Excuse Me

Album: Peter Gabriel (first, car) (1977)
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Songfacts®:

  • Martin Hall wrote the lyrics. One of the few Gabriel songs he did not write entirely by himself.
  • This contains elements of various forms of American music, including jazz, barbershop, and brass band.
  • Tony Levin played the tuba solo. Levin was usually Gabriel's bass player.

Comments: 2

  • Dave from Oak Park, MiDid this song start off as "Dixieland" or were the "rock instruments" recorded first?

    Sorry, to me it sounds like Peter is backed by "two different musical units" although they're the same guys.
  • Kevin from Naperville, IlPeter has for quite some time been a fan of Randy Newman and I always believed that this song sounded like it could have been a Randy Newman song. I think it was an homage to the singer much like Steam was to Otis Redding.
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