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Lazy Post No. 12 – Peter Gabriel on Spotify

It might not mean much to you, but I was well chuffed to find out this morning that Peter Gabriel’s solo album’s are finally available on Spotify.

Gabriel 1-4 copy

Whilst the Genesis influence (i.e. overly complex tunes and funny voices) is still clearly evident throughout 1 (car)  and 2 (scratch), it was with 3 (melt) and 4 (scary) that Gabriel finally began to find his own voice.

Gabriel 3 is a truly marvelous record, way ahead of its time in my humble opinion.. Dark, erudite and politically astute lyrics, encased and enveloped in richly layered electronica, with hints of the sampling, tribal drumming and percussion programming that would make Gabriel 4 such a standout album a few years later…

I don’t know how many hundreds of times I must have listened to Biko on Gabriel 3 over the years, but it still sends a shiver down my spine. Those wonderfully evocative lines “You can blow out a candle, but you can’t blow out a fire, once the flames begin to catch, the winds will blow them higher..” will forever be etched in my memory…

So that just leaves Mr. Fripp to get his act together and put one of my most guilty of pleasures, King Crimson up on Spotify… Come on Bob, do it for the fans, what with Pink Floyd and Led Zep capitulating recently, there’s only you and Thom Yorke left in the non believers camp…

  1. wong
    March 13, 2014 at 13:36

    …and AC/DC

  2. March 13, 2014 at 14:07

    Indeedy, also Tool and Rammstein are noticeable by their absence… must be a metal thing…

  3. March 13, 2014 at 23:56

    Melt is favorite Gabriel album, from the Phil Collins drum track on Intruder through Bike, the whole album is great.

    • March 14, 2014 at 10:03

      I couldn’t agree more idiotprufs…
      Thanks for taking the time to comment

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