History Music / Genesis

9th Jan '17 4:11:58 PM CassandraLeo
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* {{Instrumentals}}. Lots. Examples include "Horizons", "After the Ordeal", "Hairless Heart", "The Waiting Room", "Silent Sorrow in Empty Boats", "The Ravine", "Wot Gorilla?", "Unquiet Slumbers for the Sleepers...", and "...In That Quiet Earth".

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* {{Instrumentals}}. Lots. Examples include "Horizons", "After the Ordeal", "Hairless Heart", "The Waiting Room", "Silent Sorrow in Empty Boats", "The Ravine", "Wot Gorilla?", "Unquiet Slumbers for the Sleepers...", and "...In That Quiet Earth".Earth", "Duke's End", and "The Brazilian".



* LimitedLyricsSong: "Los Endos" only has two lines, sung towards the end, and is otherwise entirely instrumental. (Both lines are reprised from "Music/SuppersReady" three albums prior). Other songs can also qualify as this; for example, "Fading Lights" has only three verse/chorus cycles in over ten minutes of running time, with roughly seven minutes of the song being instrumental. The "Lurker" half of "Dodo/Lurker" is also an example, as the riddle that makes up the lyrics of the movement is repeated twice and the section has no other lyrics.

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* LimitedLyricsSong: "Los Endos" only has two lines, sung towards the end, and is otherwise entirely instrumental. (Both lines are reprised from "Music/SuppersReady" three albums prior). Other songs can also qualify as this; for example, "Fading Lights" has only three verse/chorus cycles in over ten minutes of running time, with roughly seven minutes of the song being instrumental. The "Lurker" half of "Dodo/Lurker" is also an example, as the riddle that makes up the lyrics of the movement is repeated twice and the section has no other lyrics. The nearly-nine-minute "Duke's Travels" features a TriumphantReprise of the one-and-a-half minute "Guide Vocal" towards the end and is otherwise instrumental.
9th Jan '17 4:03:28 PM CassandraLeo
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After fumbling to find a new direction, Genesis released ''...And Then There Were Three...'' in 1978, followed by ''Duke'' in 1980, which marked the start of a new era as the they broke into the mainstream with a slicker ArenaRock sound. The band gradually recreated itself as one of the most successful pop/rock bands of the era, performing to massive audiences, topping the charts several times and selling albums by the truckload. Most people were introduced to Genesis during this time, and they are most likely remembered for a string of sleek poppy radio hits released between 1983 and 1986 like "That's All", "Invisible Touch", "In Too Deep" and "Music/LandOfConfusion". Phil Collins also had a successful solo career during the time that Genesis was having hits, and his continued solo success eventually led to him leaving Genesis in good terms in 1996 as he wanted more free time to work on his own projects. Unfortunately, the next album following Collins' departure, ''Calling All Stations'', was not well-reviewed, and disappointing sales (prompting the band to cancel a planned US tour) put the band on hiatus as a result.

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After fumbling to find a new direction, Genesis released ''...And Then There Were Three...'' in 1978, followed by ''Duke'' in 1980, which marked the start of a new era as the they broke into the mainstream with a slicker ArenaRock sound. The band gradually recreated itself as one of the most successful pop/rock bands of the era, performing to massive audiences, topping the charts several times and selling albums by the truckload. Most people were introduced to Genesis during this time, and they are most likely remembered for a string of sleek poppy radio hits released between 1983 and 1986 like "That's All", "Invisible Touch", "In Too Deep" and "Music/LandOfConfusion". [[note]]It is, however, important to note that, despite the band's chart success as a pop/rock band, they continued releasing ProgressiveRock songs as album tracks during this period, though these were somewhat less complicated than the band's earlier material. Arguably, even some of the band's hit singles qualify as prog in their unedited album versions, such as "Tonight, Tonight, Tonight" and "Home by the Sea".[[/note]] Phil Collins also had a successful solo career during the time that Genesis was having hits, and his continued solo success eventually led to him leaving Genesis in good terms in 1996 as he wanted more free time to work on his own projects. Unfortunately, the next album following Collins' departure, ''Calling All Stations'', was not well-reviewed, and disappointing sales (prompting the band to cancel a planned US tour) put the band on hiatus as a result.


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** "Music/SuppersReady" has explanatory text the band provided in concert programmes at the time, which provides additional context for each of the song's seven movements (which may not otherwise make complete sense unless a listener has a strong knowledge of theology). While not usually printed in album packaging, it's easy to find said text online.
9th Jan '17 3:50:16 PM CassandraLeo
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** ''Music/TheLambLiesDownOnBroadway'', being a RockOpera, gets in on the action. Most prominently, the TitleTrack gets a DarkReprise as "The Light Dies Down on Broadway", but there are other examples.
** ''A Trick of the Tail'' ends with "Los Endos", which reprises elements from "Dance on a Volcano" and "Squonk" (and "It's Yourself," which was cut from the album), as well as two lines from the band's earlier song, "Music/SuppersReady".

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** ''Music/TheLambLiesDownOnBroadway'', being a RockOpera, gets in on the action. Most prominently, the TitleTrack gets a DarkReprise as "The Light Dies Down on Broadway", Broadway" (which also uses elements of "The Lamia"), but there are plenty of other examples.
** ''A Trick of the Tail'' ends with "Los Endos", which reprises elements from "Dance on a Volcano" and "Squonk" (and "It's Yourself," which was cut from the album), album, though it was used as a BSide and appears on the band's ''Archive '76-'91''), as well as two lines from the band's earlier song, "Music/SuppersReady".
9th Jan '17 3:47:21 PM CassandraLeo
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* BookEnds: ''Selling England by the Pound'' and ''Duke'' both open and close with the same melodies. This is because both of them are book-ended by parts of suites the band chose to split up part of the way through the albums' development. See "Epic Rocking" below (or "What Could Have Been" on the trivia page) for more information.

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* BookEnds: ''Selling England by the Pound'' and ''Duke'' both open and close with the same melodies. This is because both of them are book-ended by parts of suites the band chose to split up part of the way through the albums' development. See "Epic Rocking" below (or "What Could Have Been" on the trivia page) for more information. Other examples include ''A Trick of the Tail'' ("Los Endos" reprises not just the opening riff from "Dance on a Volcano" but also elements of "Squonk" and even "Music/SuppersReady" from a few albums earlier) and ''Wind & Wuthering'' (not ''strictly'' an example of bookends, but "Unquiet Slumbers for the Sleepers in That Quiet Earth", which fades directly into the last song, "Afterglow", uses a riff from the first song, "Eleventh Earl of Mar"). These don't seem to have been cases of suites that were split up.



*** The album does get re-released periodically. Some re-pressings re titled the record ''In The Beginning'', in yet another biblical pun. Most of the tracks, despite the record's OldShame, appear on the ''Genesis Archives 1971-1975'' boxset. It's set to be released again (on 180g vinyl, no less) by German label Repertoire Records in 2016.

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*** The album does get re-released periodically. Some re-pressings re titled the record ''In The the Beginning'', in yet another biblical pun. Most of the tracks, despite the record's OldShame, appear on the ''Genesis Archives 1971-1975'' boxset.box set (albeit in different arrangements without the widely disliked string section placed on the album as a result of ExecutiveMeddling). It's set to be released again (on 180g vinyl, no less) by German label Repertoire Records in 2016.



*** While Rutherford & Banks may not acknowlege him, Steve Hackett had him sing ''The Carpet Crawlers'' for a new track included on an abridged re-release of his ''Genesis Revisited II'' record in 2014. He also performed the song live with him at the Royal Albert Hall, later released on CD and DVD.

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*** While Rutherford & Banks may not acknowlege him, Steve Hackett had him sing ''The "The Carpet Crawlers'' Crawlers" for a new track included on an abridged re-release of his ''Genesis Revisited II'' record in 2014. He also performed the song live with him at the Royal Albert Hall, later released on CD and DVD.



** "Turn It On Again" and "Anything She Does" is about a guy who falls in love with a pretty face on a tv set and a photo, respectively, then channels his love onto the object.

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** "Turn It On Again" and "Anything She Does" is are about a guy people who falls fall in love with a pretty face on a tv set and with a photo, respectively, then channels his channel their love onto the object.



* LiteraryAllusionTitle: ''Wind & Wuthering'' is named in honour of ''Literature/WutheringHeights''. The two penultimate songs on the album derive their titles from the novel's final words.

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''Wind & Wuthering'' is named in honour of ''Literature/WutheringHeights''. The two penultimate songs on the album derive their titles from the novel's final words. (On some pressings these two songs are combined into one track, with their titles placed back together.)
** ''...And Then There Were Three...'' takes its title from the same rhyme that gives ''Literature/AndThenThereWereNone'' its current title.
25th Dec '16 11:52:01 AM Schroeder1174
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** "But I've got a sister who is willing to oblige/[[SexualExtortion She will do anything, now]] to help me get to the outside." (Illegal Alien)

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** "But I've got a sister who is willing to oblige/[[SexualExtortion She will do anything, now]] to now]]/to help me get to the outside." (Illegal Alien)
25th Dec '16 11:51:23 AM Schroeder1174
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** "But I've got a sister who is willing to oblige/[[SexualExtortion She will do anything, now]] to help me get to the outside." (Illegal Alien)
25th Dec '16 11:40:59 AM Schroeder1174
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** ''Duke'' is filled with songs of melancholy, heartbreak and anguish to various degrees, particularly the "story of Albert" tracks scattered throughout, which seem to tell a story of the breakup of a relationship. Though all three members contributed lyrics [[note]]including the HappilyMarried Mike Rutherford and Tony Banks[[/note]], the RealitySubtext of Phil Collins going through his first divorce during the making of that album lends poignancy to the lyrics and Phil's performance.



** Phil Collins' drum sound for those early albums would qualify as well; cymbal-driven and heavily syncopated, with nary a noise gate or reverb pedal[[note]]The "Intruder"/"In the Air Tonight" drum sound (invented by Collins and Hugh Padgham on the first one, which was actually a song on Peter Gabriel's third album, and popularized on the latter) is referred to as "gated reverb", and refers to feeding a recording of the drums through these two filters[[/note]] in sight.

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** Phil Collins' drum sound for those early albums would qualify as well; cymbal-driven and heavily syncopated, with nary a noise gate or gated reverb pedal[[note]]The drum effect[[note]]The "Intruder"/"In the Air Tonight" drum sound (invented by Collins and Hugh Padgham on the first one, which was actually a song on Peter Gabriel's third album, and popularized on the latter) is referred to as "gated reverb", and refers to feeding a recording of the drums through these two filters[[/note]] in sight.



* FadingIntoTheNextSong: The first two songs on ''Duke'' do this, as do the first two songs on ''The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway''.

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* FadingIntoTheNextSong: The first two three songs on ''Duke'' do this, as do the first two songs on ''The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway''.
8th Dec '16 10:42:01 PM Xtifr
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'''Genesis''' is a British band formed in 1967. It went on to become one of the most successful rock bands in history, spanning five decades and selling over one hundred million albums.

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'''Genesis''' Genesis is a British band formed in 1967. It went on to become one of the most successful rock bands in history, spanning five decades and selling over one hundred million albums.
4th Dec '16 4:17:13 PM HazyB
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** Phil happily continued the practice in his own way. His tales were less surreal and more dirty. He'd tell a story about Romeo and Juliet (the protagonists of "The Cinema Show") and the band would instead play "Supper's Ready" out of left field. Or he'd tell a bawdy story about Albert ("a natural born loser") leading into the Duke suite, but the story had nothing to do with the actual suite (which Phil would lampshade).


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** "I Know What I Like" mentions The Garden Wall, which was the name of the very first band Banks and Gabriel were in together.
15th Nov '16 4:45:28 PM KenKevinStriker
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* BadassLongcoat: Phil Collins appears to be channeling this trope in the very Film/BladeRunner-esque music video for the song [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1MWe2_WYcEseo/x1zzdh_genesis-tonight-tonight-tonight_music "Tonight, Tonight, Tonight"]], which were both filmed [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bradbury_Building at the same location]]. Later, Mike Rutherford and Tony Banks [[IncrediblyLamePun tried it on]] for the "Congo" music video.

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* BadassLongcoat: Phil Collins appears to be channeling this trope in the very very, ''very'' Film/BladeRunner-esque music video for the song [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1MWe2_WYcEseo/x1zzdh_genesis-tonight-tonight-tonight_music dailymotion.com/video/x1flft_genesis-tonight-tonight-tonight-198_music "Tonight, Tonight, Tonight"]], which were both filmed [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bradbury_Building at the same location]]. Later, Mike Rutherford and Tony Banks [[IncrediblyLamePun tried it on]] for the "Congo" music video.
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