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Van Der Graaf Generator


Eclectic Prog

3.82 | 279 ratings

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5 stars unlike previous reviewers i bought this album when it first came out and absolutely love it. from the opening sparse claps of the audience to hammills muted electrified les paul clicks- he launches into ship of fools. wait for the bass of nic potter (i am a great admirer of chris squire but what a sound !). the stand out track is the reinterpretation of still life with the haunting violin of graham smith hovering over the most" depressing view of life" lyrics you have ever heard.and then crash the whole band comes in and ROCKS with one hell of a riff. if you want music to invoke reaction try playing this with some friends and a few beers. i once emptied the whole 6th form common room when i played this at school in 1978. overall a metalic sheen with pumping bass and very atmospheric violin(plus jackson on sax from side 2 onwards. brilliance from peter h.and the band
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