This album was $3. I got it to play on a Saturday as I try to save the best albums for the weekend. I originally had a Dean Martin album slated for today but recent events led me to this record. I had the sample song in my head and realized I had this album in my unposted pile.
This was Peter Gabriel’s first solo album after leaving Genesis. It was released in 1977 as a self titled album. Gabriel’s first three albums were untitled so this one became Car, obviously. Produced by Bob Erzin, the album also featured Tony Levin on bass as well as Steve Hunter and Robert Fripp on guitars. It contained his first single “Solsbury Hill” which was quite autobiographical in describing his departure from Genesis, in perhaps oversimplified terms.
And despite not liking to post popular songs from popular records, that is what I am doing as like Gabriel, I have been in a rut as of late. Or perhaps another rut in a long series of ruts. But before I feel too sorry for myself, ruts do present good opportunities to get out and try something new, like Gabriel did. So here is “Solsbury Hill”.
Great little album with other good songs such as “Modern Love” and “Here Comes The Flood”. Satisfactory album. As far as you humble narrator goes, well don’t feel too badly, I am more than positive that he will bounce back.