Tag: Gong

Daevid Allen Sounds the Last Gong R.I.P.

Photo: Gino Wong

Daevid Allen was the court jester and master of madness for Gong, the European progressive rock group who formed and 1969. He left the planet on March 13, at 77. He was a scientist of spacerock, evangelist of glissando guitar, one of the earliest loopers and cosmic Dada philosopher.

Echoes in Video-Hillage & Foxx

Some really great videos have been coming our way in the last two days. First up, Steve Hillage, a member of the psychedelic progressive band, Gong, and a prolific solo artist in various guises including this one as System 7.  I love Hillage’s electronic music but when he plays live, I like him better with…

Sherman Hemsley-George Jefferson-Prog Rock Fan.

In Progressive Rock circles, it’s been known for years that  Sherman Hemsley was a Prog Rock fan.   But with the recent death of the actorbest loved for his role as the peripatetic  George Jefferson in The Jeffersons and All In The Family, here’s a few glimpses into the George Jefferson no one might have expected,…

Life On Planet Gong: Echo Location

http://media.blubrry.com/echoespodcast/p/www.xpn.org/podcasts/echoes/echoes20091111.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSGong-The Original Psychedelic Space Gypsies at 40. You can hear an audio version of this blog, with Gong’s music. The voyage of the original Star Trek ended in 1969, but another band of space travelers called Gong launched that year and they’re still wandering the galaxies.…

NEARFEST 09 Pt.2: Gong and PFM

Someone is dancing in pajama robes and a wizards hat.  It must be Daevid Allen and Gong. In this second part of the Echoes Nearfest 2009 review it’s the Old Guard Part Two. Gong is the rock mirror image of the Sun Ra Arkestra.  Like Sun Ra, Gong is  a free-wheeling eclectic band that wraps…

Echo Location: Ozric Tentacles

http://media.blubrry.com/echoespodcast/p/www.xpn.org/podcasts/echoes/echoes20080806.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSThe program director of an Echoes affiliate asked, “Are those guys still around?”  But Ozric Tentacles are still taking trips to the center of your mind. (You can hear an audio version of this Echo Location, with music.) Guitarist Ed Wynne was only born in 1961,…