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''Foxtrot'' is the fourth studio album by Music/{{Genesis}}, released through Creator/CharismaRecords on 6 October 1972. Among others, it notably contains the 23-minute epic "Music/SuppersReady", which has its own page and is widely seen as one of the greatest ProgressiveRock songs of all time. The rest of the album has been quite well received as well, with "Watcher of the Skies" and "Get 'Em Out by Friday" in particular being regarded as classics. It was Genesis' first album to chart in the UK, reaching as high as number 12 on the charts, and received largely positive reviews. Music/PeterGabriel, imitating the album cover, would wear a red dress and a fox’s head during the tour for the album, which attracted no small amount of press coverage at the time.

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''Foxtrot'' is the fourth studio album by Music/{{Genesis}}, released through Creator/CharismaRecords on 6 October 1972. Among others, it notably contains the 23-minute epic "Music/SuppersReady", which has its own page and is widely seen as one of the greatest ProgressiveRock songs of all time. The rest of the album has been quite well received as well, with "Watcher of the Skies" and "Get 'Em Out by Friday" in particular being regarded as classics. page. It was Genesis' first album to chart in the UK, reaching as high as number 12 on the charts, and received largely positive reviews. charts. Music/PeterGabriel, imitating the album cover, would wear a red dress and a fox’s fox's head during the tour for the album, which attracted no small amount of press coverage at the time.
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* AfterTheEnd: In "Watcher of the Skies", the titular superbeing encounters an abandoned future UsefulNotes/{{Earth}} and wonders if humanity has destroyed itself, gone to live somewhere else, or [[AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence ascended to a higher plane of existence]].

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* AfterTheEnd: In "Watcher of the Skies", the titular superbeing encounters an abandoned empty future UsefulNotes/{{Earth}} and wonders if humanity has destroyed itself, gone to live somewhere else, or [[AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence ascended to a higher plane of existence]].


-->"Creatures shaped this planet's soil\\

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-->"Creatures -->Creatures shaped this planet's soil\\



This is the end of man's long union with Earth"

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This is the end of man's long union with Earth"Earth



-->"Like the fox on the rocks..."

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-->"Like the fox on the rocks..."



-->"I hear the directors of Genetic Control\\

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-->"I -->I hear the directors of Genetic Control\\



told they must go-go-go-go..."

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told they must go-go-go-go..."


* {{Pride}}: "Can-Utility and the Coastliners" is inspired by King Canute of Denmark and his inability to hold back a flood. There is a legend that he was convinced through flattery into believing he possessed supernatural powers and was able to do so, which contradicts historical accounts of his reign. Genesis' song somewhat has it both ways - "We heed not flatterers," the song has him say, but then "By our command, waters retreat/Show my power/Halt at my feet." In any case, [[ForegoneConclusion he is unable to stop the tide]].

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* {{Pride}}: "Can-Utility and the Coastliners" is inspired by King Canute of Denmark UsefulNotes/{{Denmark}} and his inability to hold back a flood. There is a legend that he was convinced through flattery into believing he possessed supernatural powers and was able to do so, which contradicts historical accounts of his reign. Genesis' song somewhat has it both ways - "We heed not flatterers," the song has him say, but then "By our command, waters retreat/Show my power/Halt at my feet." In any case, [[ForegoneConclusion he is unable to stop the tide]].


''Foxtrot'' is the fourth studio album by Music/{{Genesis}}, released through Creator/CharismaRecords on 6 October 1972. Among others, it notably contains the 23-minute epic "Music/SuppersReady", which has its own page and is widely seen as one of the greatest ProgressiveRock songs of all time. The rest of the album
has been quite well received as well, with "Watcher of the Skies" and "Get 'Em Out by Friday" in particular being regarded as classics. It was Genesis' first album to chart in the UK, reaching as high as number 12 on the charts, and received largely positive reviews. Music/PeterGabriel, imitating the album cover, would wear a red dress and a fox’s head during the tour for the album, which attracted no small amount of press coverage at the time.

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''Foxtrot'' is the fourth studio album by Music/{{Genesis}}, released through Creator/CharismaRecords on 6 October 1972. Among others, it notably contains the 23-minute epic "Music/SuppersReady", which has its own page and is widely seen as one of the greatest ProgressiveRock songs of all time. The rest of the album
album has been quite well received as well, with "Watcher of the Skies" and "Get 'Em Out by Friday" in particular being regarded as classics. It was Genesis' first album to chart in the UK, reaching as high as number 12 on the charts, and received largely positive reviews. Music/PeterGabriel, imitating the album cover, would wear a red dress and a fox’s head during the tour for the album, which attracted no small amount of press coverage at the time.

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[[AC: [[WeInterruptThisProgram This is an announcement from Genetic Control:]]]]

''Foxtrot'' is the fourth studio album by Music/{{Genesis}}, released through Creator/CharismaRecords on 6 October 1972. Among others, it notably contains the 23-minute epic "Music/SuppersReady", which has its own page and is widely seen as one of the greatest ProgressiveRock songs of all time. The rest of the album
has been quite well received as well, with "Watcher of the Skies" and "Get 'Em Out by Friday" in particular being regarded as classics. It was Genesis' first album to chart in the UK, reaching as high as number 12 on the charts, and received largely positive reviews. Music/PeterGabriel, imitating the album cover, would wear a red dress and a fox’s head during the tour for the album, which attracted no small amount of press coverage at the time.

Preceded by ''Music/NurseryCryme'', followed by ''Music/SellingEnglandByThePound''.

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!! Tracklist:

[[AC: Side One]]

# “Watcher of the Skies” (7:23)
# “Time Table” (4:46)
# “Get 'Em Out by Friday” (8:36)
# “Can-Utility and the Coastliners” (5:45)

[[AC: Side Two]]

# “Horizons” (1:41)
# “Music/SuppersReady” (23:06)
## “Lover's Leap” - 3:48
## “The Guaranteed Eternal Sanctuary Man” - 1:57
## “Ikhnaton and Itsacon and Their Band of Merry Men” - 3:55
## “How Dare I Be So Beautiful?” - 1:26
## “Willow Farm" - 4:33
## “Apocalypse in 9/8 (Co-Starring the Delicious Talents of Gabble Ratchet)” - 4:22
## “As Sure as Eggs Is Eggs (Aching Men's Feet)” - 2:55

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!! Principal Members:

* Music/PeterGabriel - lead vocals, flute, bass drum, tambourine, oboe
* Music/PhilCollins - drums, backing vocals, percussion
* [[Music/MikeAndTheMechanics Mike Rutherford]] - bass guitar, bass pedals, cello, 12-string guitar, backing vocals
* Music/TonyBanks - Hammond organ, Mellotron, electric and acoustic pianos, 12-string guitar, backing vocals
* Music/SteveHackett - electric guitar, 6-string guitar, 12-string guitar

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!! With the tropes of Magog swarming around, the Pied Piper takes his children underground:

* TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture: The lyrics of "Get 'Em Out By Friday" has one verse titled [[https://sinistersaladmusikal.files.wordpress.com/2011/05/100_3547.jpg '18/9/2012 T.V. FLASH ON ALL DIAL-A-PROGRAM SERVICES']], inferring that the events of the song take place in TheNewTens.
* AfterTheEnd: In "Watcher of the Skies", the titular superbeing encounters an abandoned future UsefulNotes/{{Earth}} and wonders if humanity has destroyed itself, gone to live somewhere else, or [[AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence ascended to a higher plane of existence]].
-->"Creatures shaped this planet's soil\\
Now their reign has come to end\\
Has life again destroyed life?\\
Do they play elsewhere?\\
Do they know more than their childhood games?\\
Maybe the lizard's shed its tail\\
This is the end of man's long union with Earth"
* CoverDrop: This from "Supper's Ready":
-->"Like the fox on the rocks..."
* CrapsackWorld: "Get 'Em Out by Friday" is set in an AlternateHistory Britain that is dominated by an agency called 'Genetic Control', who are really just a bunch of [[CapitalismIsBad megalomaniac capitalist landlords]] that are said to go to extreme lengths just to bag extra bucks. They also have total control over every aspect of human development and can change whichever one they want to on a whim, whether their subjects like it or not.
-->"I hear the directors of Genetic Control\\
have buying all the properties that have recently been sold,\\
taking risks oh so bold.\\
It's said now that people will be shorter in height,\\
they can fit twice as many in the same building site,\\
they say it's alright...\\
Beginning with the tenants of the town of Harlow,\\
in the interest of humanity, they've been told they must go;\\
told they must go-go-go-go..."
* EpicInstrumentalOpener: The 2-minute Mellotron intro to "Watcher of the Skies".
* EpicRocking: Well, obviously, "Supper's Ready". There's also "Watcher of the Skies" and "Get 'Em Out by Friday", both of which are over 7 minutes in length.
* {{Instrumentals}}: A large part of "Supper's Ready" is made up of these, especially in the second half. "Horizons" is an instrumental acoustic guitar piece.
* MegaCorp: 'Genetic Control' from "Get 'Em Out by Friday".
* MinisculeRocking: "Horizons", an acoustic guitar piece that lasts for fewer than two minutes.
* NonAppearingTitle: "Can-Utility and the Coastliners".
* {{Pride}}: "Can-Utility and the Coastliners" is inspired by King Canute of Denmark and his inability to hold back a flood. There is a legend that he was convinced through flattery into believing he possessed supernatural powers and was able to do so, which contradicts historical accounts of his reign. Genesis' song somewhat has it both ways - "We heed not flatterers," the song has him say, but then "By our command, waters retreat/Show my power/Halt at my feet." In any case, [[ForegoneConclusion he is unable to stop the tide]].
* RoyalWe: King Canute speaks in this fashion because, well, [[ShapedLikeItself he's a king]].
* {{Zeerust}}: Whatever became of those 'Dial-A-Program Services'?

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-> ''It is my sad duty to inform you of a four foot restriction on humanoid height.''
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