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Van der Graaf Generator vs Pink Floyd

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    Posted: June 16 2012 at 03:02
I think this is a very interesting paring as both is well known for a sort of harsh sound, and spaced out chaotic jamming/playing, cacophonic and often bizzare but also very beautifull and romantic at times, groovy,  but also melancholic (i would say). I think both band have strong similaritys.

Ummagumma is to me very close to the sound of Van der Graaf, in terms of dissonance and mystesisme, it must have been an influentual album for Hammil (and Fripp) lots of good ideas on that for every composer in the so called eclectic prog scene Wink (i know it is not a scene but hey).

so who is your favourite band the Floyds or the Generators,,,


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Post Options Post Options   Quote someone_else Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 16 2012 at 03:36
Pink Floyd, but Van der Graaf Generator has reached high on my list in recent years.
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Van Der Graaf Generator hands down!
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VdGG
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Van Der Graaf Generator.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote octopus-4 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 16 2012 at 06:42
Comparing what ? Confused
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Daysbetween Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 16 2012 at 06:46
VdGG easily but I do love some Floyd.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Icarium Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 16 2012 at 06:49
Originally posted by octopus-4

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Floyd by miles.
 
VDGG aren't really that highly rated anywhere but on this particular site, but Floyd are absolute legends in the world of prog.
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I like both, but neither is my favourite band. Gotta go with Floyd though, just because of Wish You Were Here. VDGG doesn't have an album as good as that imo.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote yanch Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 16 2012 at 07:28
Pink Floyd. In know VdGG is very popular and well respected, but they just don't do it for me.
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I can't get past Hammills vocals...And musically, its not even close imo opinion....Floyd all the way....

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Post Options Post Options   Quote HolyMoly Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 16 2012 at 08:12
Originally posted by someone_else

Pink Floyd, but Van der Graaf Generator has reached high on my list in recent years.
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VDGG. Floyds are perfect, but Van der Graafs are perfect even more.  
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Pink Floyd by an incalculably huge margin.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote kevin4peace Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 16 2012 at 10:48
Definitely Floyd. I've been getting into VDGG a bit more lately, but they just don't compare with the Floydsters for me.
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Originally posted by prog61

[head-scratching] Come again?

The Floyd. VdGG are not even on my list of favorites. I think I would lose my consciousness listening to the Graaf's wackiness and Hammill's cryptic poetry (as poetry usually is).
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