Being a fan of Genesis in the 1980's was a fantastic time for many. Some of my favorite Genesis albums were released in the 1980's. That same time frame saw the release of several fantastic solo albums and projects from then current and former band members. Phil Collins and Peter Gabriel emerged as hugely successful … Continue reading Song Spotlight: A Call To Arms By Mike + The Mechanics
Feeding The Fire is a great example of the music of Genesis in the 1980's. The band opted to put more of an emphasis on atmosphere and less on musical acrobatics. The members of Genesis proved in the 1970's that they were extremely proficient on their instruments. They were equally proficient at writing long, intricate … Continue reading Song Spotlight: Feeding The Fire By Genesis
How many would you accept? How many band members add up to a legitimate band? These days a band that consists of all it’s original members, like U2, is an extremely rare thing. Bands like Kansas, Foreigner, Styx and Journey are the norm. Their rosters mix and match founding members, long standing members with new … Continue reading Genesis – And Then There Were???
This is not necessarily a year end best of list. Below you will find several entertainment highlights that really stood out for me in 2017. The list includes movies, television shows, concerts and music releases. Besides, best of lists are highly subjective. Justice League - What a treat to finally see this team on the … Continue reading Some Highlights From 2017
What will it take for fans to fully support the solo output of Genesis keyboardist Tony Banks? The lack of substantial support for any of his solo projects is baffling. His band mates, (Phil Collins, Peter Gabriel, Mike Rutherford and Steve Hackett) have all found varying degrees of commercial success outside of Genesis. Somehow that … Continue reading Tony Banks, What Will It Take?
Calling All Stations (1997) was the last studio album released by Genesis. It is the only Genesis album to feature the ill-fated Ray Wilson on lead vocals. One might say that Wilson was in a lose-lose situation. He was brought in to fill the shoes of the multifaceted and ever popular Phil Collins. Fair or … Continue reading Song Spotlight: Uncertain Weather By Genesis
Mike & The Mechanics are currently promoting their recently released eighth studio album, Let Me Fly. This seems like a prime opportunity to reflect on and rank the band's eight studio albums. I have been a big Mechanics fan since the release of the band's first single Silent Running, back in 1985. It have been … Continue reading Ranking The Mike & The Mechanics Albums
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
In The Rapids is a Genesis song that really does not get much attention. It is the penultimate song from the band's superb concept album The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway (1974). At two minutes and twenty two seconds the track is short, but it sure is not sweet. The band packs an incredible amount … Continue reading In The Rapids, An Overlooked Gem By Genesis