Friday, August 18, 2006

Gong 2000

The Gong family, including old members like Gilli Smyth, Didier Malherbe and of course Daevid Alien/Allen, celebrated their first gig of the new millennium on April 2000, in a London club called the Subterania. This is how the event is described in the sleeve notes of the DVD from which I've ripped these videos off:
It was the beginning of a new cycle for Gong. A new album, a new label, a new drummer, a new sinthesizer wiz, and a new agency with the potential for a fresh management vision. This was our first gig of the 2000 naughty naughties & aside from three thoroughly distracted rehearsals we hadn't played together for five months. To add to the pressure the gig was going out as webcast and eventually would become a DVD & live CD.
Somehow when the day came we forgot all this & it all morphed into a huge fluorescent fancy dress party with a bunch of our old tribal pals & friends old & new in a club in Portobello Rd. - for years the epicentre of our London lifetimes.
They were promoting the new CD Zero 2 Infinity, but these are brilliant versions of two great classics from their old repertoire.
Take a look at Gilli on You Can't Kill Me, it seems to me that she was under the effect of something. What do you think?

Gong - You Can't Kill Me (2000)
Gong - Radio Gnome Invisible (2000)


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Anonymous Lysergic William said...

Thanks for this video, Mirco. Gosto muito do Gong. Eles fazem um rock psicodélico com bons toques progressivos.

8/18/2006 2:46 PM  
Blogger flop said...

Perhaps although i didn't think Daevid and Gilli did drugs any more?

I saw Gong around this time and it was one of the best gigs i've ever been too. They played most stuff from Camembert Electrique/You/Teapot and Angels Egg.

I might even take the trip over to amsterdamn in November for the Gong Festival.


8/24/2006 12:50 PM  
Anonymous theghastly said...

Gilli is under the influence of pixies, man....PIXIES!!! Thanks for these two great clipzzz

8/24/2006 2:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mi ha fatto piacere vederli e rivederli,mille grazie e ciao

8/28/2006 6:17 PM  
Anonymous Johnny Mosrite said...

Absobloodylutely superb!!

Thank you very much for these.

9/23/2006 12:14 AM  
Blogger Mirco said...

Thanks, I will note down this word: Absobloodylutely ;-)

9/24/2006 2:29 AM  

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