Of the Progressive Rock stars that came out of England, few embraced the artistic side of the genre as well as Van Der Graaf Generator. At its core, VDDG was the vehicle for Peter Hammill, whose weird introspection translated well into the musical medium with elaborated textures drawn from diverse genres. Certainly distinct, Hammill may have created a distinct brand of Experimental Progressive Rock, but with his successful peers on the outside looking in, there seems to be no real chance for Van Der Graaf Generator.
The Bullet Points:
Country of Origin:
United Kingdom (Manchester, England)
NIHOF’s Favorite Album:
H to He, Who am the Only One (1970)
NIHOF’s Favorite Song:
A Plague of Lighthouse Keepers (From Pawn Hearts, 1971)
Should Van Der Graaf Generator be in the Hall of Fame?
Definitely put them in! - 73.1%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 3.8%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 7.7%