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Topic: 1970 Van Der Graaf Generator Songs
Posted By: The.Crimson.King
Subject: 1970 Van Der Graaf Generator Songs
Date Posted: May 07 2013 at 13:44
In 1970, Van Der Graaf Generator took their place at the forefront of a new style called Prog Rock.  Which of these songs from their 1970 albums, "The Least We Can Do is Wave to Each Other" and "H to He, Who Am the Only One" are your favorites?

This is a multiple vote poll, so be sure to vote for all your favorites.


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Posted By: Dayvenkirq
Date Posted: May 07 2013 at 13:57
"Lost".

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Posted By: Wanorak
Date Posted: May 07 2013 at 16:09
After the Flood, followed by Darkness and White Hammer.

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Posted By: Triceratopsoil
Date Posted: May 07 2013 at 16:11
After the Flood is awesome

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Posted By: Earthmover
Date Posted: May 07 2013 at 16:14
Originally posted by Dayvenkirq

"Lost".


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Posted By: The Bearded Bard
Date Posted: May 07 2013 at 16:40
West is Mike and Susie;
West is Mike and Susie;
West is where I love,
West is refugees' home.


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Posted By: MFP
Date Posted: May 07 2013 at 16:52
Tough one.....

The Emporer in his War Room this time.


Posted By: Earthmover
Date Posted: May 07 2013 at 17:34
Originally posted by mister nobody

Originally posted by Dayvenkirq

"Lost".
Since it's multiple vote:
1. Lost
2. House with no Door
3. Refugees


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Posted By: Dayvenkirq
Date Posted: May 07 2013 at 17:37
^ Crap, I didn't read the OP in its entirety again. ... But then again, methinks, so did a few other people ... but I may be wrong. Ermm

1. "Lost"
2. "The Emperor in his War Room"
(3. Would have been "Killer" has it not been for the lyrical amateur hour on Pete's part.)


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Posted By: The.Crimson.King
Date Posted: May 07 2013 at 17:41
Originally posted by Dayvenkirq

^ Crap, I didn't read the OP in its entirety again. ... But then again, methinks, so did a few other people ... but I may be wrong. Ermm

1. "Lost"
2. "The Emperor in his War Room"
(3. Would have been "Killer" has it not been for the lyrical amateur hour on Pete's part.)

I always make sure to write:  "This is a multiple vote poll so choose all your favorites" or something so people don't just vote for #1  Wink


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Posted By: sleeper
Date Posted: May 07 2013 at 17:45
Top 3 would be White Hammer, followed by Darkness (11/11) and Pioneers Over C.

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Posted By: Triceratopsoil
Date Posted: May 07 2013 at 17:45
Oh, I didn't notice multiple vote either.  Added votes for Emperor in his War Room and Darkness

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Posted By: The.Crimson.King
Date Posted: May 07 2013 at 17:46
A drummer I was in a prog band with back in '78 knew I was a Fripp-nut so he turned me onto "The Emporer in his War Room".  From that time VDGG has been one of my fave bands.

For this poll it's easier to list what songs I didn't vote for:  Out of My Book & Killer


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Posted By: Earthmover
Date Posted: May 07 2013 at 18:03
Originally posted by The.Crimson.King

A drummer I was in a prog band with back in '78 knew I was a Fripp-nut so he turned me onto "The Emporer in his War Room".  From that time VDGG has been one of my fave bands.

For this poll it's easier to list what songs I didn't vote for:  Out of My Book & Killer
I absolutely love Out of My Book - my 3rd favorite on the album, right behind Darkness and Refugees.


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Posted By: The.Crimson.King
Date Posted: May 07 2013 at 18:13
Originally posted by mister nobody

Originally posted by The.Crimson.King

A drummer I was in a prog band with back in '78 knew I was a Fripp-nut so he turned me onto "The Emporer in his War Room".  From that time VDGG has been one of my fave bands.

For this poll it's easier to list what songs I didn't vote for:  Out of My Book & Killer
I absolutely love Out of My Book - my 3rd favorite on the album, right behind Darkness and Refugees.

I like "Out of My Book" and "Killers" a lot but I couldn't vote for everything LOL


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Posted By: Dellinger
Date Posted: May 07 2013 at 22:10
There are many I like there, but the one I like most is Darkness. Really awsome and emotional song.


Posted By: Eria Tarka
Date Posted: May 07 2013 at 22:21
Emperor, probably my favorite VDGG track next to Arrow

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Posted By: tarkus1980
Date Posted: May 07 2013 at 22:35
Best track: "Killer"

Best vocal performance (ever): "Lost"


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Posted By: tarkus1980
Date Posted: May 07 2013 at 22:36
Also, I hate "White Hammer" with a white-hot intensity. "Whatever Would Robert Have Said" seems pretty bad to me too.

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Posted By: Man With Hat
Date Posted: May 07 2013 at 23:11
Lost

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Posted By: antonyus
Date Posted: May 08 2013 at 00:23
The Emporer in his War Room


Posted By: someone_else
Date Posted: May 08 2013 at 03:10
The Emperor in His War Room and Pioneers over c.

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Posted By: Barbu
Date Posted: May 08 2013 at 07:38
Refugees/Hammer/Killer/House

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Posted By: Earendil
Date Posted: May 08 2013 at 11:30
Lost and then House With No Door

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Posted By: bucka001
Date Posted: May 11 2013 at 23:32
Voted for Darkness. Not that it matters, but The Least was recorded in '69 (although it was released in '70).



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Posted By: refugee
Date Posted: May 12 2013 at 15:33
Originally posted by The.Crimson.King

This is a multiple vote poll, so be sure to vote for all your favorites.

Thank you! Otherwise I couldn’t have voted at all. I chose six songs: Darkness, Refugees, After the Flood, House With No Door, Lost and Pioneers.


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Posted By: Svetonio
Date Posted: May 13 2013 at 01:42
Darkness


Posted By: ole-the-first
Date Posted: May 13 2013 at 10:43
House with no Door

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Posted By: King of Loss
Date Posted: May 13 2013 at 10:47
So tough to vote..Confused They're all good!

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Posted By: Dayvenkirq
Date Posted: May 13 2013 at 11:13
^ Multiple vote, man.

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Posted By: Neo-Romantic
Date Posted: May 14 2013 at 02:13

Absolute favorite from this list: House with No Door

Others that got a vote: Lost, Killer, Pioneers Over C (in order of preference)



Posted By: Moogtron III
Date Posted: May 14 2013 at 02:27
Darkness, House With No Door, The Emperor In His War Room and Lost.



Posted By: Cthulhu42
Date Posted: May 14 2013 at 09:00
I've only gotten into VdGG very recently, so I sadly haven't heard The Least We Can Do...  quite yet.

Out of the H to He songs, my favourites are probably Killer and Pioneers Over C, although every track on the album is quite good.


Posted By: King Manuel
Date Posted: May 15 2013 at 13:08
Death in the sea, death in the sea,
Somebody please come and help me,
Come and help me
Fishes can't fly, fishes can't fly,
Fishes can't and neither can I, neither can I


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Posted By: TGM: Orb
Date Posted: May 15 2013 at 14:33
Might give After the Flood and the vocal bits of White Hammer a miss. The rest is brilliant.


Posted By: AtomicCrimsonRush
Date Posted: May 16 2013 at 08:26
Votes in for KIller, Darkness, and Pioneers Over C

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Posted By: Dayvenkirq
Date Posted: August 16 2013 at 11:36
Originally posted by Dayvenkirq

1. "Lost"
2. "The Emperor in his War Room"
(3. Would have been "Killer" has it not been for the lyrical amateur hour on Pete's part.)

Let's add "Darkness", "Refugees", and "White Hammer" to it. Awesome tracks.


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"People tell you life is short. ... No, it's not. Life is long. Especially if you make the wrong decisions." - Chris Rock


Posted By: The.Crimson.King
Date Posted: August 16 2013 at 12:50
Originally posted by Dayvenkirq

Originally posted by Dayvenkirq

1. "Lost"
2. "The Emperor in his War Room"
(3. Would have been "Killer" has it not been for the lyrical amateur hour on Pete's part.)

Let's add "Darkness", "Refugees", and "White Hammer" to it. Awesome tracks.

Great additional choices.  This was originally side 1 of the vinyl and blew me away the first time I heard it.


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Posted By: bloodnarfer
Date Posted: August 16 2013 at 12:56
1. Emperor
2. Darkness
3. Killer
4. Lost
5. Refugees
6. House with no Door
7. After the Flood

ok... I have too many choices good thing I can't vote yet Wink


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Posted By: TheGazzardian
Date Posted: August 16 2013 at 13:01
Pioneers over C is the winner here. Sent some votes the way of Darkness (11/11), After the Flood, and Killer as well.

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Posted By: Tom Ozric
Date Posted: August 16 2013 at 19:52
Originally posted by The.Crimson.King

Originally posted by Dayvenkirq

Originally posted by Dayvenkirq

1. "Lost"
2. "The Emperor in his War Room"
(3. Would have been "Killer" has it not been for the lyrical amateur hour on Pete's part.)

Let's add "Darkness", "Refugees", and "White Hammer" to it. Awesome tracks.

Great additional choices.  This was originally side 1 of the vinyl and blew me away the first time I heard it.
why not add 'Whatever Would Robert....' ,  'Out Of My Book' and 'After The Flood' for an absolute PERFECT list LOL.
Whilst on the subject, there are 2 versions of 'Refugees'.  My 'Least We Can Do....' LP features a longer version, whilst the single version on subsequent pressings is a 'lesser' version, in that it is about a minute shorter and somewhat 'polished'.  Opinions ??


Posted By: Barbu
Date Posted: August 16 2013 at 20:01
Originally posted by Tom Ozric

Whilst on the subject, there are 2 versions of 'Refugees'.  My 'Least We Can Do....' LP features a longer version, whilst the single version on subsequent pressings is a 'lesser' version, in that it is about a minute shorter and somewhat 'polished'.  Opinions ??

Never liked the single version. There's only one Refugees.

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Posted By: Tom Ozric
Date Posted: August 16 2013 at 20:15
Originally posted by Barbu

Originally posted by Tom Ozric

Whilst on the subject, there are 2 versions of 'Refugees'.  My 'Least We Can Do....' LP features a longer version, whilst the single version on subsequent pressings is a 'lesser' version, in that it is about a minute shorter and somewhat 'polished'.  Opinions ??

Never liked the single version. There's only one Refugees.
Thumbs Up


Posted By: Dayvenkirq
Date Posted: August 16 2013 at 20:36
Originally posted by Barbu

Originally posted by Tom Ozric

Whilst on the subject, there are 2 versions of 'Refugees'.  My 'Least We Can Do....' LP features a longer version, whilst the single version on subsequent pressings is a 'lesser' version, in that it is about a minute shorter and somewhat 'polished'.  Opinions ??

Never liked the single version. There's only one Refugees.
What Barbu said.

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Posted By: Horizons
Date Posted: August 16 2013 at 21:41
I can't believe i haven't posted here yet, totally thought i was on page one. Embarrassed

I voted for Emperor iIn His War Room, it's a favorite of mine. I love the quiet beginning section. Just a classic of theirs in my eyes. Though VdGG's early era is probably my favorite collection of albums from a single band. 


Posted By: The.Crimson.King
Date Posted: August 17 2013 at 01:18
Originally posted by Horizons

I can't believe i haven't posted here yet, totally thought i was on page one. Embarrassed

I voted for Emperor iIn His War Room, it's a favorite of mine. I love the quiet beginning section. Just a classic of theirs in my eyes. Though VdGG's early era is probably my favorite collection of albums from a single band. 

A friend knew I was a King Crimson/Fripp maniac and played me Emporer...it was the 1st VDGG song I ever heard and I was instantly hooked.  I love all the VDGG 70's albums, but the early albums remain my favourites to this day.


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Posted By: ole-the-first
Date Posted: August 17 2013 at 03:01

White Hammer
Killer
House with no Door (this one is my very fav from this era)


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