MY 80s FAVOURITE prog pop
“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.”