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Roel2 April 2010 at 6:37pmPosts: 56 (0 today)Status: offline
Now back to the real world!! I love to hear Peter Gabriel, with the state his voice is now,
on a new old school PG album!!
With guitar and drums and bass and his own lyrics.
Sammy The Slug2 April 2010 at 6:43pmPosts: 1040 (0 today)Status: offline
What i want after SMB is not mainly guitars or drums but PG own music and PG own lyrics, whatever arrangement he decides to do.
ceridwen2 April 2010 at 7:00pmPosts: 773 (0 today)Status: offline
Agree with you Sammy, the matter is not the guitars or the drums, but we want to hear new PG stuff though I take SMB entirely as a PG's album.
It's already great to have something new to listen but I'm afraid we'll have to wait .again.
Cimber2 April 2010 at 7:09pmPosts: 2574 (0 today)Status: offline
guitars were never an important part on Gabriel`s albums compared to the sound of pink floyd for example.
the orchestral re-arrangements by John Metcalfe on "SMB" and Peter`s own songs were done in a way, that any additional drum or percussion-sound became unnecessary.
Sammy The Slug2 April 2010 at 7:11pmPosts: 1040 (0 today)Status: offline
Yes Ceridwen, let's hope Peter will want to come back to ths studio soon to finish his own new album.
Sniper2 April 2010 at 7:12pmPosts: 2 (0 today)Status: offline
I think that it great what Peter Gabriel has done. I listen to a lot of music and the only songs I have heard of were the boy in the bubble, philadelphia, and heroes. Listening to this album for one made me find out about the songs I never heard of so now I have listened to all the originals and PG remake. I think it is amazing what he has done. He has brought to life songs I've never heard of which I think is great for the artists. It's going to be interesting to hear the other artist do his songs. It's a really fascinating concept what he's done. Great songs to compare : Talking Heads - Listening Wind or the Flume - Bon Iver. They sound awesome coming from PG and the orchestra. You reall should listen to them again. I also love the Power of the Heart, it's a great song. Sure I love Peter's traditional music and I hope that he gets back with his band and they do another tour down the road. I went to the Growing Up tour which was an amazing show. I'm going to be seeing him in New York next month which I can't wait. Even though it's different what he's doing, it's gonna be a great show, something I'll always remember. He is a very gifted musician, song writer, and performer. He always puts on a show and does a lot for upcoming artists, world orginizations. At his show he is also doing his own songs revised in a manner never heard before. So if anyone has a chance to go believe me it's going to be one hell of a show !
Ela17 April 2010 at 11:41pmPosts: 1336 (0 today)Status: offline
Sniper are you going to the pre show get-together? I'll be at the 5/2 show too.counting the days! The show's going to be great!!
Slowcloud25 April 2010 at 1:52pmPosts: 27 (0 today)Status: offline
I have to say guitars may not be Gabriel's thing, but drums are key to his sound. Listen to his groundbreaking work incorporating African rhythms with rock and just the drum sound he invented on his third album. Then, as recently as Up, he opened the album with a song just as industrially heavy as anything Nine Inch Nails had done before. I miss the drums.
ceridwen25 April 2010 at 9:40pmPosts: 773 (0 today)Status: offline
yes, but guitars are usually part of the rock image.
A band is often composed of one or two guitars, when Peter says "no guitars" , I translate it by "no rock" in a way.
I miss the drums too but I must admit that the idea to make cover without guitars and drums is a great idea otehrwise (and I've already said that) SMB would have been an ordinary stuff.
rraven26 April 2010 at 10:32pmPosts: 3102 (0 today)Status: offline
There are drums in SMB and the New Blood tour. They're kettle drums as opposed to a full kit.
I'll admit that it took me a while to appreciate SMB, although now I'm so glad that he decided to go the covers route for an orchestral album.
And yeah, Rraven is right that there are drums on SMB (and I think they make great use of them too).
But I also can't wait to get some brand new PG songs!