mike52714 March 2010 at 9:19pmPosts: 3 (0 today)Status: offline
Gabriel is bowing out of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony.
Once again, Peter Gabriel slaps his fans in the face by not attending an event acknowledging his work with Genesis, or even the induction of David Geffen. Come on Pete. ONE DAY? You can't clear your schedule for ONE DAY?!?!?! I've lost all respect for the man I once held in the highest regard. He used Genesis in 82 when it suited him as a cash cow for Womad. And "SCRATCH MY BACK / I.'LL SCRATCH YOURS" is an amateur attempt by a former pioneer. Pete. hop a plane and show up in NY! - WTF!!!
MAK in the USA14 March 2010 at 9:19pmPosts: 3644 (0 today)Status: offline
Sammy The Slug14 March 2010 at 9:30pmPosts: 1040 (0 today)Status: offline
First of all, stop bashing the "Angry Nostalgics," I'm really getting tired of that. As hard as it may be to some people here to accept here, there are some that do not care for the covers album. So the ones that seem to be offended by those who don't like it need to get over that just as much as the angry people not happy with PG not showing up to the hall of fame.
Though I must agree, WHO CARES IF HE'S NOT THERE. He. left. the. band!! He's rehearsing for a series of shows, and knowing how much of a perfectionist he is and how frequently he runs behind, he has a legitimate reason to not be there. Frankly, I'd be amazed if he's finished arranging just ONE of his songs for the shows by today.
PG loves his solo fans, in spite of what some here seem to think. He's always done things his way with his work and accomplished success one can only dream of based on decisions he made, not giving into easy (for lack of a better word) demand. So the fans that responded to his work of course he loves because we've loved what's he's done. Why else would he let fans choose the set lists for the 2001 WOMAD show and the 2007 warm up tour; and also make utterly ridiculous remixes of his songs (though that is another story for another day.)
Plus, he did NOT "use" the other 4 remaining members for the 1982 reunion tour. He originally did not want to do it; and when the remaining 3 members offered him free money from 1 of their shows during the ABACAB tour, he absolutely refused. Tony Smith and the other 4 members had to convince him to do ONE show rather than giving into his pride and going broke. For those who own or have heard the concert, before Firth of Fifth begins, he doesn't immediately go into a story, nor talk about how he feels about the band, nor their history, he talks (and practically advertises) WOMAD. Thus indicating he moved on. Mike Rutherford himself in the press book given out at the show says the exact same thing. When the show began, he came out of a coffin, and when the show ended, he went back into the coffin. That was NOT an accident.
Sure, I didn't really like that only the 3 "reunited" in what was essentially a redux of the We Can't Dance tour; but one day, he might reunite with them. (Besides, from what I can understand, the 5 man reunion would have only been 4 or 5 shows, similar to the snobby reunion Cream gave that really only gave access to celebrities in getting tickets.) He still wants to make a film version of The Lamb with a now 81 year old filmmaker. Plus the other 4 have made very clear their desire to work with him again. Like Phil Collins said though, PG is overly cautious of going back to the past. So that is something he needs to work out and decide for himself. Bottom line, he's not sitting around doing nothing like before. Nor is he talking about a The Elders (a wonderful charity I feel, let me emphasize) and bragging about how he's friends with Nelson Mandela, nor looking at the sky doing research on different types of full moons, nor giving pointless interviews about the latest technology, he's doing what we've always loved from him and what he does best: MUSIC.
Yes, I was very disappointed that he chose to do a covers album (no matter what he approach he took to it) rather than releasing SON OF OVO, I/O or even making ANOTHER TONGUE; and I really am not a fan of it nor the tribute album songs that have been released so far. However, we've always loved PG for his risks and have always been surprised and fallen in love with the results of those risks. He's doing music, so ENJOY IT WHILE IT LASTS.
I shouldn't have to go on a soapbox, but DAMN!
K'Ehleyr15 March 2010 at 6:51amPosts: 8422 (0 today)Status: offline
Well said Siggy!
I'm not a big fan of SMB and a little disappointed in the Heroes cover, one of my fave Bowie songs but I am surprised a how quickly he put together the covers album if only he could do that with original songs
DolceVita15 March 2010 at 11:55amPosts: 2323 (0 today)Status: offline
Signal"NoiseER3, i talk for me.
The problem is not "To be or not to be against someone"
I am a supporter of freedom of thougt,everyone is free to say or ask something to Peter,because we all admire his fantastic Art. For ex. if someone want Peter with Genesis ok,everyone is free to dream!
If someone don't like nothing of His solo-Albums,ok,what's the problem?
. . . and more. . .
My question is:
Why some people choose the offensive weapon to ask or say something to Peter?
I wait for someone who answer to my question,thanks
DolceVita15 March 2010 at 11:57amPosts: 2323 (0 today)Status: offline
Oppsss. . . . sorry,i wanted to write Signal2NoiseER3,thanks.
Ah. . . . these computers!
Ste15 March 2010 at 12:15pmPosts: 2647 (0 today)Status: offline
My thoughts are . . .
Peter Gabriel is no part of Genesis anymore for what? 35 years?
He wants to go in that hall of fame party, he can, he was important to Genesis. He doesn't want? He can, he's known for his solo jobs more than enough to have his own place in that very same hall of fame.
I totally understand the man if he's bored to be assimilated to Genesis. I don't say he is, I say IF he is, it's perfectly understandable. As the fact that he's not there with the others is as understandable.
Will Steve Hacket go? I couldn't care less either. They moved on. We should do so.
Soul Reader15 March 2010 at 3:30pmPosts: 3479 (0 today)Status: offline
Well spoken to both Signal and Ste!!! Thank you for your sensitive AND intelligent thoughts, it shows empathy and directness. PG will do what PG will do folks, and while he has tried harder to please his fan base than almost any other artist I know, not everyone will like his decisions. TOO BAD, LIFE SUCKS SOMETIMES. Be disgruntled but do not be disrespectful when voicing your concerns or displeasure. That is totally NOT fair to a person who has given the world so much for so little.
Love, laugh, live, fart.