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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 Date Average Ratingsort icon
  Pulsing Signals Live 2022
0
  Shapeshifter Studio 1992-10-00
0
  Live In Brazil 20 November 2007 Live 2009
0
  Live On TV 1990 Live 1993
0
  I See You Studio 2014-11
3
  Zero To Infinity Studio 2000
3
Strawberry Bricks Entry 2032 Studio 2009-09-15
3
  Continental Circus Soundtrack 1971-01
3.5
Strawberry Bricks Entry Magick Brother Studio 1970
4
  Live Etc. Live 1977-08
4
  Gong Est Mort Live 1977
4
  Rejoice! I'm Dead! Studio 2016-09-16
4
Strawberry Bricks Entry Camembert Electrique Studio 1971
4.4
Strawberry Bricks Entry Shamal Studio 1976
4.666665
Strawberry Bricks Entry Flying Teapot (Radio Gnome Invisible Part 1) Studio 1973-05
4.81818
Strawberry Bricks Entry Angel's Egg (Radio Gnome Invisible Part 2) Studio 1973-12
4.833335
Strawberry Bricks Entry You Studio 1974-10
5
  Acid Motherhood Studio 2004
5
Strawberry Bricks Entry The Universe Also Collapses Studio 2019
5
Strawberry Bricks Entry Unending Ascending Studio 2023-11-03
5
Compilations, Reissues, etc.
Title Recording Type Date Average Ratingsort icon
  Live À Longlaville 27/10/1974 Live 2021
0
  Glastonbury Fayre 1971 Live 2002-09
3
  The Mystery And The History Of The Planet Gong Compilation 1989
3
  Paragong - Live '73 Live 1995
3
  Live In Sherwood Forest '75 Live 2005
3
  Pre-Modernist Wireless: The Peel Sessions Live 1995
4
  Camembert Eclectique Compilation 1995
4
  Gong On French TV 1971 - 1973 Video 2011
4
  Gong In The 70's Compilation 2006
5
  Love From The Planet Gong (The Virgin Years 1973-75) Compilation 2019-09-27
5