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Thursday, August 19, 2010

Peter Gabriel (First album, AKA Car): Peter Gabriel, 1977


This is my favorite Peter Gabriel album. It still retains the magic of Genesis (It sounds quite a bit like "The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway"), yet moves on to a more mature, worldly feel. It contains two of Gabriel's most popular songs (Solsbury Hill, Here Comes the Flood) that have become international classics, and other classics known only to us Peter Gabriel fans (Modern Love, Moribund the Burgermeister, Humdrum, Slowburn). There is still lots of Genesis influence in some of these songs, most noticeable on Moribund the Burgermeister and the second half of Humdrum, but he had moved on in style. The first half of Humdrum has many spanish influences, Excuse Me is a barbershop quartet song, Waiting For the Big One sounds like something Tom Waits might do, and Down the Dolce Vita has an operatic style beginning. Although not quite as avant-garde as Peter Gabriel (Second album, AKA Scratch), or as more focused on african rythms and other types of world music as Peter Gabriel (Third album, AKA Melt), but this one proves that Peter didn't need Genesis to be amazing. Five stars. Definitely one of the best of all time. Cool album cover too.

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