Here & Now

(Notting Hill, London early 74 – ?)

 

Official Pre-79 Releases;

Here & Now

Give and Take LP (Charly, NOW-1) released Oct 78
Tracks: What You See Is What You Are, Nearer Now, Grate Fire Of London, This Time, Seventies Youth, Improvisation

Alternative TV / Here & Now

What you see……. is what you are LP (Deptford Fun City, DLP-02) split-LP released 78
Tracks: What You See Is What You Are, Dog In Hell, Addicted

Planet Gong

Opium For the People 7″ (Affinity, AFS-101) recorded 77, released Feb 78
Tracks: Opium for the people, Poet for sale

Live Floating Anarchy 1977 LP (Charly, CRM-2000) released 78
Tracks: Psychological Overture, Floatin’ Anarchy, Stone Innoc Frankenstein, New Age Transformation Try / No More Sages, Opium For The People, Allez Ali Baba Black-Sheep Have You Any Bullshit / Mama Maya Mantram

 

Other Pre-79 Recordings;

Here & Now

Demo recorded 75
Tracks: Heaven or hell, Cabbage patch, Noise with soviet

The Primal Tape cassette recorded Mar 76
Tracks: Addicted, Bombshiva shanka, Soviet Commercial radio, Space spastic, Here & now

Demo recorded May 76
Tracks: 13 3/4 Bat greens, Do do it it, Elementary psychosis, Go fly a kite

Bristol Gardens, London 7-6-77
Tracks: Now’s the time to live, Fred astaire travels, Baba jam, The moment is here

Oxford Polytechnic, Oxford 18-6-77
Tracks: “jam”, Help me see the light, “jam 2”, Fredest air travels, Soviet kommercial radio, Floating anarchy, Here & now jam, “jam 3, 4 & 5”

Glastonbury 7-7-77
Tracks: “Jam”, Help me see the light, Ali baba, Soviet kommercial radio

Rivington Pike Festival 1-8-77
Tracks: Fred Astair Travels, How High Can You Go?, Playing With The Angels, Ali Baba Jam, All The Way, Night Fire, Together We Can Stay, Child Of Love, A Fayre Announcement, A North Country Wibble, Soviet Kommercial Radio, Acid Africa / Near And How, Addicted, Hello Wombats, babble 1, Wombatting For Albion, babble 2, I Am Your Wombat, babble 3 , George Wombat And The Wombat Wombat Wombats, Emanating Babble, We Are Emanating

Crymych 7-8-77
Tracks: “Jam”, Addicted, Soviet kommercial radio

Queen Elizabeth College, London 20-3-78
Tracks: Near & How

Brighton University 21-3-78
Tracks: “jam”

Kent University, Canterbury 22-3-78
Tracks: Circus Time, New Age transformation try, No more sages, Floating Anarchy radio

Tabernacle, London 23-3-78
Tracks: “jam”

Stroud 25-3-78 (Tracks unknown)

Johnson’s Hall, Yeovil 26-3-78
Tracks: “Jam”, Foghat, We’re all in this together “jam”

King’s Head Hotel, Newport 27-3-78
Tracks: Near & Now, Take it or leave it “jam”

Corn Exchange, Bristol 28-3-78
Tracks: “Jam”

Public Hall, Borth 29-3-78
Tracks: Intro “jam”, Opium for the people, Stoned innocent frankenstein, Changes, Hairy barber, Ali baba blacksheep have you any bullshit, Mama maya mantram

Assembly Hall, Mold 30-3-78
Tracks: Who needs money anyway

Keele University, Stoke 31-3-78
Tracks: No you don’t

Eric’s, Liverpool Mar 78
Tracks: “Jam”

Manchester University 1-4-78
Tracks: Dynamite “jam”

Fforde Green Hotel, Leeds 2-4-78
Tracks: Take it or leave it “jam”

Institute of Technology, Bolton 3-4-78
Tracks: Synth n sax “jam”

Warwick University, Coventry 7-4-78
Tracks: “Jam”

Decorum College, Hemel Hempstead 8-4-78
Tracks: Take it or leave it “jam”

Essex University, Colchester 9-4-78
Tracks: Flying teapot “jam”

University of East Anglia, Norwich 10-4-78
Tracks: “jam”, What you see is what you are, Zero, Dream temple, Ali baba, Dog in hell, Addicted, Floating anarchy radio, Life’s not easy, Circus time, New age transformation try, “jam #2”, Going nowhere

Tabernacle, London 27-5-78
Tracks: Intro, Opium for the people, Stoned innocent frankenstein, Changes, Ali baba blacksheep have you any bullshit, Mama maya mantram, Addicted, Circus time, New age transformation try, No more sages, Floating anarchy radio

Marshall Rooms, Stroud 11-6-78
Tracks: “Jam”, Hairy barber “jam”, Ali baba, “Jam”

Woodbridge Adventure Playground, London 17-6-78
Tracks: Intro “jam”, What you see is what you are “jam”, “Jam”

Stonehenge 19-6-78
Tracks: Improv, What you see is what you are, Zero, Ali baba blacksheep have you any bullshit, Mama maya mantram, Stonehenge “jam”, Dog in hell, Floating Anarchy radio, Circus time, New age transformation try, No more sages, Opium for the people

77 Club, Nuneaton 26-7-78
Tracks: Intro, What you see is what you are, Ali baba blacksheep have you any bullshit, Mama maya mantram, Addicted, Dog in hell, Floating Anarchy radio, Opium for the people, Circus time, New age transformation try, No more sages

Keele University, Keele 23-8-78
Tracks: Intro, Floating anarchy radio, What you see is what you are, Dog in hell, Changes, Hairy barber, Ali baba blacksheep have you any bullshit, Mama maya, Addicted, Opium for the people, This time

BBC John Peel session 8-11-78
Tracks: This time, What you see is what you are, Oh my god can be so hard we tried and we tried but couldn’t find it, Chicken Marimba

London Polytechnic 17-11-78
Tracks: Floating Anarchy Radio, This Time, Nearer Now, What You See Is What You Are, Changes (Zero), Hairy Barber, Ali Baba Blacksheep Have You Any Bullshit and / or (then) Mama Maya Mantram, 70’s Youth, Dog In Hell, Addicted, “jam”, Opium For The People

Barnet 20-11-78
Tracks: intro, Floating Anarchy Radio, This Time, Nearer Now, Changes (Zero), Ali Baba Blacksheep Have You Any Bullshit and / or (then) Mama Maya Mantram, What You See Is What You Are, Addicted, Dog In Hell, Opium For The People

Bournebrook Hotel, Birmingham Dec 78
Tracks: “Jam”, “soundcheck”, Floating Anarchy Radio, This Time, Nearer Now, Zero Theme (Changes) > Hairy Barber, Ali Baba Blacksheep Have You Any Bullshit? and / or (then) Mama Maya Mantram, Addicted, What You See Is What You Are, 70’s Youth, Opium For The People

University of East Anglia, Norwich 18-12-78
Tracks: “jam”, “jam 2”, Take It Or Leave It, “jam 3”, “jam 4”, “jam 5”, “jam 6”, Stoned Innocent Frankenstein, “jam 7”, Big Daddy, Something Tells Me, A Kiss To Build A Dream On, I Was a Mastoid Schitzoid, Jeremy And Norman Loved Each Other, Only Make Love If You Want To > Zero Theme, People Poem / jam / All Is Zero Before The Great One, New Age Transformation Try / No More Sages

University of East Anglia Dec 78 (Different set?)
Tracks: “jam”, What You See Is What You Are, Changes > Hairy Barber > Ali Baba Blacksheep Have You Any Bullshit/Mama Maya Mantram, Dog In Hell, Addicted, Floating Anarchy Radio, Circus > New Age Transformation Try / No More Sages, “jam”

Eric’s, Liverpool Dec 78
Tracks: “Jam”

Planet Gong

Old Theatre, London 5-11-77
Tracks: Psychological Overture, Floating Anarchy, I’ve Bin Stone Before, Dynamite / I Am Your Animal > Our Fathers > Dynamite, Pretty Miss Titty, Stone Inno, New Age Transformation Try, Allez Ali Baba Blacksheep Have You Any Bullshit and / or (then) Mama Maya Mantram, Addicted, Opium For The People, Where The Little Mushrooms Grow, Nearer Now ?

Albert Hall, Bolton 8-11-77
Tracks: Psychological Overture, Floating Anarchy, I’ve Bin Stone Before, Dynamite / I Am Your Animal > Our Fathers > Dynamite, Pretty Miss Titty, Stone Inno, New Age Transformation Try, Allez Ali Baba Blacksheep Have You Any Bullshit and / or (then) Mama Maya Mantram, Where The Little Mushrooms Grow > Addicted, Opium For The People, You Can’t Kill Me

University of Dundee 9-11-77
Tracks: Psychological Overture, Floating Anarchy, I’ve Bin Stone Before, Dynamite / I Am Your Animal > Our Fathers > Dynamite, Pretty Miss Titty, Stone Inno, New Age Transformation Try > Allez Ali Baba Blacksheep Have You Any Bullshit, Allez Ali Baba Blacksheep Have You Any Bullshit and / or (then) Mama Maya Mantram, Where The Little Mushrooms Grow > Addicted, Opium For The People, You Can’t Kill Me, Opium For The People

George Square Theatre, Edinburgh 10-11-77
Tracks: Psychological Overture > Floating Anarchy, I’ve Bin Stone Before, Dynamite / I Am Your Animal > Our Fathers > Dynamite (reprise), Pretty Miss Titty, Stone Inno, New Age Transformation Try, Allez Ali Baba Blacksheep Have You Any Bullshit and / or (then) Mama Maya Mantram, Addicted, Opium For The People, You Can’t Kill Me

Huddersfield 12-11-77
Tracks: Psychological Overture, Floating Anarchy, I’ve Bin Stone Before, Dynamite / I Am Your Animal > Our Fathers > Dynamite, Pretty Miss Titty, Stone Inno, New World Transformation Try, Allez Ali Baba Blacksheep Have You Any Bullshit And / Or (then) Mama Maya Mantram, Addicted, Opium For The People, Fred The Fish, You Can’t Kill Me

Music Machine, London 16-11-77
Tracks: Psychological Overture, Floating Anarchy, I’ve Bin Stone Before, Dynamite / I Am Your Animal > Our Fathers > Dynamite, I Am Your Fantasy, Stone Inno, Glissando, The Rapist, New Age Transformation Try New Age Transformation Try, Allez Ali Baba Blacksheep Have You Any Bullshit And / Or (then) Mama Maya Mantram, Addicted, Opium For The People

University of Sussex 17-11-77
Tracks: Psychological Overture, Floating Anarchy, I’ve Bin Stone Before, Dynamite / I Am Your Animal > Our Fathers > Dynamite, I Am Your Fantasy, Pretty Miss Titty, Stone Inno, The Rapist, New Age Transformation Try, Allez Ali Baba Blacksheep Have You Any Bullshit And / Or (then) Mama Maya Mantram, intro, Addicted, band introduction, Opium For The People, You Can’t Kill Me

Hippodrome, Paris 19-11-77
Tracks: Psychological Overture > Floating Anarchy, Dynamite / I Am Your Animal > Je Ne Fume Pas Des Bananes > Dynamite, The Sea > I Am Your Fantasy, Stoned Innocent Frankenstein, The Rapist, New Age Transformation Try, Allez Ali Baba Blacksheep Have You Any Bullshit And / Or (then) Mama Maya Mantram, Addicted, Opium For The People

Uckange 20-11-77
Tracks: Addicted

Brest 22-11-77
Tracks: Addicted

Saint Chanond 29-11-77
Tracks: Floating Anarchy > “bonsoir” gliss, Stoned Innocent Frankenstein, The Rapist, New Age Transformation Try / No More Sages, Pretty Miss Tittie, Dynamite / I Am Your Animal > Je Ne Fume Pas Des Bananes > Dynamite

Tanagra, Toulouse 6-12-77
Tracks: Psychological Overture, Floating Anarchy, Stoned Innocent Frankenstein, New Age Transformation Try / No More Sages, Je Ne Fume Pas Des Bananes, Dynamite, C’est un magnetophone, Addicted, Allez Ali Baba Blacksheep Have You Any Bullshit And / Or (then) Mama Maya Mantram, Est-ce Que Je Suis?

Salle St. Georges, Marseilles 10-12-77
Tracks: Dynamite, Je ne fume pas des bananes, Addicted, Ali Baba, I’ve bin stoned before, Est ce que je suis?, Opium pour le peuple, You can’t kill me, Fohat digs holes in space, Opium (reprise)

 

Further Information;

http://planetgong.altervista.org/
http://www.herenow.be/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Here_%26_Now_(band)
http://www.planetgong.co.uk/

Line ups:

Here & Now #1                  #2                                       #3
Mar – Aug 74                    Nov 74 – Jun 75                   Aug – Dec 75
Keith Dobson (drms)        Keith Dobson (drms)           Keith Dobson (drms)
Jose Gross (gtr/keyb)       Jose Gross (gtr/keyb)         Paul Noble (keyb)
Franco (bass)                  Joleon Buchanan (gtr)         Keith Bailey (bass)
Chris Kelleher (violin )      Nick Reiter (bass)               Stefan Lewry (gtr)
Marguerita (voc)               Richard Heley (voc)            Max Cann
.                                        Hugh (flute)
.                                        Paul Noble (keyb)
.                                        Chris Kelleher (violin )
.                                        Alan Dogend

#4                                     Planet Gong                       Here & Now #5
76 – Sep 77                      Oct – Dec 77                       Dec 77 – Dec 78
Keith Dobson (drms)        Daevid Allen (voc/gtr)         Keith Dobson (drms)
Paul Noble (keyb)             Keith Dobson (drms)          Stefan Lewry (gtr)
Stefan Lewry (gtr)             Stefan Lewry (gtr)              Suze the Blooze (voc)
Suze the Blooze (voc)       Keith Bailey (bass)             Keith Bailey (bass)
Keith Bailey (bass)            Gavin Allardyce (keyb)      Gavin Allardyce (keyb)
.                                        Suze the Blooze (voc)        Ano Graver (voc)
.                                        Ano Graver (voc)               Jack Neat
.                                        Gilli Smyth

Jose Gross, Nick Reiter, Richard Heley & Chris Kelleher later in Blank Space
Joleon Buchanan later in Termite Hotel
Keith Dobson, Alan Dogend later in 012 (Dec 78)
Keith Bailey also in Burning Sensation
Suze the Blooze later in Androids Of Mu (79)
Daevid Allen, Gilli Smyth & Ano Graver are also in Gong, Gilli Smyth also solo (78-79), Fast Breeder & the Radio Actors
Ano Graver also in Alternative TV (79)

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