Van Der Graaf Generator ‎– Godbluff

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CAS 1109 Van Der Graaf Generator Godbluff(LP, Album) Charisma CAS 1109 UK 1975 Sell This Version
7208 577 Van Der Graaf Generator Godbluff(Cass, Album) Charisma 7208 577 UK 1975 Sell This Version
6369 965 Van Der Graaf Generator Godbluff(LP) Charisma 6369 965 Australia 1975 Sell This Version
6369965 Van Der Graaf Generator Godbluff(LP, Album) Charisma 6369965 Portugal 1975 Sell This Version
6369 965 Van Der Graaf Generator Godbluff(LP, Album) Charisma 6369 965 Netherlands 1975 Sell This Version
6369 965 Van Der Graaf Generator Godbluff(LP, Album) Charisma 6369 965 Germany 1975 Sell This Version
9103 105 Van Der Graaf Generator Godbluff(LP, Album) Charisma 9103 105 France 1975 Sell This Version
6369 965 Van Der Graaf Generator Godbluff(LP, Album) Charisma 6369 965 Australia 1975 Sell This Version
9211-1109 Van Der Graaf Generator Godbluff(LP, Album) Charisma 9211-1109 Canada 1975 Sell This Version
6369 965 A Van Der Graaf Generator Godbluff(LP, Album) Charisma 6369 965 A Italy 1975 Sell This Version
6369 965 Van Der Graaf Generator Godbluff(LP, Album) Charisma 6369 965 New Zealand 1975 Sell This Version
MC8-1-1069 Van Der Graaf Generator Godbluff(8-Trk, Album, Dol) Mercury MC8-1-1069 US 1976 Sell This Version
MC R4-1-1069 Van Der Graaf Generator Godbluff(Cass, Album) Mercury MC R4-1-1069 US 1976 Sell This Version
RJ-7091 Van Der Graaf Generator Godbluff(LP, Album) Charisma RJ-7091 Japan 1976 Sell This Version
6369 965 Van Der Graaf Generator Godbluff(LP, Album) Charisma 6369 965 Brazil 1976 Sell This Version
9211-1109 Van Der Graaf Generator Godbluff(LP, Album) Charisma 9211-1109 Canada 1976 Sell This Version
SRM-1-1069 Van Der Graaf Generator Godbluff(LP, Album) Mercury SRM-1-1069 US 1976 Sell This Version
SRM-1-1069 Van Der Graaf Generator Godbluff(LP, Album, Pit) Mercury SRM-1-1069 US 1976 Sell This Version
RJ-7091 Van Der Graaf Generator Godbluff(LP, Album, Promo) Charisma RJ-7091 Japan 1976 Sell This Version
CHCMC 13 Van Der Graaf Generator Godbluff(Cass, Album) Charisma CHCMC 13 UK 1983 Sell This Version
CHC13 Van Der Graaf Generator Godbluff(LP, Album, RE) Charisma CHC13 UK 1983 Sell This Version
206 913-270, 206 913 Van Der Graaf Generator Godbluff(LP, Album, RP) Virgin, Virgin 206 913-270, 206 913 Europe 1985 Sell This Version
CASCD 1109 Van Der Graaf Generator Godbluff(CD, Album) Charisma, Virgin CASCD 1109 UK 1988 Sell This Version
CASCD 1109 Van Der Graaf Generator Godbluff(CD, Album) Charisma, Virgin CASCD 1109 UK 1988 Sell This Version
VJD-28084 Van Der Graaf Generator Godbluff(CD, Album, RE) Charisma, Virgin Japan VJD-28084 Japan 1988 Sell This Version
CAROL 1637-2 Van Der Graaf Generator Godbluff(CD, Album, RE) Caroline Blue Plate CAROL 1637-2 US 1992 Sell This Version
JPCD9704287 Van Der Graaf Generator Godbluff(CD, Album, Unofficial) ООО "ДОРА" JPCD9704287 Russia 1997 Sell This Version
CASCD 1109, 0777 7 87547 2 5 Van Der Graaf Generator Godbluff(CD, Album, RE) Charisma, Virgin CASCD 1109, 0777 7 87547 2 5 UK 2000 Sell This Version
FCCD 10020405 Van Der Graaf Generator Godbluff(CD, Album, Unofficial) 2000 FruitGum Corp. FCCD 10020405 Australia 2004 Sell This Version
00946 3 11393 2 1, CASCDR 1109 Van Der Graaf Generator Godbluff(CD, Album) EMI, Charisma 00946 3 11393 2 1, CASCDR 1109 Europe 2005 Sell This Version
VJCP-68761 Van Der Graaf Generator Godbluff(CD, Album, Ltd, Promo, RE, RM, Pap) Virgin, Charisma VJCP-68761 Japan 2005 Sell This Version
VJCP-68761 Van Der Graaf Generator Godbluff(CD, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, Pap) Virgin, Charisma VJCP-68761 Japan 2005 Sell This Version
00946 3 11393 2 1, CASCDR 1109 Van Der Graaf Generator Godbluff(CD, Album, RE, RM) Virgin, Charisma 00946 3 11393 2 1, CASCDR 1109 UK 2005 Sell This Version
000946 3 11393 2 1 Van Der Graaf Generator Godbluff(CD, Album, Unofficial, Har) Virgin (2) 000946 3 11393 2 1 Russia 2005 Sell This Version
00946 3 11393 2 1, CASCDR 1109 Van Der Graaf Generator Godbluff(CD, RE, RM) EMI, Charisma, Virgin 00946 3 11393 2 1, CASCDR 1109 Europe 2005 Sell This Version
PCV007LP Van Der Graaf Generator Godbluff(2xLP, Album, RP, 180) Back On Black PCV007LP UK 2012 Sell This Version
TYCP-80012 Van Der Graaf Generator Godbluff(CD, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, Pap) Charisma TYCP-80012 Japan 2013 Sell This Version
UICY-77001 Van Der Graaf Generator Godbluff(CD, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, SHM) Virgin, Charisma UICY-77001 Japan 2015 Sell This Version
UIGY-9680 Van Der Graaf Generator Godbluff(SACD, Album, Ltd, RE, SHM) Virgin UIGY-9680 Japan 2015 Sell This Version
UICY-25582 Van Der Graaf Generator Godbluff(CD, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, SHM) Virgin, Charisma UICY-25582 Japan 2016 Sell This Version
00946 3 11393 2 1, CASCDR 1109 Van Der Graaf Generator Godbluff(CD, Album, RE, RM, Unofficial) Virgin (2), Charisma (2) 00946 3 11393 2 1, CASCDR 1109 Russia 2017 Sell This Version
none Van Der Graaf Generator Godbluff(6xFile, FLAC, Album, RE, RM) Parlophone none Europe Unknown
CASCD 1109 Van Der Graaf Generator Godbluff(CD, Album) Charisma CASCD 1109 Netherlands Unknown Sell This Version
00946 3 11393 2 1, CASCDR 1109 Van Der Graaf Generator Godbluff(CD, Album, RE, RM) EMI, Charisma, Virgin 00946 3 11393 2 1, CASCDR 1109 UK Unknown Sell This Version
00946 3 11393 2 1, CASCDR 1109 Van Der Graaf Generator Godbluff(CD, Album, RE, RM, RP) Virgin, Charisma 00946 3 11393 2 1, CASCDR 1109 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
6369 965 Van Der Graaf Generator Godbluff(LP, Album) Charisma 6369 965 Greece Unknown Sell This Version
CHC 13, CHC13 Van Der Graaf Generator Godbluff(LP, Album, RE) Charisma, Charisma CHC 13, CHC13 UK Unknown Sell This Version
CHC13 Van Der Graaf Generator Godbluff(LP, Album, RE) Charisma CHC13 UK Unknown Sell This Version
6369 965 Van Der Graaf Generator Godbluff(LP, Album, RP) Charisma 6369 965 Germany Unknown Sell This Version

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Nafs

Nafs

September 11, 2010
referencing Godbluff, LP, Album, RP, 6369 965

Does your copy have an insert? One of mine has, the other hasn't.
BadCatRecord

BadCatRecord

November 12, 2008
referencing Godbluff, LP, Album, SRM-1-1069

In an effort to hop onboard the punk and new wave jugernaut, the mid-1970s found record companies signing virtually any band with at least one band member sporting a mohawk or a safety pin poking though a cheek. Against that marketing environment it was funny that Van Der Graaf Generator decided to reform in 1975. You also had to wonder what Mercury Records was thinking about (the leather jackets may have confused management into thinking these guys were punks in disguise), when they decided to release the group's comeback album - 1975's "Godbluff" in the States.

Self-produced, the comeback album showcased a series of four extended Peter Hammill penned tracks - the shortest number clocking in at almost seven and a half minutes. Hammill's always been an acquired taste to my ears, his eclectic lyrics and occasionally braying voice not the easiest thing to get accustomed to. That said, VDGG fans rate this one pretty high in the catalog and it certainly had some moments. To my ears it sure sounded like a concept piece, but given Hammill's highly personal lyrics I've never been able to figure out what that narrative was about, leading me to the conclusion there simply wasn't a unifying theme. Dark, driven, and still complex, their sound remained firmly planted in the progressive camp, though in contrast to some of the earlier albums, musically this one was relatively commercial (remember we're talking about VDGG here so I'm using the term loosely). Tracks like 'The Undercover Man' and 'The Sleepwalkers' actually showcased recognizable melodies that you could have hummed if you'd put your mind to it (be sure to check out the weird little cha-cha segment midway in 'Sleepwalkers'). Mind you this wasn't an ELO album. Showcasing Hugh Banton's stabbing keyboards, Guy Evans jazz-influenced percussion, and David Jackson's aggressive sax and flute, 'Scorched Earth' and 'Arrow' showcased a much sharper edge. 'Arrow' may have been the album highlight. Starting out like a bunch of bee bop jazz musicians who stumbled into a rock groove by complete accident, the song then mutated into a soft acoustic piece before a pissed off sounding Hammill started shrieking about what sounded like the reflections of a recent survivor of a battle.

"Godbluff" track listing:
(side 1)
1.) The Undercover Man (Peter Hammill) - 7:25
2.) Scorched Earth (Peter Hammill) - 9:48

(side 2)
1.) Arrow (Peter Hammill) - 9:45
2,) The Sleepwalkers (Peter Hammill) - 10:31