Peter Gabriel- Us

“I’m pleased that it’s now getting better regarded with hindsight,” Peter Gabriel admits about his Autumn 1992 sixth studio album, Us . “I think it had some of my best songs on it.” No argument here: Us  subjects, like the deep funky grooves, are all killer and no filler, from the pleading divorced parent to his regressing child on “Come Talk to Me”; the matter-of-fact demystification of personal therapy in “Digging in the Dirt”; to the Biblical allusions in “Blood of Eden”, inspired by Gabriel’s study of capital punishment. 

My exclusive classic rock interview with Peter Gabriel in front of a small intimate audience in September 1992 was his first reveal of those songs plus “Love to Be Loved”, “Steam”, “Kiss That Frog”, and “Secret World”. Part one of two. -Redbeard