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
Released in 1974, The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway is Peter Gabriel's swansong with Genesis. Opinions on the album from Genesis fans have been mixed over the years. I feel that the album is a fantastic example of what a concept album should be. The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway has stood the test of … Continue reading Song Spotlight: The Colony Of Slippermen 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???
In 1982 Phil Collins released his second solo album entitled Hello, I Must Be Going! There were no signs of a sophomore slump to be found. One could argue that the album is just as good as, if not better than, his stellar debut album, Face Value (1981). The early 1980's saw the slow growth … Continue reading Song Spotlight: Do You Know, Do You Care? By Phil Collins
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
I will be the first to admit that it is difficult to watch your heroes grow old. As a fan you want to see your favorite actor, singer, guitarist, etc. stay young forever. We know that this is impossible, yet we are often times shocked when our heroes get old. Phil Collins is one of … Continue reading Phil Collins’ True Legacy
Martin Levac is first and foremost a tremendous musician who is also an enormous fan of the music of Genesis and Phil Collins. Martin Levac has spent years studying their music. It is only logical that he would want to pay tribute to this great music. Throughout his career Martin Levac has been involved with … Continue reading My A To Z Music Challenge: Letter L – Martin Levac
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