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(New Musical Express)   Phil Collins will headline a charity concert in Miami, his first live performance in four years   (nme.com ) divider line
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2014-08-20 07:51:52 PM  
This is great news. 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.
 
2014-08-20 07:54:27 PM  
Didn't he play recently at his kid's school?
 
2014-08-20 07:55:55 PM  
Must have realized he didn't cash in on a farewell tour or final performance.
 
2014-08-20 07:56:15 PM  
It'll be bigger news if he can get behind a drum kit again without gaffer-taping the sticks to his hands.
 
2014-08-20 08:14:05 PM  
I caught Q's Jook Joint a while back--great album--and I was pleasantly surprised by Phil Collin's version of Do Nothing 'til You Hear From Me. He is one of those cats who can still surprise the heck out of you, in ways that his more outspoken bandmates just can't. He's still a drummer at heart, but that gives him a great path in songwriting, in that he understands the heart and bones of songs, as opposed to just "his" instrument. He's a cat who plays more than just drums, but that base gives him an understanding of structure in his songs. He's not one of those guys who pushes huge boundaries, but as a songwriter, he frames songs well, and he understands how to create hooks, and bridges between transitions really well. The height of his popularity was sort of curse, in that he was everywhere. On the radio, on the TV, in films, and a lot of critics can't stand that sort of thing, but then again, look at Huey Lewis and the News. They were a bar band that made it, and while they weren't tearing up the charts with anything that was terribly new, they did it in a way that was accessible and fun. And they included a barbershop or acapella doowop song on all their albums, which was fun. He got a lot of overplay, and a LOT of exposure for a while, and that led to a backlash, but his years with Genesis, and his own albums, were stuff that I listened to again and again, and yes, he's likeable. There's nothing wrong with that.
 
2014-08-20 09:14:40 PM  
Phil Collins?

All the sudden pouring a bucket of ice over my head sounds like a delightful alternative.
 
2014-08-20 09:38:10 PM  

hubiestubert: He is one of those cats who can still surprise the heck out of you, in ways that his more outspoken bandmates just can't


Phil Collins has outspoken bandmates?
 
2014-08-20 10:10:26 PM  

bdub77: This is great news. 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.


I'm going with a friend of mine, I can't wait to show him my new business cards. They even have a watermark.
 
2014-08-20 10:40:03 PM  
i1079.photobucket.com
 
2014-08-20 11:03:58 PM  
This is good news for people who find today's drum fills not overwrought enough.
 
2014-08-20 11:40:00 PM  
saw him at a Vancouver Canucks game once.
CSB
/we lost.
// saw Pamela Anderson at one once too.
/// lost that one too.
 
2014-08-20 11:40:19 PM  
I thought his back was messed up real bad and a few years ago he said he would never play again.
 
2014-08-20 11:40:41 PM  
I felt that there was something in the air tonight.
 
2014-08-20 11:44:57 PM  
Can he play or does he still have Chester on speed dial?
 
2014-08-20 11:46:53 PM  
I don't care any mo-wa-woe.

/The only thing that rhymes with that line is Axel Rose singing "Knocking on Heaven's Do-wa-woe."
 
2014-08-20 11:50:06 PM  
why the hell did he want to sue sudio anyhow?
 
2014-08-20 11:57:31 PM  
Dodo.
 
2014-08-21 12:13:56 AM  
So he's "collaborating" Adele these days?
 
2014-08-21 12:16:08 AM  

bdub77: This is great news. 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.


American Psycho-like typing detected.

Genesis basically sucked after Peter Gabriel left.  Okay, I guess they weren't that bad, but they were nothing like they were when Phil Collins was behind the drums where he belongs instead of singing lead vocals.
 
2014-08-21 12:33:25 AM  
Baaaaam!
 
2014-08-21 01:02:24 AM  
This is wonderful news. I hope the guy who stood by and watched as Phil's friend drowned will turn up to the gig. I hope Phil shames him by singing 'A Groovy Kind Of Love' to his face!
 
2014-08-21 01:29:40 AM  
He just flew into Miami and boy are his arms tired. But it's just a coincidence, they're tired from all those years of drumming.
Yeah, he was great at Band-Aid in 1985. Three decades ago.
And he can't dance, so don't ask him.
 
2014-08-21 01:32:30 AM  

Porous Horace: Baaaaam!


RIP Philadelphia Collins
 
2014-08-21 01:33:09 AM  
Peanut butter and JAAAAAAAAMMMMMMMM
 
2014-08-21 01:34:00 AM  
Just another day for you, and me in paradise.
 
2014-08-21 01:37:06 AM  

PhiloeBedoe: [i1079.photobucket.com image 671x377]


Phil Collins should tour with Huey Lewis and the News, IMHO....
 
2014-08-21 01:47:47 AM  
I don't care anymore.
 
2014-08-21 02:05:51 AM  
Gabriel-era Genesis reunion would be awesome, until I think about Yes still touring ... and they sound so old, tired, and sterile. I'd rather not have Genesis spoiled by that as well.
 
2014-08-21 02:41:55 AM  
Shiat on Genesis all you want: but listen to "Turn it on Again" with all it's interesting time signature shifts and tell me there's not some skill and artistry there.
 
2014-08-21 03:04:44 AM  

Forbidden Doughnut: PhiloeBedoe: [i1079.photobucket.com image 671x377]

Phil Collins should tour with Huey Lewis and the News, IMHO....


They should tour with Bob Seger as well.  It could be the progressive rock/pop rock/working man rock show that no one wants to see!

/I could be wrong though
 
2014-08-21 03:23:09 AM  

SockMonkeyHolocaust: This is good news for people who find today's drum fills not overwrought enough.


Huh?

promark.com
www.spin.com
 
2014-08-21 04:47:40 AM  
Phil Collins just wanted to play one more night, one more night, 'cause he can't wait forever...

Would like to see him in concert again before he gets to old
 
2014-08-21 05:39:39 AM  
I used to be a huge fan, but Phil got way too mild, even before I got more metal in my tastes.
 
2014-08-21 06:40:41 AM  

The Bunyip: I thought his back was messed up real bad and a few years ago he said he would never play again.


It's just a shame, that's all.
 
2014-08-21 07:10:17 AM  

cevarius: Gabriel-era Genesis reunion would be awesome, until I think about Yes still touring ... and they sound so old, tired, and sterile. I'd rather not have Genesis spoiled by that as well.


Except that Yes were huge almost from the start. Most Americans never got to see the Gabriel/Hackett version of Genesis.

And whatever else may be, Peter Gabriel has a far greater stage presence than Jon Anderson ever did.
 
2014-08-21 07:12:28 AM  
Hey Phil, just be careful of the bottle kids at the concert.


/BUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUURRP!
 
2014-08-21 07:45:01 AM  

gfid: bdub77: 

Genesis basically sucked after Peter Gabriel left.


Trick of the Tail and Wind and Wuthering were two of the best prog albums ever made. Both were Post-Gabriel.
 
2014-08-21 07:45:20 AM  
Say what you want about him, at one point he was one of the hugest stars in the world!

I remember when he played Wembley's Live Aid and then immediately flew to Philly to play there!  It was the coolest "rock star" thing ever (at least to the 13 year old me)
 
2014-08-21 08:51:37 AM  

The Bunyip: I thought his back was messed up real bad and a few years ago he said he would never play again.


He had an operation to address dislocated vertebrate in his neck.  The result was loss of some function in his hands.  Sometimes functionality comes back over time and with therapy, sometimes it doesn't.

If you're some schlub working on an assembly line then it's game over and you hope things pan out for you.  If you're Phil Collins then you get to spend more time with your family and working over the nuts and bolts of your investments and licensing deals.

I do feel bad for the guy.  Like most musicians he came to music as a sort of therapy and always thought it would be there to some degree.  I may not like everything he does but that's mean to take away from anyone.
 
2014-08-21 09:17:09 AM  
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Did Phil get the Oscar removed from up his bum?
 
2014-08-21 09:19:01 AM  
It's great to see Ernest T. Bass achieve success after the Andy Griffith Show went off the air!
 
2014-08-21 09:37:09 AM  

Forbidden Doughnut: PhiloeBedoe: [i1079.photobucket.com image 671x377]

Phil Collins should tour with Huey Lewis and the News, IMHO....


i saw huey lewis and the news 6 years ago at riverfest in little rock, arkansas, and they were so good...i really couldn't imagine they were any better back in their heyday...seriously talented/tight band! lots of energy, fun times

and i would thoroughly enjoy a phil collins show, i'm sure
 
2014-08-21 10:04:01 AM  
Good! I hope he packs the house. Phil seems like a genuinely good guy and he is one of the best drummers on the planet. If all you know of Phil Collins is his schmaltzy solo ballads and 80s Genesis megahits, go check out his work with the fusion group "Brand X" on YouTube.

bungle_jr:  i saw huey lewis and the news 6 years ago at riverfest in little rock, arkansas, and they were so good...i really couldn't imagine they were any better back in their heyday...seriously talented/tight band! lots of energy, fun times

Yep. They are a mighty good band. If they're ever in the area, I'd go to see 'em.

I listen to all kinds of weird stuff... Pere Ubu, Diamanda Galas, The Pop Group, Husker Du, Minutemen, Fugazi, Guadalupe Plata, all kinds of jazz, strange rock, folk and old blues, you-name-it... but just because an artist has some commercial success doesn't automatically mean they suck. Good is good.
 
2014-08-21 10:59:10 AM  

Musikslayer: gfid: bdub77: 

Genesis basically sucked after Peter Gabriel left.

Trick of the Tail and Wind and Wuthering were two of the best prog albums ever made. Both were Post-Gabriel.


This.  And that is what makes their sell-out to the pop gods so hard to fathom. They successfully weathered the storm of PG's departure and made the most interesting music of their careers...for those two albums and the live album that followed (Seconds Out).

They didn't have to go pop. But they did it anyway.
 
2014-08-21 11:04:20 AM  
In other news, the band rolled out a new logo today and say there's some kind of announcement coming Friday.

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2014-08-21 01:23:31 PM  
Is he performing or just selling greasy cheesburgers?
 
2014-08-21 02:07:04 PM  
It's no stranger to you and me...
 
2014-08-21 03:59:34 PM  

Gulper Eel: cevarius: Gabriel-era Genesis reunion would be awesome, until I think about Yes still touring ... and they sound so old, tired, and sterile. I'd rather not have Genesis spoiled by that as well.

Except that Yes were huge almost from the start. Most Americans never got to see the Gabriel/Hackett version of Genesis.

And whatever else may be, Peter Gabriel has a far greater stage presence than Jon Anderson ever did.


Not gonna argue Gabriel's stage presence/showmanship, especially compared to Anderson. I'd even give the nod of better overall vocals to Gabriel, as well. But I don't think anyone should expect the group to have the same energy as they had in the 70s. Band members have all said that every song will need to be relearned, and relearned in new keys as Peter's vocal range has shifted much lower over the decades. Also, Anderson isn't touring with Yes and most likely never will again.

The way Gabriel (and Collins, for that matter) talks about 'never say never' in interviews suggests that he really means 'never'. I wouldn't put it past arena-pop-era Genesis to maybe do another farewell tour, possibly with some new material and Collins perhaps playing a song or two, but I seriously doubt Gabriel and Hackett would be involved in any way. I think there's too much distance and time between Gabriel, Hackett, and Banks/Rutherford/Collins to make it happen. I mean, if it didn't happen after they got together to get Archive 1 out in '98 - whether due to scheduling or old awkwardness still lingering - then I can't see it coming together now.


I think we'll just have to live with this and other official/unofficial bootlegs...

Genesis - Shepperton Studios - 30/31 October 1973
 
2014-08-21 04:03:11 PM  

cevarius: Genesis - Shepperton Studios - 30/31 October 1973


Stupid YouTube links...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_FBcz3tBH74&feature=youtu.be&t=1s
 
2014-08-21 06:43:28 PM  

cevarius: But I don't think anyone should expect the group to have the same energy as they had in the 70s.


Mike and Steve can go back to sitting, at least.
 
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