Besides their very successful albums such as “God’s Own Medicine” (1986), “Children” (1988) and above all “Carved In Sand” (1989), “The Mission” primarily established themselves as a live band: whether as a support act for (i.e.) “U2” or “The Cure” or as famous European festivals’ headliner – or on their own distinct tours. Wayne Hussey stresses in a lot of interviews that the key to the band is the live experience which you can rarely fully portray on the albums. More
„…it’s difficult to think of comebacks more impeccable than Van der Graaf Generator’s”, the BBC wrote in awe about the over 50 years old progressive rock band’s reunion.
At the time, Peter Hammill (guitar, keyboards, singer), Hugh Banton (organ, piano), Guy Evans (drums) as well as David Jackson (saxophone, cross flute) Van der Graaf Generator’s “original line up”. More
When people hear the name PETER HAMILL most of them think of his old band VAN DER GRAAF GENERATOR. During their time the band delivered stuff only for specialists, people with a faible for uncommen sounds or how dprp.net wrote “Van der Graaf Generator is known for their fusion of intelligent music with literary lyrics”.
At the 9th ROCKPALAST night October 17, 1981, it was the third formation that fully turned on the heat in the packed Grugahalle in Essen. BLACK UHURU rocked the roots reggae with three singers front, the dynamic Michael Rose, cute Puma Jones, leatherclad Duckie Simpson and the world’s best rhythm section – Sly Dunbar (more…)
We have been working hard to bring you more songs from the ROCKPALAST concerts as a video. We would love if you were curious enough to cross your personal genre borders to listen in on one or two of the artists you have not seen yet. As always they are in best possible and enhanced quality – picture and sound.
Second round is not quite correct though, actually this edition is more of a complete reissue.
In March he was on tour again and also with his go to bassist Graham Maby at his side. JOE JACKSON who is living primarily in Berlin these days, on stage is an entertainer extraordinaire at all times. Like a fan says: “He is always good (more…)