Music: Gong

Gong is a psychedelic / progressive / jazz rock band that began in 1967. They are considered part of the "Canterbury Scene" (group founder Daevid Allen was a former member of Soft Machine and The Wilde Flowers).

Studio album discography:
  • Magick Brother/Mystic Sister - 1970
  • Camembert Electrique - 1971
  • (with Dashiell Hedayat) Obsolete - 1971
  • Continental Circus (film soundtrack) - 1972
  • Flying Teapot - 1973
  • Angel's Egg - 1973
  • You - 1974
  • Shamal - 1975
  • Gazeuse! - 1976
  • Expresso II - 1978
  • Shapeshifter - 1992
  • Zero to Infinity - 2000
  • Acid Motherhood - 2003
  • 2032 - 2009


  • Cluster F-Bomb: In "Dynamite: I Am Your Animal", which might have been somewhat shocking in 1971 (especially for a female singer).
  • Concept Album: Actually a concept trilogy, as Radio Gnome Invisible consisted of Flying Teapots, Angel's Egg, and You.
  • Expanded Universe: Given the large number of spinoffs and the Radio Gnome Invisible trilogy (Flying Teapots, Angel's Egg, and You), this makes Gong have a musical equivalent of this trope. It is given credence by reedist Didier Malherbe's solo album Fetish, which carries the label "Gongland" on the front cover.
  • Gratuitous French
  • Hair Colors: One of their songs is titled "'Cos You Got Green Hair".
  • Long Title: "Ooby-Scooby Doomsday or The D-day DJ's Got the D.D.T. Blues", "Allez Ali Baba Black Sheep Have You Any Bullshit: Mama Maya Mantram"
  • Mr. Seahorse: The cover for Acid Motherhood.
  • My Hero Zero: Zero the Hero
  • Mythology Gag: lots
  • Space Rock: An early example, as Radio Gnome Invisible was a concept trilogy taking place on the planet Gong.
  • Spin-Off: "Pierre Moerlen's Gong", "Planet Gong", "Gongmaison", "Gongzilla", "Mother Gong", "New York Gong"
  • Stage Names: "Bloomdido Bad de Grass" (a Bilingual Bonus Punny Name for reedist Didier Malbherbe), "Dingo Virgin" (Daevid Allen), "Submarine Captain" (Christian Tritsch), etc.