Label: Virgin-Ariola 25856 XOT (D)
Medium: LP

15.99EUR

GONG
[Expresso II (1978) LP]

GONG

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
SOFT MACHINE.
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

see: 
Soft Machine ; Daevid Allen ; Arzachel ; Steve Hillage ; Khan ; Kevin AyersMagma ;
Hatfield & The North ; Here & Now ; Alan Holdsworth ; Mike Oldfield ; Every Which Way ;
Gilly Smith ; Soft Heap ; Nucleus ; Tempest ; Curved Air ; Igginbottom ; Daryls Ways Wolf ;

Musicians:
1969-1974:
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.;
1975-1979:
Didier Malherbe - sax, flute; Miquette Giraudy, Patrice Lemoine - keyb.; Mike Howlett - bass, vocals; 
Mireille Bauer - marimba, xylophone, perc.; Pierre Moerlen - drums, perc., vibrahone; Jorge Pinchevsky - violin;

Allan Holdsworth
; Mick Taylor (77-79) - guitar; Francis Moze, Hansford Rowe - bass; Benoitt Moerlen - keyboards;
1978: Bon Lozanga, Francoise Chausee - perc.; Daryl Way - violin;
Guests:
Robert Wyatt - perc.,voc.; Mike Oldfield - guitar;

Side One:
Heavy Tune  (Moerlen)
Golden Delemma   (H.Rowe)
Sleepy  (Mireille Bauer)

Side Two:

Soli  (H.Rowe)
Boring   (M.Bauer)
Three Blind Mice   (Benoit Moerlen)

  

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