History Trivia / PeterGabriel

27th Jan '18 2:33:32 PM bowserbros
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* ThrowItIn: The powerful drum sound during "Intruder" (from Gabriel's third SelfTitledAlbum) came from a happy accident courtesy of former Genesis bandmate Music/PhilCollins, who was present as a guest percussionist. The studio he was recording in used a [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solid_State_Logic?wprov=sfsi1 Solid State Logic 4000]] console which had a "listen back" circuit, using an omnidirectional microphone with a powerful audio compressor allowing everyone in the live room to be heard. Collins started drumming while the circuit was still engaged, producing a powerful compressed drum sound. The engineers at the studio cracked open the console and rewired it by hand to allow the sound to be recorded to tape.[[note]]Subsequent models of the SSL 4000 included a "listenback to tape" feature[[/note]] The compressed drum sound was then put through a sound gate, resulting not only in "Intruder"'s distinct gated reverb percussion, but also created Collins' own trademark drum sound, though it wouldn't be until the technique's use on Collins' own "In the Air Tonight" that gated reverb would become the popular percussion style of the 1980's.



* For the film ''Film/SayAnything'' Cameron Crowe wanted "In Your Eyes", Gabriel requested a rough cut of the film before he licensed the song. He told Crowe yes, but that he was disturbed by the overdose at the end. The producers had sent him the film ''Wired'' (a Creator/JohnBelushi biopic) instead.

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* ** For the film ''Film/SayAnything'' Cameron Crowe wanted "In Your Eyes", Gabriel requested a rough cut of the film before he licensed the song. He told Crowe yes, but that he was disturbed by the overdose at the end. The producers had sent him the film ''Wired'' (a Creator/JohnBelushi biopic) instead.
16th Jan '18 7:46:51 PM costanton11
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* Creator/{{Hipgnosis}}: Did the cover art for his first three albums.
9th Sep '17 6:19:34 PM nombretomado
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** ''New Blood'' was released as 4-disc deluxe edition including an additional disc of instrumentals, a BluRay or DVD of the ''New Blood'' concert film and an abridged version of the ''Live Blood'' album.

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** ''New Blood'' was released as 4-disc deluxe edition including an additional disc of instrumentals, a BluRay UsefulNotes/BluRay or DVD of the ''New Blood'' concert film and an abridged version of the ''Live Blood'' album.
25th Jul '17 9:13:13 AM BKelly95
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* SimilarlyNamedWorks: ''Up'' shares its name with a Creator/{{Pixar}} [[WesternAnimation/{{Up}} film]] and a {{Right Said Fred}} album.

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* SimilarlyNamedWorks: ''Up'' shares its name with a Creator/{{Pixar}} [[WesternAnimation/{{Up}} film]] and a {{Right Said Fred}} album.albums by Music/RightSaidFred and Music/{{REM}}
8th Jul '17 8:59:13 AM nombretomado
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* DevelopmentHell: In 2002, Gabriel teased that the next album after ''Up'' could be a double-album of songs named ''I/O''. Consequently, nearly every new song Gabriel has produced to date has been theorized to eventually be included on ''I/O''. Press interviews even up to 2013 still tossed around I/O as a possible new record title. However, in the fall of 2014, as he continued to record new songs, Gabriel began the dial back the idea of I/O and that the next record could take on a different form. The ''I/O'' title, however, has since risen in Gabriel fandom to ''Chinese Democracy'' [[Music/GunsNRoses proportions]], and even has its own page on TheOtherWiki.

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* DevelopmentHell: In 2002, Gabriel teased that the next album after ''Up'' could be a double-album of songs named ''I/O''. Consequently, nearly every new song Gabriel has produced to date has been theorized to eventually be included on ''I/O''. Press interviews even up to 2013 still tossed around I/O as a possible new record title. However, in the fall of 2014, as he continued to record new songs, Gabriel began the dial back the idea of I/O and that the next record could take on a different form. The ''I/O'' title, however, has since risen in Gabriel fandom to ''Chinese Democracy'' [[Music/GunsNRoses proportions]], and even has its own page on TheOtherWiki.Wiki/TheOtherWiki.
22nd Mar '17 4:59:45 PM LarryMullen
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* LimitedSpecialCollectorsUltimateEdition:
** ''New Blood'' was released as 4-disc deluxe edition including an additional disc of instrumentals, a BluRay or DVD of the ''New Blood'' concert film and an abridged version of the ''Live Blood'' album.
** In commemoration of the album's 25th anniversary, ''So'' was re-released as an 8-disc box set including the album on CD and on audiophile-grade vinyl, the re-mastered 1987 ''Live In Athens'' concert film on CD and DVD, a 'So DNA' disc of demos, and a 2nd vinyl record, containing two songs recorded for the record but never released, along with a "Here Comes The Flood"-style piano arrangement of "Don't Give Up."
23rd Dec '16 8:53:05 AM darkchiefy
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* BlackSheepHit: "Sledgehammer" and "Big Time", in which a singer normally known for combining art rock and world music scores two huge hits with a [[StaxRecords Stax]] soul throwback and a funk-rock tune, respectively. In terms of lyrics, both songs (especially "Sledgehammer") also have a much sillier tone than usual for his music. (His later song "Steam" was deliberately given a similar style to "Sledgehammer" in an attempt to ride on the latter's success.)

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* BlackSheepHit: "Sledgehammer" and "Big Time", in which a singer normally known for combining art rock and world music scores two huge hits with a [[StaxRecords [[Creator/StaxRecords Stax]] soul throwback and a funk-rock tune, respectively. In terms of lyrics, both songs (especially "Sledgehammer") also have a much sillier tone than usual for his music. (His later song "Steam" was deliberately given a similar style to "Sledgehammer" in an attempt to ride on the latter's success.)
23rd Dec '16 8:52:46 AM darkchiefy
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* BlackSheepHit: "Sledgehammer" and "Big Time", in which a singer normally known for combining art rock and world music scores two huge hits with a Stax soul throwback and a funk-rock tune, respectively. In terms of lyrics, both songs (especially "Sledgehammer") also have a much sillier tone than usual for his music. (His later song "Steam" was deliberately given a similar style to "Sledgehammer" in an attempt to ride on the latter's success.)

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* BlackSheepHit: "Sledgehammer" and "Big Time", in which a singer normally known for combining art rock and world music scores two huge hits with a Stax [[StaxRecords Stax]] soul throwback and a funk-rock tune, respectively. In terms of lyrics, both songs (especially "Sledgehammer") also have a much sillier tone than usual for his music. (His later song "Steam" was deliberately given a similar style to "Sledgehammer" in an attempt to ride on the latter's success.)
24th Jul '16 3:42:50 PM nombretomado
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* NamesTheSame: [[WordOfGod He claimed he was unaware]] that there was a "Barry Williams" who played Greg Brady in ''TheBradyBunch''. until the single was released and it was pointed out to him.

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* NamesTheSame: [[WordOfGod He claimed he was unaware]] that there was a "Barry Williams" who played Greg Brady in ''TheBradyBunch''.''Series/TheBradyBunch''. until the single was released and it was pointed out to him.
4th Mar '16 9:33:29 AM fauxtoast
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* [=Nepotism=]: Gabriel's daughter Anne-Marie is a filmmaker who has directed a couple of his father's concert films, and daughter Melanie has been a backup singer for her father's concert tours since the 'Growing Up' tour (for the album ''Up'') in 2002.
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