Page13 January at 4:58pmPosts: 814 (0 today)Status: offline
Still have a gut feeling that PG has writer's block, when it comes to lyrics - music/composing he's fine - maybe he needs to take a long train ride as he says that helps him write.
Mr Beef13 January at 6:47pmPosts: 761 (0 today)Status: offline
I don't think that PG will release an album of new material - no one in the whole world has more opportunity than him - technology, potential collaborators, time, money, studio facilities, stupidly patient fans. . . and yet nothing. I just wish he would stop pretending. and yet he can't even be bothered to do a decent job on his non-album back catalogue.. . . I think he only does what will bring in ever more $$$$$ - PG is a cash daddy, milking 'So' for every penny he can . . . and touring those same old songs to death. In Yooouuuuuurrrrrrr Eeeyyyyyyeeeeees! PG has become boring boring boring.
Zenrider13 January at 7:17pmPosts: 3538 (0 today)Status: offline
I don't know. With Witness and the Elders and his other world interests, perhaps he's too distracted? Perhaps, that's why he thought he'd take a year off, but with him going to speak at TED, I'd say, that's not really working out that way for him either.
I'm starting to think he really should have taken a real year off from everything deemed important and not just full moon updates.
Page13 January at 7:34pmPosts: 814 (0 today)Status: offline
Didn't he at one time call himself the Duke of Distraction? The Prince of Procrastination and the Earl of Avoidance? Okay, I made up the last two
Mr Beef13 January at 8:20pmPosts: 761 (0 today)Status: offline
He can call himself what he will - I think he's become his own panto act. . . don't want to see him in drag though.
Page13 January at 9:38pmPosts: 814 (0 today)Status: offline
I'd like to see him in that red dress (plus size now lol) and the fox head
Hans13 January at 11:19pmPosts: 10 (0 today)Status: offline
Any disappointment I might have in relation to PG is purely relative. Yes, I'm disappointed that he hasn't recorded a "proper" new album in over 10 years. And yes, I find PG2 a disappointing album, however much I want to like it. But the quantum of disappointment I feel is dwarfed by how much I appreciate the best of his music. If he never recorded another note, the run of 4 mainstream albums from PG3 through to Us would alone merit PG a place amongst the greatest rock/pop artists of all time. Add the excellent PG1, Up and Passion and we have an embarrassment of riches.
For much the same reason, I also don't agree that he's exploiting his fans or that he "owes" them this or that. Nobody was forced to buy the So Anniversary Edition, or anything else he's done. Let's give him a break.
Page13 January at 11:30pmPosts: 814 (0 today)Status: offline
"Let's give him a break"
He doesn't need a break - he needs Bob Ezrin to lock him in a closet till he gets some original work does - Bob had to actually lock him in a closet so he wouldn't wander off during one of their recording sessions - he needs a strong hand - a strong producer like Bob
Page13 January at 11:35pmPosts: 814 (0 today)Status: offline
done not does
Albums Bob produced:
Peter Gabriel (I) (1977) – producer and mixer
"That'll Do" (199 (title track from the film, Babe - A Pig In The City) – producer
Scratch My Back (2010) – co-producer with Peter Gabriel
It was Daniel Lanois who locked him in a closet.
But Ezrin would do. Or Lilywhite, or anyone else for that matter.
Rise of course14 January at 11:09amPosts: 166 (0 today)Status: offline
Sorry, dreamer, I didn't think of your words, when I talked about mobbing and. It was just a misunderstanding related to difficulties in writing lyrics and doing a song album. You obviously thought of mixed album, which is unusual perhaps, don't know, I'm not so accustomed to the music business rules.
But what I meant was a wave of other statements here around. There are from time to time those waves , sometimes I believe it's just one person, who creates them, or it's a kind of inner club. Anyway, who does it, knows, who is meant...and should shut up.
On the other side, this O But was a big surprise for me, I would like to hear it, it's thrilling to quiz about the words, when they are murmured, I only got: Partend then, someone beat me( the hardest thing for PG),..someone stood upon a hill,.. I can't,.. burn down,... end.... A somehow passionated perhaps love song, which had to end in a mess...beautifull music and the words can be changed, it's a real PG-song in his 60th.
(Psychological advice included, don't hate me for that!, I just do my job.)
Page14 January at 11:56amPosts: 814 (0 today)Status: offline
Thanks Caste, no wonder I couldn't find the story - I was thinking of going to Bob Ezrin's open house (Feb. 2) at his Nimbus Studios (Vancouver) cornering him and begging him to get on Peter's case - but I'd be too much in awe to say anything to him, after all he also produced Dark Side of the Moon (Pink Floyd)
A Bit of Distraction
Gabriel began receiving complaints about his lack of output in 1980. Unsatisfied with his two solo efforts, both called Peter Gabriel released in 1977 and 1978, Gabriel decided to revamp his songwriting by writing from the rhythm up. His third album, also called Peter Gabriel, now considered a groundbreaking classic, got Gabriel dropped from his American label, Atlantic.
Producer Daniel Lanois, who worked with Gabriel on Birdy (1985), So (1986) and Us (1992) would comment that Gabriel needed to be on a desert island in order to get anything done because he was so easily distracted. During the recording of "That Voice Again", Lanois shoved Gabriel into a closet and locked it in order to get Gabriel to finish the lyrics instead of talking on the telephone.
Hans14 January at 12:56pmPosts: 10 (0 today)Status: offline
"He doesn't need a break"
That depends what you mean. I agree that having a producer to provide some sort of discipline would help enourmously in getting him to deliver some new material. And I would dearly love for that to happen. But my point was that we do not have any right to expect anything of him. By all means "lobby" him to create some new music, but it's not fair to berate him if he chooses not to do so.
Dreamer14 January at 2:37pmPosts: 13 (0 today)Status: offline
Dreamer14 January at 2:54pmPosts: 13 (0 today)Status: offline
ops sorry,empty post.
Don't worry Rise for me we are all moon brothers here!
I think that some fans on this forum are showing just their "fan frustration" it's human.
It's the result of years of rumors (i/o,son of ovo,ecc.)also fault of other websites,i mean for how many years they will write again "PG is in his studio working on new album"?
We are living in an era where technology has greatly shortened the distances between all human beings and yet i think sometimes on this very modern website there is a problem of communication.
simply explained:would be nice if pg in his next video speek to us like he talks to a normal friend,simply saying what he thinks about release some new music.
Honesty will always remain pure!
I know that after many years of great songs and very important humanitarian activities he is not forced to this.
Don't give UP lunatics!
Page14 January at 4:10pmPosts: 814 (0 today)Status: offline
"for me we are all moon brothers here" and sisters
Hans14 January at 7:50pmPosts: 10 (0 today)Status: offline
That'll be "enormously", not "enourmously"! Ooops.
As much as I'd love to see an album of new material it's PG's life to do with as he chooses. Taking a year off to do whatever the heck he wants is a great thing, this planet would be in much better shape if everyone could do that but it is what it is.
I hold out hope that when his year is done he will be full of new ideas and raring to go but if not he's given us so much already. I just wish him the best no matter what.
Mirrorball15 January at 9:48amPosts: 1607 (0 today)Status: offline
I agree Jen
Cool picture Dreamer !
Dreamer15 January at 1:27pmPosts: 13 (0 today)Status: offline