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Poll Question: Your favourite guitarist who at one time played with Gong?
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    Posted: February 09 2011 at 00:09
Two brilliant guitarists who at one time played in Gong, Steve Hillage and Allan Holdsworth. Both great musicians and very innovative on many different levels. Your favourite of the two?
 
 
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I know both, but I haven't listen to Gong yet, so I won't vote
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Steve Hillage is one of my favorite guitarists that played with anyone.  Though I do very much like Holdsworth and listen to many of his projects.
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Steve is amazing, Holdsworth less so to me (though still awesome).  
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Post Options Post Options   Quote akaBona Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 09 2011 at 01:07
Originally posted by himtroy

Steve Hillage is one of my favorite guitarists that played with anyone.  Though I do very much like Holdsworth and listen to many of his projects.


Same here.
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It´s simple!Wink
 
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Allan Holdsworth is technically a far better guitarist, but I find some of his stuff lacking in feel, whereas Steve's playing is beautiful and emotional - So Steve every time for me!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote jean-marie Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 09 2011 at 04:39
can't realy vote , both are great but different, for intance i love equaly gazeuse and you, thought i think steve played his best through his solo works from fish to green
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Steve Hillage isn't bad (I really like FISH RISING) but he can't hold a candle to Holdsworth, who is completely sui generis. Apart from Gong, he has triumphed with Soft Machine, Bruford, U.K. and on numerous solo albums. It's true that Hillage, at his best, had passion, and a few original ideas, but if you compare his overall achievement with Holdsworth's there's simply no comparison.

N.B. If you wanted to restrict your poll to their achievement with Gong alone, I still prefer Holdsworth, since GAZEUSE features by far the most musicianly, melodious and mellifluous guitar-playing to be found on any Gong album. Banana nirvana manana!
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Originally posted by fuxi

Steve Hillage isn't bad (I really like FISH RISING) but he can't hold a candle to Holdsworth, who is completely sui generis. Apart from Gong, he has triumphed with Soft Machine, Bruford, U.K. and on numerous solo albums. It's true that Hillage, at his best, had passion, and a few original ideas, but if you compare his overall achievement with Holdsworth's there's simply no comparison.

N.B. If you wanted to restrict your poll to their achievement with Gong alone, I still prefer Holdsworth, since GAZEUSE features by far the most musicianly, melodious and mellifluous guitar-playing to be found on any Gong album. Banana nirvana manana!

My sentiments exactly.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote kawkaw123 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 09 2011 at 07:10
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With Gong: Hillage
Outside Gong: Holdsworth
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Post Options Post Options   Quote cannon Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 09 2011 at 10:07
Originally posted by iluvmarillion

Originally posted by fuxi

Steve Hillage isn't bad (I really like FISH RISING) but he can't hold a candle to Holdsworth, who is completely sui generis. Apart from Gong, he has triumphed with Soft Machine, Bruford, U.K. and on numerous solo albums. It's true that Hillage, at his best, had passion, and a few original ideas, but if you compare his overall achievement with Holdsworth's there's simply no comparison.

N.B. If you wanted to restrict your poll to their achievement with Gong alone, I still prefer Holdsworth, since GAZEUSE features by far the most musicianly, melodious and mellifluous guitar-playing to be found on any Gong album. Banana nirvana manana!

My sentiments exactly.
 
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Prog Geo Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 09 2011 at 10:16
Steve Hillage was more suitable with Gong than Holdsworth.
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Originally posted by Prog Geo

Steve Hillage was more suitable with Gong than Holdsworth.


Daevid Allen's Gong was collapsing all around him, almost as soon as Hillage joined the band!
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Of course.For me the best works of Gong is with Hillage-Allen.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Gandalff Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 09 2011 at 11:30
Wait! Where is appearing Holdsworth as a guitarist in Gong? I didn´t find him anywhere.Confused
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He's on the albums Gazeuse and Expresso II
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Hillage all the way!  Trippy works by both of them though...

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alan plays a few tracks on the album time is the keyWink
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