Peter Gabriel's "So"...

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  1. Bluesful

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    I do recall reading, that Security was his most well received album in the US up until that point. It seemed to resonate in the US more than his other records.
     
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    He started getting some MTV time at that point. Shock The Monkey got a lot of play.
     
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    David Copperfield used a few of his songs for his live & tv performances. The wet levitating smoking hot blonde also made an impression on my young self.
     
  4. fretless

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    Agreed. He really brings a lot to those tracks. Don't Give Up is a great example. A really unique bass line. Such an awesome player.
     
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    If I’m not mistaken, the magic recipe was a fretless EBMM Sabre bass into a Trace Elliot rig or direct.
     
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  6. A-Bone

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    Isn't there a song on So where Levin used a diaper as a damper between the bridge and the strings?
     
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  7. TomDev

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    Might’ve been Sledgehammer?
     
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  8. A-Bone

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    I think it was on "Don't Give Up." Pretty sure it's discussed in the Classic Albums episode on So.
     
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    It's great to see all the love in this thread. I've been listening to Genesis and Gabriel constantly for a month now. I can't get the Genesis tune 'Back in N.Y.C' out of my head for days and days. The time signatures in that song are incredible, yet perfectly accessible to my ears. That whole album is killer (the Lamb Lies Down....).
     
  10. amstrtatnut

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    Right on!
     
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    Ive been a Genesis/PG fan since I was 14.
    Nursery Cryme was my first big love by them.

    There was a radio show called, Stone Trek, on Kome in the bay area in the 70s. He played nothing but Genesis.

    Thats where I first heard Suppers Ready. For me nothing tops that.

    So, was a great album and a testament to PGs brilliance.

    Im also a fan of Phil Collins. I feel that both he and PG deserved any commercial success they got. Im glad they did, as well as Mike and the Mechanics.

    Genesis' later stuff doesnt resonate for me as much but, they are solid, unique musical albums that rise to the top in a lot of ways.

    I had a live album called Peter Gabriel Plays Live. Its a very very good live album. Will have to reaquire it.
     
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    KOME. Goodness.
     
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    Correct.

    One of the basslines on the album (I actually think it is on Don't Give Up), was created to mimic/work with a percussion pattern that PG had come up with.
     
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    There’s also the bass break in “Big Time” that was done with Jerry Marotta drumming on Levin’s strings while he fretted with his left hand. Supposedly they recorded the bass line for the entire track, and only four measures of it made it in the final mix.
     
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  15. Bluesful

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    Didn't know that one.
     
  16. fretless

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    Yes. In the album credits he is cited as playing "nappy bass" in addition to electric bass. Diapers are called nappies in the UK.
     
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    Haha! I either never noticed or had forgotten that credit.
     
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    You can say that again!!
     
  19. Bluesful

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    Generally agree.

    There is some decent stuff there though.

    Abacab for example is a decent record to me.
     
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    Don’t Give Up with Kate Bush is my favorite from the record but the whole thing is awesome.
     

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