88Nine Radio Milwaukee

Today's stream is sponsored by Maxie's

Peter Gabriel

Support 88Nine And This Artist:

Peter Gabriel (born Peter Brian Gabriel on 13 February 1950) is an internationally-famous award-winning English singer, musician, and songwriter who rose to fame as the lead vocalist and flautist of the progressive rock band Genesis. After leaving Genesis, Gabriel went on to a successful solo career. His 1986 album, So, is his most commercially successful, and the album's biggest hit, "Sledgehammer", won a record nine at the 1987 MTV Video Music Awards. Throughout his career Gabriel has won numerous music awards, including three Brit Awards (winning Best British Male in 1987), six Grammy Awards, and thirteen MTV Video Music Awards. In 2007 he was honoured as a BMI Icon at the 57th annual BMI London Awards for his “influence on generations of music makers”. In 2009 he was awarded the Polar Music Prize and, in 2010, was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of Genesis. Gabriel founded Genesis in 1967 with fellow Charterhouse School pupils Tony Banks, Anthony Phillips, Mike Rutherford, and drummer Chris Stewart. After leaving Genesis, Gabriel began to experiment with various elements of world music as the underpinning for his dense, poetic lyrics. Although he released a series of successful song-oriented albums, Peter Gabriel 1, 2, 3, and 4 (aka Car, Scratch, Melt, and Security) and chart success in the UK with the top 5 single Games Without Frontiers his commercially strongest period began in 1986 with his now seminal album So and its slightly less successful counterpart Us. After this came a 10 year hiatus until the album Up came out. This was followed by the ground breaking Growing Up tour. There was a DVD released of this tour. His 2010 studio album is Scratch My Back. Gabriel has composed and recorded soundtracks for films as diverse as Birdy (which contained re-purposed snippets of his studio albums to date), Passion: Music from The Last Temptation of Christ, and Rabbit Proof Fence. He also sang the Randy Newman composed title song to Babe: Pig in the City called That'll Do. He recently contributed to the wall-e soundtrack, singing the end title song Down to Earth, and composing two other tracks. He created one of the more innovative videos of its time for the song Sledgehammer, with the then-fledgling Aardman Animations studio. He was also instrumental in founding the long-running festival organization WOMAD (World Of Music Art and Dance), and participated in the UK millennium celebration, for which he wrote the musical OVO. The recording studio he built, Real World, and the record label it spawned, have brought many artists from around the world to the attention of Western ears. Gabriel also wrote the music for The Millennium Show which was performed throughout the year 2000 in The Millennium Dome. The arena where The Millennium Show was performed is now the O2 Arena. Rumors of reunion with his former band Genesis have persisted, with conflicting information that changes almost daily, although he has confirmed he will not play a part in Genesis' reunion tour. [note: the reunion WAS in rehearsals when Gabriel decided not to do it because he felt like he wasn't having enough input.] Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply.

Tracks We Played

Blitzkrieg Bop

Ramones
Last Played on May 19, 2015 5:10pm

Not One Of Us

Peter Gabriel 3: Melt
Last Played on November 22, 2014 1:47pm

Solsbury Hill

Peter Gabriel 1: Car
Last Played on November 02, 2014 12:55am

Red Rain

So
Last Played on August 18, 2014 12:47am

Shock The Monkey

Security
Last Played on June 29, 2014 7:46pm

Biko

Shaking The Tree
Last Played on June 12, 2014 2:29pm

Digging In The Dirt

Us
Last Played on June 07, 2014 3:59pm

The Book of Love

Last Played on April 30, 2014 5:08pm

Blood Of Eden

Us
Last Played on April 25, 2014 3:00am

Games Without Frontiers

Third Album
Last Played on March 07, 2014 3:07am

Sledgehammer

Shaking The Tree
Last Played on March 01, 2014 10:46am

Shaking The Tree

Shaking The Tree
Last Played on February 07, 2014 9:41pm

I Don't Remember

Peter Gabriel 3: Melt
Last Played on February 05, 2014 5:11am

I Have The Touch

Security
Last Played on February 01, 2014 3:42pm

Kiss Of Life

Peter Gabriel 4: Security
Last Played on January 26, 2014 1:34pm

Not One Of Us

Peter Gabriel (Melt) - 1980

KISS THAT FROG

KISS THAT FROG

Steam

KISS THAT FROG

IN YOUR EYES

Kiss Of Life

Security

SOLSBURY HILL

Peter Gabriel

No Self Control

Peter Gabriel (Melt)

IN YOUR EYES

No Self Control

Peter Gabriel (Melt)