Peter Gabriel 1
Peter's first solo album, released in February 1977. Peter was 26.
"The album cover was done with Hypnosis who I worked with a little bit at the end of Genesis period. Storm and Peter particularly from there and I think they are, are very important in the way that album sleeves have developed over the years, this was actually his car that I was sitting in on the front cover and I liked the idea of the, the water and the sort of black and white and blue colour."
"One idea I'd had for that first cover too, was to do mirrored contact lenses and it took me about a month to find someone who would manufacture mirrored contact lenses but they made me sign something that if I damaged my eye they wouldn't take any responsibility, they were very painful to wear but the effect was fantastic, it was like having steel balls for eyes."
"The first record I really wanted to be different from the stuff that I'd done with Genesis so we were trying to do things, different styles there was a variety of songs and arrangements that were consciously trying to provide something different than what I'd done before."
"Bob Ezrin I'd chosen having met with many different producers and he was based in Toronto at the time and we were working in his studio there and there was a selection of people that he'd recommended and some that I'd brought in. I think really it took me 3 albums probably to get confidence and find out what I could do that made me, I think, different from other people."
"The video for Modern Love was done with this director Peter Medak. I'd seen the film The Ruling Class which I really enjoyed. He had did that with me in Shepherd's Bush and they were just putting in this new Shopping Centre I think with escalator, moving escalator which seemed very of the future at the time
"The first time out on the road with another band other than the one I'd grown up and been to school with was also a very different experience. Some of the musicians were very much professional musicians and others came from a sort of similar background to myself."
"It was so long ago now that Tony Levin actually had hair
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