Peter Gabriel - US

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i recognise
how much i've lost
but i cannot poll the songs

Poll Results

OptionVotes
07. Digging in the Dirt 5:18 8
10. Secret World 7:03 4
01. Come Talk to Me 7:06 3
03. Blood of Eden 6:38 3
04. Steam 6:03 2
05. Only Us 6:30 1
09. Kiss That Frog 5:20 1
02. Love to Be Loved 5:18 0
08. Fourteen Black Paintings 4:38 0
06. Washing of the Water 3:52 0


mookieproof, Saturday, 1 February 2020 04:59 (four weeks ago) link

shut your mouth
i know what u r

mookieproof, Saturday, 1 February 2020 05:28 (four weeks ago) link

I haven't listened to this in a real long time. Digging In The Dirt is the only one I more or less remember.

Mario Meatwagon (Moodles), Saturday, 1 February 2020 05:44 (four weeks ago) link

polling things that were not there
on a wing, on a prayer

Larry Elleison (rogermexico.), Saturday, 1 February 2020 05:52 (four weeks ago) link

it’s come talk to me vs blood of eden vs secret world but fuck if I can choose one

Larry Elleison (rogermexico.), Saturday, 1 February 2020 05:53 (four weeks ago) link

it's come talk to me just for the drums, but

mookieproof, Saturday, 1 February 2020 07:18 (four weeks ago) link

God, did I look forward to this album in '92, then played it to death forcing myself into thinking it a masterpiece.

Gonna pick "Secret World" because it's beautifully paced and developed.

The tour sure was fun, eh?

TikTok to the (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Saturday, 1 February 2020 11:58 (four weeks ago) link

Can’t believe I didn’t see this tour when I had the chance (Glastonbury ‘93) I dread to think what pish I might’ve been watching on the other stages at the time.

piscesx, Saturday, 1 February 2020 12:43 (four weeks ago) link

I'm not sure the album's even any good aside from the obvious standouts -- does the remaster remove the murk from the mix? Too much of it plays like White Guy Goes to Therapy.

TikTok to the (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Saturday, 1 February 2020 14:38 (four weeks ago) link

The tour (did every leg have the Lepage staging?) was cool. And no, remaster does not remove the murk, the murk is baked in.

Josh in Chicago, Saturday, 1 February 2020 15:49 (four weeks ago) link

I saw him 3 times on this tour (well the last time was a WOMAD/RealWorld festival show with a scaled down set). Was so great.

The latest vinyl remaster of the album sounds great but it's always going to be an overstuffed murky mix, maximal Lanois.

Answer for me is Digging in the Dirt though it could be anything else other than Steam and Kiss that Frog.

akm, Saturday, 1 February 2020 16:27 (four weeks ago) link

Voted Steam despite being Sledgehammer II (and having the most ludicrously bad video of all time), can't remove nostalgic feelings of loving it in 93

PaulTMA, Saturday, 1 February 2020 17:45 (four weeks ago) link

"Digging in the Dirt" is such a cool song.

I last saw him on that dual tour with Sting, where they shared a band and sometimes swapped off on each other's songs (and where Sting seemed to be having a blast just playing bass for long stretches). I found it hilarious that Sting chose to sing lead on "Kiss That Frog." Like, thanks for touring with me, Pete, we're going to play one of your stupidest songs:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XVIhJinv69k

Josh in Chicago, Saturday, 1 February 2020 18:14 (four weeks ago) link

I once played "Love to Be Loved" while driving home from seeing Autumn Sonata, it was poignant as hell.

geoffreyess, Saturday, 1 February 2020 21:19 (four weeks ago) link

It's pretty, and shockingly (afaict) one of the only Eno/Gabriel collaborations other than "Lamb Lies Down on Broadway." Though there is the cool Gabriel song Eno did/deconstructed/reconstructed:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w2NeeXTKCPY

I think Eno is on the version of "Here Comes the Flood" on Fripp's "Exposure," too.

Josh in Chicago, Saturday, 1 February 2020 21:49 (four weeks ago) link

Automatic thread bump. This poll is closing tomorrow.

System, Friday, 14 February 2020 00:01 (two weeks ago) link

happy birthday peter

mookieproof, Friday, 14 February 2020 00:04 (two weeks ago) link

having trouble picking... gonna have to be one of these

come talk to me
only us
washing of the water
secret world

dyl, Friday, 14 February 2020 05:05 (two weeks ago) link

think i'm going with "only us"... love the metric shifts, can never quite get a grasp of where it's going. i enjoy it.

dyl, Friday, 14 February 2020 05:09 (two weeks ago) link

Voted "Come Talk to Me" for its groove & melody and which I can't separate from the concert footage of Paula Cole in slinky dress and combat boots pleading with a phone booth.

dinnerboat, Friday, 14 February 2020 17:55 (two weeks ago) link

alfred is being way too hard on himself upthread. UP may be a less significant record than SO, but i reach for it a lot more often.

remove "Steam" and "Kiss That Frog" and it's a masterpiece, therapized or no, and one of the great breakup records.

Larry Elleison (rogermexico.), Friday, 14 February 2020 19:03 (two weeks ago) link

That's the stressful part of being a solo artist: you can't break up.

BTW, close to 20 years since his last album of original material!

Josh in Chicago, Friday, 14 February 2020 19:19 (two weeks ago) link

roger otm

mookieproof, Friday, 14 February 2020 19:38 (two weeks ago) link

"I think Eno is on the version of "Here Comes the Flood" on Fripp's "Exposure," too." Just the beginning part which is actually another song that's kind of cross faded in.

akm, Friday, 14 February 2020 22:14 (two weeks ago) link

"remove "Steam" and "Kiss That Frog" and it's a masterpiece, therapized or no, and one of the great breakup records." really I'd just take Kiss that Frog off, Steam is ok.

akm, Friday, 14 February 2020 22:15 (two weeks ago) link

Automatic thread bump. This poll's results are now in.

System, Saturday, 15 February 2020 00:01 (two weeks ago) link

Replace Steam with Quiet Steam, and yes, drop Kiss That Frog entirely

doug watson, Saturday, 15 February 2020 00:36 (two weeks ago) link

1. “digging in the dirt” is grebt but these results are unexpected
2. okay who voted for “kiss that frog” lol
3. glad to see “blood of eden” getting some love. the until the end of the world version is great too
4. I ended up voting for “come talk to me” on the strength of those drums but also for the triumphant return of the “Biko” bagpipe patch. first 50 seconds of that track are about as strong as an album opener gets

Larry Elleison (rogermexico.), Saturday, 15 February 2020 02:50 (two weeks ago) link


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