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Van Der Graaf Generator (Official Thread)

Discussion in 'Progressive Rock' started by Sox, Mar 27, 2011.

  1. The Great Duck

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    Good band...I should probably pick up some of their CDs some day...
    Anyway, anyone got any recs for Peter Hammills solo stuff?
     
  2. electric funeral

    electric funeral Just listening music

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    I know all of VDGG's stuff but not a lot of Peter Hammill's releases but give Over from 1977 a chance. It's a very good album. A very personal album after the split with his girlfriend. Further I heard good things of Nadir's Big Chance from 1975. :grinthumb
     
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    I´m a fan :cheers2
     
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    Re: Van Der Graaf Generator

    I like!! :grinthumb
     
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    Just listening to the cd called FIRST GENERATION (Scenes from 1969-1971) which has amongst other tracks on it a number called 'THEME ONE' which i recall got a fair bit of radio airplay in the UK on BBC radio 1 back in 1971 and which i believe the band may have made an appearence performing it onto BBCs TOTP??.
     
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  6. Bonham'ssqueakypedal

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    Hello there. I'm wondering if anyone could please provide me a list of all the members who have played in VDGG(not necessarily full time members). I know the core lineups but would like to see a list all in one place of everyone who has been in the band. Thanks.
     
  7. electric funeral

    electric funeral Just listening music

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    Current

    Peter Hammill – guitar, piano/keyboard and vocals (1967–1978, 2005-present)
    Hugh Banton – organ, bass pedals and bass guitar (1968–1976, 2005-present)
    Guy Evans – drums (1968–1978, 2005-present)


    Former

    Chris Judge Smith – vocals, drums and wind instruments (1967–1968)
    Nick Pearne – organ (1967-1968)
    Keith Ellis – bass guitar (1968-1969; died 1978)
    Nic Potter – bass guitar (1969-1970, 1977–1978)
    David Jackson – saxophone and flute (1969–1977, 1978, 2005-2006)
    Graham Smith – violin (1977–1978)
    Charles Dickie – cello (1978)
     
  8. Bonham'ssqueakypedal

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    Thanks. I suppose I could have done this but I guess I'm lazy.

    I did notice you left out two musicians:

    Jeff Peach(flute on AGM) and Robert Fripp(guitar on H to he..). I know Fripp was never really a member though just like Jon Anderson was never a member of King Crimson.
     
  9. Sweaty

    Sweaty ThE OtHeR rAmOnE

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    There is a new album out, I must get it sometime soon....

    [​IMG]
     
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    VdGG U.S. television debut!!

    On Canvas is an Emmy-award winning music program broadcast to a couple million households in New Jersey, Delaware, and Pennsylvania on the local PBS affiliates. Back in June, they interviewed Peter Hammill and filmed Van der Graaf Generator in concert at the Sellersville Theater in Sellersville, PA. This segment of the show is set to air next week. Airing dates are:

    Thursday, November 29 @ 10pm
    Sunday, December 2 @ 4:30pm
    *also* randomly throughout the weekend on their YArts channel.

    The VdGG episode will also be posted online for fans all over the world to see on Friday, November 30 @ On Canvas | WHYY

    Various promos will air during the week including TV, radio, Youtube and there will also be information on the 'On Canvas' Facebook and Twitter pages.



    Jim Christopulos
    co-author, "Van der Graaf Generator: The Book"
     

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