“It’s noteworthy for the bass playing, but as an album of great music, it’s superior to most other offerings. Tony Levin and Larry Klein play some of most incredible stuff. I’m not sure how Peter Gabriel goes about his recordings, but he chose the right guys for this music. They took the shit to the next level and beyond.
“The stuff isn’t complicated: The songs are simple, the grooves are fat, the ideas are unusual, and the bass parts are expertly handled with compressor pedals and a pick. There’s a percussive feel to the attack – you feel the bass notes in your chest. And they’re hooks, too, hooks and sub-hooks, great little lines and recurring thoughts that stay with you. I love the way it all pulls you in.”