Flying Teapot (Radio Gnome Invisible, Vol. 1) [Explicit Lyrics]

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All Music Guide - David Ross Smith
Produced by Giorgio Gomelsky, notable for his work with the Yardbirds, Brian Auger, and Magma, this relatively early Gong project is a great representation of the Daevid Allen-era Gong. Though not as intricate as its follow-up companion piece, Angel's Egg, The Flying Teapot is more of a true prog/space rock outing, where hippie-trippy lyrics and space whispering abound, as evidenced in the opening track, "Radio Gnome Invisible." The following cut, "Flying Teapot," is the sprawling highlight of the album. At times reminiscent of some early Weather Report jams, though not as jazzy, the tune features prominent bass, standout percussion/drums, and space whispering courtesy...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - David Ross Smith
Produced by Giorgio Gomelsky, notable for his work with the Yardbirds, Brian Auger, and Magma, this relatively early Gong project is a great representation of the Daevid Allen-era Gong. Though not as intricate as its follow-up companion piece, Angel's Egg, The Flying Teapot is more of a true prog/space rock outing, where hippie-trippy lyrics and space whispering abound, as evidenced in the opening track, "Radio Gnome Invisible." The following cut, "Flying Teapot," is the sprawling highlight of the album. At times reminiscent of some early Weather Report jams, though not as jazzy, the tune features prominent bass, standout percussion/drums, and space whispering courtesy of Smyth. Improvisational groaning and percussion bring this jam to a close. "Pothead Pixies" is a fun pop pot? tune which probably received very little, if any, airplay due to the lyrics, followed by Blake's brief synth interlude, "The Octave Doctors and the Crystal Machine." "Zero the Hero and the Witch's Spell," another lengthy composition, features Malherbe's sax playing, which, at this early point in the Gong evolution, is credited for most of the jazz sounds heard in the music remember, Pierre Moerlen has yet to join the band. This cut becomes quite heavy near its end before making a clever transition into the final cut, "Witch's Song/I Am Your Pussy." Here you hear Smyth's strange, sexually explicit lyrics, which she embellishes with ethereal voicings and cackling. This, combined with a jazzy sax from Malherbe and some very groovy musical lines near the closing, make for another fun tune.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/11/2007
  • Label: Snapper Uk
  • UPC: 803415102525
  • Catalog Number: 1025
  • Sales rank: 39,772

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Gong Primary Artist
Steve Hillage Guitar
Daevid Allen Guitar, Vocals
Tim Blake Synthesizer, Keyboards
Christian Tritsch Bass, Guitar
Didier Malherbe Flute, Saxophone, Wind
Gilli Smyth Vocals, Voices
Rachid Houari Drums
Mike Howlett Bass, Vocals
Francis Moze Bass
Pierre Moerlen Drums
Technical Credits
Daevid Allen Composer
Giorgio Gomelsky Producer
Pierre Lattes Producer
Francis Moze Composer
Jean Luc Young Executive Producer
John Platt Liner Notes
Jon "Mojo" Mills Liner Notes
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