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Peter Hammill: Fool's Mate

Ron Ross, Phonograph Record, February 1973

WITHIN A DOUBLE-FOLD checkerboard of good natured psychedelia that would make sweet 1967 blush at her staying power, Peter Hammill, late of the morbidly super Van der Graaf Generator, has created the greatest contribution to pretentio-rock since Procol Harum's first burst of arty splendour.

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