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Peter Gabriel — Quiet Steam
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Stand back
Stand back
What are those dogs doing, sniffing at my feet
They're onto something, pickin' up, pickin' up
This heat
This heat

Give me steam
How you feel can make it real
Get a life with this dreamer's dream
Oh, give me steam
Real as anything you see
Get a life in this dreamer's dream

You know your culture from your trash
You know your plastic from your cash
When I lose sight of the track
You know the way back
But I know you

You know your stripper from your paint
You know your sinner from your saint
Whenever heaven's doors are shut
You get them open, but
I know you

Give me steam
And how you feel can make it real
Get a life in this dreamer's dream
Oh, give me steam
Real as anything you see
Get a life in this dreamer's dream

You know your green from your red
You know the quick from the dead
So much better than the rest
You think you've been blessed
But I know you

You know your ladder from your snake
You know the throttle from the brake
You know your straight line from the curve
You've got a lot of nerve
But I know you

Give me steam
And how you feel can make it real
Get a life in this dreamer's dream

Oh, give me steam
Real as any place you've been
Get a life with this dreamer's dream

Oh yeah, I need steam
Feel your steam around me

Turning up the heat
I start to dream aloud
You move my hands and feet
Won't you step into this cloud
Of steam
This steam

Give me steam
How you feel can make it real
Real as anything you've seen
Get a life with this dreamer's dream

Give me steam
How you feel can make it so real
Get a life in this dreamer's dream

Help me yeah
Comin' alive
In your steam
Comin' alive
In your steam
Comin' alive
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Quite good, though I had to turn it up about 20% to hear him at all. The quiet mix is good, just a bit too aggressive with the levels.
Aptly named....definitely quiet and not as much steam.
Wow. Nice.
What an amazing version. Ditto to the swooning icon comment below. I have loved his voice since the very first listening.
...the first time ever that i heard this was in the credits to xplora 1 - just exquisite...

Love it!
Wow, this is a really cool version {#Cool} His voice sounds so sultry/sexy here - I'm swooning  (NOTE TO BILL:WE NEED AN EMOTICON FOR SWOONING PLEASE?!?)
zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz Is it still playing ?
How did I go from loving and adoring Peter Gabriel's first four records to active dislike of his material?

Things like this.
 Gartholamundi wrote:

release that cogwheeled tower of babel steam-driven difference engine ...
 

And go bow at the alters of a third-rate-junior high movie!!!!
I usually like PG.  I've never heard this version of STEAM before.  Unfortunately, it's not an improvement...except for the fact that it's harder to hear the lyrics.  Ppppplease.
 Shesdifferent wrote:
There is entirely TOO MUCH Peter Gabriel played on RP, maybe he has stock? Either way....
 

He may have stock, but he does NOT have his own forum thread. {#Wink}
DigitalJer wrote:
wow :) This is great...I love music that sounds familar, but has that eh?!? twist.

Iamwithstupid

 bindi wrote:
{#Yes}- kind of reminds me of the Lamb Lies Down on Broadway album.           and I'm hovering like a fly, waiting for the windshield on the freeway
 

ZZZzzzzzgghhhTTTT !!
Wrong Answer.

 
Shesdifferent wrote:
There is entirely TOO MUCH Peter Gabriel played on RP, maybe he has stock? Either way....
 


Weird...I was on PG's home page when this came on.
wow :)  This is great...I love music that sounds familar, but has that eh?!? twist.

Remakes are just cool, for this reason.

Same reason I like Mike Oldfield's work with Tubular Bells - he's worked it, molded it, painted it many times, many different versions.

Fun!!
I find this a most interesting version of the song.
jesspra wrote:


Free your mind...

release that cogwheeled tower of babel steam-driven difference engine ...


There is entirely NOT ENOUGH Peter Gabriel played on RP {#Tongue}

 Shesdifferent wrote:
There is entirely TOO MUCH Peter Gabriel played on RP, maybe he has stock? Either way....
 


 Shesdifferent wrote:
There is entirely TOO MUCH Peter Gabriel played on RP, maybe he has stock? Either way....
 

There is entirely too much peter gabriel played everywhere. with or without stocks.
 jesspra wrote:


Free your mind...
 
Quite good.

Nice. I like to hear an artist's alternate versions, and where else but RP could you?
I have lot my taste for PG, but I love this version- kind of reminds me of the Lamb Lies Down on Broadway album.
PG covering PG

interesting....

Love his songs!
There is entirely TOO MUCH Peter Gabriel played on RP, maybe he has stock? Either way.... :puke:
ONE! :puke:
So unmistakenably Peter Gabriel. Similar to other works but so surprisingly good even on the first listen.
nine
...i so like this...
So surprisingly annoying for a PG big fan.
skybreakers wrote:
Boooooorrrinnggggg!!!
Free your mind...
ooohhwwwuueee I'd like to listen to this with all the lights turned off with just a candle burning in the window. spooky good.
I'm snoring but trying to keep the rhythm while doing so
Bill is playing the version of this song that rocks next, I hope. That would make a nice seque.
DrDIP wrote:
Did Peter Gabriel meet Billy Idol before he recorded this version? =)
Wouldn't be that boring. But I know what you mean, heard this too in the middle of the song.
Did Peter Gabriel meet Billy Idol before he recorded this version? =)
...still sleeping...
Boooooorrrinnggggg!!!
anything by PG is godlike (with the exception of sledgehammer and big time). Never heard this version, thanks RP :biggrin:
MissAmy wrote:
I think this is the most boring song I have ever heard on Radio Paradise.
:yes: :yawn:
Peter Gabriel couldn't sound more like himself covering . . . him . . . self than this. :clap:
The original of this was nothing more than PG lapsing into self-parody.
Radio Peter Gabriel?
I like it as a change of pace. Love the original, but it's fun to hear some variety.
Just me, or does this song a mash-up of Gabriel and Flloyd? I like a handful of Pete's stuff, but if this is his current approach I'm dreading "In Your Eyes". Heck, I'm dreading that song with or without a remake. Anyway, this is boring.
The_Enemy wrote:
Interesting but it gets tired after one listen. I will say that one of the reasons I like Gabriel is that he's willing to screw around and experiment with his music so I give him full props for putting out stuff like this.
Indeed he does.
flyboy wrote:
While glassjawgrlxxx's comment was posted 10 months ago, it still holds true today. I guess Bill doesn't give a crap what we think, he's going to play what he's going to play.
I think he cares. But I also think there are plenty of other internet radio stations with a somewhat similar playlist that play less Peter Gabriel. I like the mix RP plays. If I didn't, I would go elsewhere.
flyboy wrote:
While glassjawgrlxxx's comment was posted 10 months ago, it still holds true today. I guess Bill doesn't give a crap what we think, he's going to play what he's going to play.
The music Bill plays is posted by listeners just like you - if you want to hear something you like try uploading. My other home is in Girdwood...
I think this is the most boring song I have ever heard on Radio Paradise.
thewaxtadpole wrote:
So much better than the original.
i agree
flyboy wrote:
While glassjawgrlxxx's comment was posted 10 months ago, it still holds true today. I guess Bill doesn't give a crap what we think, he's going to play what he's going to play.
On a (ahem) positive note, I quite like Gabriel, his concerts were nothing short of an event, and his music and collaborations are sheer genius.
IMGoph wrote:
it would be awseome if Quiet Steam eventually segued into the original Steam...
It'd be even more awesome if Quiet Steam segued into the the Phil Manzanera band Quiet Sun.
No matter how much you try to pretty it up, this is a suck-ass song.
glassjawgrlxxx wrote:
Math equation of the day: Radio Paradise = Peter Gabriel too much peter gabriel!
While glassjawgrlxxx's comment was posted 10 months ago, it still holds true today. I guess Bill doesn't give a crap what we think, he's going to play what he's going to play.
glassjawgrlxxx wrote:
Math equation of the day: Radio Paradise = Peter Gabriel too much peter gabriel!
given that it's mostly recent gabriel, I have to agree. I've been a huge fan of gabriel since genesis but he seems to have lost his way more recently. let's hear some of his early stuff - pre-so at least.
Steam is my least fave Gabriel tune; this couldn't help but be an improvement. I do like a lot of his other stuff, however.
IMGoph wrote:
it would be awseome if Quiet Steam eventually segued into the original Steam...
I kept waiting for it, but it didn't happen! :(
Interesting but it gets tired after one listen. I will say that one of the reasons I like Gabriel is that he's willing to screw around and experiment with his music so I give him full props for putting out stuff like this.
it would be awseome if Quiet Steam eventually segued into the original Steam...
glassjawgrlxxx wrote:
Math equation of the day: Radio Paradise = Peter Gabriel too much peter gabriel!
As a corollary to the above, Radio Paradise = Talking Heads
I agree not to mention too dispassionate. Not a very good remake.liser wrote:
too whispery - not evocative, just whispery, IMHO.
So much better than the original.
ploba wrote:
Glockman45 wrote:
babyarm
what the **** does that mean???
I think it means "I use arcane words like babyarm or lobsterclaw to refer to obscene body parts and actions, so I can use them on forums without being censored".
Great song; I like the live version best. Hsssss! :yes:
yeeah! this is the first time I listen to the "quiet" steam not in a live but in the studio version.... and I really appreciate...as usual with Sir P.G.!!!
:notworthy:
too whispery - not evocative, just whispery, IMHO.
jberko wrote:
Much better than the original! It gets Peter back to his roots. The original was an experiment in pop. Peter does not belong in pop, but I am sure he had a blast with it so I will forgive him.
I like this version better too.
Much better than the original! It gets Peter back to his roots. The original was an experiment in pop. Peter does not belong in pop, but I am sure he had a blast with it so I will forgive him.
i like it, but the original is so much hotter.
Typesbad wrote:
More like "Mist"
Spot on! Evokes that cold, clammy feeling.
Glockman45 wrote:
babyarm
what the **** does that mean???
If all else fails - Steam Unplugged. Next please...
I can hear what this song has the POTENTIAL to be. But these "whisper-sweet-nothings-in-my-ear" vocals are killing me.
More like "Mist"
glassjawgrlxxx wrote:
too much peter gabriel!
There is no such thing.
Math equation of the day: Radio Paradise = Peter Gabriel too much peter gabriel!
teeyodi wrote:
for some reason I thought this was Bono at first.
You're kidding, right? Just trying to get me to comment on this. This is gorgeous! I don't even want to /think/ about how awful this would sound from Bono.
cattgirl813 wrote:
Slow and simmering with the pacing - damn I love this man and his music.
:yes:
CliffRockyMountain wrote:
* Mercy Street live (:exclaim: On the Secret World live )
That one is truly excellent!
Not one of my favorites...I mean, it's his song to do with as he sees fit, but I'd hate to hear a slow version of Shock the Monkey...Shhh :shhh:, the Monkey
Gregorama wrote:
I was surprised that this was Peter Gabriel. I almost thought it was Roger Waters by the intonation. Beautiful tune.
I agree. I thought it was Waters covering Gabriel at first. Had to check the website to clear things up. Glad it wasn't just me!
meelifluous wrote:
But it's kinda sexy. . .
Slow and simmering with the pacing - damn I love this man and his music.
teeyodi wrote:
for some reason I thought this was Bono at first.
I thought it was Roger Waters.
drover wrote:
Almost doesn't make sense. Lacks the energy that is naturally implied by the title and is present in the other version.
But it's kinda sexy. . .
teeyodi wrote:
for some reason I thought this was Bono at first.
... yeah, I thought it was Phil Collins. . . :eh:
for some reason I thought this was Bono at first.
Hope he didn't give Sledgehammer the "quiet" treatment.
aronson wrote:
Great version! I like the tension this version presents as opposed to the 'original' (fyi - this version came out on a cd single before the album was released). I always found the album version to be a Sledgehammer "rip off".
Tension is the right word for it, I think. I like both versions, but this one's a little cooler for the mood I'm in tonite.
CliffRockyMountain wrote:
Digging in the dirt. Other Gabriel b-side gems: * Curtains (BigTime cds) * Mercy Street live (:exclaim: On the Secret World live E.P) * Blood of Eden, in the version it appears in the Wim Wender movie Until the end of the world (Blood of eden cds)
Good stuff! I'll keep my eye out for those.
DocGuy wrote:
I now own the single it's on (I forget what single it is, though.. heh)
Digging in the dirt. Other Gabriel b-side gems: * Curtains (BigTime cds) * Mercy Street live (:exclaim: On the Secret World live E.P) * Blood of Eden, in the version it appears in the Wim Wender movie Until the end of the world (Blood of eden cds)
RabbitEars wrote:
I was so psyched when I found this version of this song. This one an 8, the other a 2. BTW, not sure that this is a remake - this version may have come before the commercial pap.
I like the other, actually, but this one blew my mind when I first found it in the early days of napster... I now own the single it's on (I forget what single it is, though.. heh) Original: 5.5 Quiet: 8
babyarm
Great version! I like the tension this version presents as opposed to the 'original' (fyi - this version came out on a cd single before the album was released). I always found the album version to be a Sledgehammer "rip off".
I was so psyched when I found this version of this song. This one an 8, the other a 2. BTW, not sure that this is a remake - this version may have come before the commercial pap.
Regular Steam: 100x better than Quiet Steam. Now Phosphate Free!
I like the slower tempo on this er... cover? remix?... I know, I'll call it "Steam: Revisited"... that'll do. I also listen hoping he'll explode his vocals like the original, but hey. Can't really knock it. It IS Peter Gabriel :notworthy:
drover wrote:
Almost doesn't make sense. Lacks the energy that is naturally implied by the title and is present in the other version.
Makes sense - especially with the energic versions remembered. This version is a bit U2 to me.
Almost doesn't make sense. Lacks the energy that is naturally implied by the title and is present in the other version.
Melloril, I must have accidentally taken Melloril - oh, it's a tired Peter Gabriel self-cover, phew!
randomprime wrote:
Ugh, what a terrible cover of PG's stuff. Give us the original. What, this is PG? OMG, It's such a refreshing change from the tired original, I'll give it a 9!!!!
:lol: :clap:
I was surprised that this was Peter Gabriel. I almost thought it was Roger Waters by the intonation. Beautiful tune.
Beanie wrote:
This would be a great make-out song.....
Heh, I went further than that with this song playing... And I was the one to upload it to RP.
Yeah
As good as Steam may have been, too much radio play killed it. I really like the alternate.
randomprime wrote:
Ugh, what a terrible cover of PG's stuff. Give us the original. What, this is PG? OMG, It's such a refreshing change from the tired original, I'll give it a 9!!!!
(pimp)
This would be a great make-out song.....
Good enough to make me check the website thread on the song. :)
I prefer the groove of the original. However, the worst from Peter easily surpasses the best from so many others. No complaints.
I didn't even recognize it as Gabriel at first. Really interesting alternate take -- certainly better than what Clapton did to "Layla." This actually has more of a "steamy" quality than the original. And the tension one feels hearing PG literally pulliing back on his own voice is palpable. I llke it! :music:
Wowzers... Nearly surreal.
HDC wrote:
Is this a hidden track on the album? I'm not seeing it in the track listing.....
Digging In The Dirt EP, not the album. See credits above. After so many iterations of this theme, a quiet version really doesn't save it for me. Not that it's bad (it's PG after all), but there's so much more of his catalog I'd rather listen to. Likeable at best.
I like the other version better!
TreborG2 wrote:
I don't know.. its nice.. but.. I keep waiting to hear him break out and become like crystal clear and full of steam... rather than subued like condensed steam... aka h-2-o :mrgreen:
I love it! Nothing like a little nerd humor to keep the day bright... :wave:
I'm thinking, "I should see who is doing this cover of Peter Gabriel's song"
Is this a hidden track on the album? I'm not seeing it in the track listing.....
IHateParis wrote:
I like this version so much that I almost forgot I hate the original version.
I feel the same way...and I like most of PG's music...
oooh, i like this version. love the other one too, but this is a nice change.