History Music / Genesis

19th Nov '17 12:08:53 PM bt8257
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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'' 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.{{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.
19th Nov '17 11:53:41 AM bt8257
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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 stated 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 stated 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.
2nd Nov '17 12:34:36 PM Mdumas43073
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[[caption-width-right:350: The classic 1971-75 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: [-[[caption-width-right:350: The classic 1971-75 197175 line-up of Genesis. Clockwise from top left: Mike Rutherford, Steve Hackett, Music/PeterGabriel, Music/TonyBanks, and Music/PhilCollins.]]
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17th Sep '17 7:58:06 PM CassandraLeo
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* EarlyBirdCameo: ''Nursery Cryme'' features the first Genesis track sung entirely by Phil Collins, "For Absent Friends". And it was [[HilariousInHindsight the second track on the album]]. (Collins also sings "More Fool Me" from ''Selling England by the Pound'').

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* EarlyBirdCameo: ''Nursery Cryme'' features the first Genesis track sung entirely by Phil Collins, "For Absent Friends". And it was [[HilariousInHindsight the second track on the album]]. (Collins also sings "More Fool Me" from ''Selling England by the Pound'').Pound'' and the part of John on ''Music/TheLambLiesDownOnBroadway'' [although this amounts to only a few lines in "The Colony of Slipperman"], and he's credited with "co-lead vocals" on "Harlequin" from ''Nursery Cryme'', though his voice is far more prominent in the mix than Gabriel's, Banks', or Rutherford's).
17th Sep '17 7:54:39 PM CassandraLeo
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* EpicInstrumentalOpener: They have a lot of them. The best examples are probably "Duke's Travels", which contains about six minutes before the vocals enter, and "Los Endos", where the vocals don't even start until the song is already beginning to fade out (both of these are also extreme examples of {{Limited Lyrics Song}}s).


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* LyricalColdOpen: Gabriel's ACappella vocals open ''Selling England by the Pound''.
9th Aug '17 1:14:08 PM fauxtoast
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* BlatantLies: For the ''Genesis Archive 196775'' boxset, the final song, "''it.''", from the live Lamb show is dropped and faded in to a re-engineered studio track. In the liner notes, this is stated as being due to the tape running out. A full version of the show, used for the King Biscuit Flower Hour radio program, with all the songs and both encores ("Watcher of the Skies" & "The Musical Box") included, is available on the concertvault.com website.

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* BlatantLies: For At the end of the live recording of ''The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway'' included on the ''Genesis Archive 196775'' boxset, boxset (recorded in Los Angeles in 1975), the final song, "''it.''", from the live Lamb show is dropped and faded in to fades into a re-engineered new studio track.re-recording of the song. In the liner notes, this is stated as being due to the tape running out. A However, a full version of the show, used for the King Biscuit Flower Hour radio program, with all that includes the songs and entire ''Lamb'' performance as well as both encores ("Watcher of the Skies" & "The Musical Box") included, Box"), is available on for streaming from the concertvault.com website.
9th Aug '17 1:01:54 PM fauxtoast
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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 stated 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 later however caused tensions in the band and eventually Peter Gabriel left in 1974 over creative differences. This led to about a year of soul searching - and more importantly, searching for a lead singer. Collins was finally convinced to StepUpToTheMicrophone, which led to two commercial success and fan favorites ''Trick Of The Tail'' and ''Wind And Wuthering'', continuing in the whimsy of ''Selling England by the Pound''. After some years of touring Steve Hackett also left, further reducing the quartet to a trio, with Phil Collins slowly taking 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 stated 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 later however ''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 soul searching - and more importantly, searching for a new lead singer. singer, but after multiple auditions, the band eventually came to the conclusion they already had one - Collins was finally convinced to StepUpToTheMicrophone, which led to two commercial success and commercially successful (and fan favorites favorite) records, ''Trick Of The Tail'' and ''Wind And Wuthering'', continuing in Wuthering''. In 1977 after the whimsy of ''Selling England by the Pound''. After some years of touring ''Wuthering'' tour, Steve Hackett also left, further reducing taking the quartet down to a trio, with Phil Collins slowly taking firmly, albeit reluctantly, in the role of the FaceOfTheBand.
23rd Jul '17 4:56:47 AM BlackSwan81
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* CallingTheOldManOut: Reversed in "No Son of Mine." The song tells the story of a boy who runs away from home, and after some consideration attempts to return, only to be berated by his jerkass abusive father. [[note]]Phil Collins has said in interviews that the lyrics are deliberately vague as to whether the narrator or his mother is the victim of the abuse.[[/note]]
7th Jul '17 9:06:11 AM Rik-B
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* KarmaHoudini: John Pebble, the malicious businessman in "Get 'Em out by Friday".
** [[PlayingWithATrope Played with]] in "Robbery, Assault and Battery". The robber is never caught over the course of the story its lyrics tell, but it ends with him pondering if he will fail to get away with it next time.


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** "All in a Mouse's Night" was inspired by WesternAnimation/TomAndJerry.
1st Jul '17 6:38:12 AM Rik-B
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** Also present in "Get 'Em Out by Friday" and "The Battle of Epping Forest".
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