Genesis has announced their American/Canadian leg of their The Last Domino? tour. I believe it is safe to assume this could be the last Genesis tour, although if it goes well there might be more dates added later. Not only are these guys well into senior citizen status, but Phil Collins is barely mobile. If … More Last Time Around: Old-Time Rockers
I got this idea from fellow blogger Larry Graves, who regularly gives his YouTube followers a choice between two stacks of CDs. So, I thought, what they hey, I’ll try it too. I will list the contents of each stack of CDs, with a comparable quality of CDs. The idea is to make the choice … More Which Stack of CDs?
After listening to Larry Graves (https://youtu.be/j53bZQoI9dM) give his Top Ten British Bands, I had to do my own list. I really needed 12 selections instead of 10, The Kinks and the Moody Blues belong on this list, but nothing is perfect. The Beatles. This band should top any list. What more can you say about … More Top Ten British Bands
Favorite bands and musicians? My list is long. Picking one for each letter of the alphabet is challenging. Sometimes you have to work around a first name or last. Alan Parsons Project – A studio creation, two talented guys wrote the intricate songs and hired musicians to help create the music. For nearly a decade, … More Favorite Bands: A to Z
The last new music by these three was 29 years ago. After several tours, Phil Collins announced his departure from the band in 1996. The album was a massive hit (four million copies), although it failed to reach number one (only number four) in the U.S. There were hit singles on the album, although all … More Genesis: We Can’t Dance (1991)
My intent is not to review every Genesis album; this one was not even on my radar. Funny how your material picks itself. Duke was the beginning of their “pop” phase, although the strands of progressive-rock were prevalent in their music. Gone were the epic suites of long songs. Mostly. Duke was important for several … More Genesis: Duke (1980)
The title refers to the group as now a trio, after the departure of guitarist Steve Hackett. This happened to be their highest charting album on the American charts, and serves as the dividing line between their progressive-rock origins and the more commercial pop-rock incarnation. And Then There Were Three is a quirky album, it … More And Then There Were Three: Genesis (1978)
The band’s twelfth studio album was perhaps their best of their post-prog period. Simply titled, Genesis, it was a supercharged delight. Did it outsell all other Genesis albums? No. Did it score higher on the charts than any other of their albums? No. Did it have more singles than other Genesis albums? No. So, what … More Genesis (1983)
If you are a reader of my blogs, you will see that I like to compare albums by an artist. Not to pick a winner and loser, rather to look at writing styles, production techniques and where that artist or group are in their careers. Peter Gabriel: Genesis (1967-1975), solo (1975 – present) A tale … More Peter Gabriel: Us or Up?
Time to explore Phil’s solo catalog for a groovy kind of love. Phil has a song with that title. Sorry, couldn’t resist. Phil Collin’s owned the 1980s, the guy was everywhere. When he retired, a lot of his fans were ready. The Phil Collins backlash was underway. For as successful as he was, Phil was … More Phil Collins: Mixtape