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(1974 – 1986, 1987 – present)

There is more than one artist who has used the name ‘Here & Now’:

Here & Now are an influential English Psychedelic/space punk band, formed in early 1974. They have close connections with the band Gong and in 1977/1978 worked with Gong’s Daevid Allen and Gilli Smyth under the name Planet Gong, which released one (live) album “Floating Anarchy 1977” and one single “Opium for the People”.

Twink Malone and Kif-Kif were respectively the original synthi player and drummer with Here & Now in 1974 and Steffe joined them, along with Keith the bass, at the Watchfield free festival of August 1975. They were known for jamming, which they did exclusively, as they believed in the purity of creating music “in the moment” and didn’t have rehearsals or songs. They would only play their music at free shows and free festivals.

There have been many changes of personnel over the years, yet the defining moments in the formation of the band’s musical character came with the 1975 - 1977 line up of Kif Kif (Drums and Vocals), Twink (Synthesiser, and not the same Twink who was in the Pink Fairies) , Steffe (Guitar and Vocals) and Keith the Bass (Bass Guitar).Twink was replaced on synthesizer by Gavin da Blitz in 1977. In 1981 Steffe left, to be replaced by Deano Ferrari and the band continued under the leadership of Keith the Bass with a variety of drummers, recording albums: Fantasy Shift; Coaxed out from Oxford; Theatre and Been and Gone amongst others.

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  • iconan

    Here & Now - Gospel Of Free - Here & Now are an English Psychedelic/progressive/space rock band formed in early 1974. They have close connections with the band Gong and in 1977/1978 worked with Gong's Daevid Allen and Gilli Smyth under the name Planet Gong. -.-.-.-. om hari om ..... ॐ

    22 May 2012 Reply
  • star_shaped_man

    Fantasy Shift doesn't exsist apparantly. Great album though, come on last.fm get a grip!

    12 Oct 2011 Reply
  • pinkpressthreat

    http://knowyourconjurer.blogspot.com/2010/12/here-now-megapost-by-dave-sez-go-get.html Here & Now "Megapost"

    18 Mar 2011 Reply
  • freeloverecords

    *Handy tip: try searching for Here AND (instead of &) Now. More stuff there by the original Here and Now band.

    7 Oct 2008 Reply
  • keepahold

    SPACE AND TIME RE-ISSUE The CD "Space and Time" by Ici Maintenants is re-released in a second limited edition of 500 copies TODAY Monday June 9th 2008. www.herenow.be

    29 Jun 2008 Reply
  • keepahold

    Is it just but why or is there just one Here and Now Albums on this list? (UFOasis)

    29 Jun 2008 Reply
  • tim_flatus

    Time for some serious disambiguation. Could somebody tell me WTF 'Bizarre Love Triangle' is doing in this listing? It's hateful and clearly nothing to do with the greatest UK festival psyche/space punk band of all time. In case any of you are wondering this has nothing to do with the band 'Oasis' either. TFFT!

    1 Nov 2007 Reply

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