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Out Of Woman Comes The Man, Spends The Rest Of His Life Getting Back When He Can – Gabriel – Declassified Tempo

Humdrum is a song from Peter Gabriuel’s first solo album. It has no genre – it is pure Gabriel.

I found a lot of philosophy about Humdrum, listed below from the Public forum in Youtube.

I did the speed measurements.

Hail + fine greeting to all who worked at 59 Shaftsbury Ave, London, for the original sheet music (you copied it for me in person – a surreal experience for me).

Uploaded on Jan 20, 2009

Track 5 from the pictured album, enjoy

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B Luc 

B Luc6 months ago
Best album of Peter (to me)
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B Luc 

B Luc3 months ago (edited)
Ok Theo, nice to meet you. greetings from Belgium(Antwerp region)
T. Theo 

T. Theo3 months ago
Greetings , United States
Jose Miguel Iglesias 

Jose Miguel Iglesias1 month ago
The majestuosity and vastness of Gabriel’s timbral range and the character of his voice, stirs something that brings tears to my eyes. And I’m not even aware of what the song is about! I’d call that not singing, but rather performing with his voice, his instrument.
TheMeep7777 

TheMeep77776 months ago
another classic >>> clap clap
Guilherme Pagliarini 

Guilherme Pagliarini2 months ago
Espetacular, absolutamente fantástica.
Samuel Murillo Santos 

Samuel Murillo Santos5 months ago
the best album of Peter is the 3 !!
Marcial Silva 

Marcial Silva4 months ago
I love at 2:18 his voice changes, obviously special effects but it still sounds really good..so creative and no one like him..my❤
Marcial Silva 

Marcial Silva4 months ago
beautiful
Herb Fulger 

Herb Fulger3 months ago
Humdrum is his most beautifully arranged and shows his true genius
Richard Egan 

Richard Egan8 months ago
Like many other of his songs, kind of sad, but so good.
Zul Zappa 

Zul Zappa1 year ago
. . what a gem of a song
Beat Girl 

Beat Girl1 year ago
I think Pete’s the best ever
Francesco Cori 

Francesco Cori1 year ago
Assolutamente fantastica.
nocoincidence56 

nocoincidence561 year ago
It was amazing. Listening to Genesis for years as they progressed from the beginning. Then the exit of Peter.  The years waiting for him to release something…Then,   in 1977 it happened…. a wonderful piece of work.. lovely in every sense……  I love it even more today,nearly 40 years later… What a great composer and musician…….
Aart 

Aart10 months ago
+nocoincidence56 “The years waiting for him to release something…” I’m only in my twenties, but I think that’s one shared experience of PG’s fan base of all ages😄
nocoincidence56 

nocoincidence5610 months ago
So true!
Richard Egan 

Richard Egan8 months ago
Like the formula involved in several other Gabriel songs, Humdrum seems to rise from a depth of sadness into redemtion. Brilliant.
TheRawmackaw 

TheRawmackaw1 year ago
1min 53 seconds is just a special moment. So pure!
Erich Groat 

Erich Groat9 months ago
I have no idea what the first part of the song is about, but the utterly glorious outro, I’ll wager, is about the conception of the songwriter’s daughter. All sorts of notions of sexual coupling: “out of woman come the man, spend rest of his life getting back where he can [man born of woman’s loins; desires them later sexually]; as the bow [phallus] so the dove [female genitals], as below so above [kissing while copulating], from the black hole come the tadpole [ejaculation of sperm] . . . didn’t dare look where I’d begun [another reference to where one had been born]. . . our amoeba, my little Liebe schön [i.e. the embryo which becomes his daughter, his ‘beautiful little love’]. . .”
Richard Egan 

Richard Egan8 months ago
Like many other of his songs, kind of sad, but so good.
Andrew Mann 

Andrew Mann10 months ago
as above so below, this music will endure always… Timeless…
Brad Hampton 

Brad Hampton2 years ago
The first half or so is good, though not what you’d expect from Peter Gabriel. Almost a samba type song. And then, at 1:53…. WHOA!
Levon Peter Muhammad Salah Setyowan Poe 

Levon Peter Muhammad Salah Setyowan Poe1 year ago
Magnificent
Tippersnore 

Tippersnore1 year ago
Never fails to chill and thrill!
Phil Jarvis 

Phil Jarvis11 months ago
Genius.
Rodri Monsalve 

Rodri Monsalve1 year ago
temaso!!!! que buen disco!!!
andyr1313 

andyr13131 year ago
Some things never change- at 1:54, here comes the flood of my tears…
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roby30 

roby301 year ago
i hear you
cuerpoeperra 

cuerpoeperra6 months ago
+andyr1313 jajajajajajaja me too!!!! why???? i can not understand what he is singing…….but the feel is so strong!
POULIQUEN FREDERIC 

POULIQUEN FREDERIC1 year ago
comment dire i love this song and i love peter gabriel
William Victor Newbold 

William Victor Newbold1 year ago
What kind of car is in this image?  ahhhh help before I explode,, again.
slapshot1971109 

slapshot19711091 year ago
A Lancia Flavia.
zkxe 

zkxe2 years ago
The closing section is slowed down.  You can tell by the timber in Peter’s voice.
Richard Cameron 

Richard Cameron2 years ago
He pulls it off live so I don’t know.
John F 

John F1 year ago
I never noticed that before, you may be right.
beldub01 

beldub011 year ago
Life is too short to be depressed or let it pass you by, life is wonderful , thanks for reminding me Peter
HalifaxChicken2 

HalifaxChicken21 year ago
Out of woman come the man, spend the rest of his life getting back when he can.”  Ain’t THAT the truth…:)
Mark Buchanan 

Mark Buchanan2 years ago
As I drove into the sun, didn’t dare look where I had begun, Lost among echoes of things not there, Watching the sound forming shapes in the air. From the white star, came the bright scar, Our amobea My little liebe schoen.
Doctor Garbonzo 

Doctor Garbonzo1 year ago
Uniquely Gabriel
puckering1 

puckering12 years ago
Love it thanks for the post
Fred Cory 

Fred Cory2 years ago
The unexpected and contrasting interlude is delightful. It reminds me of the movie Brazil where the commuters in the busy train station suddenly all start waltzing together.  The coda is vintage English cathedral choir glory.  What a gem and what a unique voice!  Testosterone and mystery rolled into one. I’m so glad I was a teenager in this period of rock.
jim estrada 

jim estrada2 years ago
Peter Gabriel and Terry Gilliam are both brilliant minds.  I would listen to anything Peter composed because it was him, just like I would see anything Terry directed because it was him.  The train station scene is one of Terry’s most magical creative moments…it was in The Fisher King, though.  Both movies are amazing, but I wanted to get the right film mentioned in case someone wants to take your advise and watch it.
cuerpoeperra 

cuerpoeperra6 months ago
+Fred Cory Got some argentinian Tango i think
j pierre joquel 

j pierre joquel2 years ago
and more…
Pardalysbleu 

Pardalysbleu1 year ago
So perfect…
TheEleventhIndian 

TheEleventhIndian2 years ago
The perfect Soundtrack for climbing out of the abyss…from wandering through hopeless night…
Jennifer Grove 

Jennifer Grove2 years ago
Richard Berger 

Richard Berger2 years ago
Wow…I didn’t play this song for many years and it blew me away right away again. Having been one of the biggest PG fan’s,I followed my heart in the 90’s and went to the conservatoire to study classical music,but the spirit of Jim Morrison was still in me, after many years,well actually I was Janis,Jimmy and Jim in one person, when it comes to the intake of drugs,but I never neglegted my classical music and am blessed with a very full and characteristic baritone voice.This year is my comeback!
Gabriel Quezada 

Gabriel Quezada2 years ago
Me, listening Peter Gabriel to avoid the humdrum
Julian M 

Julian M2 years ago
Awesome imagery isn’t it? Out of woman come the man, spend the rest of his life gettin back where he can, as a bow, so a dove, as below, so above, from the black hole come the tadpole with the dark soul, in coal she burn, she burn as I drove into the sun, didn’t dare look where I had begun, lost among echoes of things not there, watching the sound forming shapes in the air, from the white star came the bright scar, our amobea “my little liebe schön”
Roberta Battisti 

Roberta Battisti3 years ago
Edwin Riley 

Edwin Riley3 years ago
I was looking for peter north videos and I stumbled upon this jem….
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Massive Attack “Teardrop” – Tempo breakdown, free bpm maps from Princeton | Theme used for FOX® tv show HOUSE, M.D,® – the Most Perfect Introduction to Drama song ever? Meanspeed=77.0 BPM

In fact, the Princeton hospital is excellent, but it is not very big and has no special unit as suggested by the show and so I cannot see above the surrounding buildings to even see the hospital. Make no mistake though: the program is an excellent reflection of the laser brainwaves that seem to soar all over this part of New Jersey, be it Thomas Edison, John Nash, Alexander Graham Bell, Clarence Clemmons and Bruce Spingsteen, Albert Einstein or, of course, “The Situation.”

The show House, M.D.® originated on Fox® television.  After an event in the opening scene which sets up the plot, the theme TEARDROP by Massive Attack from their 1998 album Mezzanine plays for about 30 seconds.

 

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Theme from HOUSE, M.D. – TEARDROP – Massive Attack – bpm scan_0121
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Theme from HOUSE, M.D. – TEARDROP – Massive Attack – bpm scan_2

The speed of the song is almost precisely 77.0 beats per minute and sets up the most haunting mystery show about medicine that I have ever seen.  The song is surreal, as the television show.  The song has a mysterious yet relentless pace, as the show. The average beat in quarter note is about 0.77912 seconds.

With a cast of High Laurie, Linda Edelstein and Omar Epps in front, I have become pleasantly addicted to it.  The fact that, as Governor Palin might say, “I can see what would be the Princeton-Plainsboro Hospital from my backyard!” (true).

In fact, the Princeton hospital is excellent, but it is not very big and has no special unit as suggested by the show and so I cannot see above the surrounding buildings to even see the hospital.  Make no mistake though: the program is an excellent reflection of the laser brainwaves that seem to soar all over this part of New Jersey, be it  Thomas Edison, John Nash, Alexander Graham Bell, Clarence Clemmons and Bruce Springsteen, Albert Einstein or, of course, Mayor Cory Booker of Newark.

Ian A Schneider

meanspeed® music company

Princeton, New Jersey

April 22, 2011

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In Memory of LeRoi Moore, 1961-2008 – The Tempos of the Multi-Instrumentalist of the Dave Matthews Band: The Best Multi-Racial Popular Group of the Decade

This was the saddest musical day of 2009- – the death of LeRoi Moore, to whom I pay tribute forever.

In Memory of LeRoi Moore

LeRoi Moore was born in 1961. As a man born in 1962, I considered LeRoi to have been the best living reed player of contemporary music – Michael Brecker has some company coming in heaven. I believed that of popular musicians nearest to my age, LeRoi and Cart Beauford of the Dave Matthews Band were the guts of the best popular band in the world. I am in a hotel in Toronto – having promised myself and my wife that I would give the meanspeed music conjecture a REST for these last two weeks of August.

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Dave Matthews Band - LIE IN OUR GRAVES - contiguous tempo line
Dave Matthews Band – LIE IN OUR GRAVES – contiguous tempo line

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The exceptions to the “give your twenty year theory a its yearly two-week break” are always the same: an unexpected event. Like many of you, I heard the news from my television at 3 AM while half-asleep, awaking to “no, not after Dave’s dad, Dave’s sister, Stefan’s son.” We will all get our turn to die. We will not always be remembered with so much love and permanent contributions to the world as that of LeRoi Moore.

I know I will be listening to his recordings until its my turn to go.

Sincerely,

matherton

1 Harbour Terrace

Toronto, Ontario

CANADA

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Speeds 39 Tracks on Genesis ‘THE PLATINUM COLLECTION’ w declassified for public use original LAMB LIES DOWN speed maps

One of the things about the Genesis’ Reunion tour last summer which struck me as most unusual was the fact that each show was begun with a small mixed video and sound collage.

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NA15N5-HARMONIC-TEMPO-set-GENESIS-Lamb-Lies-Down-speed-ITUNES-

At the end of that introduction as the most underrated band of my generation took the stage, we are listening to “the voice” – he was asked by the President of the Choate School, an excellent private high school in Wallingford, Connecticut, United States: “ask not what your School can do for you but what you can so for the School.” That voice? John Fitzgerald Kennedy.

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The best and brightest leader at The Choate School each year wins THE SCHOOL SEAL PRIZE. The winner of that prize in 1958 was alumnus JFK who graduated from Choate in the class of 1935. A *very* close [friend] of mine won the prize in 1989 and in fact had purchased the tickets to the September 27, 2007 show at Giants Stadium – 4th row. Hard study and leadership gets you a good seat! Anyway, it was unusual for this British band who loves their American fans but have never been at all politically active in the United States to have the final words before opening with “Duke’s Opening” wit a recording a the infamous words at JFK’s Inauguration: “Ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country.” Even more unusual was after listening to all 22 European shows I came to know that the show began the same way *in Europe* – the West is definitely looking for creative, bold, young leaders to rise up from we Americans and be a shining example to the world again. certainly we can set no better an example for the world than by democratically elected an African-American, young, dynamic, educated and confident with a Lincoln-esque desire to lead.

Genesis The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway declassified tempo map for anyones use
Genesis The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway declassified tempo map for anyones use

Name? Barack Hussein Obama, Esq. Is there no better way to show by example they who hated the United States for trying to “force” democracy on them than change leaders, as per protocol of the United States Constitution, from George Walker Bush to one with the same name as Iraq’s dead despot and the man who has been blamed for the alQ’aida attacks of 9/11, Osama bin Laden *with no regard to his name or skin color* but rather regard for the best interests in the continued freedom and prosperity of the United States and the World? I think not. Healing is better than getting hurt, and those who seek to do nothing other than inflict pain, such as that of the dictator Sadaam Hussein and his sons. Before one is so quick to say that Hussein “was not that bad of a man,” I suggest you read the accounts by any of the “humanitarian” groups who saw Sadaam and his sons sharing morning coffee while watching people chosen at random to be killed in ultimate torture.

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For example, victims were placed inside an industrial size paper shredder, legs first, in order that the victim know that his legs were being shredded, could see the internal organs fall out of his gut and die in shrieks of unknown horror.

These are the song tempos, in iTunes screen shot form, of each of the tracks on The Platinum Collection by Genesis.

Disc one

All songs by Tony Banks/Phil Collins/Mike Rutherford, except where noted.

1. “No Son of Mine” – 6:36
Meanspeed=104 beats per minute
2. “I Can’t Dance” – 4:01
Meanspeed=108 beats per minute
3. “Jesus He Knows Me” – 4:18
Meanspeed=190 beats per minute
4. “Hold on My Heart” – 4:38
* Tracks 1 – 4 originally issued on 1991’s We Can’t Dance
Meanspeed=86 beats per minute
5. “Invisible Touch” – 3:28
Meanspeed=131 beats per minute
6. “Throwing It All Away” – 3:50
Meanspeed=84 beats per minute
7. “Tonight, Tonight, Tonight” – 4:30
* Edited version
Meanspeed=98 beats per minute
8. “Land of Confusion” – 4:46
Meanspeed=116 beats per minute
9. “In Too Deep” – 4:57
* Tracks 5 – 9 originally issued on 1986’s Invisible Touch
Meanspeed=104 beats per minute
10. “Mama” – 6:49
Meanspeed=83 beats per minute
11. “That’s All” – 4:25
Meanspeed=84 beats per minute
12. “Home by the Sea” – 5:08
Meanspeed=128 beats per minute
13. “Second Home By The Sea” – 6:06
Meanspeed=102 beats per minute
14. “Illegal Alien” – 5:17
* Tracks 10 – 14 originally issued on 1983’s Genesis
Meanspeed=145 beats per minute
15. “Paperlate” – 3:24
* Originally issued on the UK 3 X 3 EP and the deleted North American edition of Three Sides Live in 1982
* Tracks 14 – 15 remixed by Nick Davis
Meanspeed=122 beats per minute
16. “Calling All Stations” (Tony Banks/Mike Rutherford) – 5:45
* Originally issued on 1997’s Calling All Stations
Meanspeed=88 beats per minute

Disc two

All songs by Tony Banks/Phil Collins/Mike Rutherford, except where noted.

1. “Abacab” – 6:55
Meanspeed=131 beats per minute
2. “Keep It Dark” – 4:35
* Tracks 1 – 2 originally issued on 1981’s Abacab
Meanspeed=128 beats per minute
3. “Turn it on Again” – 3:51
Meanspeed=131 beats per minute
4. “Behind the Lines” – 5:43
Meanspeed=82 beats per minute
5. “Duchess” – 6:07
Meanspeed=81 beats per minute
6. “Misunderstanding” (Phil Collins) – 3:14
* Tracks 3 – 6 originally issued on 1980’s Duke
Meanspeed=81 beats per minute
7. “Many Too Many” (Tony Banks) – 3:35
Meanspeed=61 beats per minute
8. “Follow You, Follow Me” – 4:09
Meanspeed=93 beats per minute
9. “Undertow” (Tony Banks) – 4:47
* Tracks 7 – 9 originally issued on 1978’s …And Then There Were Three…
Meanspeed=46 beats per minute
10. “…In That Quiet Earth'” (Tony Banks/Phil Collins/Steve Hackett/Mike Rutherford) – 4:56
Meanspeed=107 beats per minute
11. “Afterglow” (Tony Banks) – 4:09
Meanspeed=64 beats per minute
12. “Your Own Special Way” (Mike Rutherford) – 6:19
* Tracks 10 – 12 originally issued on 1977’s Wind & Wuthering
Meanspeed=63 beats per minute
13. “A Trick of the Tail” (Tony Banks) – 4:36
Meanspeed=120 beats per minute
14. “Ripples” (Tony Banks/Mike Rutherford) – 8:08
Meanspeed=71 beats per minute
15. “Los Endos” (Tony Banks/Phil Collins/Steve Hackett/Mike Rutherford) – 5:47
Meanspeed=88 beats per minute

Disc three

All songs by Tony Banks/Phil Collins/Peter Gabriel/Steve Hackett/Mike Rutherford, except where noted.

1. “The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway” – 4:50
Meanspeed=122 beats per minute
2. “Counting Out Time” – 3:36
Meanspeed=91 beats per minute
3. “The Carpet Crawlers” – 5:01
Meanspeed=73 beats per minute
* Tracks 1 – 3 originally issued on 1974’s The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway
4. “Firth of Fifth” – 9:29
Meanspeed=182 beats per minute
5. “The Cinema Show” – 10:49
Meanspeed=82 beats per minute
6. “I Know What I Like (In Your Wardrobe)” – 3:54
* Tracks 4 – 6 originally issued on 1973’s Selling England by the Pound
Meanspeed=84 beats per minute
7. “Supper’s Ready” – 22:52
* Originally issued on 1972’s Foxtrot
8. “The Musical Box” – 10:24
* Originally issued on 1971’s Nursery Cryme
Meanspeed=73 beats per minute
9. “The Knife” (Tony Banks/Peter Gabriel/Anthony Phillips/Mike Rutherford) – 8:53
* Originally issued on 1970’s Trespass
Meanspeed=139 beats per minute

I Can’t Help Myself! The Four Top and declassified harmonic tempo maps w Special White House Song

I’m known as “grandma.” That said, when the guitar, bass and vocals bring their guests and the call goes out, “Everyone ready, Chris you ready?..” INTERRUPTION BY CHRIS, “yeah, and don’t ask grandma, because grandma’s always ready. Heard him jam through Pearl Jam Ten after hearing the songs once. He’s always ready – don’t let the look fool you.”

The Four Tops was always one of my favorite bands.  When my garage band, The New Neumann Power Trio went to play Sugar Pie Honey Bunch, well, I was so old in comparison to my mates on vocal and guitar that I went online looking for a precise, accurate measurement of the tempo as a groove to see or hear what I could help them with.

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I found some entries that thanks to the non-evil folks at Google I am putting at the bottom, but they didn’t help. We did the old “let’s play along to the record 2 or three times until “you guys can feel the timing” I said. I am such an old drummer that though I am male I’m known as “grandma.”  That said, when the guitar, bass and vocals bring their guests and the call goes out, “Everyone ready, Chris you ready?..” INTERRUPTION BY CHRIS, “yeah, and don’t ask grandma, because grandma’s always ready. Heard him jam through Pearl Jam Ten after hearing the songs once. He’s always ready – don’t let the look fool you.”

above: such a great song that Nick Jonas rocks it out at Barack, Michelle & family’s house!

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I Can’t Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch)

median expected tempo=471.2 msec

harmonic speed in base 60=127.3 beats per minute

By the way, the reason I’m always ready is because I know how to keep time, which, like riding a bicycle, speaking French or driving a stick, is second nature non-thinking if one can do it – and impossible to learn smoothly in one day if one has no experience. There are exceptions of course. Some just never get it, even after practicing on a metronome for years – some, one month with a metronome used for half a practice and their playing BURNS with new life. That does take effort and study, though, two things not promoted very well in my country.

matherton

w intern “doctor” jon stone

September 23, 2016