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Originally posted by Fox On The Rocks Fox On The Rocks wrote:

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VDGG - Pawn Hearts - Lemmings (including cog)

Broken Heart Quintessential Van Der Graaf Generator. The power and atmosphere of that track is brilliant.
 
I think "A Plague" and "Man-Erg" completely blow it away. Hammill probably put it on the album just to be obtuse!

Big smile Okay I totally agree with you on that! Man Erg might just be my favourite VDGG tune of all time, well that, or The Sleepwalkers. The lyrics and the drama of the song really made an impression on me the first time I ever heard it. I've been hooked on VDGG ever since.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote snowsnow Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 17 2012 at 02:37
Originally posted by Fox On The Rocks Fox On The Rocks wrote:

Originally posted by snowsnow snowsnow wrote:

Originally posted by Fox On The Rocks Fox On The Rocks wrote:

Originally posted by snowsnow snowsnow wrote:

VDGG - Pawn Hearts - Lemmings (including cog)

Broken Heart Quintessential Van Der Graaf Generator. The power and atmosphere of that track is brilliant.
 
I think "A Plague" and "Man-Erg" completely blow it away. Hammill probably put it on the album just to be obtuse!

Big smile Okay I totally agree with you on that! Man Erg might just be my favourite VDGG tune of all time, well that, or The Sleepwalkers. The lyrics and the drama of the song really made an impression on me the first time I ever heard it. I've been hooked on VDGG ever since.
 
Yes I was the same - Man-Erg along with Refugees, Afterwards, Boat of million years were the first songs that got me into VDGG/Hammill - from a Charisma compilation. Then along came A Plague of lighthouse keepers and I was hooked!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote HolyMoly Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 17 2012 at 12:32
A Plague of Lighthouse Keepers has never really held my attention for some reason... but I love Lemmings and Man-Erg, those are two of my favorite VdGG songs.(note: I'm just replying to the posts above, I'm not claiming it "ruins" the "otherwise perfect" Pawn Hearts.  It doesn't ruin it, and it's not perfect)


Edited by HolyMoly - April 17 2012 at 12:33
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Yeah, I love A Plague and it's definitely in my top 5 for VDGG, but it doesn't grab my full attention a lot of the times, as well. It's one of those songs I like to listen to in a darkened room, really. The We Go Now section is brilliant with the grand piano and the thoughtful, emotional lyrics.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Meddle71 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 22 2012 at 16:36
Not that long ago I would have said "Seamus" from Pink Floyd's Meddle, but I've listened to that album so many times it's just not the same with out it. :/
I still don't like "Alan's Psychadelic Breakfast" from Atom Heart Mother though.
 
Also, the first half of "Nocturnal Conspiracy" on Haken's Visions. I love every single other thing those guys do, but I just can not get into the first chunk of that song.
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Found another one:

"Who Are You' - Black Sabbath - Sabbath Bloody Sabbath

Had they come up with slightly better lyrics and/or used a guitar for the main riff, it wouldn't be too bad. As it is, the synths make it sound like a guy fumbling around the theme from Inspector Gadget.
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Rush - Rivendell. More or less auto-skip whenever I play Fly By Night.
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I love that one.
Coldness doth get away with the badness.
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Tears-2112  
I think I'm going Bald-Caress of Steel
Still you turn me on-Brain Salad Surgery
The entire B-side to Tarkus
Your Ownn Special Way-Wind and Wuthering


Oh lol and any song other than "The Brazilian" on Invisible Touch. :P
  
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I love Side 2 of Tarkus.

Edited by Snow Dog - April 30 2012 at 09:12
Coldness doth get away with the badness.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote ExittheLemming Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 30 2012 at 09:44
Originally posted by Snow Dog Snow Dog wrote:

I love Side 2 of Tarkus.


So do I and think Bitches Crystal, the Only Way, Infinite Space and Time and a Place are on a par with side one.

BUT

Jeremy Bender is slight whimsy and Are You Ready Eddy? sucks (if only the answer had been No!)
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Snow Dog Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 30 2012 at 09:52
Originally posted by ExittheLemming ExittheLemming wrote:

Originally posted by Snow Dog Snow Dog wrote:

I love Side 2 of Tarkus.


So do I and think Bitches Crystal, the Only Way, Infinite Space and Time and a Place are on a par with side one.

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Jeremy Bender is slight whimsy and Are You Ready Eddy? sucks (if only the answer had been No!)

Jeremy Bender was one of my favourites back in the day and Are You Ready Eddy is ELP in awesome loose playing mode. Great piano. It's what i liked about them. This variation. Got me into all sorts of different music.
Coldness doth get away with the badness.
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^One man's awesome loose playing mode is another's drunken jam but yeah, the amount of variety in ELP is staggeringWink
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Originally posted by ExittheLemming ExittheLemming wrote:

^One man's awesome loose playing mode is another's drunken jam but yeah, the amount of variety in ELP is staggeringWink


Yep, that's probably why they had such a huge following in their day. There was something to love for everybody.
They would've been extremly boring with only Keith's keyboard meanderings or Greg's ever so lovely ballads.
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Originally posted by ColonelClaypool ColonelClaypool wrote:

Rush - Rivendell. More or less auto-skip whenever I play Fly By Night.
 
Thats interesting I acctually consider Rivendell one of Rush's greatest songs. I honestly think Fly by Night could do without Best I Can and In the End but hey that just my opinion and I respect yours.Smile
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Originally posted by Cygnus567 Cygnus567 wrote:

Tears-2112  
I think I'm going Bald-Caress of Steel
Still you turn me on-Brain Salad Surgery
The entire B-side to Tarkus
Your Ownn Special Way-Wind and Wuthering


Oh lol and any song other than "The Brazilian" on Invisible Touch. :P
  
 
Haha thats funny I acctually dont mind "Going Bald" and I think im one of the few people who likes it better that "Lakeside Park" Tongue
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Originally posted by bytor2112 bytor2112 wrote:

Originally posted by Cygnus567 Cygnus567 wrote:

Tears-2112  
I think I'm going Bald-Caress of Steel
Still you turn me on-Brain Salad Surgery
The entire B-side to Tarkus
Your Ownn Special Way-Wind and Wuthering


Oh lol and any song other than "The Brazilian" on Invisible Touch. :P
  
 
Haha thats funny I acctually dont mind "Going Bald" and I think im one of the few people who likes it better that "Lakeside Park" Tongue
 
I also like it more than Lakeside Park Smile
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Arghhh!  In The End...my all-time fave Rush track...but as u say...everyones entitle to his/her opinionApprove
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Originally posted by DaveyByTheSea DaveyByTheSea wrote:

Arghhh!  In The End...my all-time fave Rush track...but as u say...everyones entitle to his/her opinionApprove

No he isn't. In The End is obviously a brilliant classic Rush track.
Coldness doth get away with the badness.
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Just remembered another one, how about The Queen from GG's debut?
Never understood why it's there, totally useless for me.
Maybe if they would give it their own twist or interpertation than it would have been better.
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