Discussion: Genesis

Truly, if you haven't heard anything good by this band (IE: anything other than 'I Can't Dance' or 'Invisible Touch') or think this is the "Phil Collins band," run out to your record store and buy either The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway or A Trick of the Tail. Some may be surprised that this band had Peter Gabriel (on lead vocals) in it along with Phil Collins (on drums) in its early days. This band is a little tricky to get into at first, but are very likely one of the best bands of our time. Unlike other so-called "progressive" bands of their time, their music still sounds fresh and relevant today. They had a way of blending intelligent, complex lyrics to beautiful, listenable music. Moreover, the band produced a concept album (The Lamb) that WASN'T pretentious (like Tales From Topographic Oceans) or self-pitying drovel (like The Wall, even though some of it was quite good), which was and still is quite an accomplishment. Sadly, during the 1980's, the pop tendencies of its members transformed Genesis into the relatively mediocre pop band it's known as today. Right now, its future remains unknown after Collins' departure and the subsequent failure of its last album, Calling All Stations (with new lead singer Ray Wilson). However, Peter Gabriel has planned to turn The Lamb into a movie after his tour for Up, his latest album. So, if you like rock music in general, do yourself a favor and grab one of this band's albums from the 1970's. I hope you end up enjoying them as much as I do.
-Steve Salevan
thesteve04@comcast.net

>>By Steve Salevan



hi, can anyone answer this little teaser?
genesis played a gig in BELGIUM in 1971 . where was it?
if you know, can you email me at hooverman@yucom.be

>>By hoover



Buy all of their albums from 1970-1977, if you havn't already. Do it!

>>By graft



Can anybody help.My brother has an album by genesis call R.O.C.K ROOTS on the decca label. Has anybody heard of this album and does anybody know of its value e-mail me on tottenham4@btinternet.com thank you.

>>By tottenham4



I followed G from their beginnings all the way to the present. I've seen every concert tour. My fave concert was in '73 when I footed the bill for thirty friends to go see them at the TP Warner theater in Washington D.C. I got there two hours early to hold seats in the balcony and was able to watch the sound check and sat glued to the part when Phil came on to tune his drums. I've seen 'The Lamb...' three times. When I was at the DUKE concert at Merriweather Post Pavillion (both shows), Happy the Man's Crafty Hands was the featured opening act on the sound system. Anyone into Happy The Man? By the way, I've been to HTM's Halloween parties in the 70's at the Rockingham County fairgrounds.

>>By repercush



Rock Roots was a reissue of the first Genesis album released on Decca in 1969 with a couple of extra tracks from singles. It has little value now but the original album, "From Genesis to Revelation" with lyric sheet is quite valuable.

>>By boo



Love 'RIPPLES' soooooo veeeryyy much!!! And of course OPEN DOOR. My wake up call each and everymorning!

>>By raNia



I just picked up "A Trick of The Tail" and am very pleased to say, even though I am listening to it for the first time as I type this, that I totally love it. As a person who has grown up hearing all about this band but never quite actually HEARING them, I am more than impressed with how relevant and interesting they sound. Everyone should go out and pick up this record. It's a monster.

>>By timodernist_22



Wasn't Trick Of The Tail the first album that Genesis made after Peter Gabriel left? I bought it & enjoyed tracks like Squonk, and Ripples.

>>By nonyeb



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