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Refused entry to the UK, former Soft Machiner Daevid Allen remained in France and started Gong. Their earliest recordings take a cue from Barrett-era Floyd, but the hypnotic Continental Circus is underrated. Always maintaining a fluid line-up, things congealed enough for the classic Radio Gnome trilogy of albums. By 1975 however, Allen and Smyth headed down to Majorca, and the silliness subsided. Eventually Pierre Moerlen took over the helm, veering off into a full-fledged fusion outfit. Somewhere Daevid Allen summed up the Gong ethic quite simply - "take the most serious things in life with the least amount of seriousness." Gong were like that - either you got the joke or you didn't.

Founded: 1969

Location: Paris, France

Website: Planet Gong: Cyber-home of Gong, GAS and Gliss

Albums

Original Releases
Title Recording Type Datesort icon Average Rating
Strawberry Bricks Entry Magick Brother Studio 1970
3
Strawberry Bricks Entry Camembert Electrique Studio 1971
4
  Continental Circus Soundtrack 1971-01
0
Strawberry Bricks Entry Flying Teapot (Radio Gnome Invisible Part 1) Studio 1973-05
4.666665
Strawberry Bricks Entry Angel's Egg (Radio Gnome Invisible Part 2) Studio 1973-12
5
Strawberry Bricks Entry You Studio 1974-10
5
Strawberry Bricks Entry Shamal Studio 1976
4.666665
  Gong Est Mort Live 1977
0
  Live Etc. Live 1977-08
4
  Zero To Infinity Studio 2000
0
  Acid Motherhood Studio 2004
0
  2032 Studio 2009-09-15
0
  I See You Studio 2014-11
0
  Rejoice! I'm Dead! Studio 2016-09-16
0
Compilations, Reissues, etc.
Title Recording Type Datesort icon Average Rating
  The Mystery And The History Of The Planet Gong Compilation 1989
0
  Pre-Modernist Wireless: The Peel Sessions Live 1995
0
  Camembert Eclectique Compilation 1995
0
  Paragong - Live '73 Live 1995
0
  Glastonbury Fayre 1971 Live 2002-09
0
  Live In Sherwood Forest '75 Live 2005
0
  Gong In The 70's Compilation 2006
0