Rock & Pop Van Der Graaf Generator

chadders

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The sound's poor, but who cares..... Jaxon double handling alto & tenor, maniacal Hammill, Bantons sepulchral organ sound, and Evans' unusual sense of metre. Not to everyones taste, but they will always be my all time favourite beat combo.

 
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Jules

Formerly known as "nachoman"
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brighton by the sea
Splendid stuff. Peter Hamill's voice never ceases to amaze me- that combination of a quite well-spoken Englishness veering into something incredibly powerful and primal (His "silent corner and the empty stage" album is one of my all time fave discs- 'sometimes its very scary here, sometimes its very sad...' sends a shiver down the spine ever time I hear that, almost whispered, intro).
A Great band- the meeting point of the Catholic Mass, Philip K Dick, Roland Kirk, & 1960s mod club jazz... pure genius.
 

Bobby G

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Wonderful Welwyn Garden City, Herts
Ahh, memories of every VdGG gig I ever went to, mostly back in the 70's - visiting European students shouting out for "Keee-leeerrrr" and Hammil's constant refusal to play it, albeit good-natured. Unlike Roy Harper's refusal to play 'White Man' ever again.

I still love this band a lot, even though Jaxon has left/been ejected. Childlike Faith in Childhood's End my all-time top tune.
 
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