HumDrum195928 September 2010 at 6:18amPosts: 13 (0 today)Status: offline
As my avatar would suggest, the first album is my favorite.
PG has often said that 'Here Comes The Flood' was over produced. I disagree. I think the band makes it a very powerful song.
Any others wish to comment? (Plus, had he wanted it to be simply piano and voice, he could have told Bob Ezrin.)
Duddy28 September 2010 at 7:26amPosts: 5641 (0 today)Status: offline
Humdrum - in an article in Classic Rock Mag this month about debut albums, Bob Ezrin comments on that very point. He says that PG heard it as 'a much more intimate thing' but that at the time it was very exciting and they did not explore the quiet approach then. He also says he loves the later quiet versions especially on 'Shaking the tree' but also the first version.
Dennisd6328 September 2010 at 9:03pmPosts: 126 (0 today)Status: offline
Moribund the Burgermeister.
Still one of my favorite subliminal songs - I still remember hearing it on vinyl the first time.the first song!
DolceVita29 September 2010 at 11:36amPosts: 2323 (0 today)Status: offline
. . the final of Humdrum is one of the best moment of the Album!
I love every songs,Down the Dolcevita,obviously,one of my favorite songs. . .
. . .and Moribund is simply fantastic,a song very "Gabrielian". . .like only Peter can do!
ceridwen1 October 2010 at 8:16pmPosts: 773 (0 today)Status: offline
for me Down the dolce vita,moribund, humdrum and Modern love are the highlights of PG I.
FarCry31 March 2011 at 5:21pmPosts: 63 (0 today)Status: offline
As the only PG studio album I own ( SO Far!) I have somewhat listened too it obsessively since last Wednesday's Hammersmith experience!
Favourites include: . fine. I genuinely like it all! Down the Dolce Vita is brilliant though I have to say.
Scratch to come sooon! :-]
Duddy31 March 2011 at 5:38pmPosts: 5641 (0 today)Status: offline
From first to the last (only in the sense of most recent I hope)- then you'll be going backwards FarCry! :-] Doesn't matter tho' it's all good! Enjoy SMB
FarCry31 March 2011 at 5:49pmPosts: 63 (0 today)Status: offline
Oh sorry I'm aiming for PG 2! Have I missed something cronic then? :-] I thought that was next. or has one made a right tit out of oneself? :-]
Duddy31 March 2011 at 6:00pmPosts: 5641 (0 today)Status: offline
:-] :-] :-]
FarCry31 March 2011 at 9:49pmPosts: 63 (0 today)Status: offline
Phew. I think! :-]
Sammy The Slug1 April 2011 at 9:09amPosts: 1040 (0 today)Status: offline
I remember that the lyrics "I twisted my Venus was untouched in her shell" in Modern Love were confusing because some people thought that PG was singing "I twisted my penis was untouched in her shell"! :-]
Sammy The Slug1 April 2011 at 4:52pmPosts: 1040 (0 today)Status: offline
FarCry1 April 2011 at 5:50pmPosts: 63 (0 today)Status: offline
There's goes me ever being able to hear the actual lyric ever again!
FarCry15 April 2011 at 4:32pmPosts: 63 (0 today)Status: offline
Oh and who is responsible for the fantastic blues - esque guitar work on 'Waiting for the Big One'? Awesome.
Oh and the more I listen to 'Down the Dolce Vita' the more I LOVE it!
Quite a few of the songs from PG 1 would work quite nicely on the NB tour I think. but then what do I know, i'm still new to this game! :-]
Duddy15 April 2011 at 4:51pmPosts: 5641 (0 today)Status: offline
Think the guitar work is Robert Fripp on that track, sure someone will correct me if I am wrong!
FarCry15 April 2011 at 5:20pmPosts: 63 (0 today)Status: offline
Aww that makes sense, thanks for answering!
raelworld19 April 2011 at 12:34amPosts: 7 (0 today)Status: offline
PG1 is a great album from start to finish and I've never grown tired of it. It's also makes a great and usually surprising PG introduction album for rock fans who only hear PG on the radio/TV.
Robert Fripp does play guitar on the album but I believe Steve Hunter plays the blues guitar on Waiting for the Big One. I bought one of his solo CDs on the strength of his guitar solo on that track. I later realised he played with Alice Cooper and Lou Reed throughout the 70s. Hence the Bob Ezrin connection.
Fripp's style and sound is more cerebral, more structured - more influenced by jazz and classical than blues. I'd recommend listening to some of his work with King Crimson plus David Bowie's Heroes - he is a key part of the title track especially.