Peter Gabriel

Genesis – Live 1974 (The Midnight Special) Restored & Remastered

The Midnight Special The Midnight Special was an American late-night musical variety series that aired on NBC from 1972 to 1981. The show was created and produced by Burt Sugarman, and it featured live performances by some of the biggest names in rock and roll, including Aretha Franklin, Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, The Grateful Dead, Led Zeppelin, The Rolling Stones, Stevie Wonder, and Van Halen. The Midnight Special was known for its creative sets and innovative camera work, which helped…

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Thotch are of course a made-up parody band created for the BBC comedy series ‘Brian Pern: A Life in Rock’. This show was a complete send up of Peter Gabriel and Genesis, but it was hilarious. The series was written by Rhys Thomas and Simon Day, and directed and produced by Rhys Thomas. The show had many famous actors including: See list here Peter Gabriel, said this of the series: “It made me laugh a lot, even though it was…

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Who Has Sampled Genesis?

Tracks that have sampled Genesis songs Here is a small list of tracks from various genres (Hip-hop, dance, trance, techno) that have sampled Genesis songs. There seems to be quite a lot of Hip-Hop artists sampling Genesis. However, this should not come as a surprise as the world of hip-hop has been taken with Phil Collins for years. I enjoy the idea of artists sampling Genesis songs into other genres. To me it’s progressive. It’s similar to the original wave…

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Highly Detailed Recreations of Peter Gabriel’s Costumes

Thomas Manchon has recreated the classic Peter Gabriel costumes from the Genesis era. These highly detailed masks, costumes and props have been painstakingly reproduced from videos and other sources. The attention to detail is astounding! Thomas first created the flower mask in 2015 after observing that many tribute bands seemed to be recreating this particular mask wrong. Years later, his wife found parts for the fox in a bag lying in the street. This inspired Thomas to start recreating all…

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The Return of The Giant Hogweed

HERACLEUM MANTEGAZZIANI The song tells us about the giant hogweed (Heracleum mantegazzianium), originally from Southern Russia and Georgia, being introduced to Britain in the early nineteenth century by a Victorian explorer. However, Peter Gabriel uses poetic licence as it was introduced before the reign of Queen Victoria. The so-called Toxic Giant Hogweed, which can cause massive blisters and ulcers if it comes into contact with the skin or blindness if it comes into contact with the eyes. The song went…

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LEGO Linn Drum Machine

Linn LM-1 The Linn LM-1 Drum Machine was manufactured by Linn Electronics and released in 1980. It was one of the first programmable drum machines and the first to use samples of real acoustic drums. Designed by Roger Linn The Drum Machine That Changed Everything It was widely used in 1980s pop music and its early adopters included: Genesis Peter Gabriel Prince Plus: Fleetwood Mac, Stevie Wonder, Queen, Human League, Gary Numan, Mecano, Icehouse, and Michael Jackson. LinnDrum The LinnDrum,…

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