Wednesday, November 30, 2005
Van Der Graaf- Ship of Fools
The ship left port. The MP3 is gone.
I'm outing myself. Yes, I went through a prog rock phase. Back in the day, I was partial to Genesis, King Crimson, Gong, and even Kansas. Starting in 1976, I began to hear the Sex Pistols, the Ramones and Television. My Kansas t-shirt became a dishrag. But Van Der Graaf Generator still sounded punk as anything. Peter Hammill's sneer cracks me up, and I love how this live release from '78 sounds like they're playing to only a couple dozen worshipful louts. Note: 6:44.