Peter Gabriel 4
In September 1982 Security went straight into the UK charts at number 6, and the track "Shock The Monkey" on this album gave Peter his first US Top 40 hit.
"The artwork on album 4 was something that I'd been working on with a sculptor called Malcolm Pointer who's work I thought was really strong, he used to do these things out of very dark heads."
"There was a book I'd seen too, on distortions. A little like fairground mirrors and we started using that with some Millonex? which is a sort of bendy mirror."
"The fourth album was done at Ashcombe House and I was working with David Lord who I'd known a bit, in Bath he had a studio there, but he'd come really more from a classical background. It was the first time really that I had a studio situation but of my own and when you did something really good the cows would come and lick the windows."
"I'd been dreaming for some time of an instrument that could sample stuff from the real world and then turn it, make it available on a keyboard. Larry Fast told me that he thought he'd heard rumours of such an instrument. It was £10,000 which seemed an unearthly amount of money, got very excited with this thing, it's called the FairLight, and spent a lot of time then collecting sounds going to factories to the university, getting interesting samples that were then used on that record and the ones after, it was really one of the key things that gave that record a different sound."
"Shock the Monkey is probably one of the better known tracks um most people saw that as a sort of animal right song, but it wasn't actually it was a song about jealousy."
|The Rhythm Of The Heat||$0.89|
|I Have The Touch||$0.89|
|The Family And The Fishing Net||$0.89|
|Shock The Monkey||$0.89|
|Lay Your Hands On Me||$0.89|
|Kiss Of Life||$0.89|