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Van Der Graaf Generator

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Van Der Graaf Generator: The Least We Can Do Is Wave To Each Other (Charisma)

Review by Richard Williams, Melody Maker, 28 February 1970

THIS IS one of those rare and precious albums which occasionally arrive to knock you flat on your back and make you think really hard, ...

Van Der Graaf... Generating Good Music

Interview by Richard Williams, Melody Maker, 14 March 1970

VAN DER Graaf Generator is a name that will probably be familiar to you, even if their music isn't. Through many trials and tribulations, they've ...

Van Der Graaf Generator, Audience: Royal Festival Hall, London

Live Review by Richard Green, New Musical Express, 6 June 1970


Oh What A Boar!

Report by Roy Hollingworth, Melody Maker, 20 March 1971

SATURDAY morning. The Van der Graaf Generator truck speeds and wobbles along the motorway, northbound. It's a clear day, around lunchtime, and we're beginning to ...

Melody Maker Band Breakdown: Van der Graaf Generator

Report and Interview by Roy Hollingworth, Melody Maker, 1 May 1971

If it's Thursday, it must be Ormskirk. ...

Van der Graaf Generator: Not so much a band, more a meeting place

Special Feature by Roy Hollingworth, Melody Maker, 1 May 1971

THERE'S A Sopwith Camel perched on Peter Hammill's piano, or maybe it's an SE5. I can't see too clearly, because Peter's way down in the ...

Van Der Graaf Generator: The Generator Are Staying Very Content On The Continent

Interview by Keith Altham, Record Mirror, 29 May 1971

PERHAPS THE most obvious band of our times are Van der Graaf Generator who without any publicity hype – hit single or ballyhoo – have ...

This is the Experience of the Van Der Graaf Generator Interview... (Few Have Survived)

Report and Interview by Geoff Barton, Sounds, 17 May 1975

Geoff Barton is one of the few ...

Van Der Graaf Generator: In and Out of The Box

Interview by Andrew Tyler, New Musical Express, 28 June 1975

INTROSPECTION. THAT'S WHY your face is on the floor and you're listening... doo dee dum doo. The French are good at it. French rock crowds ...

Van Der Graaf Generator: Whatever Would Robert Have Said?

Retrospective and Interview by Andy Childs, ZigZag, February 1976

"BAND OF A MILLION YEARS," proclaims the decidedly Teutonic-looking poster that is being used to herald the reincarnation of Van Der Graaf Generator. Quite what ...

Van Der Graaf Generator: Now the immortals are here

Interview by Geoff Barton, Sounds, 8 May 1976

Geoff Barton wanders around Headley Grange and comes across a man saving the life of a fly ...

Van Der Graaf Generator: The Agony and the Ecstasy

Report by Geoff Barton, Sounds, 20 November 1976


Van Der Graaf Generator: Where Are They Now?

Profile by Martin Aston, Q, September 1990

VAN DER GRAAF Generator, one or Britain's vaunted bands from the progressive era known for their unusual sax/organ front line. "Can you try and dig ...

Peter Hammill: Heart Attack Music

Profile and Interview by Nick Hasted, The Independent, 27 June 2004

WHEN PETER HAMMILL collapsed in the street with a sudden heart attack last year, it didn't make the papers. The one-time singer of the group ...

Van Der Graaf Generator: Present

Review by Nick Hasted, Uncut, May 2005

ALTHOUGH CUSTOMARILY associated with prog, Van der Graaf Generator were always a world away from the ridiculous likes of Yes and Jethro Tull. ...

Van Der Graaf Generator: Electric-Convulsive Therapy

Report and Interview by Mike Barnes, MOJO, May 2005

ONE OF THE most intense and extreme groups of the '70s progressive era, Van Der Graaf Generator were ever on the verge of collapse. ...

Van Der Graaf Generator: Royal Festival Hall, London

Live Review by Nick Hasted, The Independent, 10 May 2005

WHEN THE FOUR core members of this almost-forgotten prog-rock band start a gig for the first time in 29 years, a joyous roar bounces round ...

Van Der Graaf Generator: In Prog They Trust

Retrospective and Interview by Robin Eggar, The Sunday Times, 29 May 2005

Van Der Graaf Generator are back – albeit after an excessive pause. Never mind the length, feel the quality, says ROBIN EGGAR. ...

Van der Graaf Generator: LIVE @ Metropolis Studios, London

Film/DVD/TV Review by Archie Patterson, Rock's Backpages, 29 July 2012

OF ALL THE original UK progressive bands, VDGG was perhaps the least pop-conscious of the lot. No matter how out-there most prog bands got, they ...

see also Peter Hammill


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