Archive for the 'Gabriel, Peter' Category

Exposure to Robert Fripp (1979)

Posted by pharland on March 6th, 2008 filed in 1970s, Alternative / Experimental, Ambient, Fripp, Robert, Gabriel, Peter, King Crimson, New Wave

Last week I picked up a near-mint LP copy of the original mix of Robert Fripp’s 1979 album, Exposure. I find listening to the album, whose main themes orbit suffering, a fascinating experience. Fripp (who is best known for fronting King Crimson) thought of the album as a third in a triology including the albums [...]

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The story behind a song: Haunted by “The Rhythm of the Heat” (Peter Gabriel and Carl Jung)

Posted by pharland on October 28th, 2007 filed in 1980s, Gabriel, Peter, Music and religion, Story behind a song, World music

Listen while you read: A 1982 live version of Rhythm of the Heat from YouTube By haunted, I don’t mean in the halloween sense, but in the sense of losing your self entirely to the spirits, of losing your very soul. One of the most haunting and experiential songs I know of is Peter [...]

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Post-Gabriel Genesis: A Trick of the Tail (1976)

Posted by pharland on September 18th, 2007 filed in 1970s, Collins, Phil, Gabriel, Peter, Genesis

Listen while you read: “Dance on a volcano” (audio snippet) I have been a fan of Genesis for some years. Just now memories are coming back of earlier days, when I was 13 (1982-83), listening to Genesis on 103 PhD, coming out of Buffalo (for many years when someone referred to a “PhD”, I thought [...]

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Peter Gabriel sings in German – 3. Melt (ein deutsches album) (1980)

Posted by pharland on August 25th, 2007 filed in 1980s, Gabriel, Peter, Genesis, Honorary songs

Listen while you read: Biko (audio snippet) I was lucky enough to find one of Peter Gabriel‘s lesser known albums at the local record store in Waterloo (“Orange Monkey”). After leaving the then well-known Genesis to pursue his solo career in the mid 1970s, Gabriel went on to create a number of interesting and somewhat [...]

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