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Gong - Flying Teapot: Radio Gnome Invisible Part 1 (1973) {1990, Reissue}

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Gong - Flying Teapot: Radio Gnome Invisible Part 1 (1973) {1990, Reissue}

Gong - Flying Teapot: Radio Gnome Invisible Part 1 (1973) {1990, Reissue}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 214 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 93 Mb
Scans Included (JPG, 300 dpi) | RAR 5% Recovery
Psychedelic Rock, Progressive Rock, Space Rock, Canterbury Scene | Decal #CD LIK 67

Flying Teapot is the third studio album by the progressive rock band Gong, originally released by Virgin Records in May 1973. Subtitled Radio Gnome Invisible, Part 1, it is the first of the Radio Gnome Invisible trilogy of albums, followed by Angel's Egg in December and You the following October. This trilogy forms a central part of the Gong mythology. The Flying Teapot idea itself was influenced by Russell's teapot. It was the first Gong album to feature English guitarist Steve Hillage, although he contributed relatively little as he arrived late in the recording process. In the Q & Mojo Classic Special Edition Pink Floyd & The Story of Prog Rock, the album came #35 in its list of "40 Cosmic Rock Albums".

Pierre Moerlen's Gong - Leave It Open (1981) [Japanese Edition 2006] (Re-up)

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Pierre Moerlen's Gong - Leave It Open (1981) [Japanese Edition 2006] (Re-up)

Pierre Moerlen's Gong - Leave It Open (1981) [Japanese Edition 2006]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 242 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 91 MB | Covers - 6 MB
Genre: Progressive/Jazz Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: BMG Japan (BVCM-37766)

By the late 1970s, percussionist Pierre Moerlen had taken over the leadership of Gong and had steered the band away from Psychedelic Space Rock and took the band into a Jazz Rock direction. After recording several albums with Virgin, Moerlen signed with Arista Records in 1978. Following the album's Downwind, Time Is the Key and Live, Moerlen's band recorded this classic album with Hansford Rowe on bass and Bon Lozaga on guitar.

Pierre Moerlen's Gong - 2 Studio Albums (1979) [Reissue 2010] (Re-up)

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Pierre Moerlen's Gong - 2 Studio Albums (1979) [Reissue 2010] (Re-up)

Pierre Moerlen's Gong - 2 Studio Albums (1979) [Reissue 2010]
EAC Rip | WavPack (image+.cue+log) - 531 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 196 MB | Covers - 255 MB
Genre: Progressive Rock/Canterbury Scene | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Esoteric Recordings

Downwind (1979). Eagerly awaited re-press for this classic album by Pierre Moerlen's Gong featuring Mike Oldfield, Steve Winwood & Mick Taylor. Booklet with restored artwork, photos & liner notes. By the late 1970s Percussionist Pierre Moerlen had taken over the leadership of Gong and had steered the band away from Psychedelic Space Rock and took the band into a Jazz Rock direction, one in which the band excelled. After recording several albums with Virgin, the band now featured Hansford Rowe on bass, Ross Record on guitar, Benoit Moerlen on vibes and Francois Causse on percussion. Moerlen signed with Arista Records in 1978 and recorded this excellent album partially in Mike Oldfield’s studio. Oldfield guested on the superb lengthy title track with fellow guest Steve Winwood, whilst Mick Taylor appeared on the track "What You Know"…

New York Gong - About Time (1980) [Reissue 2006] (Re-up)

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New York Gong - About Time (1980) [Reissue 2006] (Re-up)

New York Gong - About Time (1980) [Reissue 2006]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 238 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 88 MB | Covers - 18 MB
Genre: Progressive/Psychedelic Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Charly (SNAP 275CD)

Gong gone punk. "About Time" documents Daevid Allen's 1979 New York trip to partake of the then-happenin' CBGB's scene. The new sound is an odd hybrid of Psychedelia ("Preface"), New Wave ("I Am a Freud") and Punk ("Much Too Old"), with a lyrical sentiment reminiscent of early-'70s Gong ("Jungle Window"). The CD opens with an effects-laden recording of Allen reciting his "trippy" poetry. Some of the compositions, like "I Am a Freud," bleed quirky rhythms and melodies resembling the work of the League of Gentlemen and Talking Heads. "Materialism" and "Strong Woman" feature Allen's glissando guitar, which seems a forerunner to the sound Fripp and Belew employed on their early-'80s King Crimson projects. "Materialism," penned by Laswell, is a standout with its dominating bass driving home the groove…

Planet Gong - Live Floating Anarchy 1977 (1978) [Reissue 1996]

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Planet Gong - Live Floating Anarchy 1977 (1978) [Reissue 1996]

Planet Gong - Live Floating Anarchy 1977 (1978) [Reissue 1996]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 274 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 100 MB | Covers - 11 MB
Genre: Progressive/Psychedelic Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Charly (SNAP101CD)

Anarchy by name and by nature. The ever more complicated convolutions wracking the never stable Gong mothership through the mid-'70s had, by 1977, settled down sufficiently to at least allow listeners to discern which version of the band they most enjoyed listening to - the increasingly jazz-inflected lineup helmed by Pierre Moerlen or the free-form mad machine led by founder Daevid Allen. Floating Anarchy, as you might expect, is the latter.
Though it is difficult to see how flying teapots, pothead pixies, and the witch Yoni's pussy ever made their way into the realms of the British new wave, Allen had, in fact, been soundly embraced by the punk congnoscenti - his Here and Now project toured heavily, frequently playing alongside the youthful Fall, while links between the collective mentalities of Gong and the Crass crew were never hard to discern…

Gong - Expresso II (1978) [2015, Universal Music Japan, UICY-77301]

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Gong - Expresso II (1978) [2015, Universal Music Japan, UICY-77301]

Gong - Expresso II (1978)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Universal Music Japan, UICY-77301 | ~ 266 or 104 Mb | Scans(png) -> 113 Mb
Psychedelic Rock / Prog Rock

As interesting and fun as the Daevid Allen period was, the name Gong became more meaningful in the context of the music as percussionist Pierre Moerlen assumed the role of bandleader. An emphasis on percussives of all sorts became clear on Gazeuse!, the band's first completely instrumental album, and the music became much jazzier, though never considered jazz. Expresso II finds Pierre Moerlen's Gong at their peak…

Pierre Moerlen's Gong - Downwind (1979) {1992, Reissue}

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Pierre Moerlen's Gong - Downwind (1979) {1992, Reissue}

Pierre Moerlen's Gong - Downwind (1979) {1992, Reissue}
EAC Rip | WavPack (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 244 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 109 Mb
Full Scans | 00:40:09 | RAR 5% Recovery
Art Rock / Progressive Rock / Jazz Rock / Fusion / Canterbury Scene
Arista / BMG #251 138 | Germany

The impressive Downwind is the first release from the band under its new moniker, Pierre Moerlen's Gong, as Moerlen assumes creative control and dominance. The release marks a return to vocals/lyrics, which proves only partially successful. Moerlen's voice is a hit on the opener, the rocking "Aeroplane," and the collective vocals on the fast-paced, percussive "Jin-Go-Lo-Ba" (popularized by Santana) are right on target. His singing is weak, though, on "What You Know" and detracts from the song's quality. Mick Taylor makes his only appearance here with an exceptional guitar solo. Downwind is also a return to compositions dominated by rock structures and styles, the jazz element minimal this time around. The instrumental cuts are sublime: "Emotions" and "Xtasea" are relaxing; "Crosscurrents" and "Downwind" are energetic and exciting. The title cut is easily the highlight of the album, featuring guest appearances by Steve Winwood (Moog, synth) and guitarist Mike Oldfield.

Gong - Live Etc. (1977) [2015, Universal Music Japan, UICY-77390/1]

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Gong - Live Etc. (1977) [2015, Universal Music Japan, UICY-77390/1]

Gong - Live Etc. (1977)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
2CD | Universal Music, UICY-77390/1 | ~ 554 or 198 Mb | Scans(png) -> 169 Mb
Psychedelic Rock / Prog Rock

The essential Live Etc. sports incredible live versions of material from four Gong albums (Camembert Electrique, Flying Teapot, Angel's Egg, You) and one studio track which had been recorded in 1974 as an attempt at a single. The live material, recorded 1973-1975, consists of performances from several different incarnations of the band, making this an excellent starting point for anyone interested in sampling Gong…

Gong - On French TV 1971-1973 (2011)

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Gong - On French TV 1971-1973 (2011)

Gong - On French TV 1971-1973 (2011)
DVD5 | Video: MPEG 2, 720x480 (4:3), 29.97 fps | Audio: AC-3, 48.0 KHz, 2 ch, 256 Kbps | 2,68 GB | Covers - 33 MB
Genre: Progressive/Psychedelic Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Gonzo Multimedia (HST037DVD)

Fabulous collection of Gong French TV appearances. The DVD is relatively short and covers two distinct periods of the band. It includes some of the earliest known footage of the band playing live for French television circa 1971 and 72. Watching the band live must have been a real experience as they took the art of drug induced hippiness to the next level. The band performs four tracks of their signature jazz/space rock jams including "Never Fight Another War", "Dreamin It", "Dynamite" and "Foghat Digs Holes In Space". Spacey synth work, ripping bass runs and the vocal caterwauling of Gilli Smyth and Allen is all included for your enjoyment. That is, if you like your music of the somewhat bizarre variety. The performances are good and offer a rare glimpse of the band in those early years…

Gong - Gong Est Mort, Vive Gong (1977) [2015, Belle Antique Japan, BELLE-152443-4]

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Gong - Gong Est Mort, Vive Gong (1977) [2015, Belle Antique Japan, BELLE-152443-4]

Gong - Est Mort, Vive Gong (1977)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Belle Antique, BELLE-152443-4 | ~ 505 or 184 Mb | Scans(png) -> 169 Mb
Psychedelic Rock / Prog Rock

Live album recorded during the first « Gong reunion » in May 28, 1977 in Hippodrome de Pantin (Paris), organised by Jacques Pasquier. The classic Gong line-up with founder Daevid Allen didn’t exist anymore at this date, but reconvened for this event, which also featured all bands formed by ex or current Gong members : Daevid Allen with Euterpe, Didier Malherbe’s Bloom, the « official » Gong led by Pierre Moerlen, Mike Howlett’s Strontium 90, Tim Blake’s Crystal Machine, Steve Hillage’s band etc…

Gong - Gazeuse! (1976) [2015, Universal Music Japan, UICY-77299]

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Gong - Gazeuse! (1976) [2015, Universal Music Japan, UICY-77299]

Gong - Gazeuse! (1976)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Universal Music Japan, UICY-77299 | ~ 264 or 112 Mb | Scans(png) -> 142 Mb
Psychedelic Rock / Prog Rock

Gazeuse! was the first in a successful line of strictly jazz-rock sessions for percussionist Pierre Moerlen and company – compositions that stressed jazz more than rock and which generally strayed away from lyrical content. This 1976 recording, also released under the title Expresso, was the band's first completely instrumental album, a companion piece to the later, somewhat warmer Expresso II, which is quite similar in sound and structure…

Gong - Shamal (1975) [2015, Universal Music Japan, UICY-77298]

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Gong - Shamal (1975) [2015, Universal Music Japan, UICY-77298]

Gong - Shamal (1975)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Universal Music Japan, UICY-77298 | ~ 236 or 102 Mb | Scans(png) -> 162 Mb
Psychedelic Rock / Prog Rock / Jazz-Rock

Between Daevid Allen's departure from the band and Pierre Moerlen's official takeover of the band, there is Shamal. This transitional album contains none of the Allen-inspired psychedelia, but also very little of Moerlen's jazz influence…

Gong - You (1974) [2015, Universal Music Japan, UICY-77297]

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Gong - You (1974) [2015, Universal Music Japan, UICY-77297]

Gong - You (1974)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Universal Music Japan, UICY-77297 | ~ 266 or 110 Mb | Scans(png) -> 118 Mb
Psychedelic Rock / Prog Rock / Jazz-Rock

You is the final installment in Gong's legendary Radio Gnome Trilogy, and it marks an important turning point for the band. By 1974, the psychedelic hippie/folk-rock element of the sound that was leader Daevid Allen's most important contribution was beginning to disappear…

Gong - Angel's Egg (1973) [2015, Universal Music Japan, UICY-77296]

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Gong - Angel's Egg (1973) [2015, Universal Music Japan, UICY-77296]

Gong - Angel's Egg (1973)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Universal Music Japan, UICY-77296 | ~ 310 or 131 Mb | Scans(png) -> 155 Mb
Psychedelic Rock / Prog Rock

The companion piece to The Flying Teapot, Angel's Egg is not your usual progressive rock album. Very quirky, with many, mostly brief compositions, the album is a tad less spacy than Teapot, with just a few psychedelic-inspired lyrics, and it's very technically adept. Angel's Egg opens with a true space rock cut (one of the few on the album), filled with the usual Gilli Smyth space whispering and Daevid Allen voicings, then leads into the cleverly titled "Sold to the Highest Buddha," with Steve Hillage and Didier Malherbe prominent figures…

Gong - Camembert Electrique (1971) [2015, MSI Japan MSIG-1039]

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Gong - Camembert Electrique (1971) [2015, MSI Japan MSIG-1039]

Gong - Camembert Electrique (1971)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
MSI Japan MSIG-1039 | ~ 275 or 114 Mb | Scans(png) -> 231 Mb
Psychedelic Rock / Prog Rock

This is a classic, the epitome of the band's early Daevid Allen phase with Ph.P.'s (pothead pixies) in full, blazing glory. In its infancy, Gong was a unique prog rock band that branched out in all directions at once while most other prog bands chose simply one path or another. Camembert Electrique is a testament to that…