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Daevid Allen

Daevid Allen
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Daevid Allen (who went by a variety of names, including Divided Alien), an Australian poet, guitarist, singer, composer and performance artist is co-founder of psychedelic rock groups Soft Machine and Gong. In spite of being Australian, he is one of the founding forces and primary figures of the Canterbury Scene. His restless spirit insured that his discography would be long and complicated, with countless variations on Gong, many solo recordings using various names and backing groups, and frequent guest appearances on other artists' albums.
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http://daevidallen.net
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Releases on file (81)
Daevid Allen Weird Quartet — Elevenses Daevid Allen Weird Quartet — Elevenses
(Purple Pyramid CLO 0043, 2016, CD)
Gong — Rejoice! I'm Dead! Gong — Rejoice! I'm Dead!
(Snapper Music Madfish SMACD1049, 2016, 2LP / CD / DL)
Spirits Burning & Clearlight — The Roadmap in Your Head Spirits Burning & Clearlight — The Roadmap in Your Head
(Gonzo Multimedia HST423, 2016, CD)
Various Artists — Space Rock: An Interstellar Traveler's Guide Various Artists — Space Rock: An Interstellar Traveler's Guide
(Purple Pyramid CLO0355CD, 2016, 6CD)
Will Z. — New Start Will Z. — New Start
(Mega Dodo DODOLP 9 / DODOCD 9, 2015, CD/LP)
Various Artists — Romantic Warriors III: Canterbury Tales Various Artists — Romantic Warriors III: Canterbury Tales
(Zeitgeist Media 3, 2015, DVD)
Spirits Burning — Starhawk Spirits Burning — Starhawk
(Gonzo Multimedia HST323CD, 2015, CD)
Gong — I See You Gong — I See You
(Snapper Music Mad Fish SMACD1023, 2014, CD)
You Me & Us — Poesy at Play You Me & Us — Poesy at Play
(Bonobo's Ark BAR003, 2014, CD)
You Me & Us — You Me & Us You Me & Us — You Me & Us
((Not on label) no#, 2013, CD)
Gilli Smyth — Paradise Gilli Smyth — Paradise
(Flamedog FD007, 2012, CD)
Spirits Burning — Crazy Fluid Spirits Burning — Crazy Fluid
(Voiceprint VP492CD, 2010, CD)
Gong — 2032 Gong — 2032
(G-Wave AAGWCD001, 2009, CD)
Spirits Burning & Bridget Wishart — Bloodlines Spirits Burning & Bridget Wishart — Bloodlines
(Voiceprint VP499CD, 2009, CD)
Spirits Burning — Alien Injection Spirits Burning — Alien Injection
(Black Widow BWR 103-2, 2008, CD)
Spirits Burning & Bridget Wishart — Earth Born Spirits Burning & Bridget Wishart — Earth Born
(Voiceprint VP431CD, 2008, CD)
Hugh Hopper (Bone) — The Gift of Purpose Hugh Hopper (Bone) — The Gift of Purpose
(Cuneiform Rune 3334, 2008/2010, CD)
System 7 — Phoenix System 7 — Phoenix
(A-Wave AAWCD012, 2008, CD)
Brainville 3 — Trial by Headline Brainville 3 — Trial by Headline
(ReR Megacorp BV-1, 2008, CD)
Gong Global Family — Live in Brazil 20 November 2007 Gong Global Family — Live in Brazil 20 November 2007
(Voiceprint VP520CD, 2007/2009, CD)
Spirits Burning — Found in Nature Spirits Burning — Found in Nature
(Mellow MMP 465, 2006, CD)
Acid Mothers Gong — Live in Tokyo Acid Mothers Gong — Live in Tokyo
(Voiceprint VP382CD, 2006, CD)
Saturnia — Muzak Saturnia — Muzak
(Elektrohasch 119, 2006, CD)
Daevid Allen / Guru and Zero — Beauty and the Basket Case Daevid Allen / Guru and Zero — Beauty and the Basket Case
(Voiceprint Bananamoon BMOVP017CD, 2005, CD)
Gilli Smyth, Daevid Allen & Orlando Allen — I Am Your Egg Gilli Smyth, Daevid Allen & Orlando Allen — I Am Your Egg
(Voiceprint VP376CD, 2005, CD)
Gong — Acid Motherhood Gong — Acid Motherhood
(Voiceprint vp311cd, 2004, CD)
Daevid Allen with Hugh Hopper and Pip Pyle — Brainville: Live in the UK Daevid Allen with Hugh Hopper and Pip Pyle — Brainville: Live in the UK
(Bananamoon Obscura BMOVP002C, 2004, CD)
Daevid Allen's University of Errors  — Jet Propelled Photographs Daevid Allen's University of Errors — Jet Propelled Photographs
(Cuneiform Rune 188, 2004, CD)
Daevid Allen's University of Errors  — Live in Chicago Daevid Allen's University of Errors — Live in Chicago
(Bananamoon BMOVP005CD, 2004, CD)
Guru & Zero — Makoto Mango Guru & Zero — Makoto Mango
(Swordfish GURUCD1, 2004, CD)
Daevid Allen's University of Errors  — Ugly Music 4 Monica Daevid Allen's University of Errors — Ugly Music 4 Monica
(Weed 7912, 2003, CD)
Cipher — One Who Whispers Cipher — One Who Whispers
(Gliss glisscd 007, 2002, CD)
Daevid Allen's University of Errors  — e²x10=Tenure Daevid Allen's University of Errors — e²x10=Tenure
(Innerspace innerSPACE 7715, 2001, CD)
Theo Travis — Heart of the Sun Theo Travis — Heart of the Sun
(33JAZZ063, 2001, CD)
Spirits Burning — Reflections in a Radio Shower Spirits Burning — Reflections in a Radio Shower
(Musea Gazul GA 8647.AR, 2001, CD)
Gong — Zero to Infinity Gong — Zero to Infinity
(Snapper Music GAS 0000824 SMA, 2000, CD)
Brainville — The Children's Crusade Brainville — The Children's Crusade
(Gonzo Multimedia HST133CD, 1999/2013, CD)
Daevid Allen's University of Errors  — Money Doesn't Make It Daevid Allen's University of Errors — Money Doesn't Make It
(Innerspace 7707, 1999, CD)
Spirits Burning — New Worlds by Design Spirits Burning — New Worlds by Design
(Musea Gazul GA 8628.AR, 1999, CD)
Gong — Family Jewels Gong — Family Jewels
(Outer Music OM2007CD, 1998, 2CD)
Various Artists — The Fox Lies Down - A Tribute to Genesis Various Artists — The Fox Lies Down - A Tribute to Genesis
(Purple Pyramid CLP 0287, 1998, CD)
Brainville — Live in NYC '98 Brainville — Live in NYC '98
(Voiceprint VP427CD, 1998/2008, CD)
Gong — You Remixed Gong — You Remixed
(Purple Pyramid CLP0118-2, 1997, 2CD)
Various Artists — Supernatural Fairy Tales Various Artists — Supernatural Fairy Tales
(Rhino Records R2 72451, 1996, 5CD)
Gong — The Birthday Party Gong — The Birthday Party
(Voiceprint VPGAS 101CD, 1995, 2CD)
Daevid Allen & Kramer — Hit Men Daevid Allen & Kramer — Hit Men
(Shimmy Disc / Second Shimmy shimmy 080, 1995, CD)
Mother Gong — She Made the World - Magenta Mother Gong — She Made the World - Magenta
(Voiceprint VP 134 CD, 1993, CD)
Daevid Allen — Twelve Selves Daevid Allen — Twelve Selves
(Voiceprint VP111CD, 1993, CD)
Gong — Shapeshifter Gong — Shapeshifter
(Celluloid 66914-2, 1992/1997, CD)
Daevid Allen & Kramer — Who's Afraid? Daevid Allen & Kramer — Who's Afraid?
(Shimmy Disc / Second Shimmy shimmy 060, 1992, CD)
Daevid Allen — Australia Aquaria Daevid Allen — Australia Aquaria
(Voiceprint VP294CD, 1990/2004, CD)
Daevid Allen — The Australian Years Daevid Allen — The Australian Years
(Voiceprint VP101CD, 1990, CD)
Gong — Live on TV Gong — Live on TV
(Code 90 1, 1990/1993, CD)
Daevid Allen / Ja-Am — Seven Drones Daevid Allen / Ja-Am — Seven Drones
(Voiceprint VP102CD, 1990, CD)
Daevid Allen / Gilli Smyth / Harry Williamson — Stroking the Tail of the Bird Daevid Allen / Gilli Smyth / Harry Williamson — Stroking the Tail of the Bird
(Voiceprint VP207CD, 1990/2005, CD)
Gongmaison — Gongmaison Gongmaison — Gongmaison
(Voiceprint VP350CD, 1989/2005, CD)
Daevid Allen / Gilli Smyth / Harry Williamson — The Owl and the Tree Daevid Allen / Gilli Smyth / Harry Williamson — The Owl and the Tree
(Voiceprint VP278CD, 1989/2005, CD)
Mother Gong — Robot Woman 3 Mother Gong — Robot Woman 3
(Shanghai HAI 109, 1986, LP)
Daevid Allen — Alien in New York Daevid Allen — Alien in New York
(Charly Records CYZ 101, 1983, 12")
Michael Zentner — Present Time Michael Zentner — Present Time
(Ozone OZ006-2, 1983/1993, CD)
Daevid Allen — The Death of Rock and Other Entrances Daevid Allen — The Death of Rock and Other Entrances
(Voiceprint VP 114 CD, 1982/2013, CD)
Daevid Allen — Divided Alien Playbax 80 Daevid Allen — Divided Alien Playbax 80
(Charly Records SNAP 237 CD, 1982/2005, CD)
Daevid Allen with Planet Gong — Opium for the People Daevid Allen with Planet Gong — Opium for the People
(Charly Records CYX 202, 1982, 10" EP)
Daevid Allen — N'Existe Pas! Daevid Allen — N'Existe Pas!
(Spalax 14817, 1979/1994, CD)
Gilli Smyth — Mother Gilli Smyth — Mother
(Esoteric Recordings ECLEC 2551, 1978/2016, CD)
Gong — Gong Est Mort Gong — Gong Est Mort
(Celluloid 6147012, 1977/2010, CD)
Daevid Allen — Now Is the Happiest Time of Your Life Daevid Allen — Now Is the Happiest Time of Your Life
(Esoteric Recordings ECLEC2125, 1977/2009, CD)
Daevid Allen & Euterpe — Good Morning Daevid Allen & Euterpe — Good Morning
(Esoteric Recordings ECLEC 2004, 1976/2006, CD)
Gong — Live at Sheffield 1974 Gong — Live at Sheffield 1974
(Mantra 0903207, 1974/2009, CD)
Gong — Pre-Modernist Wireless: The Peel Sessions Gong — Pre-Modernist Wireless: The Peel Sessions
(Strange Fruit SFR CD 137, 1974/1995, CD)
Gong — Radio Gnome Invisible Trilogy Gong — Radio Gnome Invisible Trilogy
(Charly Records CHARLY L 178, 1974/2015, 3LP)
Gong — You Gong — You
(Charly SNAP 148 CD, 1974/2003, CD)
Gong — Angel's Egg Gong — Angel's Egg
(Charly 119, 1973/1996, CD)
Gong — Flying Teapot Gong — Flying Teapot
(Charly SNAP 025, 1973/2005, CD)
Gong — Live au Bataclan 1973 Gong — Live au Bataclan 1973
(Mantra MAN 0903206, 1973/2009, CD)
Gong — Camembert Electrique Gong — Camembert Electrique
(Charly SNIP 405 CD, 1971/2003, CD)
Gong — Continental Circus Gong — Continental Circus
(Mantra 089, 1971/1994, CD)
Gong — Camembert Eclectique Gong — Camembert Eclectique
(A GAS CD 001, 1970/1995, CD)
Gong — Magick Brother Gong — Magick Brother
(Charly SNAP 199 CD, 1969/2004, CD)
Soft Machine — Soft Machine Turns On, Volume 1 Soft Machine — Soft Machine Turns On, Volume 1
(Voiceprint vp231cd, 1967/2001, CD)
Daevid Allen Trio — Live 1963 Daevid Allen Trio — Live 1963
(Blueprint BP122CD, 1963/2005, CD)

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