Established out of the first experimental solo efforts from Australian born DAEVID ALLEN,
produced in France.
Allen had been refused to re-entry Great Britain, after gigs in France with his former band
By 1971 they recorded under the name GONG and experimented between space, psych,
prog & jazz-rock.
In 1973 ALLEN split for Spain and STEVE HILLAGE fronted the band for a short time, they
split to reform by end of 1975 under the leadership of PIERRE MOERLEN & Didier Malherbe.
Deavid Allen rejoined in the 80s too.
The band is a mix from french and english musicians and are at home in the Canterbury scene .
Style: Progressive Jazz-Rock
Soft Machine ; Daevid Allen ; Arzachel ; Steve Hillage ; Khan ; Kevin Ayers ; Magma ;
Hatfield & The North ; Here & Now ; Alan Holdsworth ; Mike Oldfield ; Every Which Way ;
Gilly Smith ; Soft Heap ; Nucleus ; Tempest ; Curved Air ; Igginbottom ; Daryls Ways Wolf ;
Daevid Allen - vocals, guitar; Gilly Smith - vocals; Didier Malherbe - sax, flute; Burton Green - piano;
Rachid Houari - drums; Dieter Gewissler, Carl Freeman, Bare Phillips - contrabass;
Pip Pyle, Laurie Allen, Pierre Moerlen - drums; Tim Blake - synthy; Steve Hillage - guitar;
Christian Tritsch, Francis Moze, Mike Howlett - bass; Gerry Fields - violin; Miquette Giraudy - keyb.;
Didier Malherbe - sax, flute; Miquette Giraudy, Patrice Lemoine - keyb.; Mike Howlett - bass, vocals;
Mireille Bauer - marimba, xylophone, perc.; Pierre Moerlen - drums, perc., vibrahone; Peter Lemer - e-piano, moog;
Allan Holdsworth; Mick Taylor (77-79) - guitar; Francis Moze, Hansford Rowe - bass; Benoitt Moerlen - keyboards;
1978: Bon Lozanga - rhythm- & accoustic-guitar, perc.; Daryl Way, Jorge Pinchevsky - violin; Joe Kirby - standup bass;
Nico Ramsden - rhythm- & lead-guitar (The Bender);
Robert Wyatt - perc.,voc.; Mike Oldfield - guitar;
Engineer: John Rollo; ass.by: Brian Risner; Design & Layout: Steve Ridgeway & Julie Harris;
Producer: Pierre Moerlen; Mastered by : Ray Staff; Photos: Jay Myrdal & Sheila Rock;
Side 1 - all titles written & arranged by Pierre Moerlen ...if not shown...
Ard Na Greine
An American in England (Hansford Rowe)
The Organ Grinder
Esnuria Part Two
Time is the Key
Zustandsbeschreibung / grading:
with printed innerbag (m-)