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Poll Question: VDGG Godbluff or Gentle Giant Free Hand?
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote DeadSouls Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 16 2018 at 09:27
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Freedom is slavery.

Ignorance is strength.”

― George Orwell, Nineteen Eighty-Four



"Ignorance and Prejudice and Fear walk Hand in Hand"- Neil Peart



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what actually surprises me is that no-one considers the voice of Derek Shulman to be annoying. after all the years of having listened to both bands I still am sometimes annoyed by his vocals.

Peter Hammill's voice was quite a shock to me at first (hearing "Pawn Hearts" for the very fist time at the age of 3 in 1972 is one of my first childhood memories; my parents had bought the album), but I quickly got used to it simply because I grew up with it


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Saperlipopette! Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 22 2018 at 07:46
Originally posted by BaldJean BaldJean wrote:

what actually surprises me is that no-one considers the voice of Derek Shulman to be annoying. after all the years of having listened to both bands I still am sometimes annoyed by his vocals.
Same here. Derek's somewhat cold, hard vocals are part of why I rarely listen to most later GG-albums. Post Octopus/Phil Shulman there's very little left of the warmth and playfulness that makes Acquiring the Taste such a delight.  

Sometimes I'm not in the mood for Peter Hammill but I do love his voice. On Still Life its a little too often too much on the gruffy side for me too fully appreciate the whole album. 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote tempest_77 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 22 2018 at 09:23
This was probably one of the most difficult polls ever. I love both. Voted for Godbluff but could have easily gone with Free Hand.
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Originally posted by BaldJean BaldJean wrote:

what actually surprises me is that no-one considers the voice of Derek Shulman to be annoying.
I do a little bit.
Originally posted by BaldJean BaldJean wrote:

Peter Hammill's voice was quite a shock to me at first
 
I've always liked Peter Hammill's voice, though I was 17 when I first heard it. I don't understand why so many people here don't like it.
 
 
 
 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Rednight Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 22 2018 at 09:29
Peter Hammill=Perfect Prog
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Originally posted by I prophesy disaster I prophesy disaster wrote:

Originally posted by BaldJean BaldJean wrote:

what actually surprises me is that no-one considers the voice of Derek Shulman to be annoying.
I do a little bit.
Originally posted by BaldJean BaldJean wrote:

Peter Hammill's voice was quite a shock to me at first
 
I've always liked Peter Hammill's voice, though I was 17 when I first heard it. I don't understand why so many people here don't like it.

as I said, I was 3 years old when I first heard "Pawn Hearts", and I had only heard a voice like that when my dad was angry


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Barbu Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 22 2018 at 11:05

I do understand why so many people here don't like Hammill's voice and singing style.

Derek's voice and singing style is just perfect for the harder-rocking Giant songs.

And speaking of childhood memories: I was three and a half year old the first time I deeply fell in love. There was this girl on the huge sreen at the drive-in, her name was Leia.

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Originally posted by dr wu23 dr wu23 wrote:

GG.......but  mostly because Hamill's voice has always annoyed me.

Definitely GG and definitely because of Hammill's voice.
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If I could vote, I'd go for Godbluff. Because of Hammill's voice.


Edited by austrianprogfan - July 05 2018 at 08:24
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Originally posted by austrianprogfan austrianprogfan wrote:

If I could vote, I'd go for Godbluff. Because of Hammill's voice.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Boojieboy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 16 2018 at 13:46
Originally Free Hand, but over the years, Godbluff has pulled ahead (to me). I still like both about the same. But I drift to GG's "positive energy" more than VDGG's "darkness and angst".

Edited by Boojieboy - July 16 2018 at 13:48
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They're both great but I have a soft spot for Free Hand.
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