Honesty time..... I was never a great fan of either band.
Gong were a bit like Sweet smoke, not musically, but in the fact that they were very much an international hippy band.
Many members were French and they were formed in France, but Daevid Allen was an Aussie and Steve Hillage a Brit.
I Liked their "Shamal" album, after Daevid Allen left, but it was a change of style and more Mahavishnu,Chick Corea, Jeff Beck, Upp etc than Gong.
I never liked Magma...... sorry mate....
So, three French Rock posts from me tonight.
Firstly,the title track from Gong's "Shamal" album.
This is when I first discovered French Rock even existed.
1970, I was 13 years old, on holiday in France, staying at a friends house and the French version of "Top of the Pops" ( a Pop Music Chart Show)comes on the TV.
All boring French ballads for me at the time ( I like some of them now) and this was number one!!!!
It blew me away.....
Triangle avec "Peut etre demain"
But when it comes to French Rock, Ange are my all time favourite band.
This is them doing their version of the Jaques Brel classic "C'est Gens La".....
This is the Ange post I tried to post in ny previous post .
The song is Jaques Brel's "C'est Gens La".