the Van Der Graaf Generator

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Nutter Alert!

myself and a few mates (including someone who will remain nameless, till he 'fess's up!) :innocent: will be there for the Glasgow recital of this reformed combo.

VDGG are probably the first 'Gothic', in the true sense of the word, band. Their leader even recorded this

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which I have still to hear
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James Blast wrote:Nutter Alert!

myself and a few mates (including someone who will remain nameless, till he 'fess's up!) :innocent: will be there for the Glasgow recital of this reformed combo.

VDGG are probably the first 'Gothic', in the true sense of the word band
A bit more info is needed James I think-
Where?
When?
And who the f**k is it'll do for starters.
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Van Der Graaf Generator.

The band, not the charge generating mushroom type thing o.o
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I can't say I've ever heard of them but they certainly sound interesting. Do they have an official website I can check out?
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I'm checking soulseek on them, know them by name but that's about it :lol:
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VDGG
they stopped having a bass player after the first couple of albums, too:(
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James Blast wrote:they stopped having a bass player after the first couple of albums, too :(
Do any other such bands come to mind?
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James Blast wrote:Nutter Alert!

myself and a few mates (including someone who will remain nameless, till he 'fess's up!) :innocent: will be there for the Glasgow recital of this reformed combo.

VDGG are probably the first 'Gothic', in the true sense of the word, band. Their leader even recorded this

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which I have still to hear
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You know my thoughts on the great VDGG already, James :notworthy:
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James Blast wrote:Nutter Alert!

myself and a few mates (including someone who will remain nameless, till he 'fess's up!) :innocent: will be there for the Glasgow recital of this reformed combo.
OK, he means me. I'm not familiar with the band myself but I'm trusting the judgement of a couple of good friends with very good taste - Mr Blast being one of them. :notworthy: The band has been compared to early Genesis, so that's enough to get my attention.
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One of the mighty Lydon's faves too.
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They aren't at all like early Genesis :lol:
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steamhammerdave wrote:They aren't at all like early Genesis :lol:
I think the comparison was more the length of their songs rather than the music itself. :D
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if hes there say Hi to Chris 'judge' smith for me!!!
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resurrecting this one for oor latest convert mh :D
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Oh aye :D :notworthy:

Top notch stuff from Herr Blast once more ;D
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You betcha!

Still utterly amazed that it took some Blast Intervention (tm) to motivate me to check them out further. I'd heard enough to get to the point where I'd normally check out a band, but never got round to it with the mighty VDGG.

So Pawn Hearts is the one, right? And H to He is also mighty fine. But I've also heard good stuff about Godbluff. How does it compare?
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I think a Godbluff DVD could find its way to Dublin, whaddya rekon Master Z? :wink:

Blast Productsâ„¢ there for those awkward Progrock moments
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I've only ever heard "Theme one" but having heard so much about them, I am intrigued.
Recommendation for the VDGG novice would be welcome.
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wild bill buttock wrote:I've only ever heard "Theme one" but having heard so much about them, I am intrigued.
Recommendation for the VDGG novice would be welcome.
I would actually recommend their most recent album 'Present'.
I think you ken the drill aboot 'evaluation copies' Willie. :innocent:
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You'll have to leave that one to Blast, as our resident VDGG-meister. Doing what I did and buying Pawn Hearts, then listening to A Plague of Lighthouse Keepers first - all on the back of a relative handful of tracks - is most certainly not for the fainthearted. If you feel you're up to it, by all means do, but if you're found crawling out of a hedge with bits of foliage in your hair the next morning, screaming "I prophesy disaster!!!" at complete strangers, don't come running to me!!!
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I prophesy disaster...

did you listen to the Glasgow 2005 gig (which I and my most esteemed colleague Andrew S were at) Michael?

That one's a Killer! :twisted:
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Oh aye, quite nice it was too. Wasn't familiar with most of the stuff, but did enjoy the version of Killer.
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