This impressive, but rather underrated soundtrack album to documentary movie about motorcycle racing was taped by the classic Gong line-up in May 1971, at the very beginning of the recording sessions for their amazing "Camembert Electrique" LP and then released by French Philips at the end of the year. There's no keyboards or synthesizer parts at all, just extended guitar-dominated, heavy psychedelic and mostly instrumental jams (with occasional vocals and space whispers) filled with very intense and mind-blowing glissando guitar notes & vibrating sax noises against hypnotic & pulsating rhythm section.
"Never Never Land" is a 1971 album by the UK underground group Pink Fairies. The group were formed when the three musicians from The Deviants, having sacked their singer and leader Mick Farren, returned from a disastrous tour of the West Coast of North America and hooked up with Twink. These musicians had previously collaborated on Twink's Think Pink prior to the tour, and during the tour Twink, Farren and Steve Peregrin Took had used The Pink Fairies Motorcycle Club and All-Star Rock and Roll Band name, taken from a story written by Jamie Mandelkau, as an umbrella for their activities, including one gig in Manchester.
Steve McQueen is ideally cast as a champion race car driver, participating in the famed 24-hour race headquartered in Le Mans, France. Though dedicated to Going for the Gold, McQueen finds time to romance widowed Elga Andersen. The dramatic angle to this plot wrinkle is that McQueen may well have been responsible for the death of Andersen's husband during a previous car pile-up. Director John Sturges, who'd previously helmed Steve McQueen's legendary motorcycle chase scenes in The Great Escape, was originally slated to direct Le Mans, but withdrew from the project; it was then taken over by Lee H. Katzin of The Phynx.