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Thursday, August 25, 2016

The silliness ran deep in Gong, but they could groove like mothers, too

Both of its two founders have now died, but it’s time for the word of the flying teapot to spread much further – for Gong were a unique and great band

It was one of those peculiar – and in this case sad – coincidences that hippies love to find significance in. I had just half-jokingly posted on Facebook of my disgust that there was no Gong or Hawkwind in Pitchfork’s 200 Best Songs of the 1970s, when I saw the announcement of the death of Gong co-founder Gilli Smyth, sending me even further down the rabbit hole of the various Gong offshoots’ seemingly infinite back catalogue.

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