Gong - can we take them seriously.....?

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Gong - can we take them seriously.....?

Postby Carlsson » 14 Jan 2018, 21:04

Well?



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Postby jimboo » 14 Jan 2018, 22:01

Of course , so much to love.
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Postby Hightea » 15 Jan 2018, 18:27

Well I'm not sure they took themselves seriously which in my eyes made them more open to ideas and made them a legendary band.
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What era you talking about anyway? I'm assuming your talking about their humor and early 70's albums general silliness. However, mixed in was fantastic musicians, great jams and excellent meditative music. LAter they got extremely serious when Pierre took over the band and turned them into a fusion band and at the same time Daevid brought in a semi punk attitude to his Gong band. Gong were always changing and loved it all. Plus the multiple bands that are part of the Gong family.

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then there is this: :P



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Postby pcqgod » 17 Jan 2018, 19:57

Can we take Gong more seriously than bands that took themselves too seriously?














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Postby never/ever » 17 Jan 2018, 20:16

They weren't a joke.

No, they weren't a joke.











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Postby Snarfyguy » 17 Jan 2018, 20:52

Bill Bruford seemed to think they were a bit of a joke, in his memoir.

I think the problem was just that he didn't get it.
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Postby Matt Wilson » 17 Jan 2018, 21:02

I'm only taking seriously what Coan takes Seriously.

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Postby Carlsson » 17 Jan 2018, 22:08

Snarfyguy wrote:
I think the problem was just that he didn't get it.


Correct

They were genius





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Postby Belle Lettre » 18 Jan 2018, 00:20

Yes x
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Postby The Modernist » 18 Jan 2018, 00:43

Hightea wrote:




There's a side to hippy culture that just seems very silly now and not very attractive. Guess you had to be there.

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Postby Carlsson » 18 Jan 2018, 16:21

The Modernist wrote:
Hightea wrote:




There's a side to hippy culture that just seems very silly now and not very attractive. Guess you had to be there.


robust stuff!






Something a bit more modern










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Postby Hightea » 18 Jan 2018, 17:29

The Modernist wrote:
Hightea wrote:




There's a side to hippy culture that just seems very silly now and not very attractive. Guess you had to be there.


Funny critics always pick on bands that are too serious (mostly prog band BS) and not having fun and now we get the comment that silly is not good either? Personally I prefer this to the BS punk bands get praised for.