Saturday, 11 October 2014

Machine Song : Mother Gong

Founded in 1978, Mother Gong rose like a pigeon from the ashes of the psychedelic pixie group Gong. With Harry Williamson and former space whisperer Gilli Smyth providing the backbone, Mother Gong also featured other ex-Gong members including Didier Malherbe, Daevid Allen and Mike Howlett, as well as appearances from Hawkwind's Nik Turner and Robert Calvert. Their 'Fairy Tales' LP is an excellent listen, as is the first part of their 'Robot Woman' trilogy, from which today's robot song is taken. It's a concept album about a robot housewife who seeks freedom from the daily drudgery of domestic doom. In this song she's being tended to by the Come-Quick Repair man after supposedly breaking down.

* apologies for the poor sound quality... it really is the best I could find.      


  1. Nice to see some of the Gong family on here! One minor correction, the Robert Calvert who was involved with Gong is a different one to the Hawkwind Robert Calvert.

    1. Thanks for the information.

      Since there's two Robert Calvert'siz... which one was involved in Disco Dream & The Androids?