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
Mar – Aug 74
Keith Dobson (drms)
Jose Gross (gtr/keyb)
Franco (bass)
Chris Kelleher (violin )
Marguerita (voc)

#2
Nov 74 – Jun 75
Keith Dobson (drms)
Jose Gross (gtr/keyb)
Joleon Buchanan (gtr)
Nick Reiter (bass)
Richard Heley (voc)
Hugh (flute)
Paul Noble (keyb)
Chris Kelleher (violin )
Alan Dogend

#3
Aug – Dec 75
Keith Dobson (drms)
Paul Noble (keyb)
Keith Bailey (bass)
Stefan Lewry (gtr)
Max Cann

#4
76 – Sep 77
Keith Dobson (drms)
Paul Noble (keyb)
Stefan Lewry (gtr)
Suze the Blooze (voc)
Keith Bailey (bass)

Planet Gong
Oct – Dec 77
Daevid Allen (voc/gtr)
Keith Dobson (drms)
Stefan Lewry (gtr)
Keith Bailey (bass)
Gavin Allardyce (keyb)
Suze the Blooze (voc)
Ano Graver (voc)
Gilli Smyth

Here & Now #5
Dec 77 – Dec 78
Keith Dobson (drms)
Stefan Lewry (gtr)
Suze the Blooze (voc)
Keith Bailey (bass)
Gavin Allardyce (keyb)
Ano Graver (voc)
Jack Neat

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)

 

Gigography (up to end 78, Incomplete)
Here & Now
02/02/77 (unknown)
25/06/77 Stonehenge Festival
07/07/77 Glastonbuy Fayre
29/07/77 Rivington Pike Country Fair, Horwich
07/08/77 Meigan Fayre, Crymych
24/09/77 Premises Arts Centre, St Benedicts Street, Norwich
10/12/77 Newcastle University, Ballroom
28/01/78 Oxford Polytechnic
24/02/78 Kingston Polytechnic, London
20/03/78 London
21/03/78 Kent University, Canterbury
21/03/78 Brighton
23/03/78 Tabernacle, London
24/03/78 Fortis Gardens, Gravesend
25/03/78 Stroud
26/03/78 Johnson Hall, Yeovil
27/03/78 Kings Head Hotel, Newport
28/03/78 Bristol
30/03/78 Mold
31/03/78 Stoke
01/04/78 Manchester University
04/78 University of Essex, Colchester
02/04/78 Leeds
03/04/78 Bolton
07/04/78 Coventry
08/04/78 Warwick University Coventry
08/04/78 Hemel Hempstead
09/04/78 Colchester
10/04/78 University of East Anglia, Norwich
11/04/78 Zero 6, Southend
16/04/78 Southampton University
29/04/78 Woodville Halls, Gravesend
30/04/78 Woodville Halls, Gravesend
06/05/78 Kent University, Canterbury
26/05/78 Hermit Club, Brentwood
27/05/78 Tabernacle, London
28/05/78 Mayfly Festival, Oxford
29/05/78 Nag’s Head, High Wycombe
31/05/78 University of East Anglia, Norwich
02/06/78 Kaleidoscope, Kingston
03/06/78 Ablemarle Club, Romford
04/06/78 Canterbury University
05/06/78 Sussex University, Brighton
06/06/78 Zero 6, Southend
07/06/78 Southampton University
08/06/78 Flamingo, Bradford on Avon
09/06/78 Playing Fields, Bristol
10/06/78 Rougement Gardens, Exeter
11/06/78 Marshall Rooms, Stroud
12/06/78 Warwick University, Coventry
13/06/78 Fforde Grene Hotel, Leeds
14/06/78 Austin College, Manchester
15/06/78 Leicester University
16/06/78 Queen Elizabeth College, Kensingto, London
17/06/78 Woodbridge Adventure Playground, London
19/06/78 Stonehenge Festival
20/07/78 North Kensington
22/07/78 Deeply Vale Festival, Manchester
23/07/78 Deeply Vale Festival, Manchester
24/07/78 Deeply Vale Festival, Manchester
26/07/78 77 Club, Nuneaton
12/08/78 Hogland, Southampton
19/08/78 Essex University, Colchester
20/08/78 Salford University, Manchester
21/08/78 Tower Club, Oldham
22/08/78 Pickwick Club, Liverpool
23/08/78 Keele University, Newcastle under Lyme
24/08/78 Marshall Rooms, Stroud
25/08/78 Corn Exchange, Devizes
26/08/78 Corn Exchange, Devizes
26/08/78 Small Heath Park, Birmingham
27/08/78 University of East Anglia, Norwich
28/08/78 Nag’s Head, High Wycombe
29/08/78 London College of Printing, Elephant & Castle
29/08/78 Westbourne Park Gardens, London
30/08/78 Sussex University, Brighton
31/08/78 Carey Place, Watford
17/11/78 Central London Polytechnic
18/11/78 Kent University, Canterbury
19/11/78 Chelmsford FC
19/11/78 City Tavern, Chelmsford
20/11/78 Barnet
21/11/78 Sussex University, Brighton
22/11/78 Southampton University
24/11/78 Nag’s Head, High Wycombe
25/11/78 Salisbury College of Technology
26/11/78 Exeter University
27/11/78 Bristol University
28/11/78 Stowaway Club, Newport
28/11/78 Swansea
30/11/78 Public Hall, Borth
01/12/78 Bangor University
02/12/78 Manchester Polytechnic
03/12/78 Pickwick Club, Liverpool
06/12/78 Rock Garden, Middlesbrough
07/12/78 Strathclyde University, Glasgow
08/12/78 Dundee University
09/12/78 Stirling University, Glasgow
10/12/78 Newcastle University
12/12/78 Hull University
13/12/78 York University
14/12/78 Fforde Grene Hotel, Leeds
15/12/78 Huddersfield Polytechnic
16/12/78 Griff & Coton Sports Club, Nuneaton
17/12/78 Warwick University, Coventry
18/12/78 University of East Anglia, Norwich
19/12/78 Bournbrook Hotel, Selly Oak, Birmingham
20/12/78 University of Essex, Colchester
21/12/78 London
Planet Gong
03/11/77 City Tavern, Chelmsford
05/11/77 University of London (LSE)
09/11/77 Dundee University
16/11/77 Music Machine, Camden High St, London
24/03/78 Woodville Halls, Gravesend
27/03/78 Kings Head Hotel, Newport
28/03/78 Corn Exchange, Bristol
29/03/78 Borth Hall
05/04/78 Eric’s, Liverpool
23/05/78 Eric’s, Liverpool
24/05/78 Eric’s, Liverpool
15/06/78 Leicester University
(?) = noted but some uncertainty with date or whether band played
(*) = band originally booked but did not appear / gig cancelled and/or date moved
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