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"
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)
Still Life (1976)
World Record (1976)
The Quiet Zone/The Pleasure Dome (1977)
Time Vaults (1982)
A Grounding in Numbers (2011)
The Aerosol Grey
Last edited by Magic; 05-26-2012 at 05:14 PM.
Reason: added links & albums, fixed all vids
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.
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: