Allen, Daevid - Bananamoon CD

SKU 28-CHAY529345.2
Daevid Allen - lead guitar, vocals
Archie Legget - bass
Robert Wyatt - drums, lead guitar & vocals (2), backing vocals (3)
Christian Tritsch - bass & rhythm guitar (1)
Pip Pyle - drums (1)
Gary Wright - piano (2,5)
Gerry Fields - violin (4)
Gilli Smyth - "Space Whisper" (6-8)
Nick Evans - trombone (8)
Barry St. John - backing vocals (5)
Maggie Bell - backing vocals (5)

This is the first time that this 1971 classic, recorded after Daevid snuck back into the UK and had a few recording sessions with old and new friends, has been reissued from the actual 1969 BYG master tapes; at least that is what they are promising...
This is the session where he met Pip, who would return to France with Daevid and join Gong!

“Australian vocalist-guitarist Daevid Allen was a part of the highly experimental Canterbury scene, alongside the likes of drummers Robert Wyatt and Pip Pyle, before he relocated to Paris in the late ‘60s, formed Gong and made music that had a rare blend of on the fly creativity and off the wall humour. However, Banana Moon was a solo effort by Allen that saw him reunite with the aforementioned British kindred spirits as well as bassist Archie Legget and vocalist Maggie Bell, among others.
The nine songs on the record run from interludes of just under a minute to epic suites that exceed ten, making it clear that Allen, as his work with Gong suggested, gave full vent to his imagination whether he was writing songs with a quasi-Beatles pop appeal or engaging in unrestrained sonic flights of fancy. With lyrical curveballs being thrown on every track, none more so than ‘Fred The Fish And The Chip On His Shoulder’, the music has a wry charm to match the performance skills of the band.”
  • LabelBYG
  • UPC5060767441077
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