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Wednesday, July 11, 2012

When Genesis Were Oh So Pretty

Posted by on Wed, Jul 11, 2012 at 12:47 PM

Holy shit, what a dreamy jam... and (ahem) ain't Peter Gabriel a pretty motherfucker?!

This is from Belgian TV, 1972. They're playing tracks from their Nursery Cryme LP, save "Twilight Alehouse" which was the 'B' side to their first single. Its fucking awesome to hear Genesis at their peak. If you have time dig the entire show HERE. Kinda cool to hear how DC underground group, Shudder To Think, didn't fall far from Genesis' tree.


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Keekee 1
Fuck all y'all! Phil Collins is a bad-ass mofo.
Posted by Keekee on July 12, 2012 at 12:17 AM · Report this
Peter Gabriel put out some of the best albums of the 70's (I guess the melting album was 1980 and Birdy was '85 but definitely past his prime). He could have never have done that if he continued to hang out with these jack-offs.
Posted by jnonymous on July 12, 2012 at 9:31 AM · Report this
nipper 3
YEAH! It would seem his hair is the variable, the more hair the more badass.
Posted by nipper on July 12, 2012 at 9:39 AM · Report this
Keekee 4
Your comment pretty much sums up life, wouldn't you say?
Posted by Keekee on July 12, 2012 at 12:53 PM · Report this
RatGirl 5
And I thought you were talking about Genesis P-Orridge!
Posted by RatGirl on July 12, 2012 at 12:59 PM · Report this
Matt from Denver 6
Their peak? Only if that peak lasted for three more years. And actually the first two albums with Collins on vox are good, too. Hackett's departure was the real turning point.
Posted by Matt from Denver on July 12, 2012 at 10:50 PM · Report this
I've been a big Genesis fan ever since the release of their 1980 album, Duke. Before that, I really didn't understand any of their work. Too artsy, too intellectual. It was on Duke where Phil Collins' presence became more apparent. I think Invisible Touch was the group's undisputed masterpiece. It's an epic meditation on intangibility. At the same time, it deepens and enriches the meaning of the preceding three albums. Listen to the brilliant ensemble playing of Banks, Collins and Rutherford. You can practically hear every nuance of every instrument. Take the lyrics to Land of Confusion. In this song, Phil Collins addresses the problems of abusive political authority. In Too Deep is the most moving pop song of the 1980s, about monogamy and commitment. The song is extremely uplifting. Their lyrics are as positive and affirmative as anything I've heard in rock. Phil Collins' solo career seems to be more commercial and therefore more satisfying, in a narrower way. Especially songs like In the Air Tonight and Against All Odds. But I also think Phil Collins works best within the confines of the group, than as a solo artist, and I stress the word artist. This is Sussudio, a great, great song, a personal favorite.
Posted by The 1970s didn't make any sense on July 12, 2012 at 11:27 PM · Report this
nipper 8
KeeKee: Hahahaha...YES, um, in some cases.
Posted by nipper on July 13, 2012 at 10:11 AM · Report this

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