Gong was a French–Anglo musical collective that existed through numerous iterations over a four-decade period, starting in 1969. During the first half of the 1970s, the band operated as a space-rock performance act under the leadership of Australian-born guitarist–vocalist Daevid Allen. Later in the decade, Gong steered toward jazz-rock with drummer–percussionist Pierre Moerlen affixed to […]

Gong – Gazeuse! (1976)

Gazeuse! is the seventh proper studio album by English/French jazz-rock combo Gong, released in 1976 on Virgin. The album is the band’s second release under the musical direction of drummer/malletist Pierre Moerlen, who assumed the reigns after the departure of founder Daevid Allen. In the U.S., the album was issued the following year with the […]

Gong ‎– You (1974)

You is the sixth album by Anglo/French space-rock ensemble Gong, released in 1974 on Virgin. Completing the band’s Radio Gnome Invisible trilogy, the album is their final TriMax studio release with founder/frontman Daevid Allen. Tracklist: A1. “Thought for Naught” (1:30) A2. “A P.H.P.’s Advice” (1:37) A3. “Magick Mother Invocation” (2:11) A4. “Master Builder” (6:09) A5. […]

Daevid Allen

Daevid Allen (1938–2015) was an Australian musician, best known as the frontman of the Anglo–French space-rock band Gong, which he co-founded in Paris with partner Gilli Smyth. He also played in the original lineup of Soft Machine. As a solo artist, he debuted with the 1971 album Banana Moon. With Gong, he made the 1970–71 […]

Pierre Moerlen’s Gong

Pierre Moerlen’s Gong was a French jazz-rock band that functioned as a continuation of Gong following the departure of Daevid Allen, with percussionist Moerlen assuming the reigns. This iteration of the band released six albums between 1975 and 1981, the last three of which bear the affixed nameplate.  Members: Pierre Moerlen (drums), Benoit Moerlen (percussion, […]