Peter Gabriel, Car Album Cover, 1977
© Peter Gabriel / Art by Hipgnosis

Peter Gabriel, Car Album Cover, 1977

By Storm Thorgerson
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The front cover of Peter Gabriel's debut solo album after leaving Genesis, the first of four with the same eponymous title. This is sometimes also referred to as Car.
Please Note: This has been hand-signed by Peter Gabriel and Storm Thorgerson.  

Image courtesy of Peter Gabriel. Photography by Hipgnosis.

 “So I was sitting in a cab in a traffic jam in Trafalgar Square in the rain with little to do but watch the cab next to me. On the bonnet of this vehicle were myriad drops that were being shaken by the vibrating cab. Each drop seemed to have a quality and a life of its own. I thought, 'That looks cool, can I duplicate that one day?' Which is how Peter Gabriel came to be sitting, looking furtive in the front seat of my beloved Lancia Flavia which had been heavily doused with a garden hose, the car, not Peter, I hasten to add.” - Storm Thorgerson 
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Peter Gabriel, Car Album Cover, 1977
Peter Gabriel, Car Album Cover, 1977

 
 
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