Who We Are
Gong is often referred to as a ‘cult’ band.
But… In the words of that great French pataphysician and all round musicbox, Bloomdido Bad De Grasse, to whom we defer on all things, "Zeee Gong eeeet egg-zisst all waysssss!" As long as you want it to, in fact.
Now in 2012 GONG is in it's 43rd year of gig-gling and performing in it's many forms and dis-guises, and the process has become so much more than just the most eccentric originating psychedelic band of the late sixties and early seventies.
The buds, satellites, comet-like offshoots, and children and grandchildren of Gong are many and varied. Their activities cover a vast range of musical styles, tastes, inclinations and altitudes. But always at the heart of all these bands, musicians, poets, artists and performers lies the original seed vision of the luminous green planet Gong - may this site help you see it more clearly…
"The planet was, I realise, one of the spots before my eyes…"
Why we are? We continue to work (and at one and the same time assiduously not work) on that little conundrum…
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