The Best Van Der Graaf Generator Songs: 20 Pioneering Prog Cuts

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Named for a device that creates high-voltage electricity, Van der Graaf Generator was a shock to the system of prog’s first generation. If Yes’s sunny-voiced, utopian-minded Jon Anderson was prog’s golden boy, VDGG frontman Peter Hammill was its bad seed, its Richard III, declaiming dark, existential visions over the band’s gloriously foreboding circus of doom (however offset by moments of delicate beauty).