Hedayat, Dashiell - Obsolete

SKU 15-ADC 4473
Great to see this relic from the very early 70s reappear ("...all selections were written and composed by Dashiell Hedayat on Autumn 69...and finally recorded at Strawberry Studio on May 1971. Warning: This record must be played as loud as possible, must be heard as stoned as impossible and thank you everybody."). Originally released 1971 on the rare and collectable Shandar label, this was the work of French writer Jack-Alain Leger, who released a 1969, very collectable album under the name Melmoth.
Obsolete has his stoned rantings backed by Camembert/Continental Circus-era Gong (Daevid Allen, Didier Malherbe, Gilli Smyth, Christian Tristch & Pip Pyle).
Until it was reissued in the 80s, this was by far the rarest Gong document, and it's been out of print on CD for at least 5-10 years, but now it's back!

"Including almost the complete line-up of Gong of that time, the music is expectedly similar with great spacerock, psychedelia, and the loony Gong humour. The music on Obsolete manages to remain accessible without compromising on the experimental side. Freaky psychedelic music with great wah-wah guitar, beautiful acoustic ballads, and free rock/spacerock elements are combined flawlessly. I think that this album surpasses the Gong albums of the time (Continental Circus or Camembert Electrique). Essential psychedelic progressive album from the French/Gong scene."-Sjeff Oellers/Gnosis
  • LabelL'Autre
  • UPC3521383444733
Your Price $19.00

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