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Nice to hear Peter Hammill

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    Posted by Lord_Kirk (U14862571) on Thursday, 23rd February 2012

    Prompted me to revisit,. Wouldn't it be nice to have a feature on him on a show, he has produced a lot of music as a solo artist (arguably some of his best)

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    Posted by MAY-DAY (U14316705) on Monday, 14th May 2012

    I borrowed a couple of CDs from my brother; to have a proper listen to this Peter Hammill fella, who I've never really heard before.

    They were the compilations:
    "The Calm (After The Storm)"
    "The Storm (Before The Calm)"

    I enjoyed the "Calm" one the most; a very nice suite of ballads.
    It reminded me of a few things:
    The first Peter Gabriel album; the John Cale mid-70s Island albums; early Bowie; and at times it's a bit Scott Walker.

    And maybe it's because I'm Irish that I'm so conscious of this, but his voice is very "English" in its delivery.
    (Not a criticism!)

    I didn't enjoy the more rocky "The Storm" set as much.
    I was expecting a more distinctive guitar sound; a bit of Frippery or maybe some Adrian Belew or Robert Quine style licks.
    It is - to my taste - pretty much meat'n'potatoes English rock.

    But...
    I'm glad I took the time to get to know the guy; and I'll certainly be playing "The Calm" collection again.

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    Posted by jasonaparkes (U3653332) on Sunday, 20th May 2012

    I've only got a few albums of PH and VDGG....there are so many and I get told different ones are great. 'Over' and 'Nadir's Big Chance' are two that I love. Really must have a splurge on the back-catalogue, so definitely more PH and less Hatfield & the North/the Tull !!

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