As the leader of Genesis in the early '70s, Peter Gabriel helped move progressive rock to new levels of theatricality. He was no less ambitious as a solo artist, but he was more subtle in his methods
Peter Gabriel was the freak, the innovator and the creative explosion that made "Geniuses" the pioneers and one of the most balmy bands ever. If you are under forty you may remember the band after Phil Collins and the rest of the band thought he was hogging the limelight and dismissed him from his band. That is when a band went from Parliament to Kenny G. practically overnight and the lead singer was behind the drums like most bands. Things went south fast for any of their rabid fan base who did not get married or castrated upon the news.
Peter Gabriel shortly restored chaos into the Universe with several groundbreaking Records including "Shaking the Tree" and "Solsbury Hill". While his former bandmates were taking a look at themselves and going against all odds. If it was not painfully obvious that they traded being a trend setting band into a cruel joke and singing one cheesy balled after another. Peter was busy writing his definitive record. "So" was released on this day thirty years ago. The first single off his opus was the powerfully complex song, "Sledgehammer" and the first of many iconic Music Video.
Literally every time a music video was premiering from "So" on M.T.V. was a damn good reason to dose. Not that a 15 year old needs a reason, but wait to you watch or relive these artistic nightmares. The Next single and Music Video was the satire hit "Big Time" mocking the Alex P. Keatons' and their ugly sweaters. Enjoy the Irony of Big Time.
"So" to honor this marvel of a Record on its birthday, Enjoy 2 more MUSIC TELEVISION this is off SO and the video is What its a wild Ride
When Phish first Played Steam, I assumed they covered this classic!
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