After the Flood (13:24)

Cover of 1972-05-06: Basel, Switzerland

From 1972-05-06: Basel, Switzerland and 1 other release

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  • marsorbis

    Majestic final track. Quirky acoustic guitar, crescendo and just the right mixture of madness and songwriting. The instrumental section in the middle screams. Brilliant.

    2 Feb 6:12am Reply
  • Abomination317

    Oh, and a Dalek

    21 Jul 2013 Reply
  • Abomination317

    Did I hear a little 20th Century Schizoid Man reference?

    17 Jul 2013 Reply
  • Led_Zayatts

    Sounds better without the studio wizardry (as heard on the "Box" version).

    2 Dec 2011 Reply
  • Pdna2

    Yes, one of their best. One thing about this album that makes it such a joy to listen to (for me, at least) is the presence of Nic Potter. They have a very "heavy" sound and a groove that is lost later, because there's a real rhythm section here with Potter and Evans (who played together in The Misunderstood--great band). Also, Potter overdubs savvy electric guitar (some mistake for Fripp) on a few cuts. Hammill's vox are top rate (even if his lyrics are not yet ). Anyway, I rarely see praise for Potter's role, and this album demonstrates his value to the band. Those organ peddles just don't provide that genuine bottom that a good bassist can. (Btw, I still think some of their best work came later, but this is underrated VdGG, and I wonder how the later stuff might have sounded with Potter ).

    5 Oct 2010 Reply
  • bytorthesnowdog

    love this band

    22 Aug 2010 Reply
  • Valos_Atreide

    Their best song, in my humble opinion.

    21 Aug 2010 Reply
  • Led_Zayatts

    Well, this appears to be either kind of a little continuation of the plot of his story "Adam's Conviction", or just based on it.

    24 Jun 2010 Reply
  • nocturana

    Oh, yes!

    15 May 2010 Reply
  • Lissof_leuf

    Fantastic......

    13 Apr 2010 Reply
  • Basses_High

    Every step appears to be the unavoidable consequence of the preceding one, and in the end there beckons more and more clearly total annihilation.

    14 Feb 2010 Reply
  • ragico666

    erinnert mich an die guten alten zeiten. einfach nur genial.

    3 Jun 2009 Reply
  • memoryoftrees

    For rock music lovers who like interesting album titles this one is hard to beat-The Least We Can Do Is Wave To Each Other!!!!!

    22 May 2009 Reply
  • GABYMARCH24

    ONE OF THE BEST SONGS FROM VDGG.... I JUST LOVE THIS BAND!!!!! UNFORGETTABLY......

    18 Nov 2008 Reply
  • civa0072

    And When The Water Falls Again, All Is Dead And Nobody Lives... I love this song !

    13 Nov 2008 Reply
  • parrymason

    one of the most epic screams in rock history...

    5 Oct 2008 Reply
  • halfrussian

    1974 - chatted to Pete Hamill's ex girl friend at bust stop in Eccles -"What was he like?" -"He liked to cook things." Insight.

    25 Jun 2008 Reply
  • Nietzsches_Cure

    prodigious!!!

    15 Apr 2008 Reply
  • Darkkobra

    epic.

    22 Mar 2008 Reply

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