Daevid Allen formed the Soft Machine in the 1960s and then after being denied access to the UK created the music collective Gong. In this interview, recorded on the eve of the French leg of 2012 tour, Daevid talks about the early days in Paris, working on tape loops with Hugh Hopper, Camembert, Virgin, censorship and much more – all with knobs on…
The interview includes extracts from
Studio albums – N’Existe Pas, Good Morning, Now Is The Happiest Time Of Your Life, Bananamoon, The Death Of Rock, Angel’s Egg, Soundbites 4 tha revelation, Gong 2032
Live albums – Glastonbury Fayre 1971, Live in Amsterdam 2006, Gong Global Family Live in Brazil.
Also included ‘Tried So Hard’ version by The Invisible Opera Company of Tibet (from Sonic Rock Solstice 2011)