Gong had their own Planet, but Hawkwind had a Universe

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Gong had their own Planet, but Hawkwind had a Universe

Postby C » 07 Jan 2021, 18:30

Two great bands.

I've been giving Hawkwind a thrashing today but equally it could have been the mighty Gong

If push came to shove which band do you prefer and why.....?






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Re: Gong had their own Planet, but Hawkwind owned the Starship

Postby The Slider » 07 Jan 2021, 18:52

I like the idea of Gong but they are rubbish
Hawkwind by about 5 light years
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Re: Gong had their own Planet, but Hawkwind owned the Starship

Postby C » 07 Jan 2021, 19:22

The Slider wrote:I like the idea of Gong but they are rubbish


:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Re: Gong had their own Planet, but Hawkwind owned the Starship

Postby never/ever » 07 Jan 2021, 19:43

I thought Hawkwind were masters of an Universe...
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Re: Gong had their own Planet, but Hawkwind owned the Starship

Postby C » 07 Jan 2021, 20:00

never/ever wrote:I thought Hawkwind were masters of an Universe...


Yes, thanks Maarts - that's better!

Johnny - Gong are very rewarding once they finally click.

Be patient lad

Yes -be patient




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Re: Gong had their own Planet, but Hawkwind had a Universe

Postby C » 08 Jan 2021, 10:36

Perhaps this is an unfair fight but Gong are under appreciated

Have a listen to this fine album:

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Of course there are many others including a plethora of robust live albums





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Re: Gong had their own Planet, but Hawkwind had a Universe

Postby never/ever » 08 Jan 2021, 11:26

I agree, definitely underrated but I also think they made it not easy to like them too.
Gilli and David can be a bit much at times but the musicianship is top notch.
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Re: Gong had their own Planet, but Hawkwind owned the Starship

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The Slider wrote:I like the idea of Gong but they are rubbish
Hawkwind by about 5 light years


Make that six.

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Re: Gong had their own Planet, but Hawkwind owned the Starship

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soundchaser wrote:
The Slider wrote:I like the idea of Gong but they are rubbish
Hawkwind by about 5 light years


Make that six.



Gong were never 'rubbish' as the soft lad Slider suggests though - were they....?





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Re: Gong had their own Planet, but Hawkwind had a Universe

Postby Hugh » 08 Jan 2021, 12:24

I like Hawkwind but it’s Gong every day of the week for me.

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Re: Gong had their own Planet, but Hawkwind owned the Starship

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The Slider wrote:I like the idea of Gong but they are rubbish
Hawkwind by about 5 light years


Make that six.



Gong were never 'rubbish' as the soft lad Slider suggests though - were they....?

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Not rubbish, but I could never get into them. I preferred the lad Hillage when he went solo.

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Re: Gong had their own Planet, but Hawkwind had a Universe

Postby The Slider » 08 Jan 2021, 13:35

I absolutely stand by "rubbish"
Every time I go back to them and play say "Flying Teapot" or some such nonsense, I put it on and say to myself "never bother to play this again, it is nonsense"

cf The Incredible String Band - another band I like the idea of but cannot bear to listen to
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Re: Gong had their own Planet, but Hawkwind had a Universe

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Hugh wrote:Ears of cloth.


And a brain of mush





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Re: Gong had their own Planet, but Hawkwind had a Universe

Postby yomptepi » 08 Jan 2021, 15:12

I really couldn't choose.
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Re: Gong had their own Planet, but Hawkwind had a Universe

Postby robertff » 08 Jan 2021, 16:12

Not hugely keen on either but after playing Gong for short while I soon find myself taking off the record and playing something I like rather than trying to endure the Gong record. Prefer Hawkwind but not particularly a fan. Seem to have quite a few Hawkwind and Gong albums, mainly bought for a few pence during the great vinyl chuck out

These days my tolerance levels are pretty low for something that doesn’t particularly please me to listen to, same with books as well, if I don’t like it I find something else.


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Re: Gong had their own Planet, but Hawkwind had a Universe

Postby Matt Wilson » 08 Jan 2021, 20:14

Both are for the initiated mostly. My fave Hawkwind is Space Ritual, and my top Gong is probably You.

I think I'd have a difficult time trying to convince someone that either band is transcendent though.
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Re: Gong had their own Planet, but Hawkwind had a Universe

Postby elegant chaos (reprise) » 09 Jan 2021, 01:18

The Slider wrote:
cf The Incredible String Band - another band I like the idea of but cannot bear to listen to


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Re: Gong had their own Planet, but Hawkwind had a Universe

Postby soundchaser » 09 Jan 2021, 11:54

elegant chaos (reprise) wrote:
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cf The Incredible String Band - another band I like the idea of but cannot bear to listen to


Wise words


I agree. A band I thought I would really love, but, Oh dear no, what a racket. Give me Hawkwind every time.