Gong – The Junction, Cambridge 11th April 1996

A couple of years after I first saw Gong at the Fridge in Brixton I got to see them again in Cambridge. When the tour dates were announced I figured that given I had a company car at the time and my petrol was paid for by the company it was just as easy for me to go to see them in Cambridge than it was to drive up to London to see them – for a start the Junction had a free car park outside so I wouldn’t have to drive around for ages looking for somewhere to park – the driving times weren’t that much different either!

The band by this time included Daevid Allen and Didier Malherbe as it did last time I saw them but Gilli Smyth was now back in the band and with Mike Howlett on bass, Pip Pyle on drums and Here & Now’s Steffe Sharpstrings on guitar it was a good line up!

The set list would have been something like:

Intro
You Can’t Kill Me
Radio Gnome Invisible
Zero the Hero and the Witch’s Spell
I’m Your Pussy
The Pot Head Pixies
Never Glid Before
Prostitute Poem
Eat That Phonebook
I’ve Been Stoned Before
Dynamite
Selene
Flute Salad
Oily Way
Outer Temple
Inner Temple
Great Goddess
Master Builder
Mercury
The Isle of Everywhere
You Never Blow Yr Trip Forever