Guaranteed to make you
reach for your battered VHS copy of Yellow Submarine!
By Blurt Staff
About a month ago we filled you in on the forthcoming Gong
album, 2032, due on Sept. 21. Now the celebrated psychedelic band have today
announced the world premiere of their brand new Japanese animated video “How To
Stay Alive.” View it, below.
The video is a wonderful
manga animation of Daevid Allen’s drawings undertaken by the cutting edge
Japanese Tokyo-based animation team “Mood Magic”, who were responsible for
System 7’s “Hinotori” video (2008). In line with the “2032” album, the video pushes
all the classic Gong buttons and mixes them with bang up to date sounds and
The track features a rap by
Daevid Allen based around the characters of the illustrious Planet Gong
mythology, which lent itself well to an animation of the drawings – and also
features a beautiful solo at the end by original Gong member Didier Malherbe on
the sax-like Armenian instrument the duduk.
embarks on a nationwide UK
tour in November, with the Steve Hillage Band confirmed as support act on all UK