Let's remember too that Peter is well aware that there will be some of his fans who are not as into this album as some of his other efforts. So it's alright and certainly not altogether unexpected by him (or us) that some people would not enjoy the covers approach.
It's OK.we should be open-minded enough to allow some differing views. Let's just keep things civil and refrain from getting ourselves too hyped up over an album.
And now,if you'll excuse me, I have to light my nightly incense and candles next to my old Charisma Foxtrot album. Hopefully, I won't trip over my robes. :-]
Schnapps30 January 2010 at 8:38amPosts: 59 (0 today)Status: offline
We all love PG for different reasons. Some of us like his more joyful or lighter side, some like his more experimental side, .
I really like him when he is moving and surprising us. Usually it's always great! I like it less when I feel that his on automatic speed (happened for some songs). It's probably a reason why I like such bands as Radiohead.
This album sounds fresh and new territory. I like it.
ceridwen30 January 2010 at 8:42amPosts: 773 (0 today)Status: offline
I agree with You PJ
it's a great chance for us to like or to dislike,
To say "yes" I love "no" I don't, this is called freedom , and there is highly respectable too to dislike this album.
Of course, Peter is intelligent enough to sense that many people could dislike this album and anyway to carry on the project, that 's why I admire him .
Cimber30 January 2010 at 10:16amPosts: 2571 (0 today)Status: offline
I DON`T REALLY REALLY CARE ABOUT WHO DISLIKES THIS ALBUM OR ANYTHING ELSE BY PG OR PG-GENESIS-ERA.
If people reduce PG to a mix of "Solsbury Hill" and "Don`t Give Up" they don`t know anything about the Peter Gabriel-cosmos of beautiful and awesome sounds and music.
No matter what this man sings, writes or performs for so many decades , it is always a pleasure to listen to it -
Peter Gabriel is the "creme de la creme" of ROCK.
Present me ANY artist with ANY album from the last years and I will put that record into the garbage-can in one second for "Scratch My Back".
Mr Beef30 January 2010 at 11:42amPosts: 761 (0 today)Status: offline
. . . maybe the album should have been called Scratch Your Eyes Out?
Viggo, you should be sorry - because you are wrong.
I'm open minded enough to allow it, as PBJ says.
What could I do anyway?
Sue him? Beat the hell out of him?
Force him to listen to PC's "Testify"? :-]
But he's wrong anyway.
baard31 January 2010 at 10:06amPosts: 56 (0 today)Status: offline
Pipebone Jones: I know you would be the diplomat! It suits you very well!
Cimber: How sweet! : ) You´re probably the kind of fan PG doesen´t know wether to love or hate.
(Pod) Caste: Let´s meet at dawn you open minded son a gun! I´m ready when you are!
DolceVita31 January 2010 at 10:42pmPosts: 2323 (0 today)Status: offline
Evoulini,i agree with you! and Cimber!
Yes,P.J is very right,but at the same time i am very limited because i do not understand when some people "define" an Artist like Peter Gabriel everytime he does something.
In this case,ViggoViggo (that does not answer me,ok no problem,i was curious)that say the word "end",referring to Peter.
No problem for me if i am "no-opened-mind" ( . . . also because i am not sure to have a mind. . .),but,really,i do not understand,i still do not understand. . . .
"end". . . . .end of what?. . . . . i still do not understand. . . . . . . . .