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Van Der Graaf Generator


Eclectic Prog

3.28 | 622 ratings

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3 stars the VDGG debut album (which was really recorded as a Peter Hammill solo album) gives a look at the roots of this great hard-prog band, which appear to be a leftover from the psychedelic years (like a lot of other prog bands). it does have some long pieces in it (aquarian, octopus) and it is good music basically, but it's best as being a backbone at the evolving of VDGG, seeing the following album and it's successors. I personally baught it as the first record of VDGG along with "the least we can do is wave to each other", and although I think these weren't smart choices to begin with, they didn't ruin the band for me. my favourite track from this one is "necromancer" which tells the tales of the magicman in the forest, and you can already hear Hammill's special voice and pronounciation of the lyrics. as I don't like reissues/remastered with bonus track (since I like the format of a regular original album) I was lucky to get it without the bonus tracks, so I don't know the bonus tracks on the album.
bobo | 3/5 |


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