Click on the link here for Audio Player: Van Der Graaf Generator – In Session – 1970
One of the most influential bands of the early 70’s Progressive Movement was Van der Graaf Generator. Virtually unknown in the U.S., save for pockets of intense collectors scattered around the country, Van der Graaf were biggest in Europe and huge in Italy, where they toured often and where a whole generation of Italian bands sprang up, seemingly overnight, because of them.
Tonight it’s one of their sessions for the BBC. Recorded on January 27, 1970.
Here’s what’s on the player:
Van Der Graaf Generator
BBC Radio 1 – January 27, 1970
2. After The Flood
Still cited by a number of present-day bands as a source of influence, Van der Graaf pioneered a sound and managed to achieve a permanent level of freshness and intensity in the process. They really haven’t aged a bit.
But that’s just me.