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Cimber11 November 2010 at 8:03amPosts: 2570 (0 today)Status: offline
Time to bring in some new wind here.
Beside Peter`s "New Blood"-studio-album and the "Verona Live 2010"-DVD, the project "I`ll Scratch Yours" also must go on.
I do not care about those, who obviously will never participate in this project, but with Randy Newman and Brian Eno we have got 2 reliable artists and also friends of PG, I think. So there is hope for a good and also excellent musical round up for the "I`ll Scratch Yours"-album.
DolceVita12 November 2010 at 11:17amPosts: 2321 (0 today)Status: offline
I agree,we hope!
Duddy12 November 2010 at 11:24amPosts: 5639 (0 today)Status: offline
Maybe soon from Brian Eno given that his new album has just come out. Funny that PG is having to wait for other musicians!
rise12 November 2010 at 1:53pmPosts: 956 (0 today)Status: offline
Yes, Peter Gabriel, Randy Newman and Brian Eno are already 3 excellent noses and also can all stand for themselves.
You are quite right, Cimberly!
Fidelity12 November 2010 at 2:30pmPosts: 313 (0 today)Status: offline
I do love some of Randys stuff, but for some reason i could never see them playing together : /
Don't know why, would love to though.
Duddy12 November 2010 at 5:58pmPosts: 5639 (0 today)Status: offline
MAK in the USA12 November 2010 at 6:37pmPosts: 3643 (0 today)Status: offline
Thanks for that clip Duddy. . .I thought of the same clip and came here to post it and there it was!!! The chemistry between Peter and Randy during that performance is simply amazing. . .you can just feel the respect that these two musicians have toward each other while viewing that clip. . .most definitely a personal favorite.
Another thing that this thread brings to mind is this interview that aired back in March, 2010. . .it's short, but sweet. . .some of you may have seen it (I think it's been posted somewhere else on the forums in the past). . .I hope everyone can view this from where you are. . .and hope the link works. . .just click on "click here for the video segment" within the text. . .
PG speaks of Randy Newman among other musical influences throughout his life. . .
"In His Eyes: The Peter Gabriel Playlist"
I personally was thrilled to hear that PG was covering Newman's "I Think It's Going to Rain Today". . .PG's interpretation of the song is absolutely brilliant. . .can't wait to hear Newman's interpretation of a Gabriel tune!!!
Also looking forward to Eno's interpretation of a Gabriel tune. . .Eno is also a brilliant artist, imho. . .I can imagine Eno covering a tune like "White Shadow".
MAK in the USA12 November 2010 at 6:40pmPosts: 3643 (0 today)Status: offline
oh. . .and thanks for this thread Cimber. . .good one!
Duddy12 November 2010 at 9:36pmPosts: 5639 (0 today)Status: offline
Liked the clip MAK, thanks. I had to laugh though at the first bit of text 'Born in 1950, his mother teaches him to play clarinet' - what, when he was born? :-]
My hubby is a big fan of Randy Newman so it should be a simple step to get him to know and love PG's stuff. Alas I have failed so far!
rise13 November 2010 at 10:38amPosts: 956 (0 today)Status: offline
What I tried to say with 'they can stand for themselves ' is: It's not easy to do a good coversong, if you have no clear concept. Randy Newman's way is very characteristic and different to most rocksingers or groups. If he does a cover it can only get new, I believe.
But there are so many covers which blame or are not remarkable. If you cover, you have to have a good inspiration as in every creation or you better wait for it and it will happen in some incredible circumstances. That's the thing in art: You can not demand creativity.
Fidelity13 November 2010 at 1:45pmPosts: 313 (0 today)Status: offline
Thanks for the clip, nice find!
MAK in the USA14 November 2010 at 2:50amPosts: 3643 (0 today)Status: offline
Glad you liked the clip Duddy. . .with PG. . .yes, I do believe he was a born musician/artist directly from the womb. . . :-] Keep working on your hubby. . .at some point he is bound to see the light and/or say, "if you can't beat em' join em'". . . :-]
Rise. . .I agree. . ."you can't demand creativity". . .I give any artist who can create a really good cover song tons of credit. . .it's almost harder to create a good cover than to create one's own new song/music in certain ways.
PG and company have done an amazing job with the "SMB" covers. . .most of
the "I'll Scratch Yours" so far are also very well done, imho. . .it's very difficult to cover a Gabriel tune and cover it well.
Just Mak's two cents. . .
Cimber14 November 2010 at 12:22pmPosts: 2570 (0 today)Status: offline
. . ."most of" implies, that "some" or a "few" of the "IÂ´ll scratch your"-covers are not so well done. We are here in conversation/discussion amongst friends, MAK, so you know this is no offense to you .
I find all "results" or "answers" to PG in form of these "I`ll Scratch Yours"-covers of Peter`s songs well done.
I was never a fan of "Talking HEads" or "Paul Simon", but David Byrne and Paul Simon made excellent covers - they put their OWN STAMP onto Peter`s songs.
Also Stephe Merrit`s track "Not One Of Us" is very well done, although the "prog-rock-connection" here seems to dislike it. Well I do like 80ies-style and sound, so Merrit`s version sounds well to my ears.
I also do not know much of Lou Reed`s music, beside "Walk on the Wild Side", but I also like his version of "Solsbury Hill", because he puts his OWN STAMP on it. Those who showed negative response in Peter`S NYC-gig this year during Lou`s live-performance can go home - shame. It would have been a nice expirience for me to watch someone like Lou Reed playing live during a Gabriel-gig.
MAK in the USA17 November 2010 at 6:18amPosts: 3643 (0 today)Status: offline
I know C. . .no worries. . .conversation amongst friends. . .exactly. . .
Just to be clear. . .I feel ALL of the "I'll Scratch Yours" covers are well done. . .in the artist's own style and fashion. . .but when it comes to personal preference. . .so far, there is only one that I "personally" do not care for. . .I give all of the "I'll Scratch Yours" artists tons of credit because it really is a difficult task to cover a Gabriel tune. . .
As fine art is in the eye of the beholder. . .the same applys to fine music. . .it's in the ear of the listener, so to speak.
Luigi212117 November 2010 at 10:00amPosts: 77 (0 today)Status: offline
I remember Brian Eno originally wanted to cover "In Your Eyes" but then changed his mind to cover "Don't Break This Rhythm", then changed his mind again to cover "Mother of Violence".
Randy Newman originally wanted to cover Big Time at the beginning, but no one's heard anything more since.
Regina Spektor also wanted to cover a song, and since we last heard, she was still deciding on what song.
Other than that, the artists that are definitely out are Arcade Fire, Neil Young, and Radiohead.