Big Blue Ball

The Project

Joe Strummer, Richard Chappell, Karl Wallinger and Peter Gabriel

Almost eighteen years in the making, Big Blue Ball grew from three extraordinary Recording Weeks at Peter Gabriel's Real World Studios in the summers of 1991, 1992 and 1995. They came as a practical response to a problem that became a great creative idea. The Recording Weeks were arranged to clear a space between block bookings from the likes of New Order so that Real World artists with the budget for just a day