Peter Gabriel & Sinead O’Connor – Don’t Give Up, Chile 1990

Ok. Let me explain what happend: Vinnie Colaiuta is playing the right rhythm, but he’s putting accents too loud in order to help the keyboard player to feel the 6/8 compass over the 4/4 secuence of harmony. Then, the keyboard player, played the chords out of time (not out of tune). Sting did not knew what to do neither, it seems that those guys learned the song like 15 minutes before playing it. At the end, Sting finally catches the right scale, which all of us can hear a well played bass (even with slaps). Gabriel is used to play this song in a full 6/8 time, with a higher pitch, and only a bass drum playing every last 5 and 6th beats of the 6/8 compass, which actually helps a lot to him to sing it properly. That’s what happend. Pure Confusion. Cheers to everyone, and you’re all right… THIS SOUNDED SOOOOO AWFUL… which prooves that you can be the best player in the world, but if you do not do your homework, you will sound like shit!
 
Mandatory Credit: Photo by James Shaw/REX/Shutterstock (3991497d) Sinead O’Connor Sinead O’Connor at BBC Radio Studios, London, Britain – 29 Jul 2014