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(Ultimate Classic Rock)   Ranking all the solo albums from Genesis members. Nothing will ever be better than No Jacket Required. NOTHING   ( ultimateclassicrock.com) divider line
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2018-08-10 04:31:49 AM  
Sususudio.
 
2018-08-10 06:31:19 AM  
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2018-08-10 06:35:24 AM  
Who the hell knew Mike + the Mechanics were so prolific?
 
2018-08-10 06:49:52 AM  
I feel for dude having to listen to all those records, but there is no way So and Face Value are better than Melt. So is like PG's 7th best record. The correct order is Peter Gabriel,Peter Gabriel, Passion, Peter Gabriel,Peter Gabriel,Plays Live, then So.
 
2018-08-10 06:56:15 AM  
Mike + the Mechanics make Air Supply look like Slayer
 
2018-08-10 07:04:55 AM  
OK, I looked at the link for the best Genesis albums at the bottom of this article. It's all their insufferable prog bullshiat at the top and their insufferable pop bullshiat at the bottom
 
2018-08-10 07:05:48 AM  

drewogatory: I feel for dude having to listen to all those records, but there is no way So and Face Value are better than Melt. So is like PG's 7th best record. The correct order is Peter Gabriel,Peter Gabriel, Passion, Peter Gabriel,Peter Gabriel,Plays Live, then So.


Up and Us both belong on that list. They're both fantastic albums. Up might be my favorite.
 
2018-08-10 07:10:14 AM  

Inaditch: drewogatory: I feel for dude having to listen to all those records, but there is no way So and Face Value are better than Melt. So is like PG's 7th best record. The correct order is Peter Gabriel,Peter Gabriel, Passion, Peter Gabriel,Peter Gabriel,Plays Live, then So.

Up and Us both belong on that list. They're both fantastic albums. Up might be my favorite.


Maybe,not for me though. As far as I'm concerned his career ended after Plays Live, though I like Birdy and :Passion.
 
2018-08-10 07:11:04 AM  

BalugaJoe: Sususudio.


https://omny.fm/shows/beyond-yacht-ro​c​k/sussudio

Yacht Rock guys do a deep dive on the meaning of Sussudio. If you have a commute ahead- download it and listen to it.
 
2018-08-10 07:15:56 AM  
Man, the video for Steam... it's like a early 90's terrible CGI fever dream


/brought back memories
/Had "Us", I was only 11, liked Digging in the Dirt
 
2018-08-10 07:16:19 AM  
Old white guy stuff is so exciting.
 
2018-08-10 07:25:10 AM  

Mr. Coffee Nerves: Mike + the Mechanics make Air Supply look like Slayer


Really? Out of all the generic cheesy rock-pop bands from the 80s (or yacht rock or whatever we're calling it now), I always thought Mike + the Mechanics was among the better ones. I liked Paul Young's vocals.

havocmike: OK, I looked at the link for the best Genesis albums at the bottom of this article. It's all their insufferable prog bullshiat at the top and their insufferable pop bullshiat at the bottom


You... may not have been the target audience for that article.
 
2018-08-10 07:28:32 AM  
The correct answer is... Us.

And none of them are as good as Foxtrot, The Lamb, or Trick of theTail. (But Us comes close.)
 
2018-08-10 07:45:13 AM  
Nice to see Hackett get a fair shake here; Voyage of the Acolyteand Please Don't Touch! are a lot of fun.
 
2018-08-10 07:47:41 AM  
What, no love for Acting Very Strange (Rutherford)  His vocals are not his strong suit, but I enjoyed some of the song writing.
 
2018-08-10 07:52:52 AM  
They're all shiate, in fairness. And Genesis are shiate too, to boot.
 
2018-08-10 07:57:25 AM  

Cormee: They're all shiate, in fairness. And Genesis are shiate too, to boot.


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2018-08-10 08:04:03 AM  
I never went in too deep with their solo projects, maybe I'll check it out tonight tonight tonight.
 
2018-08-10 08:07:28 AM  
If loving Mike and the Mechanics is wrong, I don't want to be right.
 
2018-08-10 08:11:52 AM  
Grew up as a teen & early adult in the 80's.

I saw MTV come and go, and the soundtrack to our lives back was Phil Collins. He was always on the radio.
Always.

It seemed whenever I turned on the radio, whether classic rock stations or top-40 stations, there was Phil.

Oh, so much Phil. Every single time I turned on the radio it was a different Phil song.

He was doing singles, movie soundtracks turned into singles, the stuff with Genesis, special "guesting" spots on other artist's songs, the man was freaking everywhere. He even showed up on Miami Vice!

So if anyone say's the 80's to me, I instantly think of Phil.

/I can still hear please...take....me.....home... in my head
//now, it's in yours too
///you're welcome
 
2018-08-10 08:12:56 AM  

magneticmushroom: Cormee: They're all shiate, in fairness. And Genesis are shiate too, to boot.

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I'm beyond edg, I'm farking 4g, man
 
2018-08-10 08:16:03 AM  

drewogatory: I feel for dude having to listen to all those records, but there is no way So and Face Value are better than Melt. So is like PG's 7th best record. The correct order is Peter Gabriel,Peter Gabriel, Passion, Peter Gabriel,Peter Gabriel,Plays Live, then So.


how is this not funnied more
 
2018-08-10 08:16:47 AM  

Cormee: magneticmushroom: Cormee: They're all shiate, in fairness. And Genesis are shiate too, to boot.

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I'm beyond edg, I'm farking 4g, man


Its old edge, but it checks out.
 
2018-08-10 08:19:08 AM  

Cormee: They're all shiate, in fairness. And Genesis are shiate too, to boot.


They're not shiat. It's your life that's shiat *around* them.
 
2018-08-10 08:23:16 AM  

Trail of BABYMETAL DEATH: Old white guy stuff is so exciting.


In a world where Cardi B and Imagine Dragons is all around me, I'd rather listen to Games Without Frontiers.
 
2018-08-10 08:40:37 AM  
Steve Hackett will always be the guy from GTR for me, to the point I forgot he was even a member of Genesis at all.

GTR - When The Heart Rules The Mind.
Youtube ARERFbiqCfk
 
2018-08-10 08:42:13 AM  

thehobbes: BalugaJoe: Sususudio.

https://omny.fm/shows/beyond-yacht-roc​k/sussudio

Yacht Rock guys do a deep dive on the meaning of Sussudio. If you have a commute ahead- download it and listen to it.


I recommend downloading and listening to ALL BYR episodes.
/we didn't know but we found out
 
2018-08-10 08:43:25 AM  

clkeagle: Mr. Coffee Nerves: Mike + the Mechanics make Air Supply look like Slayer

Really? Out of all the generic cheesy rock-pop bands from the 80s (or yacht rock or whatever we're calling it now), I always thought Mike + the Mechanics was among the better ones. I liked Paul Young's vocals.

havocmike: OK, I looked at the link for the best Genesis albums at the bottom of this article. It's all their insufferable prog bullshiat at the top and their insufferable pop bullshiat at the bottom

You... may not have been the target audience for that article.


I like their insufferable pop bullshiat
 
2018-08-10 08:48:53 AM  

Eightballjacket: Trail of BABYMETAL DEATH: Old white guy stuff is so exciting.

In a world where Cardi B and Imagine Dragons is all around me, I'd rather listen to Games Without Frontiers.


I listen to what my kids are bringing home to keep abreast of their tastes. I can deal with Imagine Dragons to an extent. If Cardi B get played in the house I am locking the network down for a week as punishment. I can allow for differences in taste, but there has to be at least some minimum level of baseline quality.
 
2018-08-10 08:56:13 AM  
HELLO?! List totally fails without The Dream of the Blue Turtles.
 
2018-08-10 08:58:55 AM  

steklo: Grew up as a teen & early adult in the 80's.

I saw MTV come and go, and the soundtrack to our lives back was Phil Collins. He was always on the radio.
Always.

It seemed whenever I turned on the radio, whether classic rock stations or top-40 stations, there was Phil.

Oh, so much Phil. Every single time I turned on the radio it was a different Phil song.

He was doing singles, movie soundtracks turned into singles, the stuff with Genesis, special "guesting" spots on other artist's songs, the man was freaking everywhere. He even showed up on Miami Vice!

So if anyone say's the 80's to me, I instantly think of Phil.

/I can still hear please...take....me.....home... in my head
//now, it's in yours too
///you're welcome


Yeah, Phil Collins was waaaaay overplayed.  Even compared to the other big commercial musicians like Madonna, Michael Jackson, etc, I really can't think of any other musician whose songs were consistently played over and over by the radio stations throughout most of the 1980's and even into the 1990's.
 
2018-08-10 09:01:26 AM  
I had no idea the solo members made that many albums, especially Mike + the Mechanics.

Still a toss up between Peter and Phil though for #1 spot
 
2018-08-10 09:03:37 AM  

Cormee: They're all shiate, in fairness. And Genesis are shiate too, to boot.


Oh, yeah? Well, I wish Phil Collins would punch you in the face in London, stuff you into his carry-on, and then hop on the Concord and fly over the Atlantic at supersonic speed, then dump you out at the gate in Philadelphia and punch you in the face again.
 
2018-08-10 09:07:34 AM  
YOUR FAVORITE BAND SUCKS
 
2018-08-10 09:08:10 AM  

SirEattonHogg: Yeah, Phil Collins was waaaaay overplayed. /

other big commercial musicians like Madonna, Michael Jackson, etc,

I actually counted my blessings when a Phil song came on the radio, It meant I wasn't listening to Billy Joel or Debbie Gibson or Tiffany...

CSB:

I was a pizza delivery kid back in the 80's. My 1978 Chevy Nova had a cassette player. Except it never ejected my brand new Genesis, Genesis tape I had just got. So for that whole season, I kept hearing "Mamma....argggghhshchcgggg, ha ha argggghhshchcgggg every 40 mins when the tape automatically ended and flipped over...

But still, Home By The Sea was pretty cool.
 
2018-08-10 09:08:15 AM  

havocmike: OK, I looked at the link for the best Genesis albums at the bottom of this article. It's all their insufferable prog bullshiat at the top and their insufferable pop bullshiat at the bottom


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Do you like Phil Collins? 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, uh, 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. Christy, take off your robe. Listen to the brilliant ensemble playing of Banks, Collins and Rutherford. You can practically hear every nuance of every instrument. Sabrina, remove your dress. In terms of lyrical craftsmanship, the sheer songwriting, this album hits a new peak of professionalism. Sabrina, why don't you, uh, dance a little. 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, uh, anything I've heard in rock. Christy, get down on your knees so Sabrina can see your ass. 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, uh, Against All Odds. Sabrina, don't just stare at it, eat it. 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.

/oh so oblig.
 
2018-08-10 09:13:20 AM  

The Pope of Manwich Village: Oh, yeah? Well, I wish Phil Collins would punch you in the face in London, stuff you into his carry-on, and then hop on the Concord and fly over the Atlantic at supersonic speed, then dump you out at the gate in Philadelphia and punch you in the face again.


Concordes didn't fly to Philly. He took a helicopter from New York.
 
2018-08-10 09:13:36 AM  
Now do The Yardbirds!
 
2018-08-10 09:16:14 AM  

The Pope of Manwich Village: Cormee: They're all shiate, in fairness. And Genesis are shiate too, to boot.

Oh, yeah? Well, I wish Phil Collins would punch you in the face in London, stuff you into his carry-on, and then hop on the Concord and fly over the Atlantic at supersonic speed, then dump you out at the gate in Philadelphia and punch you in the face again.


I'd sue-sue-sue the baldy farker if he did that
 
2018-08-10 09:20:41 AM  

steklo: SirEattonHogg: Yeah, Phil Collins was waaaaay overplayed. / other big commercial musicians like Madonna, Michael Jackson, etc,

I actually counted my blessings when a Phil song came on the radio, It meant I wasn't listening to Billy Joel or Debbie Gibson or Tiffany...

CSB:

I was a pizza delivery kid back in the 80's. My 1978 Chevy Nova had a cassette player. Except it never ejected my brand new Genesis, Genesis tape I had just got. So for that whole season, I kept hearing "Mamma....argggghhshchcgggg, ha ha argggghhshchcgggg every 40 mins when the tape automatically ended and flipped over...

But still, Home By The Sea was pretty cool.


Oh Billy Joel would be the other one played a lot.   Tiffany had just one or two hits which were overplayed for the year or two she was big.  Gibson was played along with the other overplayed top 40 - like Huey Lewis.  Problem was Phil Collins or Genesis were hit machines - so they had multiple hits on the top 40 every frigging year.  Don't get me wrong, I actually like Collins and Genesis songs (although I don't say that too loud because of the uncoolness factor).

Anyhow, atleast you had a tape deck.  I inherited a 1980 Volvo DL from the folks which I was driving 88, 89 in HS which had an 8 track.  Yes, I had an adaptor which I bought from Radio shack, but there was about a 10% chance the adaptor would eat the cassette tape.
 
2018-08-10 09:23:33 AM  

Cormee: The Pope of Manwich Village: Cormee: They're all shiate, in fairness. And Genesis are shiate too, to boot.

Oh, yeah? Well, I wish Phil Collins would punch you in the face in London, stuff you into his carry-on, and then hop on the Concord and fly over the Atlantic at supersonic speed, then dump you out at the gate in Philadelphia and punch you in the face again.

I'd sue-sue-sue the baldy farker if he did that


This text is now purple: The Pope of Manwich Village: Oh, yeah? Well, I wish Phil Collins would punch you in the face in London, stuff you into his carry-on, and then hop on the Concord and fly over the Atlantic at supersonic speed, then dump you out at the gate in Philadelphia and punch you in the face again.

Concordes didn't fly to Philly. He took a helicopter from New York.


GODDAMNITFARK!
 
2018-08-10 09:23:38 AM  

Tax Boy: havocmike: OK, I looked at the link for the best Genesis albums at the bottom of this article. It's all their insufferable prog bullshiat at the top and their insufferable pop bullshiat at the bottom

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Do you like Phil Collins? 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, uh, 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. Christy, take off your robe. Listen to the brilliant ensemble playing of Banks, Collins and Rutherford. You can practically hear every nuance of every instrument. Sabrina, remove your dress. In terms of lyrical craftsmanship, the sheer songwriting, this album hits a new peak of professionalism. Sabrina, why don't you, uh, dance a little. 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, uh, anything I've heard in rock. Christy, get down on your knees so Sabrina can see your ass. 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, uh, Against All Odds. Sabrina, don't just stare at it, eat it. 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.

/oh so oblig.


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2018-08-10 09:27:27 AM  
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For the record, I celebrate ALL their catalogues.
 
2018-08-10 09:31:21 AM  
personally I think "Security" is a much better album than "So", "So" was just more commercially successful.

the percussion in most of Security is probably amongst Gabriels best (especially if you have a good loud stereo)

Peter gabriel The rhythm of the heat
Youtube rzwMe-3XVn4


Anyways... list fails for omitting the score to Last Temptation of Christ.
 
2018-08-10 09:32:21 AM  
also off of "Security"

Peter Gabriel - I have the touch
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2018-08-10 09:32:45 AM  
Well subby, you are correct, listening to absolutely nothing is definitely better than that dreck; or anything by genesis, for that matter.
 
2018-08-10 09:35:21 AM  

Cormee: They're all shiate, in fairness. And Genesis are shiate too, to boot.


I've got your back, brother.  Collins is a no-talent, talentless, ass-clown without any talent.  His singing makes the hair stand up on the back of my neck, and makes me want to stab my ear drums with tarantula wasps.  I'd push the emergency stop and force my way out of the elevator when his songs come on the speakers, but they are so soporific, that most of my internal organs have entered into a coma and I can't force my legs to move.
I've started carrying an epi pen just to overcome the overwhelming feeling of doom when I hear his rhythmless drum machine intros, and to give me enough adrenaline to keep enough blood and oxygen flowing to my brain to survive the "song".  Which is ironic, because I just spend those few interminable minutes wishing for the sweet release of death.
 
2018-08-10 09:38:23 AM  

JamesSirBensonMum: Cormee: They're all shiate, in fairness. And Genesis are shiate too, to boot.

I've got your back, brother.  Collins is a no-talent, talentless, ass-clown without any talent.  His singing makes the hair stand up on the back of my neck, and makes me want to stab my ear drums with tarantula wasps.  I'd push the emergency stop and force my way out of the elevator when his songs come on the speakers, but they are so soporific, that most of my internal organs have entered into a coma and I can't force my legs to move.
I've started carrying an epi pen just to overcome the overwhelming feeling of doom when I hear his rhythmless drum machine intros, and to give me enough adrenaline to keep enough blood and oxygen flowing to my brain to survive the "song".  Which is ironic, because I just spend those few interminable minutes wishing for the sweet release of death.


I was more of a Peter Gabriel fan after Genesis. I always likes his leanings to world music.
 
2018-08-10 09:39:35 AM  

SirEattonHogg: Oh Billy Joel would be the other one played a lot.


I grew up on Long Island. Home of Billy Joel, Pat Benatar and Debbie Gibson...so guess what I heard when Phil wasn't playing?

I had one of those huge 120 cassette travel cases I used to leave in the car...110 of them were mix tapes, the others were just albums i recorded from friend's collections.

I still have the case and the cassettes BTW...
 
2018-08-10 09:44:26 AM  
Summer. early 80's I was staying at my uncle's Ocean City MD time share on 77th....I was a teen. Not able to drive, but close to it.

Anyway, at the house, was about 4 hotties all a bit older than me. They wanted to take my uncle's convertable out on the main drag to the boardwalk. My uncle said they could provided I came along for the ride to get out of his hair.

So we're in this car surrounded by beautiful beach girls and the radio is on. The cool night air, the ocean breeze going through our hair and Phil's In The Air comes on.

Yup, the girls are singing along, and at that exact moment, when there's no singing and Phil does that drum break, all the girls hold their arms in the air and "air drum" that break, all in unison.

I was impressed.
 
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