planet gong news

artwork Steve Hillage Box-set - Last call
Hand dedication offer
friday 01/01

The Searching For The Spark box-set has nearly sold out, there are less than 100 left. To mark the end of this release if you buy a copy from Planetgong you can have it personally hand dedicated by Steve (who once was far but now is near). This will be on the already signed box-set certificate.

artwork Preparatory Flying Teapot sketch discovered
Fragment of original artwork
tuesday 15/12

Printing the huge Flying Teapot poster prompted the question, whatever happened to daevid's original painting? As is so often the way with such things I imagine that it eventually ended up in the rubbish bin of the album sleeve printers repro department in the 70s. So the recent realisation that this drawing, which has been in the GAS archives forever, is almost certainly a fragment of the original sheet of the Flying Teapot cover painting came as a delightful surprise.

This delicate little postcard sized sketch is on piece of high quality French watercolour paper, embossed with the name of the manufacturers, Papeteries F.Bayon Moiran. The size of the embossing indicates that it is from a large sheet of paper as the embossed name is usually proportional to the paper size. Along the top edge of the paper, where it has been cut, is a pencil line and splashes of water-colour paint from the illustration which was above. The splashes are the same shade of blue as used on Flying Teapot cover painting, and the drawing itself is readily recognisable as the same as the cover.

Although it cannot be definitively proven, surely this is daevid's preliminary sketch from the bottom edge of the paper he prepared for the Flying Teapot cover painting.

artwork Normal For Glastonbury
Buy direct
new book
tuesday 1/12

If you are intrigued by Glastonbury, amused at Avalonians look no further than this wonderful book by one time GAS helper/employee/prisoner Vicki Steward. Humourous, illuminating, mind boggling - and that's just the author - Vikki's insightful and compassionately truthful take on the various tribes, characters and oddities of our maddeningly unique town is a total joy. You can get it direct from the author - just £9.99 + p&, or from us Books

artwork Flying Teapot Poster
Limited initial print run
wednesday 03/12

Order Huge Flying Teapot Poster

Printing a huge vibrant poster version of daevid's iconic Flying Teapot LP cover painting has been on the GAS wish list for ages - tis now done. The 'Love From The Planet Gong' Box-Set is for scale - the photo-bombing Clanger lives in the office, along with the impossible to photograph pixies, who are, of course, invisible.

Posters will be shipped rolled in uncrushable mailing tubes.

If the posters are out of reach there's always Teapot and Mandala Stickers and Enamel Badges

artwork World Domination Enterprises
Paint the Curtains
download single
friday 17/07
"This little offering is made in deepest appreciation of long standing support for my music, despite waiting so long for something new!" - kif-kif

planet gong/here & now fans may receive a free download code for Paint The Curtains:

  1. follow World Domination Enterprises on Bandcamp
  2. send a message to World Domination Enterprises on Bandcamp with your email address and quoting "planetgong"
  3. wait patiently (and check your email spam folder)

artwork Gong video
tweet by João Filipe
video 0'46"
saturday 29/02
Been working on interesting stuff for GONG Live Music Videos and a Music Documentary featuring @gongplanet & @stevehillage will come out soon. Enjoy this small clip from "My Sawtooth Wake" live at Islington Assembly Hall. Thanks to @kscopemusic for making this possible! [view on twitter]