Gong ‎– Gong Est Mort

Tapioca ‎– TP 10002, Tapioca ‎– TP 10003
2 × Vinyl, LP, Album, Gatefold

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A1 Can't Kill Me
Written-By, Vocals – Daevid Allen
A2 I've Been Stoned Before / Mister Long Shanks / O Mother
Written-By, Vocals – Daevid Allen
A3 Radio Gnome Invisible
Vocals – Tim BlakeWritten-By, Vocals – Daevid Allen
B1 Zero The Hero & The Witch's Spell
Vocals – Gilly Smith*Written-By – Christian Trisch*Written-By, Vocals – Daevid Allen
B2a Flute Salade
Written-By – Didier Malherbe
B2b Oily Way
Vocals – Tim BlakeWritten-By – Didier MalherbeWritten-By, Vocals – Daevid Allen
B2c Outer Temple
Written-By – Steve HillageWritten-By, Vocals – Tim Blake
C1 Inner Temple (Zero Meets The Octave Doctor)
Vocals – Gilly Smith*Written-By – Daevid Allen, Didier Malherbe
C2 IAO Chant & Master Builder
Vocals – Daevid Allen, Gilly Smith*Written-By – C.O.I.T.*, Gong
C3 Sprinkling Of Clouds
Written-By – C.O.I.T.*, Gong
D1 From The Isle Of Every Where To The End Of The Story Of Zero The Hero
Vocals – Daevid Allen, Didier MalherbeWritten-By – C.O.I.T.*, Gong
D2 You Never Blow Your Trip For Ever
Vocals – Daevid AllenWritten-By – C.O.I.T.*Written-By, Vocals – Gong

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"Gong Est Mort Vive Gong Live at Hippodrome Paris 28 May 1977"
Enregistré en public à l'Hippodrome de Paris - Mixé au studio Izason, Paris

Distribution Exclusive Tapioca

Timing indicated for track D1 is the duration for the whole of side D (tracks D1 + D2)

Steve Hillage is not credited on this recording. His presence is still acknowledged in Daevid Allen's text in his spiral cover art : "Les museochiens du GONG [...] Submarine Capt Spillage..."

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (side A, etched): TP 10002-A D'ALLEN.A
  • Matrix / Runout (side B, etched): TP 10002-B D'ALLEN.B
  • Matrix / Runout (side C, etched): TP 10003-C D'ALLEN.C
  • Matrix / Runout (side D, etched): TP 10003 D
  • Rights Society: SACEM SACD SDRM SGDL
  • Other (price code): Bx2

Other Versions (5 of 11) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
DC026CD, 6147012 Gong Gong Est Mort, Vive Gong(CD, Album, RM) Celluloid, Discograph DC026CD, 6147012 France 2010 Sell This Version
TB6034 Gong Gong Est Mort, Vive Gong(2xLP, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, Whi) Tiger Bay TB6034 Europe 2017 Sell This Version
TP 10002, TP 10003 Gong Gong Est Mort(2xLP, Album, RP, Gat) Tapioca, Tapioca TP 10002, TP 10003 France Unknown Sell This Version
CEL 2-1003, CEL 2-1004 Gong Gong Est Mort(2xLP, Album, RE) Celluloid, Celluloid CEL 2-1003, CEL 2-1004 France Unknown Sell This Version
LTM 1003, LTM 1004 Gong Gong Est Mort(2xLP, Album, RE, Gat) Les Tontons M'Ecoutent, Les Tontons M'Ecoutent LTM 1003, LTM 1004 France 1979 Sell This Version



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January 4, 2016
According to a conversation with Steve Hillage on the Planet Gong Facebook group (now probably two years ago) Steve himself was "totally out of the loop" on all this as he was busy touring and probably in America when all this controversy happened. He was as surprised as anyone else to see his face cut-out inside the cover. Although there is apparently a very first print-run where his in the picture (he also pointed out the the photo was taken through a pane of glass, and hence why it's a double image), and he's still credited within Daevid Allen's cover art.