ceridwen30 January 2010 at 3:10pmPosts: 773 (0 today)Status: offline
Dolce, I am afraid to love my "gabrielan "cage !
Sammy The Slug30 January 2010 at 10:09pmPosts: 1040 (0 today)Status: offline
Dolce, no need to free ourselves from the "Gabrielan Cages"! It's the best place to live!
baard31 January 2010 at 10:00amPosts: 56 (0 today)Status: offline
What a downer! How boring!
The eighties was the age of cultural schizophrenia, also in the music business, something brilliant (like the original version of Not One of Us and the introduction of really advanced computerized music) and some of it was just plastic and badly produced, and Merrits version of the PGs oldie goldie is a terrible reminder of that.
Mozo Is Here31 January 2010 at 5:57pmPosts: 1077 (0 today)Status: offline
Sammy The Slug31 January 2010 at 6:12pmPosts: 1040 (0 today)Status: offline
Let's say that all shades of opinion feed an open mind!
Mozo Is Here31 January 2010 at 6:41pmPosts: 1077 (0 today)Status: offline
mr. gabriel refers to the "first pair of tracks in the scratch my back program" as part of the full moon update. is this like the "clunkers" program here in the USA?
book of love
Mozo Is Here31 January 2010 at 7:11pmPosts: 1077 (0 today)Status: offline
MaxMackan31 January 2010 at 7:27pmPosts: 67 (0 today)Status: offline
My first listen I was about to cry out: "Blasphamy, sacrelegous!"
But, well, it has some charm to it, I guess. I wasn't bad enough to make me all crazy mad. Just a little crazy.
I just felt it, kinda lacked respect for the original song.
Mr Beef31 January 2010 at 7:40pmPosts: 761 (0 today)Status: offline
Stephen Merrit is the king of arch, twisted, bubblegum pop - it's just his style, not a matter of respect for music. The fact that he is a fan and has contributed to this project shows that he cares - he is not taking the p***
I sometimes wonder if this is a kind of love letter to his parents too.they are getting up in years and the romance of the orchestral approach I'm sure has more of an appeal to THEM.
As I've noted before, I can't recall ever hearing Peter's voice so clear-every syllable comes through up front. All of the sweetness, vulnerability, and quality of presence that made his parents and early teachers at Charterhouse to sit up and take note that there was something special in that lad.
Mozo Is Here1 February 2010 at 7:04amPosts: 1077 (0 today)Status: offline
DolceVita1 February 2010 at 1:25pmPosts: 2321 (0 today)Status: offline
Mozo,"Gabrielian Cages" is an invention of imagination to describe the condition in which i find myself with the Music and the Art of Gabriel. (i speak for me)
The magic,the charm,the personality and the uniqueness of Peter Gabriel "imprison me" in a world that you know very well,because when we speak about Peter. . . .always is fantastic
The problem is: when others artists will remake songs of Peter,will i be able to appreciate them?
That's because i say that,maybe,i must free myself from the "cages",the Peter's world in which i find something wonderful and fantastic,beginning with his fantastic voice. . . .
I hope i will appreciate others version,but at time i am "prisoner". . . . :-],and with others prisoners Ceridwen and Sammy T.S. i say that i agree with them!!! This condition is too much beautiful,i am not sure i want freedom. . . . . :-]
p.s. Ceridwen and Sammy T.S. sorry if i mention you,thanks.
p.s.2 fantastic "In the Cage" wonderful,incredible,only Peter only him,nobody else in the world thanks for the link!
8thPlanet1 February 2010 at 5:57pmPosts: 693 (0 today)Status: offline
I like Stephin Merritt,
I like Magnetic Fields,
I like "Book of Love" (both versions),
I bought Stephin Merritt's "Not One Of Us",
I'm not 'buy'in' it? not drinkin' the coolaid?
Sounds slapped together without much thought at all.
I hope the other 'Scratch Backs' are better than this.
Sammy The Slug1 February 2010 at 6:10pmPosts: 1040 (0 today)Status: offline
Yes Dolce you're right, i also belong to the prisoners!
ceridwen1 February 2010 at 7:04pmPosts: 773 (0 today)Status: offline
o dolce, I don't wanna be released of this prison !!
I swear it's pure thruth
sweetfeed1 February 2010 at 7:20pmPosts: 53 (0 today)Status: offline
I'm not sure about all this talk of cages.but I like Merritt's version. Not a huge departure (or surprise) if you know his work but very enjoyable all the same.
I like the fact it's been made in a vaguely throwaway fashion - the opposite of the usual PG approach! I'm not surprised that the reaction here has been largely negative. It's quite funny really. And surely it's better than the Dave Matthews Band (is that what they're called? They never made it here in the UK) doing Sledgehammer or whatever. Awful. Thank god he's not involved in this.
Anyway, I think it's healthy that PG's catalogue isn't viewed as some holy grail that can't be messed with. More of this sort of thing I say.
DolceVita9 February 2010 at 11:11pmPosts: 2321 (0 today)Status: offline
In news there is a remix of "Not one of us" by Didierbardin.
My impression is: ooooooooooohhhhhhhhh !!
I like it very much,it is a nice remix ,new and simple at the same time,very nice the inclusion of a "choir"(maybe done with the voice of Peter,i suppose. . . ),as if the sound slide with a modern touch. . . i do not know how to explain.
Please let me say a thing: when Peter sings it is like a completely different planet,another dimension. . . .the beauty of this remix still remain the voice,the personality of Peter who makes the lyrics of this song like nobody can do.
Nobody in past,present or future,Peter is Peter,you can like him or not,but when an Artist has "that" something mysterious and special like Peter. . . . . .mah,no answers.
By the way,BRAVO (or BRAVA if he is a woman :-]) Didierbardin!!!
Cimber10 February 2010 at 8:34amPosts: 2570 (0 today)Status: offline
evoulini10 February 2010 at 2:08pmPosts: 1750 (0 today)Status: offline
I like that remix more that the cover,which is discussed here.Maybe I'm mean,it's just my opinion.
DolceVita11 February 2010 at 2:13pmPosts: 2321 (0 today)Status: offline
Second remix on "news", by Marcoos
Ok,i do not like falsehood,then i say what i think: i prefer the version of Didierbardin.
The version of Marcoos is little bit . . . . tired,it seems almost always it remain in a "pond water" (and the water of pond is immobile).
Instead the version of Didierbardin slide better,and,in my humble opinion,is more close to the style of Gabriel,a style that is never immobile,but innovative,that "goes on and on and on. . . ". Especially for this song that comes from the fantastic-innovative-surprising PGIII.
. . . . !