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Peter Gabriel is making a (hopefully) symbiotic record. It’s called Scratch My Back. It’s a record of covers, hoping the bands he covers return the favour by recording a song of his (see the narcissistic scratching?). He’s gone to Arcade Fire, Magnetic Fields, Elbow, and our friend Bon Iver for inspiration. He’s released a few of the tracks. Here’s his version of your babysitter’s favourite Bon Iver track.
Peter Gabriel – Flume (Bon Iver)
There are few better things than when Peter Gabriel decides to push it. You know what I mean. His push is how teenagers feel feelings. The pre-cry throat lump instantaneously floats with that push. Please refer to choruses 1 and 2. That’s music.
Here’s the tracklist:
01 “Heroes” (David Bowie)
02 “The Boy in the Bubble” (Paul Simon)
03 “Mirrorball” (Elbow)
04 “Flume” (Bon Iver)
05 “Listening Wind” (Talking Heads)
06 “The Power of the Heart” (Lou Reed)
07 “My Body Is a Cage” (Arcade Fire)
08 “The Book of Love” (The Magnetic Fields)
09 “I Think It’s Going to Rain Today” (Randy Newman)
10 “Après moi” (Regina Spektor)
11 “Philadelphia” (Neil Young)
12 “Street Spirit (Fade Out)” (Radiohead)