The progressive rock and fusion band Gong was formed in the late 1960s by Soft Machine’s Australian guitarist and vocalist Daevid Allen, and the band has existed in various forms ever since. When Allen left in the mid-70s, drummer Pierre Moerlen – with guitarist Allan Holdsworth among others – steered the band in the direction of jazz fusion under the name Pierre Moerlen’s Gong.
Daevid Allen returned in the early 90s and was a central figure in Gong until his death. After his passing in 2015, the remaining members paid tribute to Allen’s legacy and influence with the album “Rejoice! I’m Dead!”
2019 saw the release of the critically acclaimed “The Universe Also Collapses” and last year saw the release of the live album “Pulsing Signals” which captures Gong at a new creative peak with tracks taken from the 2019 tour.
Gong’s musically eclectic world incorporates elements of psychedelia, space rock, jazz, avant-garde and krautrock, landing them on playlists alongside artists like Rush, Mike Oldfield and King Crimson. And somewhere in there, of course, is Syd Barrett.
Kavus Torabi, vocals, guitars
Dave Sturt, bass
Ian East, saxophone
Cheb Nettlees, drums
Fabio Golfetti, guitars
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Place: Fasching, Kungsgatan, Stockholm, Sweden
Price: 250 – 300 SEK
Date: 10. 09. 2023
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