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Van Der Graaf Generator


Eclectic Prog

3.28 | 622 ratings

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4 stars VdGG debut album, and compered to tiher other work pretty lame album, PH havent yet found his voice and sings very ordinary no screams or the typical PH singing style on this one he sounds very nice and beatiful tough, but most of the songs are a bit to long and pretty boring. Its not a bad album but by VdGG standrads its nothing special it lacks action and energy that the other albums have most of the songs are ballads or soft songs, my favorite is the opener Afterwards with very beautiful singing and a good organ riff. The 3 following songs are all boring and unmemorable, the short "Aerosol Grey Machine" is fun and too me its a bit wierd to hear Hammill sing thos lyrics, Aquarians and octopus are both nice but to long, and the remastered version on "H to he.." have a live in the studio verion of Octopus wich blow this verion away in every way, there are some song here i dont got on my album´the last 2, my album ends with necromancer īts the song on th album wich sounds most like the the band they whuld become with thiere next reales and its one of the best on the album. Ferret & Featherbird there is a much beter verion of this song on the PH solo album"In camera" and the same with People You Were Going To wich have a superior version on the Nadirs big chanse album i gues PH wasent happy with the version of thos songs on this album and desided to remake em wich was a good idea becaus both songs are good. Well this is a good but absolutly not essential debut, start with "The least we can do is weave to eachoters" is my suestion, for me its the real first vdgg album. 3 stars anyway its still Vdgg and Hammill so ofc its good. Meby its the album for people who think that vdgg is to raw on thiere later album shuld give this a try.
Zargus | 4/5 |


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