[You Can't Kill Me is] a brilliant rendition, so tightly played that all of the tricky time changes and false starts and ends are executed with the precision of a Swiss watch-maker, while the familiar propulsive riff and defiant chorus are flung out in a way that leaves no doubt that this particular Gong can..
The ever-metamorphosing entity that is GONG launches, as ever, into unknown – and unknowing – territory with a new tour for 2022 destined to be talked about, discussed, and argued over, up and down the land. From its beginnings in a French commune in 1967, through the Virgin Records years, mismanagement, court cases, break-ups and..
Having spent the last few years touring the world, including dates in Japan with psych legend Steve Hillage, multiple headline European tours and festivals, America’s Cruise to the Edge festival, a South America headline tour and a headline performance at Tomorrow Festival in China, the band have won the hearts of both traditional and modern Gong fanbases. During this..
Everyone with an interest knows the Steve Hillage story by now. After a few years following his departure from Gong when he effectively had the mantle of ‘aging hippie saviour’ thrust upon him, he abruptly walked away from a style of music which he was quietly revolutionising, and disappeared into the world of trance music..
PHOTOGRAPHS: SHEFFIELD: Chris Walkden, LONDON: Graeme Stroud The eighth installment of the ongoing HRH Prog festival came in an intriguing format: the same identical weekend line-up simultaneously in two cities, London and Sheffield, but with the days reversed, so that the Saturday line-up in London played on Sunday in Sheffield, and vice versa. That's a..