planet gong bazaar

artwork daevid allen & David Tolley
Ex-Don't Stop
Shanghai HAI 202 || 1983 $ | | ¥ +p&p

Original 1983 album recorded in Australia.

Last few copies of daevid's wonderful experimemntal collaboration with longtime friend David Tolley. These are mint, original pressings. With double-sided lyric sheet insert.

In many ways the music on this album is very different to anything else daevid has ever recorded with perhaps the exception of the Playbax from a couple of years earlier. There are certainly echoes of that album here. It's all quite stark, minimal and electro-ishly 80's. I particularly recommend 'Dinasaur'.

Years ago Brian Leafe, Mr. Shanghai Records, told me that all his Gong related releases, (Death of Rock, Ex Don't Stop and Robot Woman 2 and 3) were one off pressings of 3000 copies and no more were ever manufactured. Such information I wouldn't trust from most record label CEOs, but Brian was decent chap (too decent remain in the music biz in fact), and so I'd take those figures as definitive.

Side 1:
  1. Do [2'14]
  2. Eat [5'31]
  3. Work [3'19]
Side 2:
  1. Dinasaur [5'20]
  2. What They Say [3'46]
  • daevid allen
  • David Tolley