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, […]

Gong

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, the band steered toward jazz-rock with drummer/percussionist Pierre Moerlen affixed […]

Sharks

Sharks were an English hard-rock/blues band that released two albums on Island during 1973 and 1974. The band was formed by ex-Free bassist Andy Fraser and journeyman guitarist Chris Spedding. Members: Andy Fraser (bass, piano), Chris Spedding (guitar), Marty Simon (drums), Steve Parsons (guitar, vocals), Busta Jones (bass, 1974), Nick Judd (keyboards, 1974), Jackie Badger […]

Hello Sailor

Hello Sailor were a New Zealander rock band that released two albums on Zodiac-subsidiary Key in 1977 and 1978. The band regrouped in the mid-1980s for an album on Zulu Records. Members: Graham Brazier (vocals, saxophone, harmonica, guitar), Harry Lyon (guitar, vocals), Dave McArtney (guitar, vocals, 1975-2013), Graeme Turner (drums, 1975-76), Tony McMaster (bass, 1975), […]

Dragon

Dragon are a New Zealander rock band that released two albums on Vertigo in 1974 and 1975, followed by four titles on CBS/Portrait between 1977 and 1979. Another round of albums appeared on Polydor and RCA Victor during the mid-to-late 1980s. Members: Todd Hunter (bass, vocals, 1972-97, 2006-present), Ray Goodwin (guitar, keyboards, vocals, 1972-76), Neil […]

Mother Goose

Mother Goose were a New Zealander art-rock band that released two albums on Mushroom Records between 1977 and 1979, followed by a third album on Parole in 1982. Members: Craig Johnston (vocals), Marcel Rodeka (drums), Pete Dickson (lead guitar, 1975-79, 1983-85), Justin McCarthy (lead guitar,1979-83), Kevin Collings (rhythm guitar), Steve Young (keyboards, 1975-82), Neil Shilkin […]

The Wurzels

The Wurzels were an English comedy-folk band from Nailsea, Somerset, originally formed in 1966 as a four-piece with vocalist Adge Cutler. In this configuration, the band released four albums on Columbia between 1967 and 1969, plus a fifth on Starline in 1972. Trimmed to a trio, the band released six proper albums between 1975 and […]

The Spiders From Mars

The Spiders From Mars were an English hard-rock band that initially formed in 1971 to provide instrumental backup for David Bowie. Guitarist Mick Ronson and drummer Mick “Woody” Woodmansey backed the singer on the 1969/70 albums Man of Words, Man of Music and The Man Who Sold the World. With the addition of bassist Trevor […]