I last saw VDGG at the Cambridge Corn Exchange around 1972. (Great sandwiches, Pete!) And here we are a Century later - with what you might call the "same old songs".
This is a fantastic tour through the great years of the finest band on the planet. From the perfection of "the Least We Can Do" comes new (and re-invigorated) versions of the classic "Refugees" and (my all time favourite) "Darkness". The terrifying "Killer" from "H to He" and then the vast soundscapes of "Undercover Man" and "Scorched Earth" from "Godbluff".
Along the way we take a trip past "Lemmings", and further out into "Masks" and "Childhood's End" and then, suddenly, unexpectedly, amazingly, we are in the 21st Century (the Schizoid Generation, I wonder?) - and everything is still the same. VDGG still exist (have they fallen through a time warp from 30 years ago?) - and the new, astonishing, "Every Bloody Emperor" and "Nutter Alert" from Present.
Listen to this and weep (well, bring spine tingling tears to the eyes - although if you turn it up properly loud...) - nothing else comes anywhere near the power and energy of this unique band.
I look forward to the DVD as well.
Thanks for everything to Peter, Hugh, Guy, Jaxon (and Nic wherever you are)