No Self Control (Peter Gabriel song)

"No Self Control"
Single by Peter Gabriel
from the album Peter Gabriel
B-side "Lead A Normal Life"
Released 1980
Recorded 1979
Genre Experimental rock, hard rock
Length 3:55
Label Charisma Records
Writer(s) Peter Gabriel
Producer Steve Lillywhite
Peter Gabriel singles chronology
"I Don't Remember"
(1980)
"No Self Control"
(1980)
"Biko"
(1980)

"No Self Control" is a song written and performed by British musician Peter Gabriel. As with the other songs on the album, the lyrics are very dark, discussing what could be interpreted as either intense greed and lust or mental instability and decay of the psyche. Like "Intruder", the previous song, it features a xylophone solo.

The song was notable for its guest musicians, Robert Fripp providing guitar, Phil Collins providing drums and Kate Bush providing backing vocals.

Prior to the song being recorded for Peter Gabriel's 1980 album, it was performed live by Gabriel under the working title "I don't know how to stop".

A music video of the song was made and broadcast in 1980.

Track listing

7" UK single (1980)

  1. "No Self Control" - (3:47)
  2. "Lead A Normal Life" - (4:10)



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