Daevid Allen (Soft Machine, Gong)

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Daevid Allen (Soft Machine, Gong)

Postby cheerfulmadness » Tue Mar 17, 2015 10:22 am

I liked the bands this musician was involved in and the universe of flying teapots and pot head pixies grooving on Radio Gnome he created with Gong.
http://www.planetgong.co.uk

Daevid Allen, the founder of Soft Machine and Gong, has passed away --->
http://www.theguardian.com/music/2015/m ... evid-allen

From the Gong album 2032
Gong - How To Stay Alive video clip

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Re: Daevid Allen (Soft Machine, Gong)

Postby dyadya_boris » Tue Mar 17, 2015 10:34 am

Daevid Allen's bottom is featured in 'Four' a (mercifully) short film by Yoko Ono made in 1967.




And from Soft Machine, Robert Wyatt pursued his own career.

ROBERT WYATT - Born Again Cretin


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Re: Daevid Allen (Soft Machine, Gong)

Postby Dyedushka Vassili » Tue Mar 17, 2015 3:07 pm

I was under the impression until now that Gong was a French band :shock:

@dyadya_boris The Yoko Ono's film is hilarious BTW even though I was relieved when it ended but his name doesn't appear in the credits- are you sure his backside is featured in it?

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Re: Daevid Allen (Soft Machine, Gong)

Postby dyadya_boris » Tue Mar 17, 2015 3:18 pm

He isn't credited it's true but I read he appeared (or rather his bottom did) in that short in the article written in The Times for his obituary.
The Guardian doesn't make any mention of it actually ;)

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Re: Daevid Allen (Soft Machine, Gong)

Postby Patrick » Tue Mar 17, 2015 7:02 pm

Gong has been a major component of my youth.
He had actually made the announcement that he had 6 months left to live last february :(
http://www.theguardian.com/music/2015/f ... hs-to-live

Thanks for all the music and the imaginative world around it.
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