Sexy Trippy All Moods. Drinking Hanging Out In Love. Introspection Late Night Partying. Rainy Day Relaxation Road Trip. Romantic Evening Sex All Themes. Articles Features Interviews Lists. Streams Videos All Posts. My Profile. Advanced Search. I'd suggest starting with either Angel's Egg or You in your journey to the planet Gong, but this one's just about as deserving of many listens as those two are.
Along with the other two installments in the trilogy, this is one of the best albums Gong released, by a long shot. Sax comes in late. Catchy stuff. Vocals stop 4 minutes in as the sax,keys and more join the beat. Vocals are back before 6 minutes. Love the flute and atmosphere as the vocals continue. Percussion comes in to end it. Gentle sounds are heard until the vocal kick in.
Flute continues then percussion and vocal melodies lead for a while. Sax and guitar come in. Vocals are back around 4 minutes and it's spacey a minute later. Some cackling going on here as drums and sax continue. Male vocals after 2 minutes. A low 4 stars. I had no pre-conceptions and thus I was totally unprepared for it's contents. I was and am blown away by this amazing, spacey, out-there, fabolous album.
It is a weird but together album. It falls perfectly in place. Crazy lyrics and musical landscapes which in a way defies description. For me this is the highlight of Gong's career. A great album, worthy of praise and ownership. Give it a go. You won't be the same afterwards. Never mind that the proportions of each element are so lightly measured.
The Canterbury tag is just a convenient label for music that can't be easily defined by any readymade geographic or stylistic comparison. At this stage of their scrambled-egg evolution, Gong had already polished a unique blend of Jazz Rock Fusion, klezmer cabaret songs, and playful Space or is it Spaced?
Not being able or willing to follow the convoluted narrative only makes the music even more attractively weird or weirdly attractive, if you prefer. Ditto the oddball cast of characters: octave doctors; extraterrestrial gurus; a hero named Zero; and a good witch named Yoni nudge, nudge , disguised here as a cat while singing "I am your Pussy" wink, wink. The album ends a little abruptly, but it's only the first part of a trilogy, so the cliff-hanger is forgivable.
The music would become richer as the saga continued, in the albums "Angel's Egg" and "You". But this first chapter proved it was possible, even under the influence of too much dope, for a motivated group of counterculture misfits to create some truly eclectic and challenging music, with their collective tongues locked firmly but not entirely in cheek.
The ear ring is capable of receiving messages from the Planet Gong via a pirate radio station called Radio Gnome Invisible. Being and Fish head off to the hymnalayas of Tibet sic where they meet the 'great beer yogi' Banana Ananda in a cave. The album begins the trilogy with an instant dip into the devilishly deviated tripper's paradise of the track "Radio Gnome Invisible" which not only includes Allen's happy hippie-go-lucky jittery jaunts into frenetic little time signature freak outs but offers a true glimpse into the entire career of the Cardiacs with this one song.
Yeah, the jazzy trade offs with the freak fueled vocal capers just reek of the 80s zolo merry pronk-sters who simply added a little punk, Cockney accented attitude and an upped appreciation for the frenzied off-kilter zaniness of it all. Allen also displays some of his most adept vocal skills as he basically raps while the bass slowly descends into a funky groove that emerges from the formless spaciness that preceded. As the longest track on the album This one actually has GONG the instrument sounds in it!!!
The former actually sounds more like a Pink Floyd track before it totally morphs into some fantastical tribal pixie world accompanied by some of the silkiest and smoothest sax blowing sessions on the album.
Gilli Smyth finally gets her day in the sun after being hidden behind the scenes for too long as she totally takes the bull by the horns and offers some of the swankiest poetic prowess permissible by law climaxing with orgasmic gleeful giggling as she narrates her promiscuous escapades with the sultry psychedelic swing jazz accompanying her seductive space whispers.
This one is totally satisfying and the absolute perfect album to whet the old appetite for the much grander and more sophisticated following albums that push the story and sound of GONG to higher dimensions. If this had been as good as those albums, the band would have blown their wad on this one album. Personally this one has been the hardest to get into mostly due to its poorer production compared to the next two, however this is one helluva fun album that is absolutely brilliant.
If this didn't click the first time, do try again for it is one amazingly unique album even within the GONG universe itself. Funnily enough I managed to acquire this album in late I "found" it in a local record store while working in a small country town. As the cover suggests it is not most straight laced album or band on the planet and the store owners were as pleased to offload it as I was to buy it.
This alb Totally Original. Totally Fun. Add in great musicianship, a willingness to go out on a limb and enjoy it , Gilly Smyth's provocative space-whisper This is the first part of the strange and amusing Radio Gnome Invisible. The concept is rather abstract and you can feel this only by having a look over the cover. A flying green teapot with two creatures pot head pixies, the inhabitants of Planet Gong.
I dont know if there is any mystic signif Listening to and reviewing Gong albums is a huge challenge if you are a straight, dull man like myself.
Cynically speaking, the first installment of the Flying Teapot trilogy, this album, is very simple basic children rhymes with some added avant-garde fusion and flimsy female voices. That i Here we have it! Gong is on fire now, and getting even hotter as the band gets tighter, better musicianship, and an overall refined finish for a superb album.
The pot head pixies and the Planet Gong concept are heavily underway here and the band plans on making a t Radio Gnome InvisibleThe album opens with spacey psychedelic horn intro with bass, guitar, and synth following behind it. Strong sax. Space once again Report this review Posted by Jake E. Friday, June 29, Review Permanlink. I have always preferred this to Angels eggs, and a deal of that is down to the more interesting Drumming which is down to a man called Laurie Allen.
Tim Blake starts to flex his considerable talent on this recording and the combination of Hillage and Allen on Guitar works very well here. But now that my musical tastes are expanding so much i am willing to listen to everything! Alot of Gong fans rave about this album,but I think it's one of Allens Gong's worse work.
It's just plain boring to me. The Pot Head Pixies are the highlight for me on this album. I Am Your Pussy has it momements. Probably a big reason why I don't like this album is because the majority of I was a total virgin to Gong's sound and I was pleasently surprised and equally weirded out by what I was hearing.
This album is hilarious and the Oh Man this is great music. Have I said already that this is great music. The first album in the radio Gnome trilogie, tells the tale of the Pot-Head Pixies who fly about in their flying teapot, radiating Radio Gnome waves into the ether, probably to enslave the listening audience to their Effectively, this band can be rattached to the canterbury scene. They mix rock with jazz and add some Floydian keyboards in their "Flying Teapot".
But what makes this band so unique is a Report this review Posted by H. I love Angel's Egg. I like Flying Teapot. That's the difference. Both albums are very special, very weird. This one is spacier, the other one is stronger, with melodies that stay in your mind, even days after listening. Report this review Posted by Eb. Saturday, March 5, Review Permanlink. Although many Gong afficianados will think that Angels Egg or You is the superior record and I do agree that they are great , this one is the penultimate Gong album.
It is the first of the trilogy, and sets the standard upon which Egg and You build. It also is the one to contain the most memorable You must be a forum member to post a review, please register here if you are not. Copyright Prog Archives, All rights reserved. Please consider supporting us by giving monthly PayPal donations and help keep PA fast-loading and ad-free forever. Quite a programme as you can see.
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