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Songs with Gongs

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by deredordica, Nov 11, 2020.

  1. deredordica

    deredordica Music Freak Thread Starter

    Sonoma County, CA
    Hi y'all, looking for songs with gongs in them. I know there's one on Kiss's Hotter Than Hell but can't remember which one. Also "Sandalphon" by Jefferson Starship, "I Don't Know" by Ozzy Osbourne, and "A Saucerful of Secrets." What else?
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  2. CrawdaddySim1

    CrawdaddySim1 Forum Resident

    Indianapolis, IN

    Jungle Boogie ยท Kool & The Gang
  3. Curveboy

    Curveboy Forum Resident

    New York City
    For KISS it would be the title track, Hotter Than Hell.

    I will throw in Yngwie Malmsteen's I Am A Viking

  4. Whizz Kid

    Whizz Kid Forum Resident

    Last note of Bohemian Rhapsody...
  5. Celebrated Summer

    Celebrated Summer Forum Resident

    Frank Sinatra's "On The Road To Mandalay" from Come Fly With Me ends with a gong.

  6. Celebrated Summer

    Celebrated Summer Forum Resident

    The Merseybeats' cover version of Tony Colton's "I Stand Accused" features Keith Moon on gong. He starts around 2:07. (This song was later done by Elvis Costello.)

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  7. Terrapin Station

    Terrapin Station Forum Resident

    NYC Man
    I couldn't find the original version on youtube, but Zappa's "I'm Stealing the Room" from 200 Motels. Not just lots of (Chinese) gong in it but a ton of cool percussion influenced by both Asian opera and Balinese gamelan music.

  8. Celebrated Summer

    Celebrated Summer Forum Resident

    One more: The Highlights' "Ah So" starts with the sound of a small gong, which also comes up after the drum break. This is from 1958.

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  9. R. Totale

    R. Totale The Voice of Reason

  10. penguinzzz

    penguinzzz Forum Resident

    Charlton, London
    Er.... Pink Floyd / Saucerful of Secrets (you mentioned it but.... always a good excuse to post this)
  11. Uncle Ernie

    Uncle Ernie Forum Resident

    Moody Blues -- Nights in White Satin/Late Lament

  12. rainingdogs

    rainingdogs Pink Moon

    Midnight Rambler by the The Rolling Stones has one during the "middle section" when Mick says "....her in anger, I'm a tippy toe'd..." - that section
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  13. Devin S

    Devin S Just slightly ahead of my time

    Sweet- Keep It In: Very cool tape-flanged gong in reverse, first 30 seconds.
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  14. Juan Hitwonder

    Juan Hitwonder Forum Resident

    Simon Dupree & the Big Sound -- "Kites"

  15. gazzaa2

    gazzaa2 Forum Resident

    Bang a Gong (Get it on) by T-Rex

  16. Keith V

    Keith V Forum Resident

    Jersey City, NJ
  17. Juan Hitwonder

    Juan Hitwonder Forum Resident

    New York Dolls -- "Vietnamese Baby"

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  18. Juan Hitwonder

    Juan Hitwonder Forum Resident

    The Bangles -- "Walk Like an Egyptian"

  19. Jamsterdammer

    Jamsterdammer Forum Resident

    Jonathan Richman & The Modern Lovers - Egyptian Reggae:
  20. Mr.Sean

    Mr.Sean Senior Member

  21. stepeanut

    stepeanut King of the North

    Lots of stuff by the Japanese post-rock band Mono.

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  22. B. Bu Po

    B. Bu Po Senior Member

  23. rockclassics

    rockclassics Forum Resident

    Arkansas, USA
    From a Dry Camel....Dust....starts off with a gong.

  24. side3

    side3 Younger Than Yesterday

    Tulsa, OK
    Queen - Tie Your Mother Down

  25. pbuzby

    pbuzby Forum Resident

    Chicago, IL, US
    The Zappa track "Tink Walks Amok" from The Man From Utopia has gongs (more on the CD remix than the original LP mix, if I recall right). I think Zappa's percussionist Ed Mann later put out a CD of gong sounds.

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