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Title: Peter Gabriel - Live in Athens (1987)
Post by: Mac on March 25, 2014, 06:54:11 am
Peter Gabriel - Live in Athens (1987) (

Iíve only seen bits and pieces of Peter Gabriel live in his other concert events. They looked and sounded amazing. Iím not really into his music, but do appreciate a number of songs.

I picked Live in Athens up out of curiosity.

Watching it was a rollercoaster of emotions. Out of the block, the concert captured my attention. The music was crisp, clear and full. Watching the musicians perform was a little mind bending with the strange instruments. I have no idea what the percussionist was playing. Some sort of guitar. The guitarist played on occasion what appeared to be a 2 X 4 board with strings.

Peter Gabriel put on some kind of dance stage show while singing. It reminded me right away of David Byrne of Talking Heads. I think a very 80ís kind of show.

But as the show went on, I started to notice music was playing where there was no musician. Taped recording? Back-up singers where distinct, where there were no back-up singers. At first I was ****ed. This then translated over to frustration and bewilderment. I was watching a different concert than what the audience experienced. I felt like I was being betrayed. I have never liked the idea of tapped music and the performer lip syncing. WTF. I know, I know, I knowÖ The artist canít sing and dance at the same time. Tough. Then donít dance. Sing.

I wound up just hating this performance. Too 80ís, too fake, to uninteresting in the long run.