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Cimber12 May 2011 at 7:28amPosts: 2571 (0 today)Status: offline
Thanks to ALL artists who have SCRATCHed Peter`s BACK so far, who have responded with great covers of Peter Gabriel songs.
THANK YOU Paul Simon ! ("Biko")
THANK YOU Stephen Merrit ! ("Not One Of Us")
THANK YOU Lou Reed ! "(Solsbury Hill")
THANK YOU Elbow ! ("Mercy Street")
THANK YOU David Byrne ! ("I don`t Remember")
THANK YOU Bone Iver ! ("Come Talk To Me")
MUCH RESPECT !
Duddy12 May 2011 at 4:26pmPosts: 5641 (0 today)Status: offline
:-] Nice one Cimber.
While it would be good to hear from the other artists, I will simply miss SMB related posts when the thread goes - it's been through so many stages really. I've enjoyed the anticipation and the album, and I'm interested to see what effect it will have on PG's musical development.
AaronAKAAtrus13 May 2011 at 2:32amPosts: 445 (0 today)Status: offline
I love how BOn Iver kept the title line a beautiful as it is in the original but still making it his own.
I enjoy elbow's too,
I LOVE Biko (possibly more than PG's)
and Not one of us (probably better than PG's in my opinion) which has synths at the end which remind me of the animusic videos (if anyone knows those)
I don't remember (whoa, didn't notice that until i read it again) what Byrne's sounds like honestly and I wasn't fond of Solsbury. BU ti still thank the artists for participating
MAK in the USA13 May 2011 at 6:19amPosts: 3644 (0 today)Status: offline
Duddy. . .
Meant to say. . .I'm with you there sister! I do believe that the SMB topic will remain for quite some time. As you, I've also thought about the effect "SMB" and the "New Blood" experience will have on PG's musical developemnt.
Can't help but think it will be nothing but a positive effect. I spoke recently with a musician/long time PG/Genesis fan friend of mine who said this. . .
"I was intrigued when I heard of this "New Blood" project. . .it seems that perhaps these "New Blood" versions (speaking of PG's original tunes) may have been how Peter may have originally heard them in his mind/heart/soul in the first place. . .in their raw forms."
Food for thought. . .just sharing a thought/quote from a fellow, avid PG/Genesis fan. . .nothing more.
MAK in the USA13 May 2011 at 6:20amPosts: 3644 (0 today)Status: offline
Duddy13 May 2011 at 9:07pmPosts: 5641 (0 today)Status: offline
Mak, your friend may have something there. . .
As a fully paid up member of the Slow Art Movement I think there is a lot to be said for taking your time. You know mulling, perfecting, maturing etc? In my case it's probably just procrastination but PG always seems to come out with something special. SMB and New Blood definitely sound like some kind of outward growth though maybe not in the most obvious sense of being brand new songs.
Paul Simon ~ "Biko": bland, insipid;
Stephin Merritt ~ "Not One of Us": funny but silly;
Bon Iver ~ "Come Talk to Me": nice;
Lou Reed ~ "Solsbury Hill": crazy and annoying and spot on;
Elbow ~ "Mercy Street": great but too similar to the original (the Guy can't help it :-])
David Byrne ~ "I Don't Remember": simply unlistenable. =
AaronAKAAtrus14 May 2011 at 8:36pmPosts: 445 (0 today)Status: offline
Although I don't agree with all of your reviews, caste, i love this phrase:
"crazy and annoying and spot on"
Gavinoski15 May 2011 at 3:15pmPosts: 236 (0 today)Status: offline
I personally LOVED Lou Reeds Solsbury Hill! Along with David Byrne's it was the most original cover out of the lot. It just shows you the standard of Reed and Byrne when you find it hard to relate the covers to the originals and how creative they both are. I love the dancy groove I Don't Remember has with Byren's rendition. The two best covers but Reeds was easily the best. I still listen to it on a regular basis. But then again im a big fan of his and i suppose you have to "get" lou reed to fully appriciate his genius :-]
but the rest of them were good and i do have a soft spot for elbow's cover. It made it sound as if Peter had wrote and recorded Mercy Street today.
But as said, Lou Reed's Solsbury Hill wins hands down for me, and im really gutted that i didnt see him sing it live oh well im seeing him live later this year anyway :-]
rise13 July 2011 at 9:55amPosts: 956 (0 today)Status: offline