Gong Vinyl Records Lps For Sale

Check out these new and used Gong vinyl records LPs for sale. We recommend starting your Gong vinyl collection with the essential albums Flying Teapot, Camembert Electrique and Angel’s Egg. Our inventory is always changing, so check back often, or browse our list of vinyl records for sale from rock musicians.

Gong Vinyl Record Lps For Sale

Gong: The Cosmic Soundscapes of Daevid Allen’s Vision

Genesis of Gong (1967-1969)

Birth of a Visionary Project Gong, a progressive rock and psychedelic band, emerged in the late 1960s as a brainchild of the visionary Australian musician Daevid Allen. Initially formed in Paris in 1967, the band took shape with members such as Gilli Smyth, Didier Malherbe, and Allen himself, crafting a unique sonic identity inspired by spacey, otherworldly themes.

Camembert Electrique (1971): Psychedelic Fusion

Space Rock Odyssey Begins “Camembert Electrique” (1971) marked the official debut album of Gong. Fusing elements of psychedelic rock, jazz, and avant-garde, the album set the tone for the band’s cosmic explorations. Tracks like “You Can’t Kill Me” and “Fohat Digs Holes in Space” showcased Gong’s ability to create intricate, genre-defying soundscapes.

Notable Tracks:

  1. “You Can’t Kill Me”
  2. “Fohat Digs Holes in Space”
  3. “Tropical Fish / Selene”

Radio Gnome Invisible Trilogy (1973-1974): A Cosmic Saga Unfolds

Flying Teapot (1973): Part I The first installment of the Radio Gnome trilogy, “Flying Teapot” (1973), introduced the mystical world of the Pot Head Pixies, Zero the Hero, and the Pothead’s Furry Creatures. The album’s whimsical narrative and fusion of jazz and progressive rock solidified Gong’s status as pioneers of the space rock genre.

Notable Tracks:

  1. “Radio Gnome Invisible”
  2. “Flying Teapot”
  3. “The Pot Head Pixies”

Angel’s Egg (1973): Part II Continuing the Radio Gnome saga, “Angel’s Egg” (1973) expanded the cosmic mythology. The album featured complex compositions, incorporating elements of Canterbury scene, jazz, and Eastern influences. Tracks like “Sold to the Highest Buddha” and “The Other Side of the Sky” showcased Gong’s musical versatility.

Notable Tracks:

  1. “Sold to the Highest Buddha”
  2. “The Other Side of the Sky”
  3. “Castle in the Clouds”

You (1974): Part III The final chapter of the trilogy, “You” (1974), brought the Radio Gnome saga to a climactic conclusion. Gong’s improvisational prowess and Daevid Allen’s distinctive vocals were on full display. The album’s avant-garde approach and cosmic themes cemented Gong’s status as innovators in the progressive rock landscape.

Notable Tracks:

  1. “A PHP’s Advice”
  2. “Master Builder”
  3. “A Sprinkling of Clouds”

Shamal (1975): Transition and Transformation

A Shift in Sound “Shamal” (1975) marked a transitional phase for Gong, featuring a lineup change and a departure from the Radio Gnome mythology. The album embraced a more jazz fusion-oriented sound, with Pierre Moerlen’s percussion skills prominently featured. Tracks like “Bambooji” and “Cat in Clark’s Shoes” reflected Gong’s evolving musical direction.

Notable Tracks:

  1. “Bambooji”
  2. “Cat in Clark’s Shoes”
  3. “Mandrake”

Gazeuse! (1976): Fusion Brilliance

Continued Jazz Fusion Exploration Renamed “Gazeuse!” for its UK release, this album (also known as “Expresso” in some regions) further solidified Gong’s exploration of jazz fusion. With the addition of guitarist Allan Holdsworth, the album showcased intricate compositions and virtuosic performances. Tracks like “Expresso” and “Night Illusion” highlighted Gong’s fusion brilliance.

Notable Tracks:

  1. “Expresso”
  2. “Night Illusion”
  3. “Percolations – Part 1”

Reunion and “Rejoice! I’m Dead!” (2016): Daevid Allen’s Swan Song

Return to Gong After several years of hiatus, Gong reunited in 2015, delivering a poignant album in 2016, “Rejoice! I’m Dead!” The album served as a tribute to the late Daevid Allen, who had passed away in 2015. Infused with a mix of nostalgia and innovation, tracks like “Rejoice!” and “Model Village” paid homage to Allen’s visionary legacy.

Notable Tracks:

  1. “Rejoice!”
  2. “Model Village”
  3. “Beatrix”

The Universe Also Collapses (2019): Gong’s Ongoing Cosmic Journey

Continuing the Odyssey Released in 2019, “The Universe Also Collapses” showcased Gong’s enduring commitment to sonic exploration. With a lineup featuring Kavus Torabi and Fabio Golfetti, the album maintained Gong’s cosmic essence. Tracks like “My Sawtooth Wake” and “The Elemental” demonstrated the band’s ability to evolve while staying true to their avant-garde roots.

Notable Tracks:

  1. “My Sawtooth Wake”
  2. “The Elemental”
  3. “If Never I’m and Ever You”

Epiphany Without End: Gong’s Legacy and Ongoing Exploration

Gong’s journey has been an epiphany without end, a sonic exploration that transcends boundaries and defies categorization. From the whimsical tales of the Radio Gnome trilogy to the fusion brilliance of “Gazeuse!” and the poignant tribute in “Rejoice! I’m Dead!” – Gong’s legacy is a testament to the boundless creativity of Daevid Allen and the collective spirit of the band. As Gong continues to explore cosmic realms, their ongoing odyssey serves as an inspiration for those who seek sonic adventures beyond the ordinary.

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