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Mother Gong - Robot Woman FLAC Performer: Mother Gong
Title: Robot Woman
Style: Jazz-Rock, Psychedelic Rock, New Wave
Label: Butt
# Cat: BUTT 003
Released: 1981
Country: UK
FLAC album: 1134 mb
MP3 album: 2485 mb
Rating: 4.3
Genre: Jazz / Rock


1Red Alert
Lyrics By – HarryMusic By – Harry, Mo VicarageVocals – Big Al
2Machine Song
Bass – Mike HowlettDrums – Steve BroughtonFlute, Saxophone, Other [Gas Board Generator] – Nick TurnerGuitar – Steve HillierLyrics By – Gilli, HarryMusic By – Harry
3Billi Bunker's Blues
Music By, Lyrics By – Harry
4Military Procession
Lyrics By – GilliMusic By – Didier
5Disco At The End Of The World
Lyrics By – Gilli, HarryMusic By – Harry
Lyrics By – GilliMusic By – Mother Gong
7Robot Woman
Lyrics By – Gilli, HarryMusic By – Harry
8The Sea
Drum [Paper Drum] – Dave SawyerLyrics By – GilliMusic By – Didier, Harry
Backing Vocals – John NewshamMusic By, Lyrics By – Harry
10Searching The Airwaves
Lyrics By – Gilli, HarryMusic By – HarrySynthesizer [Grand Finale] – Mo Vicarage
11Customs Man - Rapist
Lyrics By – Gilli, HarryMusic By – Harry, Hugh Hopper
Lyrics By – GilliMusic By – Mother Gong
13Woman's Place
Lyrics By – Gilli, HarryMusic By – Harry


CategoryArtistTitle (Format)LabelCategoryCountryYear
BUTT 003Mother Gong Robot Woman 1 ‎(LP, Album, RP)ButtBUTT 003UKUnknown


  • Acoustic Guitar, Rhythm Guitar, Guitar [Glissando]Harry Williamson (tracks: A3 to B1, B3, B4)
  • Acoustic Guitar, Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Slide Guitar, GuitarYan Emeric (tracks: A1a to A2, A5, B1, B3 to B7)
  • BassDane Cranenberg (tracks: A1a to A2, A5 to B2, B7), Hugh Hopper (tracks: B3, B6)
  • Chorus [Children's]Adele , Alice , Bee, Orlando, Sonny , Tali
  • Design [Poster Design], Artwork, CoverChristine Sawyer
  • DrumsGuy Evans (tracks: A1a to A2, A5 to B5, B7)
  • EngineerMichael Eavis (tracks: A4, B2, B4), Tony Andrews (tracks: A4, B2, B4)
  • Engineer, ProducerHarry Williamson
  • PercussionGuy Evans (tracks: B6)
  • Piccolo Flute, Flute [Bamboo]Didier Malherbe (tracks: A4, B2, B3, B5)
  • SaxophoneDidier Malherbe (tracks: A1a to A2, A5, B4 to B7)
  • SynthesizerGilli Smyth (tracks: A2), Harry Williamson (tracks: A1a to A2, A5)
  • VocalsGilli Smyth (tracks: A1a to A5, B2 to B4, B6), Harry Williamson (tracks: A1a to A4, B1 to B3, B5, B7)


Recorded at Oxes Cross, North Devon, England, Summer 1981; except The Sea, Military Procession, Fire, which were recorded live at the 1981 Glastonbury Festival.

Inner sleeve with advertising for the other releases of the Butt label.
Poster with artwork and lyrics included.

(C) 1981 Butt Records Ltd.

Original first release, with labels showing butts on side 1 and tracklist of both sides on side 2. Different to the repress which has labels of side 1 and 2 identical (both showing tracklist)

Note : the basic track of "Machine Song" is taken from "Digital Love", from The Radio Actors' single Nuclear Waste.


  • Matrix / Runout (side A, etched): BUTT-003-A ƱTOPIA LYN-10715-IUT
  • Matrix / Runout (side B, etched): BUTT-003-B1 LYN-10716-IUT


  • Copyright (c) – Butt Records Ltd.
  • Recorded At – Otter Studios
  • Recorded At – Glastonbury
  • Lacquer Cut At – Utopia Studios
  • Published By – Ottersongs
  • Pressed By – Lyntone Recordings Ltd. – LYN-10715
  • Pressed By – Lyntone Recordings Ltd. – LYN-10716


Comments: (2)
who knew that insane feminist rambling and a song about shooting commies in the head could be so funny and whimsical ?
a great album but the pressing sounds very shrill and treble-y when all the levels are at neutral.
a very pricey record but well worth it if you enjoy gilli's special brand of lunacy.
too bad it never made it to c.d as the mastering is pretty average at best.
4/5 overall.
a kind of feminist comic space-opera, this album manages to be both extremely silly and actually quite powerful at the same time. the first half is also chock-full of brilliant, very groovy disco/funk pastiche.