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Rude and Banana Guitar Playing with Gong

Profile and Interview by Steve Turner, Beat Instrumental, December 1971

Someone once said that if Dylan Thomas was alive now he'd be writing for a rock group. Daevid Christopher Allen is the perfect example of ...

Virgin Records' First-Ever Releases: Mike Oldfield, Daevid Allen & Gong, Faust

Report by Ed Jones, Cracker, June 1973

AT 18, RICHARD BRANSON STARTED a nationwide magazine called Student, from a basement in Connaught Square, London. Realising that literacy was a faltering skill among ...

Gong: Mysticism Before Noon

Interview by Fred Dellar, New Musical Express, 13 July 1974

FRED DELLAR. Nothing strange about that name is there? It's sort of, well, homely, Comforting. And he lives in Badger's Walk, too. A far cry ...

Gong: Look! There's A Pothead Pixie Arriving

Report and Interview by Chris Salewicz, New Musical Express, 26 October 1974

THERE'S A lot of musicians around that are going to be kissing Mike Oldfield's dirty underpants. The success of Tubular Bells has almost certainly uncovered ...

Gong: You See A Lot Of Frenchmen With Berets... But Not Too Many With Fried Eggs On Their Heads

Report and Interview by Chris Salewicz, New Musical Express, 21 December 1974

GONG'S HOTEL in the Avenue de Wagram in Paris is directly opposite the Salle Wagram where they are due to gig tonight. It should take ...

Robert Wyatt and Henry Cow, Gong: Piazza Farnese, Rome

Live Review by Charles Shaar Murray, New Musical Express, 19 July 1975

The Roman Spring Of Mr. Wyatt Thrill to the chariot racing. Dice with death in the streets of the Italian capital. Listen to the music. Special ...

Gong: Imperial College, London

Live Review by Miles, New Musical Express, 22 November 1975

THE HALL was packed. It was the kind of audience that likes to jostle like mad for the first half of the set, blast a ...

Gong: Demise Of Teapot Heralds New Obscure Era

Interview by Chris Salewicz, New Musical Express, 21 February 1976

We proudly present GONG Now, in which assorted Gauls and other Foreigners explain (sort of) certain radical changes and new concepts which may extend the ...

Gong: Shamal

Review by Miles, New Musical Express, 6 March 1976

THE LINEUP CHANGES have been so substantial and the musical direction has altered so drastically since their last album (You), that Gong might have changed ...

Steve Hillage: Hillage Rising

Interview by Jim Green, Trouser Press, October 1976

A former Gongster spills the karmic beans ...

Steve Hillage....Electric Gipsy

Profile and Interview by Andy Childs, ZigZag, February 1977

AS I RECALL, it was the "livin' jukebox" himself, Andy Dunkley, who first assailed my ears with Steve Hillage's album Fish Rising. ...

Gong: Gazeuse! (Virgin); Allan Holdsworth: Velvet Darkness (CTI import)

Review by Miles, New Musical Express, 5 February 1977

THE PRESENT Gong lineup includes only three of the members of the line up on the last album Shamal. They are Didier Malherbe, Mireille Bauer ...

Gong: Live Etc.

Review by Phil Sutcliffe, Sounds, 27 August 1977

THIS IS a double album of many distinctions. For instance, I've never known a record feature the line 'have a cup of tea' so often. ...

UFOs Over The UK '77 — Gong: Gong Live, Etc. (Virgin)

Review by Chris Salewicz, New Musical Express, 27 August 1977

Old H*pp**s Never Die — They Just Release Live Albums ...

Gong: Magik Brother, Mystic Sister; Gong Est Mort — Vive Gong!

Review by Fred Dellar, New Musical Express, 12 November 1977

TWO CHAPTERS in the life of Daevid Allen, space dingo and nomad of nonsense. ...

Steve Hillage: Woggle Head

Profile and Interview by Nick Coleman, Independent on Sunday, 14 January 2007

Steve Hillage was a prime groover on the Canterbury psychedelic scene of the Seventies and still makes far-out trance music today. So why do people ...

Gong: The Gong Remains The Same

Retrospective and Interview by Jack Barron, Record Collector, October 2010

Jack Barron celebrates the 40-year celestial trip of "Europe's Grateful Dead". ...

Giorgio Gomelsky: An Interview

Retrospective and Interview by Archie Patterson, Eurock, Spring 2011

IF THERE EVER was a man who lived and breathed music it's the international vagabond Giorgio Gomelsky. Born in the former Soviet-Georgia, his parents fled ...

Daevid Allen, 1938-2015

Obituary by Adam Sweeting, The Guardian, 13 March 2015

Founder member of the psychedelic rock groups Soft Machine and Gong. ...

see also Steve Hillage

see also Soft Machine

see also System 7


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