Nearly 20 years after Peter Gabriel emerged fronting an early incarnation of Genesis dressed as a Mr. Potato Head, he has turned into one of the most earnest guys in contemporary rock & roll. He’s been doing lots of humanitarian work and some marvelously sophisticated music. Unfortunately, he’s also become something of a rock Kipling: His multicultural dabblings have a whiff of Noble Savage condescension. Peter Gabriel: POV, executive-produced by Martin Scorsese, is a document of a 1987 concert gig in Athens. It catches Gabriel running through some of his better-known solo numbers — ”Biko,” ”Solsbury Hill,” ”Shock the Monkey” — with a crack band and waxing politically correct about South Africa. The rest is standard backstage filler reminding us once again that the concert video is a form fast approaching meaninglessness. The music sounds fine, however, so perhaps we should think of PoV as just a nice greatest-hits tape with lame accompanying visuals, and enjoy it with the picture turned off.
Peter Gabriel: POVNearly 20 years after Peter Gabriel emerged fronting an early incarnation of Genesis dressed as a Mr. Potato Head, he has turned into one of the most...Peter Gabriel: POVUnratedNearly 20 years after Peter Gabriel emerged fronting an early incarnation of Genesis dressed as a Mr. Potato Head, he has turned into one of the most...1991-03-15
Starring: Peter Gabriel; Guest Performer: Youssou N'Dour; Producer (person): Martin Scorsese; MPAA Rating: Unrated
Posted March 15 1991 — 12:00 AM EST
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