Peter Gabriel Strips Down ‘Here Comes the Flood’ in 1979

It’s not easy being a Peter Gabriel fan in 2018. He hasn’t released an album of original tunes since 2002’s Up, even if he’s supposedly been picking away at a follow-up called I/O since 2005. He refuses to put his music on Spotify and surely plays no small roll in keeping the 1974 Genesis double LP masterpiece The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway off there, too. He pops his head to the surface every couple of years for a brief tour, but he’s very far from the pop culture radar and today most people know him for little more than the “Sledgehammer” video and the “In Your Eyes” scene in Say Anything.

It didn’t used to be like this. Back in the 1970s, Gabriel worked like a maniac by get Genesis off the ground, and then walked away right as they started to get some traction in 1975. Working within the confines of a rock band simply didn’t fit with his restless, controlling nature. He went solo in 1977 with a series…

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