flamedog records is run by Orlando Allen (Gilli and Daevid's
much your beatnik background influenced your career as a musician?
except on tuesdays when my Situationist background took
do you remember the most from your company with William S. Burroughts and Robert
I didn't fuck and the other I left to Gilli.
Under which circumstances the free jazz Daevid Allen Trio transformed into The
Soft Machine psychedelic sound?
was a post modern lobotomy.
you started playing music as Soft Machine, had you realized then that you were
pioneers and inventors of British psychedelic sound?
just thought we were total freeks.
Do you think music history would be different if there wasn't the Robert Wyatt's
injury and Syd Barrett didn't lose his mind?
by accident. Everything has meaning. Imagine a world without Wyatt's album: ROCK
How difficult was to form a new band and find band members in a turbulent Paris?
had a love affair with a turbulent front line Paris journalist and she featured
me two weeks running. I was briefly fashionable.
This certainly helped me to steal Claude
Francois's rhythm section for GONG.
Which was the process of writing a Gong song? It was more like jamming at studio
or each member worked the compositions on his own?
tried everything. Even composing underwater on acid. Whatever it takes we do
Did you enjoy playing as Acid Mother Gong? How did you came in contact with Acid
Mother Temples members?
pixie queen from the underworld danced into my life with a coded message from
them. We never talk about music. We still play together on special occasions. We
Which is the purpose of the existence of University Of Errors?
make fun of the power of winning. To promote the beauty of losing. To cock tease
the music business but always remain a free band. Free to ERRORISE for we are
Had you met Jim Morrison while he was staying in Paris?
sat on his grave in a cold wind and caught a chill. I nearly
music do you hear this period?
now I am listening to a Kate Bush new release. Then Saul Williams, Ornette
Coleman, George Antheil, Carla Khilstedt, Igor Stravinski.....
you ever been in Greece? Send a message to Greek listeners.
have been to Greece many times and I love that country.
am flinging everybody kisses in the form of tiny radio controlled model
helicopters shaped like teapots and which taste of vulva hulva. I
hope to see you next year with GONG!