Released in 1971, ‘Banana Moon’, the debut album by Gong mainman Daevid Allen, took nothing seriously and attracted high-profile fans such as David Bowie.
Dismissed as another momentary fad, pretty much dead in the water by mid-1968,the influence of psychedelic rock runs long and deep.
Hillage will have Gong as his backing band. “I need musicians of the highest calibre to make it all work properly", he says.
The first chapter in Gong’s ‘Radio Gnome Invisible’ trilogy, ‘Flying Teapot’ established the wayward mystique of this most idiosyncratic of bands.
The 1975 album was the record that paved the way for the prog frontiersman's top ten success with 'L.'
Gong’s energised Acid Motherhood, recorded with Acid Mothers Temple, generated some controversy among hardcore fans when it was released on 30 March 2004.
In August 1972, Camel signed to MCA Records and headed into Morgan Sound Studios to record a debut album released on 28 February 1973.
Heralding a new development in style, ‘Downwind’ saw Pierre Moerlen’s Gong move towards a pop- and rock-oriented approach at the end of the 70s.
Hillage will be joined on the dates by the current line-up of his former band Gong.
Gong’s ‘Shamal’ was a transitional LP, bridging between the stewardships of visionary Australian Daevid Allen and the prodigiously talented Pierre Moerlen.
The final work of Daevid Allen’s life, Gong’s ‘I See You’ found him writing some of the best material of his career, while Gong updated their classic sound.
Planet Gong’s ‘Live Floating Anarchy 1977’ saw the anarchic Daevid Allen and his band of psychonauts sell hippie idealism to punk rockers.
Arguably Gong’s finest album, ‘You’ was the third and final instalment in their beloved Radio Gnome Trilogy, bringing Zero The Hero’s story to a close.
Originally released in France in October 1971, ‘Camembert Electrique’ redefined the parameters of rock music and remains one of Gong‘s most beloved works.
Recorded live in Sheffield and London, the second Greasy Truckers album features early performances from prog legends Camel and Gong.