In the late 60s, the quaint, historic city of Canterbury birthed a scene defined by its breezy, jazz-influenced vibe, quirky lyrics, and refusal to take itself too seriously.
From arena rock heroes to overlooked masters, here are the best prog drummers who embody the virtuosity and imagination of prog rock.
Arguably the greatest recording of the Pierre Moerlen era, Gong’s 1978 album found the collective at the peak of their powers.
In August 1972, Camel signed to MCA Records and headed into Morgan Sound Studios to record their debut album, which was released on February 28, 1973.
Whether they’re the mastermind of the band or keep the cosmic flights well-grounded, we pay tribute to the best prog guitarists of all time.
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.
Saluting some of the finest, most out-there prog rock artists from outside the UK: long may their Mellotrons resonate down the years.
Few kinds of music are more inherently visual than prog rock. The music lends itself to elaborate flights of fantasy, which is why prog-rock album covers are an art form on their...
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.
Steve Hillage was part of Gong’s formative years, recording the ‘Radio Gnome Trilogy’ with Daevid Allen. “It left an indelible mark on me,” he says.
Side-long concept pieces, walls of Mellotrons, keyboardists in capes...such were the glories of the greatest prog rock albums.
The British rock guitarist is well known for his solo recordings as well as his work in bands like Gong and Khan.
The experimental rock collective has been going strong since being co-founded by the late Daevid Allen in the 1960s.
Gong’s ‘Shamal’ was a transitional LP, bridging between the stewardships of visionary Australian Daevid Allen and the prodigiously talented Pierre Moerlen.
The albums' new editions include bonus discs featuring live and previously unreleased studio recordings.