Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
BBC Radio 1 Live
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
Steve Hillage - 'BBC Radio One Live' (Griffin)
Mike Reed | USA | 07/17/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Steve Hillage was,of course the guitarist for Gong,1973-75.This CD was the first disc of his I've ever heard.The fabulous sounding "Hurdy Gurdy Glissando" and "The Salmon Song" were taken from a 1976 solo outing.All other cuts are from a 1979 gig,like "Electric Gypsies","Activation Meditation" and the state-of-the-art "The Glorious OM Riff".A nice Gong-related item to add to your listening stack.I'd LOVE to see Hillage reunite with Gong sometime."
Even better than Live Herald
kireviewer | Sunnyvale, Ca United States | 05/31/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This comes from two radio concert broadcasts from France. Two songs are from 1976 and the rest is from 1979. It is just over 70 minutes long. The sound quality is excellent. What is great about the 1976 material is that there is no audience noise. On the 1979 tracks, the audience noise is kept to a minimum.The performance here is fantastic. It is lively, energetic and spacy. While this is space music, it still rocks and rocks hard. I like this one even better than Live Herald, because it never lets up (Live Herald slows down in middle when he starts playing some of his ambient tracks). Hillage is one of the best space guitarists. He has a wild and unique style of playing. He can be way out there and accesible at the same time. His voice perfectly matches his style of music.Hillage was in a number of small groups, before joing Gong. He was on four or five Gong albums and stuck with the group for Shamal, when it became a jazz-fusion group. He then went solo, doing mostly space music, but also putting out some ambient albums. He quit playing, but came back again, when electronica became popular, and his old ambient music was being played in bars. He has formed a group called System 7 which plays ambient/electonica."
PHP 46 | Taj Mahal | 08/03/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"WoW...I've had this a while, but never played it till I gave Fish Rising a whil, and was really disappointed with the CD version, lack of dynamics there. However, this really makes a much better version of the FR stuff....Hillside Village is truly on top form here..a great version of Hurdy Gurdy gets the action scorching and sets the mood nicely...the FR suite is faithful. A luverly version of It's all too much too. Recommended to all the Hillage era Gnomes...4tea6zee"