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New York Gong
United States

Years: 1979 - 1980
Styles: Experimental Rock, No Wave, Progressive Rock, Punk Rock


Bill Bacon - Drums
Cliff Cultreri - Guitar
Don Davis - Alto saxophone
Michael Beinhorn - Synthesizer
Mark Kramer - Keyboards, Organ, Trombone
Daevid Allen - Guitar, Vocals (in band: 1979 - 1980)
Bill Laswell - Bass Guitar (in band: 1979 - 1980)


Fred Maher - Drums
Dennis Weise - Synthesizer
Michael Lawrence - Guitar
George Bishop - Saxophone
Stu Martin - Drums
George Cartwright - Saxophone

Biography Picture    Daevid Allen forms New York Gong with Bill Bacon (drums), Bill Laswell (bass), Cliff Cultreri (guitar), Michael Beinhorn (synth), Don Davis (sax & flute) and Mark Kramer (keys/trombone); tour USA in school bus along with Mother Gong (Gilli Smyth & Harry Williamson) and Yochk'o Seffer (Magma, Zao, Neffesh Music); organised by Giogio Gomelsky.  In the midst of New York’s abrasive No Wave scene, New York Gong were “Yes Wave” to the max, progressive, jazz, punk, progrock wunderkids led by the ultimate hippie.

     "About Time" is a 1979 album by Daevid Allen and Gong-offshoot New York Gong. "Much Too Old" / "I Am A Freud" was issued as a 1979 7" single, and "Jungle Windo(w)" / "Much Too Old" / "Materialism" as a 1980 10" EP.

     Allen also released the 1982 album "Divided Alien Playbax 80" which featured tracks recorded during these sessions. A further album, "Daevid Allen and the Divided Alien Clockwork Band" was released in 1997  of a live performance from the Squat Theatre, New York, August 1980 which featured tape loops from the "Divided Alien Playbax 80" album. The Daevid Allen 1983 "Alien in New York" EP featured two tracks which were also based on tapes loops from these sessions.

     The basic line-up of New York Gong would continue as Material.

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About Time (1979)

Singles & EPs

Much Too Old (Jan, 1980)
Jungle Windo(w) (1982)

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