Wings Of Wax5 September 2008 at 12:21amPosts: 16 (0 today)Status: offline
I heard some live shows with this guy recently after dismissing him as too folky some ten years ago, and I thought his voice sounded very very similar to Gabriel's.
Matthews has certainly borrowed a lot from PG's style, if not stolen from him. That's a good thing!
Especially obvious on a live track I heard "Don't drink the water", where he goes falsetto. Very PG.
Can anyone recommend any of his work?
Jared C5 September 2008 at 12:37amPosts: 986 (0 today)Status: offline
I enjoy Dave Matthews Band - and actually my favorite track of his is "Don't Drink the Water." If I had to recommend any other songs of his, I'd probably say:
I Did It
Crash Into Me
So Much To Say
Xib5 September 2008 at 2:20amPosts: 238 (0 today)Status: offline
The space between. Just love it!
Wings Of Wax5 September 2008 at 11:57amPosts: 16 (0 today)Status: offline
Thanks for the replies.
There's a "happy" quality to a lot of his work, and I don't like it. I think the darker Matthews of "Don't drink the water" is tainted by the happy-all-smiles-Matthews, which is too bad.
Seriously, can noone hear that Matthews' voice sounds similar to Gabriels's?
lore5 September 2008 at 2:58pmPosts: 1659 (0 today)Status: offline
Hey Wings of Wax,
There is certainly some qualities of Dave's vocals that could be compared to Peter. They would make an interesting duet.
I'm not sure where the happy all smile Dave resonates through 'Don't Drink The Water' though.
I love his 'Stand Up' cd, especially Everybody Wake.
But he is no Peter Gabriel.
Vampire Lily5 September 2008 at 3:33pmPosts: 205 (0 today)Status: offline
Dave Matthews is one of the greatest loves of my life.
If you buy only one of his CD's- start off with either "Under the Table and Dreaming" or "Crash." They're both pretty well rounded.
If you want a single go with "Two Step." The lyrics never fail to make the hair on the back of my neck stir.
Also, check out YouTube and type in "Crash Into Me." This original DMB video is gorgeous and haunting. I think you'll dig it
AgentSage5 September 2008 at 4:53pmPosts: 91 (0 today)Status: offline
I just saw Dave live a week ago. Very good show. He also covered Sledgehammer! A great rendition.
My favourite CD of his band is Busted Stuff or Before These Crowded Streets. I like stuff from every other CD, except their most recent, Stand Up, which (for whatever reason) doesn't have a single track that I enjoy.
8thPlanet5 September 2008 at 5:53pmPosts: 693 (0 today)Status: offline
There's a song called "Little Light of Love" by Eric Serra on the soundtrack to the movie "The Fifth Element" that sounds EXACTLY like PG. Matter of fact I've had two people e-mail me asking about this "new" Gabriel song they heard.
Wings Of Wax5 September 2008 at 10:55pmPosts: 16 (0 today)Status: offline
Listening to Eric Serra's track now, and yes, wow, that is very Gabriel-esque. A little too much air in his voice, though, but it's close. Also, there's a little Sting in there.
Wings Of Wax5 September 2008 at 10:59pmPosts: 16 (0 today)Status: offline
.and wait for the end part of the song "Little Light Of Love", very close to what Gabriel did on So, down to the Manu Katche drum fills! Very interesting.
I noticed also tow weeks ago listening to brian Eno "my life in the. some similarities between Serra B.O of "the big blue" and one of Eno's song.
By the way 8th,as you told me you definitivly was fan of Blade Runner, just want to add that Mr Rydley Scott decided not long ago to go back to sciences-fiction adapting "the best of the world" soon,with Leonardo de Caprioooooooooo! :-] :-] :-]
athousandyears6 September 2008 at 9:19pmPosts: 1 (0 today)Status: offline
I'm a huge Dave Matthews Band fan and was quite surprised to hear they were covering Sledgehammer this summer. After listening to it, though, it's a really good fit. Their voices are a bit similar and of course the horn section works out quite nicely.
K'Ehleyr6 September 2008 at 9:48pmPosts: 8422 (0 today)Status: offline