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The Resume

    (circa 1967- )
    Born in Paris, France
    Members have included (very condensed list): Daevid Allen (guitarist/singer), Gilli Smyth (singer), Pip Pyle (drummer), Steve Hillage (guitarist), Didier Malherbe (saxophonist), Tim Blake (keyboardist), Pierre Moerlen (drummer), Mireille Bauer (percussionist), Laurie Allan (drummer), Miquette Giraudy (singer), Allan Holdsworth (guitarist) and Benoit Moerlen (percussionist)
    Recorded the albums 'Flying Teapot,' 'Angel's Egg,' 'You,' 'Continental Circus,' 'Expresso,' 'Camembert Electrique,' 'Acid Motherhood,' 'A Wingful of Eyes,' 'Zero to Infinity,' and 'Expresso II'

Why they might be annoying:

    Although they are considered a Canterbury band, they were in fact formed in France.
    They changed personnel constantly; by the mid-1970s, no original members were left in the band.
    The sleeve for 'Acid Motherhood' was voted weirdest album cover of all time.
    Allen left the band after claiming that 'wall of force' prevented him from going onstage.
    The band has fragmented into so many offshoots--Planet Gong, New York Gong, Mother Gong, and Pierre Moerlen's Gong--that it is almost impossible to keep track of them.

Why they might not be annoying:

    The band had a sense of humor, rare among 1970s progressive rockers.
    Their albums 'Flying Teapot,' 'Angel's Egg,' and 'You' are part of their 'Radio Gnome' trilogy, which describes the band's mythology.
    The band included female members in key roles.
    Gilli Smyth is a published poet.
    Allen and Smyth eventually returned to Gong.
    Hillage and Giraudy later formed an ambient dance band, System 7.

Credit: Truffle

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Year In Review:

    For 2024, as of last weekly ranking, Out of 1 Votes: 0% Annoying
    In 2022, Out of 1 Votes: 0% Annoying
    In 2021, Out of 10 Votes: 100% Annoying
    In 2020, Out of 5 Votes: 60.0% Annoying
    In 2019, Out of 5 Votes: 80.0% Annoying
    In 2018, Out of 88 Votes: 47.73% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 4 Votes: 0% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 1 Votes: 100% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 10 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 37 Votes: 72.97% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 15 Votes: 66.67% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 13 Votes: 61.54% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 11 Votes: 63.64% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 23 Votes: 65.22% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 97 Votes: 37.11% Annoying