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Musicians Fight 4: Jon Anderson or Peter Gabriel

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    Posted: September 04 2012 at 08:32
You should compare them not just as singers, but as musicians in general (which should include lyric writing too Wink).

Peter for me.
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I think Jon Anderson doesn't have even the slightest chance here! LOL
Peter Gabriel for me as well...
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Gabriel in every possible way.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Earthmover Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 04 2012 at 08:44
Originally posted by The Jester The Jester wrote:

I think Jon Anderson doesn't have even the slightest chance here! LOL
Peter Gabriel for me as well...
I hope not. I'm not a Yes fan (I'm not a Genesis fan yet, I've yet to hear most of their discography, but I love what I've heard), but I hope Jon will get some votes.
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Peter Gabriel, no contest at all. Jon Anderson can be pleasant, but he can't compete at all with Peter Gabriel in any important area.
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Very difficult.. Peter Gabriel!
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First vote for Jon! I like his voice better, I like his songs better, and I like his fascination with spiritual themes. I have nver been a big Gabriel or Genesis fan.
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I would have voted for Gabriel even if the poll had only pitted them as singers.  Once I consider Gabriel's solo career, it's not even close for me.  Gabriel.
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Gabriel. I prefer his lyrics far more than Anderson's esoteric blandities, and Gabriel's body of work has been far more consistent over the years (and at times extraordinary).
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I didn't expect results like this.
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While I love Anderson's voice, his lyrics throw me off.  I enjoy both immensely but much prefer Gabriel's work - both with Genesis and solo efforts.  The only thing I really liked by Anderson as a solo artist was Olias of Sunhillow.  Even his works with various other artists aren't as impressive.
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Jon Anderson rocks, but Peter Gabriel
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I have almost the whole Anderson's discography and just a couple of Gabriel's issues. As musician in general I should say Gabriel, but taking into account that Olias is totally written and performed by Jon I think he is a bit underrated as musician. Third vote for Jon
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4th vote for Jon. Hey, we are more outspoken LOL
As much as I like Gabriel's lyrics for Genesis and his stage performance, I must say that I prefer Anderson's compository qualities and his groundbreaking creativity in the mid - seventies especially for Yes and solo.
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PG by a wide margin. His solo albums have been much more consistently good.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote The Jester Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 04 2012 at 13:59
Originally posted by mister nobody mister nobody wrote:

I didn't expect results like this.


I told you...  LOL
I'm not so long in this forums, but I have noticed that are some artists and/or bands here that are something like a Totem! (You know, the Indian's wooden statues that were representing their Gods)...
Eh, I think Peter Gabriel might be one of these Totems... Big smile
(The others I have noticed are for sure Genesis, VDGG, and King Crimson)...
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sympathy vote for Jon

love both
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I prefer Peter in all fields by a mile.

The choice is quite simple.
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Jon writes lyrics not by they make sense, but that they 'sound' good! So the obvious choice is Peter. Real unique voice on top of great imagery lyrics.
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