Sunday, April 8, 2007

5 Genesis Songs That, When Performed Live, Featured Peter Gabriel Wearing Regrettably Elaborate Stage Costumes

1.) "The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway" (leather jacket, NYC Puerto Rican gang insignia, tasteful minstrel-show blackface)
2.) "The Battle Of Epping Forest" (nylon stocking over head a la 7-Eleven robbery)
3.) "Dancing With The Moonlit Knight" (kilt, checkerboard black & white makeup, spear & shield)
4.) "Supper's Ready" (flower; also, dress-wearing fox)
5.) "The Colony Of The Slippermen" (hulking testicle-monster suit)


John said...

dress-wearing fox?

Jeff said...

Yes, that's right. A dress-wearing fox. In other words, his wife's red dress + a fox mask.

Don't ask me, I have no idea what it means.

John said...

Was he wearing the dress and the fox m ask at the same time he was dressed as a flower, or were these separate performances of t he same song?

Jeff said...

Same performance. Typically, during the "Willow Farm" section of the song he would bip and bop around the stage as a dancing flower. During the "Apocalypse In 9/8" section, he wore the dress & fox mask.

You really can't make this stuff up.