Peter Gabriel, Peter Gabriel [Security] (1982)
Peter Gabriel – huge fan! I wonder sometimes how you couldn’t be a huge fan of his work. It’s almost perfect, and yet still almost always peculiar. That’s what I want. Weird. And Wonderful. Equal measures. I believe he has achieved that feat – and then made great commercial music, and then returned to the ‘art’ fold with soundtracks and installation music and covers and things. Genius. Highlight of my gig-going life seeing him live! I haven’t found a Peter Gabriel album – or even contribution – that I don’t enjoy on at least some level. But how about that decision to make his first four albums all called “Peter Gabriel”. They have subtitles that have been given to them – for identification purposes I guess. There was [Car] and then [Scratch], then [Melt] and finally this one ([Security]). I think I heard this one first actually. I’ve always loved it. The build. The way it starts – those soaring vocals. The strange patterns from drums and drum machines and synthesizers. Beautiful, odd, intriguing but utterly accessible music. Genius.
Sample Track: Kiss of Life
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