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
Over the years progressive rock has produced it's fair share of eye catching and iconic album covers. The most successful covers are not only visually appealing, but also tie-in with the music in some way. Here are several of my favorite progressive rock album covers. Genesis - A Trick Of The Tail (1976) - The … Continue reading Favorite Progressive Rock Album Covers
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
Knight Area is hands down my favorite progressive rock band of the twenty-first century. To date the band has released six studio albums and two live albums. Knight Area began as a studio project of keyboardist Gerben Klazinga. The first album, The Sun Also Rises (2004), was recorded with the assistance of several guest musicians. … Continue reading My A To Z Music Challenge: Letter K – Knight Area
I And Thou is a music project led by Jason Hart. To date this project has released one album entitled Speak (2012). Jason Hart wrote, produced, sang and played several instruments on the album. Hart is ably assisted by several other mega talented musicians and singers, including Marillion's Steve Hogarth. Hogarth takes lead vocals on the … Continue reading My A To Z Music Challenge: Letter I – I And Thou
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