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Peter Gabriel - Peter Gabriel 1 [Aka: Car] CD (album) cover

PETER GABRIEL 1 [AKA: CAR]

Peter Gabriel

 

Crossover Prog

3.56 | 600 ratings

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poito
5 stars 4.5 It is hard to know who the spirit behind early GENESIS was. Probably there were several. Peter Gabriel no doubt was one of them; he was not just a front-man dressing in funny costumes and a genius singer. He had a major vein for composition. This album is his first solo project and he already delivered three timeless themes as Solsbury Hill, Humdrum and Here Comes the Flood. The style quickly departed from Genesis', though some themes still remind a bit of it, as in Moribund the Burgermeister or the Slowburn. PG flirts also with other styles such as blues in Waiting for the One, or experiments for the future as in Down the Dolce Vita. Although his music is much lighter than Genesis', let's call it Glam-Prog, no doubt PG gave mainstream music a touch of sensibility and creativity that was so necessary. When giants such as PG, Brian Eno, Bryan Ferry, or Fish come to mainstream, all others realize they were just entertainers for teenagers. Banks and Rutherford made the big mistake of their lives not making things easier for PG to stay a bit longer, and though we won a bunch of great PG albums, can you imagine a few more albums by GENESIS PG's lineup???
poito | 5/5 |

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