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Peter Gabriel: Peter Gabriel (Charisma) *****

Review by Barbara Charone, Sounds, February 1977

DEAR PETER, Hangin' round Times Square just the other day when some strange sounds caught my ear. Bundled up my leather jacket, tucked a can ...

Rhythm Of The Pete

Interview by Richard Cook, New Musical Express, October 1982

After the ambitious WOMAD Festival, the bailiffs cometh and PETER GABRIEL has decided to get himself out of hock – even if it means a ...


Peter Gabriel (1981)

Interview by Mick Gold, Rock's Backpages Audio, January 1981

On the back of his breakthrough solo hit single 'Games Without Frontiers', Gabriel talks about making Peter Gabriel 3, drum machines and technology, the influence of African music, the death of John Lennon and his take on punk, the Pistols and PiL.

File format: mp3; file size: 59.4mb, interview length: 1h 04' 53" sound quality: **


Genesis to Revelation

Obituary by Chris Welch, Melody Maker, August 1975


Peter Gabriel Quits Genesis

Report and Interview by Chris Welch, Melody Maker, August 1975

THE MELODY MAKER last week front-paged the growing doubts about Gabriel's future in the band. Reports, denied by the management of Genesis, indicated that Gabriel ...

Peter Gabriel: Behind Peter Gabriel's Mask

Interview by Chris Welch, Melody Maker, December 1975

PETER GABRIEL'S departure from Genesis was one of the biggest shocks of 1975 for those who admired, nay loved, the combination of perverse talent they ...

Peter Gabriel: Toronto Tales Of The Overkill Kid

Report and Interview by Barbara Charone, Sounds, October 1976

FOR OVER an hour now, some of the world's finest musicians have been rehearsing 16 very complicated bars of music. Several unorthodox time changes present ...

Peter Gabriel: Say Goodbye to the Bubble Creature

Report and Interview by Barbara Charone, Circus, March 1977

BOB EZRIN CALLS him the overkill kid. And it's easy to see why. Right now Peter Gabriel wants to sandwich 16 complicated bars of music ...

Peter Gabriel: The Palladium, New York

Live Review by Barbara Charone, Sounds, March 1977

Gabriel knows what he likes ...

Peter Gabriel: The Lamb Stands Up

Interview by Barbara Charone, Sounds, April 1977

'Because Genesis are now part of the English establishment I felt I'd been seen in context with them. But the better the album does the ...

Peter Gabriel: Peter Gabriel

Review by Stephen Demorest, Rolling Stone, May 1977

WHEN PETER GABRIEL resigned as frontman of Genesis two years ago, he said it was to search for the unexpected. On the evidence of his ...

Peter Gabriel, Nona Hendrix: City Hall, Newcastle

Live Review by Phil Sutcliffe, Sounds, September 1977

PETER GABRIEL used to the the guy behind the make-up, behind the monster-mask, behind the smokescreen; an original performer, a one-man spectacular. I admired but ...

Peter Gabriel/Nona Hendryx: Live in Sheffield

Live Review by Andy Gill, New Musical Express, September 1977

NONA HENDRYX possesses all the lumps and bumps, (in abundance), in all the right places, and flaunts her curvacity in a performance which promises sexuality ...

Newcastle Welcomes Peter Gabriel

Review and Interview by Phil Sutcliffe, Sounds, October 1977

In the car park round the corner from Newcastle City Hall a bootleg baker was trafficking in bread buns from the back of an unmarked ...

The Re-Genesis Of Peter Gabriel

Report and Interview by Tony Stewart, New Musical Express, October 1977

For someone who once accepted the Noble Order Of The Pension Book, this chap is rather lively. TONY STEWART saw him knocking out audiences at ...

Peter Gabriel: Peter Gabriel (2)

Review by Barbara Charone, Sounds, June 1978

WITHOUT a doubt Peter Gabriel's second solo album is the very best record to surface from the entire Genesis-Steve Hackett-Anthony Phillips-Brand X-Gabriel vinyl conglomerate. ...

Peter Gabriel

Interview by Caroline Coon, Sounds, June 1978

THIS BLOKE stands menacingly in the entrance to Bath Spa Station. "Hmm," I muse to myself, taking note of his close crop, "a West Country ...

The Stranglers, Peter Gabriel, The Skids et al: Punishment Park

Live Review by Harry Doherty, Melody Maker, September 1978

IF NOTHING ELSE, at least the sun shone undisturbed for the duration of the Stranglers' long-awaited London gig on Saturday afternoon ("They're trying to strangle ...

Peter Gabriel: The Lamb Brought Down In Paris

Report and Interview by Penny Valentine, Melody Maker, December 1978

ON THE WAY TO Paris to meet a man I've never seen there is a white sign splashed across a motorway bridge: 'Vive Le Proletariat' ...

Mr. Clean: Peter Gabriel

Interview by Phil Sutcliffe, Sounds, June 1980

PETER GABRIEL was a little flustered. He is both a well-mannered and considerate man. He doesn't like to keep you waiting and possibly give the ...

Peter Gabriel: Peter Gabriel

Review by Dave Marsh, Rolling Stone, September 1980

LUCID AND DRIVEN, Peter Gabriel's third solo album sticks in the mind like the haunted heroes of the best film noirs. With the obsessiveness of ...

At Home With The Stars Special: So Tell Us Phil, How Do You Feel About Solo Success?

Interview by Nick Kent, New Musical Express, March 1981

The remarkable Mr. Collins stays awake long enough to cure NICK KENT of his insomnia. ...

Peter Gabriel: Four (Charisma)

Review by Gavin Martin, New Musical Express, September 1982

DEEP IN the heart of England something stirs..."Smash the radio/No outside voices here / Smash the watch / Cannot tear the day to shreds / ...

Peter Gabriel: Peter Gabriel (Charisma)

Review by Sandy Robertson, Sounds, September 1982

SHORTLY BEFORE the release of the Genesis album The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway, the entire band was replaced by superior alien intelligences, physical duplicates ...

Peter Gabriel: Tales Of The Gold Monkey

Interview by Phil Bell, Sounds, October 1983

Philip Bell discovers the shocking truth behind Peter Gabriel ...

Peter Gabriel: From Brideshead to Sunken Heads

Interview by John Hutchinson, Musician, July 1986

PETER AND I were at school together – at Charterhouse, an expensive private school in Surrey, of the variety the British perversely insist on calling ...

Peter Gabriel, Youssou N'Dour: Earls Court, London

Live Review by Len Brown, New Musical Express, July 1987

THE '70S DINOSAURS are dying out; either through lack of brain, excess of dosh or both. ...

Organised Chaos: Peter Gabriel

Interview by Phil Sutcliffe, Q, May 1989

Peter Gabriel: patron of the arts, tireless campaigner for human rights, influential champion of world music and, now, proud proprietor of a studio complex and ...

Black Steel In The Hour Of Chaos

Report and Interview by Len Brown, New Musical Express, June 1989

YOUSSOU N'DOUR and PETER GABRIEL, the pair that have set so many causes alight, have combined again, this time to champion female emancipation. LEN BROWN ...

An Alien In The Real World

Interview by Len Brown, New Musical Express, June 1989

Although he's never appeared in the Sunday Sport, PETER GABRIEL has achieved enough for anyone else's lifetime. In part two of this interview, he talks ...

Nelson Mandela Tribute Concert, Wembley Stadium, London

Live Review by Robert Sandall, Rolling Stone, May 1990

WHILE THE black south African leader Nelson Mandela was still in jail, his seventieth birthday, in June 1988, inspired the starriest gathering of rockers since ...

Peter Gabriel: World Party

Report by Johnny Black, Q, November 1991

One week this summer, Peter Gabriel's dream came true. Musicians of the world, from Sinead O'Connor and Van Morrison to stars of Lapland and Tanzania, ...

Peter Gabriel: Us

Review by Robert Sandall, Q, November 1992

THE '80S BOOM IN world music generated much tourism but comparatively few settlers: quick excursions into Township jive, brief flirtations with hot Latin rhythms, the ...

Peter Gabriel: Gawp Factor Ten

Interview by Robert Sandall, Q, July 1993

NOBODY LIKES being stuck inside one of those old red telephone boxes with a suspect handset and Peter Gabriel is clearly not a happy man. ...

Peter Gabriel: Electric Disneyland

Profile and Interview by Nick Coleman, MOJO, October 1994

Peter Gabriel is developing an interactive self-therapy device. He talks of machines that can interface with plants. He sees himself not as a musician, more ...

Peter Gabriel Plugs in for WOMAD

Live Review by Charles Bermant, Rolling Stone Online, June 2001

IF MUSIC IS the food of love and life, then perhaps sometimes we need exotic tastes to cleanse the palate. ...

Peter Gabriel: Peter Gabriel 1, 2, 3 & 4; Plays Live; Birdy; So; Passion; Snaking The Tree; Us

Review by Phil Sutcliffe, MOJO, June 2002

FINE BODY of life's work remastered and reissued in "contemporised" Japanese-style mini vinyl die-cut gatefold sleeves. ...

Peter Gabriel: Gods And Monkeys

Review and Interview by Sylvie Simmons, MOJO, October 2002

Gabriel's long-awaited follow-up to '92's US. Musicians include Peter Green, The Blind Boys Of Alabama, Daniel Lanois and Nusrat Fatch All Khan. ...

Peter Gabriel: Peter Gabriel [2]

Review by Steven Ward, PopMatters, December 2003

FIRST, THERE'S THE voice. It's a scratchy tenor. Peter Gabriel was only 28 when he recorded his second solo album in 1978. I'm sure his ...

Peter Gabriel: Scratch My Back

Review by Mat Snow, MOJO, February 2010

FOR MOST OF US, the prospect on paper of, quote, a "song exchange concept" between Peter Gabriel and a dozen other thinking-person's art-rockers old and ...

Peter Gabriel: An Invasion Of Privacy

Interview by John Doran, Quietus, The, September 2011

Peter Gabriel tells John Doran about reworking his back catalogue, almost playing in space, being mistaken for a terrorist and how life might be four ...

Peter Gabriel: "Don't try to be liked"

Interview by Jude Rogers, Word, The, October 2011

Sage, musicologist, digital pathfinder, born-again dad — Peter Gabriel offloads his recyclable bag of wisdom ...

Peter Gabriel: TD Garden, Boston

Live Review by Jim Sullivan, Cape Cod Times, September 2012

THERE WAS music and magic at TD Garden on Monday, lots of it. Peter Gabriel was on stage for more than two hours and there ...

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