MY 80s FAVOURITE prog pop

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“Iam a man of evo­lu­tion, be it on the life sci­ences front or in the artis­tic world. For me, there is no greater em­bod­i­ment of artis­tic evo­lu­tion than Peter gabriel.

As a young man, I was 10 to 15 years late to the gabriel-era ge­n­e­sis party, but my par­ents none­the­less drilled Selling Eng­land By The Pound into my ears from the mo­ment I was born. To hear Peter’s soul­ful voice singing about all things weird, won­der­ful, hu­mor­ous and quintessen­tially Bri­tish, over the top of such in­tri­cate yet en­joy­able mu­sic, was piv­otal to my singing fu­ture.

“In 1986, my ed­u­ca­tion was sig­nif­i­cantly ramped up af­ter Peter re­leased his mon­u­men­tal al­bum So, and 31 years later I am still try­ing to do it jus­tice (but fail­ing) by sound­check­ing my back­ing vo­cals at gigs with the likes of Red Rain, Don’t give up and Big Time. Whether it was quirky prog or slick but ex­per­i­men­tal pop with the ever-in­creas­ing flour­ishes of non-Western mu­sic con­tained within, Peter’s in­flu­ence on my life and mu­sic will rightly per­vade into the dis­tant fu­ture.”

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