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Old 03-27-2011, 10:59 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Van Der Graaf Generator formed in 1967 in Manchester England, a progressive outfit with a unique style they released their first album in 1969 ..



Peter Hammill - vocals, acoustic guitar Peter Hammill Website
Hugh Banton - piano, organ, percussion, backing vocals
Keith Ellis - bass
Guy Evans - drums, percussion
Jeff Peach - flute
Chris Judge Smith - vocals on "Firebrand"

Albums:

The Aerosol Grey Machine (1969)
The Least We Can Do Is Wave to Each Other (1970)
H to He, Who Am the Only One (1970)
Pawn Hearts (1971)
Godbluff (1975)
Still Life (1976)
World Record (1976)
The Quiet Zone/The Pleasure Dome (1977)
Time Vaults (1982)
Present (2005)
Trisector (2008)
A Grounding in Numbers (2011)
ALT (2012)

The Aerosol Grey
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Old 03-27-2011, 11:01 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I have a lot of their albums...very undervalued among the old prog bands I always thought, I'll be back with a Proper homage to this worthy band later today Sox.
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Mmmm .. I agree I think this is one of Sweaty's favourite bands. I have a couple of albums but after seeing them my respect is now tenfold ,, great stuff LG.
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Used to quite like VDGG, probably still got 3 or 4 old VDGG LP's somewhere (though I had to leave many of them in the US when we moved to live here, so maybe they ended up in a garage sale somewhere in the DC area!) Peter Hammill is one of the more depressing individuals in rock music, him and Leonard Cohen between them accounted for me needing to sit down with a DVD of 'Faulty Towers' to lift my spirits more than just a few times! Preferred PH's sole stuff actually, which was a little lighter and more intimate, but yeah, good band.
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Another band that I will have to add to my "to listen to" list. This list is getting so full, i'm going to have a life time of music to listen to.
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I have Godbluff which is fantastic. I plan on getting more albums in the future.
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I dig early Generator
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Old 03-28-2011, 09:23 AM   #8 (permalink)
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VDGG=gothic prog. Very eclectic band. An aquired taste, at least it was for me many years ago. Both Mk. 1&2 are very good. Godbluff and Pawn Hearts are my two favs. Haven't listened to the band much over the last few years. Here's a couple of my fav tunes:

With Robert Fripp:

The Emperor in His War Room



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VdGG is an awesome band ,Sox

I have H to He Who Am the Only One, Pawn Hearts and Godbluff .All three are great albums but I haven't heard any of the rest of their stuff yet.
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Great authentic band, saw them live a few years ago in Amsterdam's Paradiso and as Sox the respect grew.

Best albums: Pawn Hearts and H to He Who Am the Only One.

Oh, they released a new album called A Grounding In Numbers. Really good, check it out.

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