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The Weeley Festival.
Clacton On Sea . Essex.
August 27th-29th 1971.
Van Der Graaf Generator.
||After two changes of personnel since the inception ot the group in 1968,Van Der Graaf Generator have built an enormous following amongst progressive fans in the United Kingdom. A galaxy of sound emits from the basic organ /sax/drums line up, belying comparisons on the current British rockcircuit - and Peter Hammill's songs sung by him with a profound sense of involvement, complement the superb music from the rest of the group.|
PETER HAM ILL: lead singer /acoustic guitar : piano. GUY EVANS:drums. HUGH BANTON:organ DAVE JACKSON:reeds and flutes.
Their conditioning has been the space age, materialism and television -that invisible environment that today's youth grows up in. Using banks of flashing lights perfectly manipulated to follow the twists and turns of the music (as if the music were a sound track for the light show) to highlight the group's physical performance, the lights become nearly as compelling as the music itself-and the music is compelling-sometimes too much so !
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