MAK in the USA21 August 2009 at 8:01pmPosts: 3643 (0 today)Status: offline
I get it now! You probably had the room lit up by black lights and an occasional strobe light show, maybe even a lava lamp. . .right? :-]
Mozo Is Here21 August 2009 at 8:10pmPosts: 1077 (0 today)Status: offline
i had lights including lava lamps, but no strobe or black light. i always wanted those, just never got around to it. depending on the mood, i either used massive amounts of candles or a multicolored mushroom shaped lamp with a rotating light on the inside. i think i found it at "spencer gifts" if you had one of those shops in your neck of the woods. i should check to see if this lamp is still made or find one on ebay.
MAK in the USA21 August 2009 at 8:20pmPosts: 3643 (0 today)Status: offline
Yes, we had Spencer Gifts here. Have to admit that there are presently two lava lamps in my house. . .I bought them "for the kids"! They each have one in their rooms! :-] Can't say I've ever seen a "mushroom shaped lamp" with a light in it though!
Mozo Is Here21 August 2009 at 8:26pmPosts: 1077 (0 today)Status: offline
i saw a small time DJ using one a few years back. the mushroom used translucent colored discs for effects. it was a simple light show, but better than nothing.
Mozo Is Here21 August 2009 at 8:35pmPosts: 1077 (0 today)Status: offline
MAK in the USA21 August 2009 at 8:38pmPosts: 3643 (0 today)Status: offline
Much simpler times. . .much simpler times for sure! :-]
A stereo system, good music, PG/Genesis music, mood lighting and a "man cave" in your case. . .life was good! :-]
Mozo Is Here21 August 2009 at 8:58pmPosts: 1077 (0 today)Status: offline
yes, i got back into vinyl recently just to rekindle some of those memories. i was more of a floydian in the early days ("yes" too), but slowly drifted towards genesis. i was not oblivious to PG I and II, but since "melt" i was converted to gabriel (a.k.a., a complete lunatic). i must have been a late bloomer. when i saw him perform in 1982, i was amazed on how he took complete and total control over the audience. he parted the audience marching through it with the band in a drum line. . . i'll save that story for another thread.
MAK in the USA21 August 2009 at 9:21pmPosts: 3643 (0 today)Status: offline
Yes, please, would love to hear all about an early PG concert on "another thread" indeed! I never did see PG/Genesis back then, unfortunately.
Vinyl is listened to much these days in the Mak household. . .have so much great music on vinyl that I don't have on CD.
Well, we have successfully gotten way off topic here! :-] Remember. . ."Kiss of Life"! :-]
Still can't figure out what he's saying at the end of the song. Maybe it's just simply Gabrielese.
Mozo Is Here21 August 2009 at 9:33pmPosts: 1077 (0 today)Status: offline
i am the last person to interpret lyrics, but i hear "shake em botto." not sure if these are even words.
MAK in the USA21 August 2009 at 10:10pmPosts: 3643 (0 today)Status: offline
:-] :-] :-]
Very close to what I hear. . .shakin' the bottle! :-]
We may never know!
Hey, how about a Mozo video for "Kiss of Life"!!
Mozo Is Here21 August 2009 at 10:26pmPosts: 1077 (0 today)Status: offline
yes, that is a possibility. maybe it will include robust dancers. i'm working on one right now (back in nyc circa 1977).
Mozo Is Here21 August 2009 at 10:28pmPosts: 1077 (0 today)Status: offline
must be heinz if you need to shake the bottle.
genesplicer22 August 2009 at 3:32amPosts: 10 (0 today)Status: offline
Getting back on topic, he played Kiss of Life at Joe Louis Arena in Detroit in 1987 and it floored me. It was much funkier than the album track and Manu The Man made crazy work of it. I love the studio track very much mind you-it was my intro to PG in 83 and changed me forever.
I have a bootleg of KOL live somewhere, I'll see if I can't dig it out.
So, in short form, yes there is a recording of it live!
MAK in the USA22 August 2009 at 5:12amPosts: 3643 (0 today)Status: offline
Yes!!! Thanks Genesplicer! Would LOVE to hear it! Please do dig it out!
is making me late
is keeping me waiting. . ."
Carly Simon :-] :-]
Duddy22 August 2009 at 10:16amPosts: 5641 (0 today)Status: offline
Genesplicer, that would be great! Please!
chawin22 August 2009 at 2:53pmPosts: 165 (0 today)Status: offline
yes MAK,Crystal palace was my 1st Gabriel solo gig.He was dressed all in white with the face paint on.I remember him swinging on a bar during Shock the monkey.Where was the show you refer to MOZO,IN 1982.
Mozo Is Here22 August 2009 at 5:30pmPosts: 1077 (0 today)Status: offline
looks like a bootleg exists of my first PG show. i would like to get my hands on that recording. i guess i did see "kiss of life" performed live. here's the info from the website. i like the "Sounds a bit hollow" comment as we used to call it "Ding Stadium." it was built for hockey, not concerts.
Nov 22, 1982 (Wings Stadium - Kalamazoo, Michigan) 2cdr
*1982 date? venue?
**1982 date? venue?
Recording - Audience/Very Good
Label - tape to cd transfer
Comment - Soundvolume adjusting in the beginning. Sounds a bit hollow. Slow
Silence between 1-7 & 1-8. Several tracks have their intros repeated.
Rough tapestarts and silences. On The Air was not performed this night. That means that 2-2 through 2-4 are also from another night.
CD 1 - 74:12 ; CD 2 - 55:11
1-1. Rhythm Of The Heat 7:41
1-2. I Have The Touch 5:23
1-3. Not One Of Us 6:20
1-4. The Family And The Fishing Net 8:07
1-5. Shock The Monkey 9:23
1-6. Family Snapshot 5:38
1-7. Intruder 5:32
1-8. I Go Swimming 5:36
1-9. Lay Your Hands On Me 8:56
1-10. Solsbury Hill 4:57
1-11. Band Intro/I Don't Remember 6:39
2-1. San Jacinto (end cut) 10:50
2-2. On The Air** 6:23
2-3. Band Intro/Kiss Of Live** 6:56
2-4. Biko** 9:09
2-5. D.I.Y.* 5:12
2-6. Kiss Of Live* 6:01
2-7. Biko* 10:40
MAK in the USA22 August 2009 at 6:03pmPosts: 3643 (0 today)Status: offline
Thank you all for your input into this thread! Keep the info coming all!
My question has been thorougly answered thanks to our fellow Lunatics. . .YES. . ."Kiss of Life" has definitely been performed live by the Master! You are all very lucky Lunatics to have seen PG back then!
What a show Mozo!
Mozo, Chawin and Genesplicer and anyone else out there. . .would love to hear about the shows on the "Lunatic Concert Stories" thread if you wish to share that is!
"Burning, burning with the kiss of life. . ."
Cimber23 August 2009 at 8:31amPosts: 2571 (0 today)Status: offline
Peter Gabriel discovering the FUNK. . . .:
. . ."Kiss Of Life" (1982)
. . ."Walk Through The Fire" ("Against All Odds"/1984)
. . Peter meets the god of FUNK - Nile Rodgers (Chic)- :
The result: the track "Out Out" ("Gremlins - Part 1")
. . .the "So"-sessions (1985) - Peter recording some killer-songs to kick some asses in music-biz later on in 1986 - the producer is meanwhile Daniel Lanois - not Nile Rodgers - but the FUNK shows some influence on Peter`s songs: "Big Time", "Sledgehammer", a new version of "Excellent Birds" called "This Is The Picture" with Nile Rodgers again on guitar, funky elements also on "Red Rain".
While the album "So" was more "ROCK" - the main producer was Daniel Lanois - the live-versions of the songs were more FUNK :
"This Is The Picture"
. . .and even a new version sounding "funky" of:
"Games Without Frontiers"
. . .what Genesplicer mentions with "Kiss Of Life", performed live in 1987 sounds interesting.
. . .and the FUNK goes on ! :
It`s the year 1991 - the "Us"-sessions and. . .the "Realworld Recording Week 1991" :
Peter recording "Steam" and another song with guest musicians : "Burn You Up, Burn You Down". . . .
. . .some funk also on "Lovetown"(1994) (from the "Us"-sessions) and Peter discovering the "Blues" on "Sky Blue". . . . . ."Up" (2002).
Mozo Is Here23 August 2009 at 9:05amPosts: 1077 (0 today)Status: offline