PETER GABRIEL Released His 7th Longplayer ‘UP’ 20 Years Ago Today

Back in time

23 September 2022

Artist: PETER GABRIEL (72 of age)
Active: Since 1967. For 7 years as the frontman
of prog rockers Genesis, and solo afterward.

Anniversary album: UP
Released: 23 September 2002 – 20 years ago today

AllMusic: “Up’ sounds like an album that was ten years in the making,
revealing not just its pleasures but its intent very, very slowly. This is not
an accessible record, nor is it easy to warm up to, which means that many
may dismiss it upon a single listen or two, never giving it the time it demands
in order to be understood … those serious fans who want to spend time with
this will find that it does pay back many rewards
.” Score: 3/5.

TUTV: Experimental, exploring, inventive, self-willed and no big easy-going
hits on it. The fans and press didn’t know what to think about it. Nevertheless
a bold and intriguing record. So much better than the first perception.

Singles/clips: Growing Up / The Barry Williams Show

– GROWING UP –

– THE BARRY WILLIAMS SHOW –

Stream full album on Spotify

.
PETER GABRIEL: Bio – Discography

PETER GABRIEL Released 4th Longplayer 40 Years Ago

Back in time

11 September 2022

Artist: PETER GABRIEL
Active: 1967-1975 with Genesis,
solo afterward and still going.
Albums: 9

Anniversary album: PETER GABRIEL 4 (also known as the Security LP)
Release: 10 September 1982 – 40 years ago

AllMusic wrote: “Security — which was titled Peter Gabriel everywhere outside of the U.S. — continues where the third Gabriel album left off, sharing some of the same dense production and sense of cohesion, yet lightening the atmosphere and expanding the sonic palette somewhat. The gloom that permeates the third album has been alleviated and while this
is still decidedly somber and serious music, it has a brighter feel, partially derived from Gabriel’s dabbling in African and Latin rhythms.”
Score: 3/5.

Single/clip: Shock The Monkey

Stream full album on Spotify

.
PETER GABRIEL: Bio – Discography

‘SLEDGEHAMMER’ By PETER GABRIEL Topped UK Singles Chart 33 Years Ago Today…

Knockouts from the past

26 July 2019

Today 33 years ago, on 31 May 1986, world music legend PETER GABRIEL topped the
US Singles Chart with his sexually charged banger ‘SLEDGEHAMMER’. It was the lead single from his 2nd, victorious LP So, produced by Daniel Lanois and the author himself.
It peaked at #4 in Great-Britain.

Here’s the spectacular accompanying video clip. A piece of art for its time…

PETER GABRIEL: Facebook

‘Sledgehammer’ by PETER GABRIEL (1986)…

Knockouts from the past

31 May 2019

Today 33 years ago, on 31 May 1986, world music legend PETER GABRIEL topped the US Albums Chart with his second album¬†So. Its steamy lead single SLEDGEHAMMER and the spectacular accompanying video clip definitely boosted the LP’s success. Relive the banger right here…

PETER GABRIEL: Facebook

10 Historic Knockout Singles Turning 40 in… 2017

Looking back in time… memorable moments in sonic history!

7sevenmix

1977! Phenomenal year for knockout punk drones, innovative new generation noise and
David Bowie shining heroically amidst the juvenile havoc. Smell the 7″. Watch the cool artwork. It was hard to make a selection as there were far more than these ten big ones. But the fabulous crackers I chose are, unquestionably, timeless monuments. 24 Karat
Gold and still sounding bloody awesome right now, right here! PLAY VERY LOUD!…

1/ ‘God Save The Queen’ by SEX PISTOLS
“God save the queen / The fascist regime”
Can you believe it, she’s still in charge…
sexpist


2/ ‘Sheena Is A Punk Rocker’ by RAMONES

Unbeatable bubblegum pop punk. 1-2-3-4
ramones

3/ ‘Sex & Drugs & Rock ‘n Roll’ by IAN DURY
Imperishable cockney anthem…
iandury

4/ ‘Heroes’ by DAVID BOWIE
The late legend’s pure, Berlin inspired, diamond…
bowieheroes2

5/ ‘Complete Control’ by THE CLASH
Adrenalin fueled chainsaw dealing with Big Brother…
clashcontrol

6/ ‘Watching The Detectives’ by ELVIS COSTELLO
Word wizard and songsmith – the alternative king…
elvis

7/ ‘In The City’ by THE JAM
Angry young man Weller full steam…
jamcity

8/ ‘Orgasm Addict’ by BUZZCOCKS
Catchy teenage punk on crushing pop speed…
buzzcoks

9/ ‘Peaches’ by THE STRANGLERS
Sexual controversy with a smoking groove…
stranglers

10/ ‘Oh Bondage! Up Yours!’ by X-RAY SPEX
The wonderful, clamorously outspoken, late Poly Styrene
xray