"The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway" by Genesis. Over the years, it's become one of my favorite albums. Pure genius.
I'm like the anti-Patrick Bateman…
"Do you like Peter Gabriel? I'm a big Gabriel-era Genesis fan. After he left, I really didn't respect any of their work. Too commercial, too flimsy, pandering to the masses. It was on 'Foxtrot' where, uh, Peter Gabriel's presence became more apparent. I think "Supper's Ready" was the group's undisputed masterpiece. It's an epic sonata-esque on the supernatural and biblical. At the same time, it deepens and enriches the meaning of the preceding songs on the album. Christy, take off your robe. Listen to the brilliant ensemble playing of Banks, Hackett, Collins and Rutherford. You can practically hear every nuance of every instrument. Sabrina, remove your dress. In terms of lyrical craftsmanship, the sheer songwriting, this album hits a new peak of professionalism. Sabrina, why don't you, uh, dance a little. Take the lyrics to "Get 'Em Out by Friday." In this song, Gabriel addresses the problems of corporate greed and oppression of private landlords in the UK. Christy, get down on your knees so Sabrina can see your ass. While he certainly follows his own muse, Peter Gabriel's solo career seems to be more commercial and therefore more satisfying, in a narrower way. Especially songs like "Sledgehammer" and, uh, "In Your Eyes." Sabrina, don't just stare at it, eat it. But I also think Peter Gabriel works best within the confines of the group, than as a solo artist, and I stress the word artist. This is "Family Snapshot," a great, great song, a personal favorite."
Have today and tomorrow off, so spent a few hours digging in Harvard Square today, scored a big haul of maximum tuneage to listen to over the next couple of days:
All on CD:
Radiohead - The Bends (9) Radiohead - OK Computer OKNOTOK 1997 2017 (13, new) Nirvana - Nevermind (8) Nirvana - MTV Unplugged In New York (4) 50 Cent - Get Rich Or Die Tryin' (8) The Verve - Urban Hymns (6) The Stone Roses - The Stone Roses (6) Czarface Meets Ghostface (10, new)
Plus a healthy stack of house and hip hop 12" singles from the 90's/2000's, all for a buck apiece.