Peter Gabriel, "Sledgehammer" (1986)
We were at this funky place in the country in a converted cattle barn. I said, "OK, this is a new regime, we gotta turn up for work and take it seriously." [Laughs.] And Peter had some yellow hard hats in the back of the shop and I said, "Everyone wears a hardhat and you gotta bring your lunch to work." So we wore these hard hats, there was Peter, [guitarist] David Rhodes and myself, and then beatboxes, and that's how we built the record. We'd show up for work and say, "Did you bring your lunch? OK, on with the hats, let's hit it with a sledgehammer!" [Laughs.] That was like the ringing of the bell to start the day and that got under Peter's skin and he decided to write a song about the sledgehammer.