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#1 The Cat 3

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Posted 27 July 2020 - 07:02 AM

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Starting a Genesis listening marathon today.


It got me thinking that this great band (in all forms) needed a thread of their own.


What are some of your thoughts on their music, shows you've seen, memories, etc.


Here's a place to discuss them as a band and as solo artists.


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Posted 27 July 2020 - 07:15 AM

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Starting this musical journey with their criminally underrated debut.


From Genesis to Revelation (1969)



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Posted 27 July 2020 - 07:22 AM

This is an excellent pick for a marathon!

For my part, I am a very recent -- as in quarantine/shut-down recent -- convert to Genesis. At my age, I associated Genesis with "Land of Confusion" and "Invisible Touch" from the MTV of my teens, but in response to posts by Entre Perpetuo and Tony R (among others), I thought I should get to know the band better. I started with Seconds Out, and worked my way back to Nursery Cryme -- and it's wonderful! That whole Hackett-era from 1971 to 1977 is so great.

I think I've come to the decision that Foxtrot is my favorite album, as it has "Watcher of the Skies," "Time Table," and the awesome "Supper's Ready," which I think belongs with "Echoes" as a truly awesome epic prog accomplishment.

The '80s stuff still leaves me cold, but the '70s stuff is so brilliant that I don't feel any diminishing of my fascination for their talent.

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Posted 27 July 2020 - 07:43 AM

Who’s the guy next to Phil?!?——


Edit - I just looked it up! John Silver!  Very cool to include him here. Why not Ray Wilson though?

Not to mention Daryl and Chester...

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Posted 27 July 2020 - 07:51 AM

View PostNova Carmina, on 27 July 2020 - 07:22 AM, said:

This is an excellent pick for a marathon!

For my part, I am a very recent -- as in quarantine/shut-down recent -- convert to Genesis. At my age, I associated Genesis with "Land of Confusion" and "Invisible Touch" from the MTV of my teens, but in response to posts by Entre Perpetuo and Tony R (among others), I thought I should get to know the band better. I started with Seconds Out, and worked my way back to Nursery Cryme -- and it's wonderful! That whole Hackett-era from 1971 to 1977 is so great.

I think I've come to the decision that Foxtrot is my favorite album, as it has "Watcher of the Skies," "Time Table," and the awesome "Supper's Ready," which I think belongs with "Echoes" as a truly awesome epic prog accomplishment.

The '80s stuff still leaves me cold, but the '70s stuff is so brilliant that I don't feel any diminishing of my fascination for their talent.

Me too - i was exposed to 80s genesis first. But that’s a great introduction to a dense catalog, including Peter Gabriel’s solo work.

The first Gabriel Genesis I heard was “Selling...” and that floored me. I thought everything from the early 70s sounded like shit up to that moment.

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Posted 27 July 2020 - 09:33 AM

View PostNova Carmina, on 27 July 2020 - 07:22 AM, said:

This is an excellent pick for a marathon!

For my part, I am a very recent -- as in quarantine/shut-down recent -- convert to Genesis. At my age, I associated Genesis with "Land of Confusion" and "Invisible Touch" from the MTV of my teens, but in response to posts by Entre Perpetuo and Tony R (among others), I thought I should get to know the band better. I started with Seconds Out, and worked my way back to Nursery Cryme -- and it's wonderful! That whole Hackett-era from 1971 to 1977 is so great.

I think I've come to the decision that Foxtrot is my favorite album, as it has "Watcher of the Skies," "Time Table," and the awesome "Supper's Ready," which I think belongs with "Echoes" as a truly awesome epic prog accomplishment.

The '80s stuff still leaves me cold, but the '70s stuff is so brilliant that I don't feel any diminishing of my fascination for their talent.
Foxtrot is most definitely one of their finest albums along with Selling England By The Pound. Steve Hackett's Genesis Revisited live releases from 2013 to date are also well worth listening to.

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Posted 27 July 2020 - 11:34 AM

Seeing this thread and because it's too freakin' hot to step outside, I've put on Foxtrot.

DUSK is an incredible piece of music.

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Posted 27 July 2020 - 11:44 AM

View Postcustom55, on 27 July 2020 - 11:34 AM, said:

Seeing this thread and because it's too freakin' hot to step outside, I've put on Foxtrot.

DUSK is an incredible piece of music.

Working on a project indoors today.

I’m up to “Live” so far.

Amazing!!!

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Posted 27 July 2020 - 12:04 PM

i did a genesis run a month or 2 ago.  so i won't spin em again for a while.  but big Genesis fan here.

i learned to recept the Gabriel era more.  but i'm a dyed in the wool Collins era guy.

A Trick of the Tail be my fav album.

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Posted 27 July 2020 - 12:20 PM

Pretty darn good, Peter


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Posted 27 July 2020 - 01:23 PM

This is definitely the third official Genesis thread, lol. But that's fine.

Here's the others in case you're curious:
http://www.therushfo...__+wot? +flower
http://www.therushfo...d/page__st__200

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Posted 27 July 2020 - 01:45 PM

View PostThe Cat 3, on 27 July 2020 - 07:15 AM, said:

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Starting this musical journey with their criminally underrated debut.


From Genesis to Revelation (1969)



I think it's a perfectly fine album. I have it on vinyl actually. It's just not in the same ballpark as later releases, and comparing them is like apples and oranges.

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Posted 27 July 2020 - 01:46 PM

View PostNova Carmina, on 27 July 2020 - 07:22 AM, said:

This is an excellent pick for a marathon!

For my part, I am a very recent -- as in quarantine/shut-down recent -- convert to Genesis. At my age, I associated Genesis with "Land of Confusion" and "Invisible Touch" from the MTV of my teens, but in response to posts by Entre Perpetuo and Tony R (among others), I thought I should get to know the band better. I started with Seconds Out, and worked my way back to Nursery Cryme -- and it's wonderful! That whole Hackett-era from 1971 to 1977 is so great.

I think I've come to the decision that Foxtrot is my favorite album, as it has "Watcher of the Skies," "Time Table," and the awesome "Supper's Ready," which I think belongs with "Echoes" as a truly awesome epic prog accomplishment.

The '80s stuff still leaves me cold, but the '70s stuff is so brilliant that I don't feel any diminishing of my fascination for their talent.

Hey! Glad all my raving about Genesis helped you give them a try! :)

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Posted 27 July 2020 - 01:48 PM

View Postchemistry1973, on 27 July 2020 - 07:51 AM, said:

View PostNova Carmina, on 27 July 2020 - 07:22 AM, said:

This is an excellent pick for a marathon!

For my part, I am a very recent -- as in quarantine/shut-down recent -- convert to Genesis. At my age, I associated Genesis with "Land of Confusion" and "Invisible Touch" from the MTV of my teens, but in response to posts by Entre Perpetuo and Tony R (among others), I thought I should get to know the band better. I started with Seconds Out, and worked my way back to Nursery Cryme -- and it's wonderful! That whole Hackett-era from 1971 to 1977 is so great.

I think I've come to the decision that Foxtrot is my favorite album, as it has "Watcher of the Skies," "Time Table," and the awesome "Supper's Ready," which I think belongs with "Echoes" as a truly awesome epic prog accomplishment.

The '80s stuff still leaves me cold, but the '70s stuff is so brilliant that I don't feel any diminishing of my fascination for their talent.

Me too - i was exposed to 80s genesis first. But that’s a great introduction to a dense catalog, including Peter Gabriel’s solo work.

The first Gabriel Genesis I heard was “Selling...” and that floored me. I thought everything from the early 70s sounded like shit up to that moment.

IMO, great production in the 70s generally sounds better than great production in the 80s, Moving Pictures and Signals aside. There's just a warmth and artistry to much of it I think gets dumped by many 80s records in favor of flash and style.

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Posted 27 July 2020 - 02:43 PM

View PostEntre_Perpetuo, on 27 July 2020 - 01:23 PM, said:

This is definitely the third official Genesis thread, lol. But that's fine.

Here's the others in case you're curious:
http://www.therushfo...__+wot? +flower
http://www.therushfo...d/page__st__200

Hahahaha...

...but this is the "official" one.

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Posted 28 July 2020 - 08:31 AM

Today's spins are from the lineup of


Banks - Collins - Hackett - Rutherford


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Posted 28 July 2020 - 10:42 AM

I felt Seconds Out was a great introduction and made me want to hear more, and Wind & Wuthering is a sneaky favorite; so much mood and tone in that album.





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