History Music / Genesis

13th Jun '18 10:48:48 PM carlfox
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[-[[caption-width-right:350: The classic 197175 line-up of Genesis. Clockwise from top left: Mike Rutherford, Steve Hackett, Music/PeterGabriel, Music/TonyBanks, and Music/PhilCollins.]]-]

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[-[[caption-width-right:350: The classic 197175 line-up of Genesis. Clockwise from top left: Mike Rutherford, Steve Hackett, Music/SteveHackett, Music/PeterGabriel, Music/TonyBanks, and Music/PhilCollins.]]-]



Genesis has several distinct eras. The first album has some slight Christian themes and has a more relaxed, poppy sound, which might be jarring for fans who got interested in the band during their later years; the interim period and their second album have a more pastoral sound occasionally edging into hard rock, both provided by guitarist Anthony Phillips [[note]]When asked about it, Music/TonyBanks and Michael Rutherford once said that Phillips' departure had a bigger impact on the band's sound than Music/PeterGabriel's[[/note]]. The second era starts with the introduction of guitarist Steve Hackett and drummer Music/PhilCollins into the band. The first album this new line up produced was ''Nursery Cryme'' as Genesis, much like other British bands at the time, dove head-first into ProgressiveRock. The albums made during this time are arguably the strongest, the band being at their peak of musical talent and creativity. Opinions differ on whether the definitive album of this era is ''Foxtrot'', ''Music/SellingEnglandByThePound'' or the enormous dark double album ''Music/TheLambLiesDownOnBroadway''. The production of ''The Lamb'', however, caused tensions in the band and eventually Peter Gabriel left in 1974 over {{creative differences}}. This led to about a year of searching for a new lead singer, but after multiple auditions, the band eventually came to the conclusion they already had one - Collins was convinced to StepUpToTheMicrophone, which led to two commercially successful (and fan favorite) records, ''Trick Of The Tail'' and ''Wind And Wuthering''. In 1977 after the ''Wuthering'' tour, Steve Hackett also left, taking the quartet down to a trio, with Phil Collins firmly, albeit reluctantly, in the role of the FaceOfTheBand.

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Genesis has several distinct eras. The first album has some slight Christian themes and has a more relaxed, poppy sound, which might be jarring for fans who got interested in the band during their later years; the interim period and their second album have a more pastoral sound occasionally edging into hard rock, both provided by guitarist Anthony Phillips [[note]]When asked about it, Music/TonyBanks and Michael Rutherford once said that Phillips' departure had a bigger impact on the band's sound than Music/PeterGabriel's[[/note]]. The second era starts with the introduction of guitarist Steve Hackett Music/SteveHackett and drummer Music/PhilCollins into the band. The first album this new line up produced was ''Nursery Cryme'' as Genesis, much like other British bands at the time, dove head-first into ProgressiveRock. The albums made during this time are arguably the strongest, the band being at their peak of musical talent and creativity. Opinions differ on whether the definitive album of this era is ''Foxtrot'', ''Music/SellingEnglandByThePound'' or the enormous dark double album ''Music/TheLambLiesDownOnBroadway''. The production of ''The Lamb'', however, caused tensions in the band and eventually Peter Gabriel left in 1974 over {{creative differences}}. This led to about a year of searching for a new lead singer, but after multiple auditions, the band eventually came to the conclusion they already had one - Collins was convinced to StepUpToTheMicrophone, which led to two commercially successful (and fan favorite) records, ''Trick Of The Tail'' and ''Wind And Wuthering''. In 1977 after the ''Wuthering'' tour, Steve Hackett also left, taking the quartet down to a trio, with Phil Collins firmly, albeit reluctantly, in the role of the FaceOfTheBand.
17th Apr '18 9:34:25 PM carlfox
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* Steve Hackett - guitar, kalimba, autoharp (197177, 1982, 1999)

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* Steve Hackett Music/SteveHackett - guitar, kalimba, autoharp (197177, 1982, 1999)
11th Apr '18 8:45:38 PM GrafVonTirol
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Genesis has several distinct eras. The first album has some slight Christian themes and has a more relaxed, poppy sound, which might be jarring for fans who got interested in the band during their later years; the interim period and their second album have a more pastoral sound occasionally edging into hard rock, both provided by guitarist Anthony Phillips [[note]]When asked about it, Music/TonyBanks and Michael Rutherford once said that Phillips' departure had a bigger impact on the band's sound than Music/PeterGabriel's[[/note]]. The second era starts with the introduction of guitarist Steve Hackett and drummer Music/PhilCollins into the band. The first album this new line up produced was ''Nursery Cryme'' as Genesis, much like other British bands at the time, dove head-first into ProgressiveRock. The albums made during this time are arguably the strongest, the band being at their peak of musical talent and creativity. Opinions differ on whether the definitive album of this era is ''Foxtrot'', ''Selling England by the Pound'' or the enormous dark double album ''Music/TheLambLiesDownOnBroadway''. The production of ''The Lamb'', however, caused tensions in the band and eventually Peter Gabriel left in 1974 over {{creative differences}}. This led to about a year of searching for a new lead singer, but after multiple auditions, the band eventually came to the conclusion they already had one - Collins was convinced to StepUpToTheMicrophone, which led to two commercially successful (and fan favorite) records, ''Trick Of The Tail'' and ''Wind And Wuthering''. In 1977 after the ''Wuthering'' tour, Steve Hackett also left, taking the quartet down to a trio, with Phil Collins firmly, albeit reluctantly, in the role of the FaceOfTheBand.

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Genesis has several distinct eras. The first album has some slight Christian themes and has a more relaxed, poppy sound, which might be jarring for fans who got interested in the band during their later years; the interim period and their second album have a more pastoral sound occasionally edging into hard rock, both provided by guitarist Anthony Phillips [[note]]When asked about it, Music/TonyBanks and Michael Rutherford once said that Phillips' departure had a bigger impact on the band's sound than Music/PeterGabriel's[[/note]]. The second era starts with the introduction of guitarist Steve Hackett and drummer Music/PhilCollins into the band. The first album this new line up produced was ''Nursery Cryme'' as Genesis, much like other British bands at the time, dove head-first into ProgressiveRock. The albums made during this time are arguably the strongest, the band being at their peak of musical talent and creativity. Opinions differ on whether the definitive album of this era is ''Foxtrot'', ''Selling England by the Pound'' ''Music/SellingEnglandByThePound'' or the enormous dark double album ''Music/TheLambLiesDownOnBroadway''. The production of ''The Lamb'', however, caused tensions in the band and eventually Peter Gabriel left in 1974 over {{creative differences}}. This led to about a year of searching for a new lead singer, but after multiple auditions, the band eventually came to the conclusion they already had one - Collins was convinced to StepUpToTheMicrophone, which led to two commercially successful (and fan favorite) records, ''Trick Of The Tail'' and ''Wind And Wuthering''. In 1977 after the ''Wuthering'' tour, Steve Hackett also left, taking the quartet down to a trio, with Phil Collins firmly, albeit reluctantly, in the role of the FaceOfTheBand.



* 1973 - ''Selling England by the Pound''

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* 1973 - ''Selling England by the Pound'' ''Music/SellingEnglandByThePound''
4th Mar '18 6:34:23 PM nombretomado
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* ConceptAlbum: ''Music/TheLambLiesDownOnBroadway'', and to a lesser extent, ''Duke'', which is half a concept album. It was actually originally intended to be divided into an A-side consisting of a suite of related tracks ("Behind the Lines," "Duchess," "Guide Vocal," "Turn It On Again," "Duke's Travels," "Duke's End") and a B-side of unrelated tracks. The band, after listening to this track order, decided it would leave the album with an unnecessarily weak B-side, and also decided they didn't want the A-side suite to be compared to "SuppersReady", so they split it up. However, the suite of songs was often performed in its entirety live.

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* ConceptAlbum: ''Music/TheLambLiesDownOnBroadway'', and to a lesser extent, ''Duke'', which is half a concept album. It was actually originally intended to be divided into an A-side consisting of a suite of related tracks ("Behind the Lines," "Duchess," "Guide Vocal," "Turn It On Again," "Duke's Travels," "Duke's End") and a B-side of unrelated tracks. The band, after listening to this track order, decided it would leave the album with an unnecessarily weak B-side, and also decided they didn't want the A-side suite to be compared to "SuppersReady", "Music/SuppersReady", so they split it up. However, the suite of songs was often performed in its entirety live.
16th Feb '18 10:14:52 PM nombretomado
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* BewareTheNiceOnes: PhilCollins.

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* BewareTheNiceOnes: PhilCollins.Music/PhilCollins.
16th Feb '18 10:13:20 PM nombretomado
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** PhilCollins [[WordOfGod has described]] "Mama" to be the tale of a younger man's obsession with an older prostitute. He ''has'' half-jokingly {{Jossed}} on his site's messageboard that "it's getting so hard" is ''not'' a {{Pun}}, though.

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** PhilCollins Music/PhilCollins [[WordOfGod has described]] "Mama" to be the tale of a younger man's obsession with an older prostitute. He ''has'' half-jokingly {{Jossed}} on his site's messageboard that "it's getting so hard" is ''not'' a {{Pun}}, though.



* InTheStyleOf: In the 2007 interview on the DVD version of ''A Trick of the Tail'', PhilCollins says that "Squonk" is basically Genesis doing "[[Music/LedZeppelin Kashmir]]". "Vindaloo" by Fat Les is in the same kind of style as Genesis doing "Match of the Day". "Driving the Last Spike" from ''We Can't Dance'' has some people wondering "what is this Gabriel-era song doing on their last-but-one album?". "Misunderstanding" is a Music/TheBeachBoys type song with a riff almost directly taken from Music/SlyAndTheFamilyStone's "Hot Fun in the Summertime" (and the lyrics are essentially a rewrite of Music/TheBeatles' "No Reply"), and "Hold On My Heart" is an attempt at imitating Burt Bacharach[[note]]or, as in an interview on the DVD of ''The Way We Walk'', Tony Banks' attempt at imitating Phil Collins[[/note]].

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* InTheStyleOf: In the 2007 interview on the DVD version of ''A Trick of the Tail'', PhilCollins Music/PhilCollins says that "Squonk" is basically Genesis doing "[[Music/LedZeppelin Kashmir]]". "Vindaloo" by Fat Les is in the same kind of style as Genesis doing "Match of the Day". "Driving the Last Spike" from ''We Can't Dance'' has some people wondering "what is this Gabriel-era song doing on their last-but-one album?". "Misunderstanding" is a Music/TheBeachBoys type song with a riff almost directly taken from Music/SlyAndTheFamilyStone's "Hot Fun in the Summertime" (and the lyrics are essentially a rewrite of Music/TheBeatles' "No Reply"), and "Hold On My Heart" is an attempt at imitating Burt Bacharach[[note]]or, as in an interview on the DVD of ''The Way We Walk'', Tony Banks' attempt at imitating Phil Collins[[/note]].
18th Jan '18 11:29:03 AM CassandraLeo
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** Another suite of songs on ''Duke'', often called "The Story of Albert", would have gone even further than "Supper's Ready" in this (it's a little over twenty-eight minutes long), but the band again split it up (although they performed it in its entirety live). The songs here are "Behind the Lines", "Duchess", "Guide Vocal", "Turn It On Again", "Duke's Travels", and "Duke's End". There are recurring motifs throughout this suite that give ''Duke'' the feel of a ConceptAlbum.

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** Another suite of songs on ''Duke'', often called "The Story of Albert", would have gone even further than "Supper's Ready" in this (it's a little over twenty-eight minutes long), but the band again split it up (although they performed it its original configuration in its entirety live).live during virtually every show they played in 1980). The songs here are "Behind the Lines", "Duchess", "Guide Vocal", "Turn It On Again", "Duke's Travels", and "Duke's End". There are recurring motifs throughout this suite that give ''Duke'' the feel of a ConceptAlbum.
4th Jan '18 10:52:48 PM Green_lantern40
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In 2009, Phil Collins revealed that spinal problems accumulated during the Genesis reunion tour, caused by sitting irregularly at the drum kit, led to him needing back surgery. He is unable to play the drums or piano properly as a result, and he had to tape his drumsticks to his hands to play them on his ''Going Back'' album. He retired from music in 2011 to spend more time at home with his family, although he has since made statements that his medical condition has recovered considerably, and has even spoken of a comeback. As of 2015, Collins has begun a series of reissues of his solo albums (much like Genesis did with their catalogue starting with a series of boxsets in 2007) but has hesitated to say if he will perform again.

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In 2009, Phil Collins revealed that spinal problems accumulated during the Genesis reunion tour, caused by sitting irregularly at the drum kit, led to him needing back surgery. He is unable to play the drums or piano properly as a result, and he had to tape his drumsticks to his hands to play them on his ''Going Back'' album. He retired temporarily from music in 2011 to spend more time at home with his family, although he has since made statements that 2011, and in the following years his medical condition has recovered improved considerably, and has even spoken to the point where he began embarking on a comeback of a comeback. As of 2015, Collins has begun sorts in 2015 with a series of reissues of his solo albums (much like Genesis did with their catalogue starting with a series of boxsets in 2007) but has hesitated 2007), and returned to say if he performing two years later. Whether or not Genesis will perform again.
be a part of this comeback, however, remains to be seen.
12th Dec '17 8:50:28 AM Malady
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* MohsScaleOfRockAndMetalHardness: An average of 4. The band were known for starting songs quietly and getting into louder rock sections later on. Occasionally the band has a full on hard rock song like "The Knife", and both "The Return of the Giant Hogweed" and "In the Cage" start off sedately and end with proto-[[NewWaveOfBritishHeavyMetal NWOBHM]] galloping rhythms. Later on, "LandOfConfusion" is almost 80s metal but not quite. The album ''Calling All Stations'' shows some influences from alternative rock and grunge in its production, thanks to Ray Wilson's experience in the band Stiltskin, although the song structures are still quite poppy.

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* MohsScaleOfRockAndMetalHardness: An average of 4. The band were known for starting songs quietly and getting into louder rock sections later on. Occasionally the band has a full on hard rock song like "The Knife", and both "The Return of the Giant Hogweed" and "In the Cage" start off sedately and end with proto-[[NewWaveOfBritishHeavyMetal NWOBHM]] galloping rhythms. Later on, "LandOfConfusion" "Music/LandOfConfusion" is almost 80s metal but not quite. The album ''Calling All Stations'' shows some influences from alternative rock and grunge in its production, thanks to Ray Wilson's experience in the band Stiltskin, although the song structures are still quite poppy.
29th Nov '17 9:06:19 AM fauxtoast
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* 1982 - ''3X3'' [[an EP of three songs left off of ''Abacab''.[[/note]]

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* 1982 - ''3X3'' [[an [[note]]an EP of three songs left off of ''Abacab''.[[/note]]
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