Shanghai HAI 202 (1983)
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.
- daevid allen
- David Tolley