From seventies free festival jam band… thru space punk floating anarchists with Daevid Allen (as Planet Gong) … thru reggae infused eighties indie space rock… thru nineties psychedelic trance… to present day warped techno-retro with members of Eat Static and Ozric Tentacles… Here & Now, along with Hawkwind, are one of the most influential space rock bands in the UK. – and they’re still going strong.
This release is a lovingly re-mastered version of their self produced tape, “Coaxed Out from Oxford”, plus bonus tracks from a raucous show at the Polytechnic Of Wales, plus a booklet with photos and special liner notes from ‘Le Missile’ himself.
“A splendid documentary of one of the best live acts of the era at the height of their power”… Rock’N’Reel, January 2008
- 23 Skidoo (4:28)
- Heart Of The City (3:43)
- The Mega Number (5:50)
- Salvador (3:21)
- Ways To Be Free (5:43)
- Theatre (4:28)
- Heartbeat (5:25)
- Fantasy Shift (4:15)
- Secrets (9:45),
- Opium For The People (5:17)
- Glad You’re Here (4:49)
- Bonus Tracks: Last Chance (6:39)
- Stoned Innocent Frankenstein
- Jimmy Mac (7:14)
“Space cadets will swoon”… Hugh Fielder, Classic Rock, September 2007
“… absolutely describes their spirit: all spacey atmospherics, chanted lyrics and cranium-expanding bass lines”… Ian Abrahams, Record Collector, October 2007
“They smoothly blend psychedelic space rock with punk and dub”… Peppermint Iguana
“…captures that space and time, that spirit of the age, that great coming together of hardcore activist punk rock and the (sometimes misguided chaotic) ideals of anarchy and free-festival free-thinking creativity”… Organ
“excellent re-mastering revealing a sparkling set of tunes crackling with energy”… Terrascope Online
“Coaxed Out from Oxford is in all aspects a great and energetic live album”… Psychotropic Zone
“one hell of a live space rock album”… Progressiveworld.net
“In summary, an outstanding set”… Aural Innovations #38
Limited edition of 1000 copies with super psychedelic artwork by Stacie Willoughby. Released on 22nd October 2007.
For further details please see the release sheet.