GongGong Est Mort

Label:Tapioca – TP 10002, Tapioca – TP 10003
2 x Vinyl, LP, Album, Gatefold
Style:Psychedelic Rock, Prog Rock


A1Can't Kill Me
Written-By, VocalsDaevid Allen
A2I've Been Stoned Before / Mister Long Shanks / O Mother
Written-By, VocalsDaevid Allen
A3Radio Gnome Invisible
VocalsTim Blake
Written-By, VocalsDaevid Allen
B1Zero The Hero & The Witch's Spell
VocalsGilly Smith*
Written-ByChristian Trisch*
Written-By, VocalsDaevid Allen
B2aFlute Salade
Written-ByDidier Malherbe
B2bOily Way
VocalsTim Blake
Written-ByDidier Malherbe
Written-By, VocalsDaevid Allen
B2cOuter Temple
Written-BySteve Hillage
Written-By, VocalsTim Blake
C1Inner Temple (Zero Meets The Octave Doctor)
VocalsGilly Smith*
C2IAO Chant & Master Builder
Written-ByC.O.I.T.*, Gong
C3Sprinkling Of Clouds
Written-ByC.O.I.T.*, Gong
D1From The Isle Of Every Where To The End Of The Story Of Zero The Hero
Written-ByC.O.I.T.*, Gong
D2You Never Blow Your Trip For Ever
VocalsDaevid Allen
Written-By, VocalsGong

Companies, etc.



"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..."

Cover is fully laminated, inner image is matt

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
  • Price Code (Circled): Bx2

Other Versions (5 of 12)

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
New Submission
Gong Est Mort (2×LP, Album, Repress, Gatefold)Tapioca, TapiocaTP 10002, TP 10003France1977
Recently Edited
Gong Est Mort (2×LP, Album, Reissue, Gatefold)Celluloid, CelluloidLTM 1003, LTM 1004France1979
New Submission
Gong Est Mort (2×LP, Album, Reissue, Gatefold)Les Tontons M'Ecoutent, Les Tontons M'EcoutentLTM 1003, LTM 1004France1979
Gong Est Mort (2×LP, Album, Reissue, Gatefold)Tapioca, TapiocaTP 10002, TP 10003France1979
Recently Edited
Gong Est Mort (CD, Album, Reissue)Celluloid66915-2France1992


  • anjunabeachbum's avatar
    Can't find my black silver labelled Tapioca pressing in here: rim text in french with Made in France on all four sides! runouts:
    Matrix / Runout (side A, etched, variant 1, 2): D' ALLEN A
    Matrix / Runout (side B, etched, variant 1, 2): D' ALLEN B
    Matrix / Runout (side C, etched, variant 1, 2): D' ALLEN (scratched out letter) C
    Matrix / Runout (side D, etched, variant 1, 2): TP 10003 D
    Carto GF sleeve with Hillage white face censored inside, has price code Bx2
    Bought this 78 or 79 as far as I can estimate! any guesses?
    • solarmusic's avatar
      THis pressing and the 2nd sound very dull . The 3rd Tapioca pressing sound at lot better
      • ultimathulerecords's avatar
        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.



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