Sunday, April 02, 2006

Turn On The Generator

Though generally classified as progressive rock, Van Der Graaf Generator's intense and dramatic music is hardly comparable with anything else. It has always been a vehicle for the visions of the singer-poet-philosopher Peter Hammill, but the other musicians, that he met at the Manchester's university, gave an essential contribution to create such a unique sound, able to sound the depth of the human soul and his anguishes. The gloomy Huch Banton's keyboards, the wild Nick Evans' drumming and the howls of David Jackson's saxophones (a man able to blow on two horns at the same time) are responsible for the powerful version of Theme One played on the first video. This peformance had been broadcasted for Belgian TV on early 1972, and it can be seen also on DVD.
A Plague Of Lighthouse-Keepers, the suite included on side two of the memorable Pawn Hearts album, is probably the peak of their art, an impressive tune on which tension grows in an apocalyptic atmosphere.
This same line-up reformed in the past year for a double CD and a tour that didn't disappoint old and new fans, expecially here in Italy where VDGG had been incredibly popular in the seventies and still has many followers.

Van Der Graaf Generator - Theme One (1972)
Van Der Graaf Generator - A Plague Of Lighthouse-Keepers (1972)


The second video has been uploaded on Megaupload, because the size exceeded the 100 Mb limit imposed by Rapidshare.

See you soon



Anonymous Anonymous said...

Realizo um estudo acadêmico sobre as influências do grupo Mutantes. Tenho vários vídeos. O único que não consegui baixar foi o "2001", que não se encontra mais disponível no formato Free do RapidShare. Se possível, me mande este vídeo por e-mail. Vou ficar muito agradecido.

4/03/2006 3:13 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


"This file is encrypted with a different password"

What am I doing wrong?

4/03/2006 8:03 PM  
Blogger Mirco said...

I did "copy and paste" with the blog's URL as it appears on the adress bar:
Try to do the same...

4/03/2006 9:22 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great video from VDGG!

4/06/2006 11:38 PM  
Blogger yhancik said...

mh, now it says that Theme One takes 0Kb :

"You have requested the file (0 KB). This file has been downloaded 142 times already."

uho :/

4/30/2006 11:26 PM  
Blogger Mirco said...

Open that 0 KB file and you'll know what to do...

9/14/2006 6:02 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE reupload the VDGG videos!!!

7/26/2007 12:24 AM  

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