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Psychedelic rock band formed by Daevid Allen and Gilli Smyth in France in 1969. Gong became pioneers of a new brand of psychedelia/space-rock/trip-rock - with a conceptual ethos involving aliens and alternative realities. An international outfit, increasingly linked to other bands of the Canterbury scene, many musicians came and went. Without Daevid the band continued with Steve Hillage as leader for a short while, and then in various incarnations as the more jazz-rock styled Pierre Moerlen's Gong. There have been many other versions of Gong over the years, and many reformations since 1990, some of which (Gongzilla, Gong Matrices, Mother Gong) are listed separately.
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http://www.planetgong.co.uk
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Releases on file (43)
Gong Expresso — Decadence Gong Expresso — Decadence
((Not on label) no#, 2018, CD)
Gong — Rejoice! I'm Dead! Gong — Rejoice! I'm Dead!
(Snapper Music Madfish SMACD1049, 2016, 2LP / CD / DL)
Various Artists — Space Rock: An Interstellar Traveler's Guide Various Artists — Space Rock: An Interstellar Traveler's Guide
(Purple Pyramid CLO0355CD, 2016, 6CD)
Various Artists — Romantic Warriors III: Canterbury Tales Various Artists — Romantic Warriors III: Canterbury Tales
(Zeitgeist Media 3, 2015, DVD)
Gong — I See You Gong — I See You
(Snapper Music Mad Fish SMACD1023, 2014, CD)
Gong — 2032 Gong — 2032
(G-Wave AAGWCD001, 2009, CD)
Gong Global Family — Live in Brazil 20 November 2007 Gong Global Family — Live in Brazil 20 November 2007
(Voiceprint VP520CD, 2007/2009, CD)
Acid Mothers Gong — Live in Tokyo Acid Mothers Gong — Live in Tokyo
(Voiceprint VP382CD, 2006, CD)
Gong — Acid Motherhood Gong — Acid Motherhood
(Voiceprint vp311cd, 2004, CD)
Pierre Moerlin's Gong — Pentanine Pierre Moerlin's Gong — Pentanine
(Musea FGBG 4606.AR, 2004, CD)
Gong — Zero to Infinity Gong — Zero to Infinity
(Snapper Music GAS 0000824 SMA, 2000, CD)
Gong — Family Jewels Gong — Family Jewels
(Outer Music OM2007CD, 1998, 2CD)
Pierre Moerlen's Gong — Full Circle - Live 1988 Pierre Moerlen's Gong — Full Circle - Live 1988
(Musea FGBG 4386.AR, 1998/2001, CD)
Various Artists — Archives of Space Various Artists — Archives of Space
(Purple Pyramid CLP 0064-2, 1997, CD)
Various Artists — Area 51 - The Roswell Incident Various Artists — Area 51 - The Roswell Incident
(Purple Pyramid CLP 0172, 1997, 2CD)
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)
Various Artists — Space Daze Various Artists — Space Daze
(Cleopatra CLEO 79162, 1994, CD)
Gong — Shapeshifter Gong — Shapeshifter
(Celluloid 66914-2, 1992/1997, CD)
Gong — Live on TV Gong — Live on TV
(Code 90 1, 1990/1993, CD)
Gongmaison — Gongmaison Gongmaison — Gongmaison
(Voiceprint VP350CD, 1989/2005, 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)
Pierre Moerlen's Gong — Leave It Open Pierre Moerlen's Gong — Leave It Open
(Esoteric Recordings ECLEC2250, 1981/2011, CD)
Pierre Moerlen's Gong — Downwind Pierre Moerlen's Gong — Downwind
(Esoteric Recordings ECLEC2235, 1979/2010, CD)
Pierre Moerlen's Gong — Time Is the Key Pierre Moerlen's Gong — Time Is the Key
(Esoteric Recordings ECLEC2236, 1979/2010, CD)
Gong — Expresso II Gong — Expresso II
(Virgin CDV 2099, 1978/1989, CD)
Gong — Gong Est Mort Gong — Gong Est Mort
(Celluloid 6147012, 1977/2010, CD)
Gong — Gazeuse! (AKA Expresso) Gong — Gazeuse! (AKA Expresso)
(Caroline CAROL 1660-2, 1976/1989, CD)
Gong — Shamal Gong — Shamal
(CDV 2046, 1975/1989, 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)
Various Artists — Greasy Truckers Live at Dingwalls Dance Hall Various Artists — Greasy Truckers Live at Dingwalls Dance Hall
(Greasy Truckers GT 4997, 1973, 2LP)
Paragong — Live '73 Paragong — Live '73
(GAS CD 002, 1973/1995, 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)

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