going down Memory Lane, Thank You!
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 11:16:07 AM
Glad to help.
Mark 11:18:02 AM
I’m guessing no stairway to gilligsnd island today :) it kinda sent me down a week long zeppelin listening odyssey:)
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 11:19:25 AM
This week's show is all about Gong and their progeny.
Mark 11:19:54 AM
@bud - lee Paris at 2-6am was the best lee Paris
Bud Burroughs 11:21:08 AM
Forgot about his overnight slots - I think that's when I first heard him in my tender youth.
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 11:21:42 AM
Unfortunately I couldn't fit in anything from Planet Gong, or Mother Gong, or New York Gong or Gong Maison. It's all too much.
Mark 11:22:03 AM
I guessed that early on and it’s such a respite / oasis from what I’ve been listening to for the past week!
Alison Totten 11:23:59 AM
INCREDIBLE deep cuts thanks so much for this playlist!!
Alison Totten 11:24:25 AM
GONG deep cuts that is :D
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 11:25:05 AM
Thanks, Alison. I have one from Acid Mothers Temple later on.
Alison Totten 11:31:04 AM
YAAY thank you. Once again I was out running errands and the soundtrack for this gloomy day, everybody rushing around getting ready for the snow, was perfect
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 11:32:30 AM
I hope everyone is all set for the snow.
Alison Totten 11:35:18 AM
loving this Gongzilla cut
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 11:36:04 AM
Glad to hear it, Alison.
kentman 11:37:04 AM
still the only place to hear this WPRB!
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 11:37:43 AM
Doesn't MMR have the Gongzilla hour anymore? 🥴
kentman 11:40:45 AM
Don't listen MMR anymore, tuned out in the mid 80's
Alison Totten 11:41:32 AM
How have I never heard of Ozric Tentacles
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 11:42:12 AM
They don't fit the corporate mold. Outside of WPRB, no exposure.
kentman 11:43:17 AM
not cloassifiable
Alison Totten 11:43:59 AM
wow this is great
Alison Totten 11:44:13 AM
thanks for the intro.
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 11:44:09 AM
The Ozric Tentacles have a huge catalog of recordings. And it is mostly all in this vein.
Alison Totten 11:45:04 AM
lol kentman I turned on MMR of T-day to hear Alice's Restaurant lol
Alison Totten 11:45:38 AM
I'm going "shopping" as we speak Dave.
kentman 11:45:26 AM
that song used to drive me bonkers,Alison, don't know why
Mark 11:46:07 AM
Echoes- offspring of diaspar- does play ozric
kentman 11:46:26 AM
The guys who created that show are Uof P alumni
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 11:46:50 AM
Good point, Mark.
Mark 11:49:13 AM
Diliberto keeps the deep prog alive but it is kinda late 11-1am imho / I’ve always said PRB is what XPN was a long time ago
Alison Totten 11:49:26 AM
I am so wishing I had better computer speakers rn. Anyone have suggestions for non-gamer ones, ~$50 budget?
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 11:49:04 AM
In many ways, WPRB is better.
Mark 11:50:00 AM
Agreed !!!!!!
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 11:50:24 AM
The internet (peace be upon it) opens the entire world of music for us now.
Mark 11:51:28 AM
I could write an essay - compare and contrast ....,,
Alison Totten 11:51:28 AM
yaay AMT
Alison Totten 11:53:40 AM
Hey is your playlist available in at a glance format like prb used to have? I'd like to copy an dsave it
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 11:54:05 AM
Our playlists are not available outside of Spinitron to my knowledge.
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 11:58:24 AM
⌛ That’s it for "ፖዚɚ ቢⱸሡ ꬂꙎꝴፁꝵጢⲀረ” for today. Thanks for listening, and participating in the chat. Stay tuned to ‘PRB for 3 hours of ΞLᒫǐ𐊸𐠙.