Peter Gabriel, Peter, England discussed on Rock N Roll Archaeology
Recoup. Checking in on the melons history of rock and roll. Hey Marcus how you doing man I'm doing fantastic. How about yourself? You know we've been doing a little traveling on the podcast. Can I talk you in the jumping into the imbalance time machine and gone back to the eighties with me? Totally I am totally game with going back to the eighties you want to bath England where there was a burgeoning recording seeing going on because of home recording basically, I've never been to England. So. Yes. I am all about gone to bath and I might need a bath, but we're going to start this episode of the amount history of rock and roll. Anyway we're talking about going to bath England because that is where Peter, Gabriel set up shop. When he started going Solo, he converted Asham House into his studio away from studios. He had the house right and he had that old barn that we saw in the documentary both just watch. We'll talk about that a little bit. and He created his musical universe in a converted barn with the studio that he built right there at his house in bath. So that's why we're going to bat see Peter Really it's not surprising that Peter Gabriel built a studio in a building on some property. He's totally the type of person and musician that would do something like that. And you get that vibe from him because of how he's been over the years with not only is genesis music titled Solo Albums, and each one of them conceptually awesome and very different but you can tell that he put a lot of time into. All of those records you're heading in the right direction. Bro, that's all I'm GONNA say and the way we get the head in any direction is because of our sponsors one CBD Check Amended O. E. CBD DOT, com, and by crooked Iberian, the heart of hamper online crooked eye brewery dot com but we always tell people to check him out on facebook because that's where you can find out what's going on over there. Crooked I well, folks we are definitely talking about Peter Gabriel this week on the podcast and specifically we want to focus. On one of the greatest albums of the eighties recorded at Ashkelon House with Daniel and Wa and a cast. That is amazing. We're talking about so the classic Peter Gabriel Album here on the imbalance history of rock and roll you know Ray I still remember hearing this album for the first time I gotta be honest with you. I cannot remember the first song I heard I, remember heading over to wax Trax records in Denver Colorado. Buying the album and playing it from start to finish over and over and over it's still is Mr. Man. Very end it reflected everything that Gabriel had been doing solo up to that point basically said look I'm putting it all together here, and this is the best stuff I have. Now Dan did an amazing job. We should talk for a second about the documentary you turn me onto, which is a classic albums I guess it was on access I, cut it on Prime Video And it's basically a documentary of the making the album. So I don't know man I learned so much. I. Felt like I didn't know anything when I started watching I, know the the amount of knowledge that was thrown out and just the amount of cool information that everybody's shared about the behind the scenes work and how it all flow together and how it all came together was incredible and to hear it from Daniel Anwar's perspective as well as like Tony Levin and Modern Caccia came in and spell other people. And Yeah Yeah. So some great people really spoke about their part in this masterpiece of an album it's one of those albums that's as close to perfect as it gets, and there are many of those in the rock and Roll World I. I really really am looking forward to digging in and talking about this and just all of their cool perspectives and who's on this album because I think a lot of that gets overlooked when you think about this album, people don't go into those details as much because there's a lot man that's all. A Lot look at Peter Gabriel before we get into talking about so look at where he came from Genesis of course, the early days of genesis he gets to the lamb. Feel, something, different happening, and in the documentary David Frikkie from rolling stone talks I don't always see eye to eye with him when he's on these documentaries and stuff. But the one thing that he said was absolutely true when you look at it and think about the first four solo albums are more of a continuum rather than individual concepts records. It is a continuum of something that Gabriel was working on in together they are pure genius individually they are amazing records that set a career in motion that takes us to nineteen, eighty, six and one of the. People that I actually know that was in that documentary Gary Gersh was in the middle of that he worked for Geffen records at the time they'd had them for a couple of records and they were looking forward to a new album from Peter Brian. Gabriel but they had no idea what was going on what was taking so long over there in the country and bath England right from what everybody said in the documentary the one year to make that album was the fastest album Peter Gabriel had made at that point this home recording at the barn in the. Backyard taken you know a pot of coffee and some lunch in walking across the yard with the dog and going to work it. Kind of gives you that opportunity to do it or not do it work in the middle of the night or whatever you want to do, and that became his norm out there. There's connections to this man in Philadelphia the support in love that he got on the radio in Philadelphia for those first four solo records unbelievable because it wasn't happening everywhere. So we got a different perspective here and that was before you came to. Town what was Denver thinking a Peter Gabriel going into the so record I know his earlier stuff from the self titled Albums was getting played on like k. z. y., and some of the Rock radio stations because they had that a oh, are five that not vibe but they were aor radio stations just like w Amar was. So we got to hear a bunch of the songs they went very deep on it at that time it was before so before so they d I definitely heard Biko on the radio I definitely heard Games without frontiers on the radio. That I feel are amazing in that everybody should know and I'm glad to hear that another major cities like Denver got to hear some of them on the radio, which is how we got exposed music for the most part..