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    Posted: August 05 2007 at 04:59
Could anyone tell me if Gongzilla are as good as Pierre Moerlen's Gong?

Looking at Gongzilla's Progarchives entry, I got interested in their debut album SUFFER, because it has many musicians on it who also appeared on EXPRESSO II, one of my favourite fusion albums. How do you think these bands compare?

Thanks for any advice,
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 05 2007 at 05:32
Well to make short (sorry Jos, I don't have much more time today)
 
Gongzilla is the proud logical step to PM's Gong  and sound much identical. Saw them two years ago before PM's passing away. But if memory serves, Gongzilla is Benoit's band, not Pierre.
 
Clearly Hansford Rowe was the main composer and frontman, then.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 05 2007 at 19:24
have you heard of bongzilla?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 06 2007 at 07:27
Originally posted by Sean Trane Sean Trane wrote:

Well to make short (sorry Jos, I don't have much more time today)
 
Gongzilla is the proud logical step to PM's Gong  and sound much identical. Saw them two years ago before PM's passing away. But if memory serves, Gongzilla is Benoit's band, not Pierre.
 
Clearly Hansford Rowe was the main composer and frontman, then.
 
I love PM's Gong but am still a Gong n00b.Can you give me a good Gongzilla recommendation?

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 06 2007 at 09:20
Originally posted by TheProgtologist TheProgtologist wrote:

Originally posted by Sean Trane Sean Trane wrote:

Well to make short (sorry Jos, I don't have much more time today)
 
Gongzilla is the proud logical step to PM's Gong  and sound much identical. Saw them two years ago before PM's passing away. But if memory serves, Gongzilla is Benoit's band, not Pierre.
 
Clearly Hansford Rowe was the main composer and frontman, then.
 
I love PM's Gong but am still a Gong n00b.Can you give me a good Gongzilla recommendation?
 
Either the live album or the East Village sessions. They are a live band.
 
Unfortunately they haven't put anything out with both the Moerlen brothers playing together! Not sure this wopuld be the best, because whenthey played live this was a xylo/vibraphone fest. A little too much if you catch my drift.Sleepy
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 06 2007 at 09:41
Dankjewel/merci bien, Sean, for your recommendations!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 06 2007 at 12:16
Gongzilla is really really Hansford Rowe and Bon Lozaga's band. I can recommend any of their albums. They have this thing about guests, e.g. Holdsworth on the first Suffer, Gary Husband on Thrive (probably the heaviest release), Dave Fuiczynski on East  Village which gives each a different feels although relatively heavy jazz rock is their thing.
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