Friday, October 2, 2015
Official Gong Band Members Statement
Gong don´t want you to buy Charly Records upcoming reissue of the Radio Gnome trilogy.
"We, the surviving members of Gong, do not support Charly Records upcoming reissue of the Radio Gnome trilogy.
None of the surviving members of the lineups that created those recordings were ever signed to Charly Records.
The truth is that during the making of Flying Teapot in January 1973, the band learned that the record company - BYG Records (also known as Promodisc) - had gone bust, it's Paris office stripped bare, no phones working. The band was abandoned at the Manor Studios midway through the album. Virgin - at the time just a chain of record stores and The Manor studios - was about to launch their record label.
Faced with an unpaid recording bill, they decided to cut their losses and release Flying Teapot as the second release on the new Virgin Records label. That's the true story."
Read the full statement over at Planet Gong.