3 Albums By A Man With 2 First Names
I'm thinking about digging out my old Peter Gabriel vinyl. I haven't listened to these LPs in years. I was never the world's biggest "progressive" rock fan. I have Fragile by Yes and maybe Emerson, Lake & Palmer's Greatest Hits. But, I remember liking Peter Gabriel. I never had the early Genesis (or ANY other Genesis, for that matter) albums on which Gabriel was the bandleader. However, I know I have some of his solo stuff.
Pictured above are his first three solo albums, all self-titled, from 1977, 1978, and 1980, respectively (from left to right). I know I have the first and third. I don't think I ever got the second (but, dig that cool, "Scratch" cover!). He also had a fourth album in 1982 that was supposed to be self-titled. But, in the U.S. at least, Geffen slapped the title Security on it. That was kind of a breakthrough, early-MTV era album for him, as I recall. "Shock the Monkey" was a song for which the video received a lot of play.
Anyway, I think I'll try to dig out some Peter Gabriel. I know the first album has the classic, "Solsbury Hill," and the third album has "Games Without Frontiers" and "Biko." Not sure why I'm "previewing" a musical selection in this manner. Kind of a new thing for me, but I'm not awake enough yet to think of anything else to write.