Following lead single Panopticum, the former Genesis frontman
just shared a second cut of the longplayer. It’s called THE COURT.
Press photo GB – FB
Peter Gabriel:“I had this idea for ‘the court will rise’ chorus, so it became a free-form, impressionistic lyric that connected to justice, but there’s a sense of urgency there,” said the former Genesis singer about the track. A lot of life is a struggle between order and chaos and in some senses the justice or legal system is something that we impose to try and bring some element of order to the chaos. That’s often abused, it’s often unfair and discriminatory but at the same time it’s probably an essential part of a civilised society. But we do need to think sometimes about how that is actually realised and employed.”
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
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.
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…
Artist:PETER GABRIEL Album:SCRATCH MY BACK Released: 2010 / his eight solo LP Note: It was a covers album Artwork: Red blood cells? Music: Some interpretations
worked marvelously, some
didn’t work at all…
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…
Looking back in time… memorable moments in sonic history!
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…
2/ ‘Sheena Is A Punk Rocker’ by RAMONES
Unbeatable bubblegum pop punk. 1-2-3-4…
3/ ‘Sex & Drugs & Rock ‘n Roll’ by IAN DURY
Imperishable cockney anthem…
4/ ‘Heroes’ by DAVID BOWIE
The late legend’s pure, Berlin inspired, diamond…
5/ ‘Complete Control’ by THE CLASH
Adrenalin fueled chainsaw dealing with Big Brother…
6/ ‘Watching The Detectives’ by ELVIS COSTELLO
Word wizard and songsmith – the alternative king…
7/ ‘In The City’ by THE JAM
Angry young man Weller full steam…
8/ ‘Orgasm Addict’ by BUZZCOCKS
Catchy teenage punk on crushing pop speed…
9/ ‘Peaches’ by THE STRANGLERS
Sexual controversy with a smoking groove…
10/ ‘Oh Bondage! Up Yours!’ by X-RAY SPEX
The wonderful, clamorously outspoken, late Poly Styrene…