Here it is Spring of 2017 and the afterglow of the great band Genesis remains. The band recorded their last album in 1997 and they completed their last tour in 2007. Over the last several years, apart from public appearances for awards ceremonies or the filming of a documentary, the members of Genesis have been … Continue reading The Afterglow Of Genesis
I just wanted to acknowledge the sixty seventh birthday of Tony Banks. I have been an enormous fan of his work with Genesis and as a solo artist for a long time. His music has been a large part of the soundtrack of my life. Although his musical output has slowed downed considerably I do … Continue reading Tony Banks: A Birthday Appreciation
Cirrus Bay are a U.S. based band with its musical heart firmly rooted in 1970s progressive rock. One of the great things about this band is that they do not sound retro. They may be playing 1970's styled progressive rock, but their sound is throughly modern. The band's predominant influence is 1970's Genesis, with a … Continue reading The Music Of Cirrus Bay: A Trick Of The Wind, A Wuthering Tail
It is always a good time when one of your favorite bands is about to release a new album. I count Mike And The Mechanics as one of my favorites. Being a huge Genesis fan it was an easy transition becoming a Mechanics fan back in 1985. Their latest album, Let Me Fly, has a … Continue reading Mike And The Mechanics, Don’t Know What Came Over Me
I love the music of Genesis immensely, they have been one of my favorite bands since the early 1980's. Their music was my introduction to progressive rock. To this day they remain my favorite progressive rock band. I also love the music of former Genesis guitarist Steve Hackett. He has established himself as a forward … Continue reading Is It Time For Steve Hackett To Stop Revisiting Genesis?
What a classic pairing of two progressive rock greats. Over the course of two albums Tony Banks collaborated with one time Marillion singer Fish on three songs. Those albums were Tony Banks' solo albums Soundtracks (1986) and Still (1991). It is said that Fish auditioned for Genesis after Phil Collins departed in 1996. True or … Continue reading Tony Banks And Marillion’s Fish
I want to acknowledge the 67th birthday of one of my biggest musical heroes, Steve Hackett. His music has been such a huge part of my life for over thirty five years. I first became aware of him in 1981 after hearing the Genesis album A Trick Of The Tail. After fully exploring the music … Continue reading Steve Hackett, A Birthday Appreciation