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    More: Awkward, Progressive rock, Genesis, Phil Collins, Peter Gabriel, drummer-turned-vocalist of Genesis, bookish progressive rock band, time signature, Genesis' turn  
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2021-02-28 6:15:36 PM  
Hey! I want to read about Phil Collins, and I'm only............60. Okay, fine. Point taken.
 
2021-02-28 8:19:35 PM  
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2021-02-28 9:08:27 PM  
They are as cool as The Eagles or .38 Special.
 
2021-02-28 10:49:41 PM  
Pitchfork?  Randy get married or something?

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2021-02-28 11:00:53 PM  
I can't even guess the number of times I've seen Duke in the cheapo bin at record stores. That and copies of Bread albums.
 
2021-03-01 12:02:18 AM  
fark pitchfork
 
2021-03-01 12:23:38 AM  
I will admit to still listening to Phil Collins occasionally... but there's no damn way I'm going to read a wall-of-text article deconstructing post-Gabriel Genesis. It's just not that interesting a topic.
 
2021-03-01 1:23:49 AM  

moothemagiccow: fark pitchfork


Lincoln would approve, but what about the Pitchfork?
 
2021-03-01 1:25:49 AM  
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2021-03-01 1:37:05 AM  
"The critical wisdom is that prog rock was living and breathing and thriving, and then punk rock came and killed it"

Nah, Glam Rock did it
 
2021-03-01 2:42:58 AM  
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.
 
2021-03-01 2:47:40 AM  
a San Francisco journalist panned a live show, calling him the "McDonald's of pop."

wrong.  McDonald's is far more interesting.

Genesis and Huey Lewis & The News would be an amazing double billing, and by amazing i mean brain-meltingly banal
 
2021-03-01 3:14:48 AM  

American Decency Association: a San Francisco journalist panned a live show, calling him the "McDonald's of pop."

wrong.  McDonald's is far more interesting.

Genesis and Huey Lewis & The News would be an amazing double billing, and by amazing i mean brain-meltingly banal


Huey Lewis and the News? Seriously? I mean, their early work was a little too new wave for my tastes, but when Sports came out in '83, I think they really came into their own, commercially and artistically. The whole album has a clear, crisp sound, and a new sheen of consummate professionalism that really gives the songs a big boost. He's been compared to Elvis Costello, but I think Huey has a far more bitter, cynical sense of humor.
 
2021-03-01 3:49:21 AM  

leviosaurus: I will admit to still listening to Phil Collins occasionally... but there's no damn way I'm going to read a wall-of-text article deconstructing post-Gabriel Genesis. It's just not that interesting a topic.


It's not "post Gabriel", it's "post Hackett".

They released 2 excellent prog albums without PG (Trick of the Tail and Wind and Wuthering).  It wasn't until Hackett left that the band decided to streamline their music and started making increasingly radio friendly songs.

/IMO everything up to Invisible Touch is listenable (and even that album has Domino).
 
2021-03-01 4:32:51 AM  

American Decency Association: a San Francisco journalist panned a live show, calling him the "McDonald's of pop."

wrong.  McDonald's is far more interesting.

Genesis and Huey Lewis & The News would be an amazing double billing, and by amazing i mean brain-meltingly banal


It's true because their music says nothing about Morrissey's life
 
2021-03-01 5:57:12 AM  
My dad skipped his senior prom for a Led zeppelin concert, handed me Cheech & Chong albums to listen to when I was 12, and has absolutely NO use for Genesis post Peter Gabriel, subby...

(Yes, I'm familiar with my namesake comedy group because of him)
 
2021-03-01 7:36:25 AM  
I went to (2) Genesis concerts supporting "Duke", hoping that the concerts would be really similar to "Seconds Out". They weren't.  I do have to credit this iteration of Genesis with frustrating me with commercial radio to the point where I started to focus on hardcore, so....yay?
 
2021-03-01 9:39:59 AM  
I love that "hipper than thou" is used in the sense of being afraid of anything that looks critically at anything at any time.
 
2021-03-01 10:06:08 AM  

SockMonkeyHolocaust: I love that "hipper than thou" is used in the sense of being afraid of anything that looks critically at anything at any time.


Nickname checks out
 
2021-03-01 10:37:49 AM  
Duke Sucks.  Perhaps this is the origin of that well-worn adage.

Seriously though I was a Genesis fan and 18 when Duke came out, sounding thin and brittle having been run through an Aphex Aural Exciter.
 
2021-03-01 10:57:30 AM  

G-Ride: 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.


I'm a big Prog fan.  Crimson, Yes, Floyd, the 70's Rush stuff. All awesome.  But I could never warm up to Peter Gabriel era Genesis.  The 80's stuff is everything prog isn't supposed to be, accessible, short, radio friendly.  But it works.  It works really well.  It's probably best to consider them as two separate bands, but I'll take later Genesis every time.
 
2021-03-01 11:41:30 AM  
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2021-03-01 12:26:51 PM  
I prefer the older Genesis stuff, too, but I will also confess to cranking up "Duke's Travels/Duke's End" to 11 every time. One of my favorite Banks keyboard performances.

/Listening to it as I type this, in fact
 
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