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Re: Peter Gabriel...

Post by nostalghia » Mon Jul 06, 2020 7:29 pm

kindredlost wrote:
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Been a big fan of The Gabe since Nursery Cryme and was fortunate to see him in Dallas on the first tour. The venue was small and in a theater style setting with proper seating and a stage. I Got in free by one of the sound guys who was an old Showco road crew member from the Lamb Lies Down tour. That band was epic. Robert "Dusty Rhodes" Fripp, Levin, Fast, Hunter, Aaberg, Schwartzberg & Maelen ... they were real talented guys who could play. A trademark thing with Gabriel - picking the most unique people. Saw a couple of the later tours but haven't kept up much since those days.
Similar story here. Old enough and lucky enough to have seen his first solo tour too, at Uptown Theatre in Kansas City. Had front row seats thanks to a friend with connections (not free, but tickets were cheap back then). Remember spotting Fripp sitting just off stage, guitar in hand. And the "barbershop quartet" bit with Levin on tuba! Gabriel in his sweatsuit. That was indeed a unique, excellent lineup. Opening act was Television, with Tom Verlaine playing a clear lucite guitar. I also got to catch Genesis on the "Lamb Lies Down" tour (last time with PG)-single best concert I've ever seen I think. Watcher of the Skies and Supper's Ready as encores. Will never forget those days for as long as I live. Good times...
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Re: Peter Gabriel...

Post by onthebandwagon » Tue Jul 07, 2020 3:13 pm

Never much attention to Us but listening today their is something very comforting about it. Think you need to reach a certain (towards middle) age to feel its power. Listening to it isalmost like being in a group therapy session.

“And in this moment, I need to be needed
When my self-esteem is sinking, I like to be liked
In this emptiness and fear,
I want to be wanted
Cause I love to be loved”
“no matter how fine you grind the dead meat, you’ll not bring it to life again“

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Re: Peter Gabriel...

Post by Umcorps » Wed Jul 08, 2020 1:27 am

An awful lot of Us seems to be about therapy and the experience of it.

Digging in the Dirt is probably the most explicit. And the hijack metaphor it uses will be very familiar to anyone who has had that experience when you are blindsided by a sudden new awareness.

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Re: Peter Gabriel...

Post by onthebandwagon » Wed Jul 08, 2020 6:06 am

Umcorps wrote:
Wed Jul 08, 2020 1:27 am
An awful lot of Us seems to be about therapy and the experience of it.

Digging in the Dirt is probably the most explicit. And the hijack metaphor it uses will be very familiar to anyone who has had that experience when you are blindsided by a sudden new awareness.
It also might literally be about finding out that his wife at the time was cheating on him.
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Re: Peter Gabriel...

Post by vqlk » Wed Jul 08, 2020 6:20 am

onthebandwagon wrote:
Tue Jul 07, 2020 3:13 pm
Never much attention to Us but listening today their is something very comforting about it. Think you need to reach a certain (towards middle) age to feel its power. Listening to it isalmost like being in a group therapy session.

“And in this moment, I need to be needed
When my self-esteem is sinking, I like to be liked
In this emptiness and fear,
I want to be wanted
Cause I love to be loved”
no offence, and i don't have anything against his music, but that's trash imho. it may be trash that you can relate to, but to me it reads like adolescent posturing / confessions, just without the naive appeal
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Re: Peter Gabriel...

Post by onthebandwagon » Wed Jul 08, 2020 6:34 am

vqlk wrote:
Wed Jul 08, 2020 6:20 am
onthebandwagon wrote:
Tue Jul 07, 2020 3:13 pm
Never much attention to Us but listening today their is something very comforting about it. Think you need to reach a certain (towards middle) age to feel its power. Listening to it isalmost like being in a group therapy session.

“And in this moment, I need to be needed
When my self-esteem is sinking, I like to be liked
In this emptiness and fear,
I want to be wanted
Cause I love to be loved”
no offence, and i don't have anything against his music, but that's trash imho. it may be trash that you can relate to, but to me it reads like adolescent posturing / confessions, just without the naive appeal
I understand you still might be in pain from your recent breakup but the sooner you realize Peter is here to help you the quicker you will heal.
“no matter how fine you grind the dead meat, you’ll not bring it to life again“

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Re: Peter Gabriel...

Post by vqlk » Wed Jul 08, 2020 6:36 am

onthebandwagon wrote:
Wed Jul 08, 2020 6:34 am
vqlk wrote:
Wed Jul 08, 2020 6:20 am
onthebandwagon wrote:
Tue Jul 07, 2020 3:13 pm
Never much attention to Us but listening today their is something very comforting about it. Think you need to reach a certain (towards middle) age to feel its power. Listening to it isalmost like being in a group therapy session.

“And in this moment, I need to be needed
When my self-esteem is sinking, I like to be liked
In this emptiness and fear,
I want to be wanted
Cause I love to be loved”
no offence, and i don't have anything against his music, but that's trash imho. it may be trash that you can relate to, but to me it reads like adolescent posturing / confessions, just without the naive appeal
I understand you still might be in pain from your recent breakup but the sooner you realize Peter is here to help you the quicker you will heal.
:D

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Re: Peter Gabriel...

Post by ModusOp » Wed Jul 08, 2020 7:47 am

onthebandwagon wrote:
Wed Jul 08, 2020 6:34 am
vqlk wrote:
Wed Jul 08, 2020 6:20 am
onthebandwagon wrote:
Tue Jul 07, 2020 3:13 pm
Never much attention to Us but listening today their is something very comforting about it. Think you need to reach a certain (towards middle) age to feel its power. Listening to it isalmost like being in a group therapy session.

“And in this moment, I need to be needed
When my self-esteem is sinking, I like to be liked
In this emptiness and fear,
I want to be wanted
Cause I love to be loved”
no offence, and i don't have anything against his music, but that's trash imho. it may be trash that you can relate to, but to me it reads like adolescent posturing / confessions, just without the naive appeal
I understand you still might be in pain from your recent breakup but the sooner you realize Peter is here to help you the quicker you will heal.
:hug:

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Re: Peter Gabriel...

Post by vqlk » Wed Jul 08, 2020 4:41 pm

ModusOp wrote:
Wed Jul 08, 2020 7:47 am
onthebandwagon wrote:
Wed Jul 08, 2020 6:34 am
vqlk wrote:
Wed Jul 08, 2020 6:20 am
onthebandwagon wrote:
Tue Jul 07, 2020 3:13 pm
Never much attention to Us but listening today their is something very comforting about it. Think you need to reach a certain (towards middle) age to feel its power. Listening to it isalmost like being in a group therapy session.

“And in this moment, I need to be needed
When my self-esteem is sinking, I like to be liked
In this emptiness and fear,
I want to be wanted
Cause I love to be loved”
no offence, and i don't have anything against his music, but that's trash imho. it may be trash that you can relate to, but to me it reads like adolescent posturing / confessions, just without the naive appeal
I understand you still might be in pain from your recent breakup but the sooner you realize Peter is here to help you the quicker you will heal.
:hug:
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Re: Peter Gabriel...

Post by onthebandwagon » Wed Jul 08, 2020 6:08 pm

Peter Gabriel’s late stuff like So and Us has examples of lyrics which work while listening maybe shouldn’t be separated from the music as they can seem overly sentimental and maybe even cheesy in insolation.

I was reading the lyrics to Biko now, I always thought he was saying “Biko...speek-o” in the chorus, still not certain what he’s singing as the lyrics online don’t seem to jive with what I hear. Does anyone know what that faint bagpipe sounding instrument is? Anyway, much power to him for not listening to the label and including that monumental piece.
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Re: Peter Gabriel...

Post by J3RK » Wed Jul 08, 2020 6:18 pm

I just now saw this thread because it popped into the recent threads. Funny, because I've been listening to Intruder a lot lately, (and on a side note "Tonight Tonight Tonight". (yes, not Gabriel, but close enough :lol: ) I can't decide what it is, but since I recently bought a red sports car, and am 43... Might just be some mid-life thing. [HEHEHE] No, the music is actually tip-top.

Anyway, Peter Gabriel, yes. Intruder, favorite. (with a side of Digging in the Dirt)
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Re: Peter Gabriel...

Post by Jim the Oldbie » Wed Jul 08, 2020 7:11 pm

onthebandwagon wrote:
Wed Jul 08, 2020 6:08 pm
...Does anyone know what that faint bagpipe sounding instrument is?...
Larry Fast (the Synergy guy, who worked & toured with Peter on those first 4 solo albums) is credited with "synthesized bagpipes" on "Biko."

Thanks for the evening playlist idea BTW. Time to blow the dust off of a few Synergy albums.

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Re: Peter Gabriel...

Post by trentpmcd » Thu Jul 09, 2020 11:58 am

Jim the Oldbie wrote:
Wed Jul 08, 2020 7:11 pm
onthebandwagon wrote:
Wed Jul 08, 2020 6:08 pm
...Does anyone know what that faint bagpipe sounding instrument is?...
Larry Fast (the Synergy guy, who worked & toured with Peter on those first 4 solo albums) is credited with "synthesized bagpipes" on "Biko."

Thanks for the evening playlist idea BTW. Time to blow the dust off of a few Synergy albums.

< leans forward, symbolically blows dust from top of NAS box >
He talks about it in this article (near the bottom), and how they justified bagpipes for a song about South Africa... (OK, they just liked the sound) Oh, and I guess since the thread is about Peter Gabriel, this entire article is relevant ;)

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Re: Peter Gabriel...

Post by Licudi » Fri Jul 10, 2020 4:25 pm

trentpmcd wrote:
Thu Jul 09, 2020 11:58 am
since the thread is about Peter Gabriel, this entire article is relevant ;)

Ooops, need the link https://www.grammy.com/grammys/news/no- ... abriel-iii
Good piece that lead into a feature on Coldplay's Parachutes. A decline of the West moment.

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Re: Peter Gabriel...

Post by GhostlyMostly » Tue Jul 14, 2020 11:43 pm

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Re: Peter Gabriel...

Post by Rigo » Wed Jul 15, 2020 12:38 am

trentpmcd wrote:
Thu Jul 09, 2020 11:58 am
He talks about it in this article (near the bottom), and how they justified bagpipes for a song about South Africa... (OK, they just liked the sound) Oh, and I guess since the thread is about Peter Gabriel, this entire article is relevant ;)

Ooops, need the link https://www.grammy.com/grammys/news/no- ... abriel-iii
That was a nice read, thanks for the link :guinness:

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Re: Peter Gabriel...

Post by Rigo » Wed Jul 15, 2020 12:50 am

onthebandwagon wrote:
Tue Jul 07, 2020 3:13 pm
Never much attention to Us but listening today their is something very comforting about it. Think you need to reach a certain (towards middle) age to feel its power. Listening to it isalmost like being in a group therapy session.

“And in this moment, I need to be needed
When my self-esteem is sinking, I like to be liked
In this emptiness and fear,
I want to be wanted
Cause I love to be loved”
If I remember correctly, around that time Peter Gabriel was having therapeutic sessions together with his father.

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Re: Peter Gabriel...

Post by onthebandwagon » Wed Jul 22, 2020 9:27 pm

“no matter how fine you grind the dead meat, you’ll not bring it to life again“

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Re: Peter Gabriel...

Post by cptnal » Tue Jul 28, 2020 3:14 pm

Just found this and thought of you guys. Been around for a while but it was new for me.

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Re: Peter Gabriel...

Post by onthebandwagon » Tue Jul 28, 2020 4:12 pm

Wow, the guitar track sounds so great when isolated.
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Re: Peter Gabriel...

Post by onthebandwagon » Tue Jul 28, 2020 7:35 pm

“no matter how fine you grind the dead meat, you’ll not bring it to life again“

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