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Gong is a [[NeoclassicalPunkZydecoRockabilly psychedelic / progressive / jazz rock]] band founded in Paris in 1968. They are considered part of the "Canterbury Scene" known for its whimsical lyrics over jazz-drenched melodies. In fact, group founder Daevid Allen was a former member of Canterbury scene exemplars The Soft Machine and its predecessor The Wilde Flowers.

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Gong is a [[NeoclassicalPunkZydecoRockabilly psychedelic / progressive / jazz rock]] band founded in Paris in 1968. They are considered part of the "Canterbury Scene" known for its whimsical lyrics over jazz-drenched melodies. In fact, group founder Daevid Allen was a former member of Canterbury scene exemplars The Soft Machine Music/SoftMachine and its predecessor their predecessors The Wilde Flowers.

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* ''I See You'' - 2014
* ''Rejoice! I'm Dead!'' - 2016

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* SignatureSoundEffect: Daevid Allen's glissando guitar.


->''"Gong is One and One is You."''\\
--Quote from the back cover of ''You''.







Meanwhile, the Gong universe continued through later incarnations such as Mother Gong until Allen and Smyth came back to re-form what jazz magazine ''Down Beat'' called his "gypsy carnival."

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Meanwhile, the Gong universe continued through later incarnations such as Mother Gong until Allen and Smyth came back to re-form what jazz magazine ''Down Beat'' called his "gypsy carnival."
" Allen died in March 2015, but for the re-formed Gong, the show appears to go on.


Under Allen, Gong were early purveyors of SpaceRock through a series of concept albums about the planet Gong, a world of "Pot Headed Pixies" and "Flying Teapots."
Similarly to The Soft Machine, after 1976, they experienced GenreShift into a jazz-rock fusion band after the [[BandMinusTheFace departure]] of Allen and wife/singer/co-founder Gilli Smyth (and, after one post-Allen album much of the band's classic lineup as well). This iteration became known as Pierre Moerlen's Gong, which would go on to produce several albums of vibraphone-heavy instrumentals with more prominent guitar solos.

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Under Allen, Gong were early purveyors of SpaceRock through a series of concept albums about the planet Gong, a world of "Pot Headed Pixies" and "Flying Teapots."
" Similarly to The Soft Machine, after 1976, they experienced GenreShift into a jazz-rock fusion band after the [[BandMinusTheFace [[TheBandMinusTheFace departure]] of Allen and wife/singer/co-founder Gilli Smyth (and, after one post-Allen album much of the band's classic lineup as well). This iteration became known as Pierre Moerlen's Gong, which would go on to produce several albums of vibraphone-heavy instrumentals with more prominent guitar solos.


Gong is a [[NeoclassicalPunkZydecoRockabilly psychedelic / progressive / jazz rock]] band founded in Paris in 1967. They are considered part of the "Canterbury Scene" (group founder Daevid Allen was a former member of Soft Machine and its predecessor The Wilde Flowers).
They were early purveyors of SpaceRock through the development of a series of concept albums about the planet Gong, a world of "Pot Headed Pixies" and "Flying Teapots." Similarly to The Soft Machine, they eventually morphed into a jazz-rock fusion band after the departure of Allen and wife/singer/co-founder Gilli Smyth (and, after one post-Allen album much of the band's classic lineup as well). The Gong universe continued through later incarnations such as Mother Gong until Allen and Smyth came back to re-form what jazz magazine ''Down Beat'' called his "gypsy carnival."

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Gong is a [[NeoclassicalPunkZydecoRockabilly psychedelic / progressive / jazz rock]] band founded in Paris in 1967. 1968. They are considered part of the "Canterbury Scene" (group known for its whimsical lyrics over jazz-drenched melodies. In fact, group founder Daevid Allen was a former member of Canterbury scene exemplars The Soft Machine and its predecessor The Wilde Flowers).
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Under Allen, Gong
were early purveyors of SpaceRock through the development of a series of concept albums about the planet Gong, a world of "Pot Headed Pixies" and "Flying Teapots." "
Similarly to The Soft Machine, after 1976, they eventually morphed experienced GenreShift into a jazz-rock fusion band after the departure [[BandMinusTheFace departure]] of Allen and wife/singer/co-founder Gilli Smyth (and, after one post-Allen album much of the band's classic lineup as well). The This iteration became known as Pierre Moerlen's Gong, which would go on to produce several albums of vibraphone-heavy instrumentals with more prominent guitar solos.
Meanwhile, the
Gong universe continued through later incarnations such as Mother Gong until Allen and Smyth came back to re-form what jazz magazine ''Down Beat'' called his "gypsy carnival."

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* EpicRocking: Lots.

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* NewSoundAlbum: ''Shamal,'' which was actually the transition album for TheBandMinusTheFace Gong and its inversion, Pierre Moerlen's Gong.


* ConceptAlbum: Actually a concept ''trilogy,'' as ''Radio Gnome Invisible'' consisted of ''Flying Teapots,'' ''Angel's Egg,'' and ''You.''

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Actually a concept ''trilogy,'' as ''Radio Gnome Invisible'' consisted of ''Flying Teapots,'' ''Angel's Egg,'' and ''You.'' ''
** Mother Gong did this too with ''Robot Woman,'' ''Robot Woman 2,'' and ''Robot Woman 3.''


* FaceOfTheBand: Allen, Moerlen, and Smyth for Gong, Pierre Moerlen's Gong, and Mother Gong respectively.


Gong is a [[NeoclassicalPunkZydecoRockabilly 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).

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Gong is a [[NeoclassicalPunkZydecoRockabilly psychedelic / progressive / jazz]] rock jazz rock]] band that began founded in Paris in 1967. They are considered part of the "Canterbury Scene" (group founder Daevid Allen was a former member of Soft Machine and its predecessor The Wilde Flowers).
They were early purveyors of SpaceRock through the development of a series of concept albums about the planet Gong, a world of "Pot Headed Pixies" and "Flying Teapots." Similarly to The Soft Machine, they eventually morphed into a jazz-rock fusion band after the departure of Allen and wife/singer/co-founder Gilli Smyth (and, after one post-Allen album much of the band's classic lineup as well). The Gong universe continued through later incarnations such as Mother Gong until Allen and Smyth came back to re-form what jazz magazine ''Down Beat'' called his "gypsy carnival."


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* FaceOfTheBand: Allen, Moerlen, and Smyth for Gong, Pierre Moerlen's Gong, and Mother Gong respectively.

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* LeadDrummer: Pierre Moerlen after ''Shamal'', besides the fact that it was afterwards called Pierre Moerlen's Gong.


* FaceOfTheBand: An inversion. After Pierre Moerlen's Gong broke up in the early 1980s, Moerlen performed with the Swedish ProgressiveRock band Tribute. When came time to record a new studio album, bassist/guitarist Hansford Rowe (until that point the only other musician to appear on all PMG albums) was recruited and ''Breakthrough'' was released under the moniker Pierre Moerlen's Gong.

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* FaceOfTheBand: An inversion. After Pierre Moerlen's Gong broke up in the early 1980s, Moerlen performed with the Swedish ProgressiveRock band Tribute. When came time to record a new studio album, bassist/guitarist Hansford Rowe (until that point the only other musician to appear on all PMG albums) was recruited and ''Breakthrough'' was released under the moniker Pierre Moerlen's Gong.


** His ''nom de plume'' is ''Dingo'' Virgin.
** The last track on Mother Gong's "Robot Woman" is called "Australia."

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** His ''nom de plume'' scène'' is ''Dingo'' Virgin.
** The last track on Mother Gong's "Robot Woman" is called "Australia."

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