Genesis: Duke (1980)

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)

Genesis: Selling England By the Pound (1973)

This was the album where Genesis turned the corner as songwriters.  This would also be their finest album of the classic period: Peter Gabriel, Mike Rutherford, Tony Banks, Phil Collins and Steve Hackett. By turning the corner, I mean they became very accomplished songwriters, beginning with this album through the end of the decade, Genesis … More Genesis: Selling England By the Pound (1973)

Phil Collins solo

Phil Collins had a rather unlikely solo career. Not just a solo career, a monster career apart from Genesis. Taking over the microphone from Peter Gabriel in 1975 started Collins on this journey.  It was just a matter of time until he left Genesis, which spelled the end of the band. The two decades Collins … More Phil Collins solo