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Van Der Graaf Generator - Pawn Hearts CD (album) cover


Van Der Graaf Generator


Eclectic Prog

4.42 | 1962 ratings

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Big Jim
5 stars I grew up in a great area for rock music.Seattle had two great radio stations KISW and KZOK both played great hard rock and yes Viginia prog is hard rock.Saddly however most of the Prog we got was the mainstream stuff like Yes,Pink Floyd,Rush,Kansas,Styx ELP and Jethro Tull.These bands are great but bands like VDGG,Gental Giant,Nektar and Gaberial era Genesis where not played.I never heard VDGG until I read a great review of Pawn Hearts in progression magizine in 2004.The review said this was one of the greatest prog albums in history so of course I had to have it.I paid nearly forty dollars of a Japanese import over the internet.Ouch!The thin that strikes me the most is the fact that even without a strong guitar this album rocks.What makes VDGG unique is the anger.With the possible exception of Animals and The Wall by Pink Floyd no other prog as angery as VDGG and Pawnhearts is no exception.A Plauge of Lighthouse Keepers is a alltime classic.Lemmings is very dark and angery.The light and dard elements are brilliant and very unpredictable.This album had to concidered one of the best rock albums of all time.too bad these albums wernt released in the USA until 2007.
Big Jim | 5/5 |


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