The Aerosol Grey Machine is the debut studio album by English progressive rock band Van der Graaf Generator. It was released in 1969 by record label Mercury. The album was originally intended as a solo album by the band's lead singer and main songwriter, Peter Hammill. When the band signed with Charisma Records, a deal was worked out whereby The Aerosol Grey Machine would be released under the Van der Graaf Generator name, in return for Mercury Records releasing Hammill from his earlier contract with it.
Producer – Van Der Graaf Generator (tracks: A1). Producer, Liner Notes – John Anthony. Vocals, Acoustic Guitar – Peter Joseph Andrew Hammill. Written-By – Evans (tracks: B2), Banton (tracks: B2), Ellis (tracks: B2), Peter Hammill (tracks: A1 to B1, B3 to B5). Notes. Recorded at Trident Studios, London July 31, August 1, 1969; except "Afterwards" & "Necromancer", recorded in one afternoon in January 1969 at Marquee Studios, London. The Aerosol Grey Machine (LP, Album). 6360 510 A, 6360 510 L. Van Der Graaf Generator.
Aerosol Grey Machine" Track Info. The Aerosol Grey Machine Van der Graaf Generator.
There is nonetheless a quaint allure to Aerosol Grey Machine, and I dare say that it come close to competing with the 2005 reunion album Present (to go right to the opposite end of the scale) for my favourite VDGG album outside of the big four that followed this. Personally, I always get a real kick out of imaging a stoner hippie audience confronted by a switched on Van Der Graaf Generator!.
Van Der Graaf Generator 1969 - Black Smoke Yen (. he Aerosol Grey Machine) 01:25. Van Der Graaf Generator 1969 - Octopus (. he Aerosol Grey Machine) 08:00. Van Der Graaf Generator 1969 - Aquarian (. he Aerosol Grey Machine) 08:20.
Van der Graaf Generator are an English progressive rock band, formed in 1967 in Manchester by singer-songwriters Peter Hammill and Chris Judge Smith and the first act signed by Charisma Records. They did not experience much commercial success in the UK, but became popular in Italy during the 1970s. In 2005 the band reformed, and are still musically active with a line-up of Hammill, organist Hugh Banton and drummer Guy Evans.
Album Name The Aerosol Grey Machine. Released date January 1968. Labels Mercury Records. Music StyleProgressive Rock. Members owning this album11. Re-Issue in 1997 by Repertoire Records with two bonustracks.