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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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2021-03-01 5:57:12 AM  
3 votes:
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 3:49:21 AM  
3 votes:

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 3:14:48 AM  
2 votes:

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 2:42:58 AM  
2 votes:
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 12:23:38 AM  
2 votes:
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 12:26:51 PM  
1 vote:
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
 
2021-03-01 2:47:40 AM  
1 vote:
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 1:37:05 AM  
1 vote:
"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 1:25:49 AM  
1 vote:
Saint Etienne - Over the Border
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https://youtu.be/3MQmsHPwLvU
 
2021-03-01 12:02:18 AM  
1 vote:
fark pitchfork
 
2021-02-28 11:00:53 PM  
1 vote:
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.
 
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