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THE LEAST WE CAN DO IS WAVE TO EACH OTHER

Van Der Graaf Generator

 

Eclectic Prog

4.03 | 663 ratings

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4 stars "The Least We Can Do Is Wave to Each Other" was VdGG's second album, but the first with the classic lineup. David Jackson was now a member, and the band added Nic Potter (who left by 1971) for bass work. And of course, Peter HAMMILL, Hugh Banton, and Guy Evans. This album often shows VdGG at their more mellow side, like "Refugees", and "Out of my Book". "White Hammer" shows the band at their more aggressive side, and I remember the noiser passage of this song startled my cat. "After the Flood" is without the doubt the album's high point. The lyrics have obvious apocalyptic themes. I like the part where you hear this electronic voice yell: "Annihilation!". It sounds very much like a Dalek you hear on the BBC sci-fi series Doctor Who (I could almost imagine it saying, "Extermination", since the Daleks always had the habit of saying "Exterminate"). I wondered if members of VdGG were watching Doctor Who, because of that Dalek like voice included in the song. To me, I find their following two albums, "He to He..." and "Pawn Hearts" to be better albums, but this is still worth having.
Proghead | 4/5 |

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