Peter Gabriel

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Peter Gabriel

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Befitting someone who topped the charts with an idiosyncratic, undeniably catchy sound, Peter Gabriel's videos display a similarly adventurous spirit. "Sledgehammer" and "Big Time" changed MTV with a groundbreaking fusion of live action and animation; "Biko" and "Red Rain" thrust politics into pop audiences with elegance and grace. "In Your Eyes," "Solsbury Hill," and "Washing of the Water" have been recut with footage collected from several visual artists, and "Kiss That Frog" is a whimsical early CGI tour de force. He also got to spend whole videos clenched up with Kate Bush and Sinead O'Connor, the dog.

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