ORGAN THING: Fresh Van Der Graaf Generator news, the band are of course on tour right now, the UK leg opened in Birmingham last night, was the small earthquake that happened under the city as the set was finishing just coincidence?

Fresh Van Der Graaf Generator news, the band are of course on tour right now, the UK leg opened in Birmingham last night, was the small earthquake that happened under the city as the set was finishing just coincidence? 2.8 so they say, the band were playing Still Life at the time apparently. Anyway, “We hope all’s well. Here’s news of upcoming releases from the iconic Van Der Graaf Generator. At last, the band can tour. It’s happening! And at last vinyl releases are on the schedule. And also The Charisma Years Box is being re-pressed due to high demand”. There’s also new of some 7″ vinyl reissues underneath the video that was sent out with the press release for no particular reason. It really is a non-news story really, I don’t know, is Theme One a rather boring choice for a seven inch? Anyway, the info is down there, the singles will be available via Burning Shed if you wish, surely they could have been a little more adventurous with the choices? Put out a proper single, fire it at new ears, we’ve all got these re-issues hundreds of times now!

Here’s some screen shots of the press release, do click on an image to enlarge or to run the slide show..

previously on these pages..

ORGAN THING: Hear last night’s Other Rock Show, exclusive Cheer Accident ahead of their new album as we work up to those Van Der Graaf Generator UK Dates with some Colossal Squid, some hard-boiled Ruins and…

ORGAN PREVIEW: “All life has been in some kind of abeyance. Now at last things seem to be on the way to starting up again”, Peter Hammill looks forward “with joy and excitement (and the usual pinch of trepidation)” to February’s Van Der Graaf Generator UK shows…

ORGAN THING: The re-issued 50th Anniversary edition of Van Der Graaf Generator’s Pawn Hearts, surely one of the finest albums ever made?

ORGAN THING: And then there were the other three, Van Der Graaf Generator’s Godbluff, Still Life and H To He Who Am The Only One reissued, four properly classic albums and… 

ORGAN THING: List time, our top albums of 2021, who made it? Gazelle Twin & NYX, Peter Hammill, Michael J Sheehy, Black Country New Road, Robert Calvert, Flying Luttenbachers, Deerhoof, Van Der Graaf, Alex Ward, Charlotte Greve, the Commoners Choir and…

ORGAN THING: The new Isildurs Bane and Peter Hammill album is out today, hear it all here or tastes of it on The Other Rock Show…

ORGAN THING: Isildurs Bane and Peter Hammill – In Disequilibrium – A first listen to and the details of the new album…

ORGAN THING: Van Der Graaf Generator updated UK dates and re-issue special editions news including Pawn Hearts on its 50th anniversary, oh and The Osiris Club…

ORGAN THING: Van Der Graaf Generator, The Charisma Years – I mean, catch hold of that BBC session version of Killer from 1970 and tell me it isn’t laced with punk rock danger…

ORGAN THING: A new Van Der Graaf Generator single, all the box set and re-issue news and notes, well a new mix and a rather beautiful one, Refugees…

ORGAN THING: Peter Hammill’s new album In Translation reviewed – these may not be his songs, but this is classic Hammill…

ORGAN THING: Peter Hammill’s In Translation, the sleeve notes and release date for the new album…

ORGAN THING: Katy Carr’s rather wonderful stripped back version of Van Der Graaf Generator’s Afterwards…

ORGAN THING: A first taste of a new Cheer Accident album, the day they covered Peter Hammill, some Tainted Love and the times Marc Almond did as well…

ORGAN THING: The Stranglers fronted by Peter Hammill, with Robert Fripp in the mix, posted today in celebration of Dave Greenfield…

ORGAN THING: Some recently found Van Der Graaf yellow fever, a new Dieterich & Barnes video and the artcore of Tokyo’s Wombscape…

ORGAN THING: The best albums of 2019? Le Grand Sbam, Poil, Peter Hammill & Isildurs Bane, Helium Horse Fly, Child Abuse, Throwaway, Flying Luttenbachers, John Ghost and…

ORGAN THING: A rare piece of Van Der Graaf Generator found in an attic, a touch of Crass and the punk rock stress of Rats From A Sinking Ship…

ORGAN THING: “I don’t normally big up bootleg Vids and the sound gets pretty murky here but, well, I guess a lot of people would be interested to see this…” said Peter Hammill

ORGAN THING: A first listen to the album Peter Hammill and Sweden’s Isildurs Bane have just made together, is it any good?

ORGAN THING: A man just knocked on the door, a postman, a package, the latest Peter Hammill album, a live album called X…

ORGAN THING: Is it possible to be too Peter Hammill? Is that vital spark maintained? Is it there on open display? A new album is upon us…

Oh, there’s loads more, we’ve been covering them since this Organ thing started somewhere in the last century…

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