All good fun until somebody gets hurt… 🙂
Fans of early Genesis may wish to be alerted to:- 3 or 4 of the fairly recent box set reissues of Anthony Phillips’ albums appear to be available at £9.99 in FLAC at 7Digital (other formats are available).
They’re doing a survey, so we don’t have to.
I stumbled across this relatively obscure Genesis b-side the other day. It dates from 1975, and The Trick of the Tail sessions, the first album they recorded after Peter Gabriel departed. The song appears to be three separate sections stitched together, with the middle section forming part of the closing ‘Los Endos’ on The Trick of the Tail.
It’s an interesting historical piece. The transition from The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway – their previous album – to this, is startling. The structure of the song retains prog. leanings, but the tune itself is pretty much a straight ahead dirge. It does sound good. Collins already seems comfortable in his new role as lead vocalist, while Hackett’s/Banks’s expert arpeggios and Mike Rutherford’s shuddering bass pedals create an assured, embalming atmosphere. Lyrically, it’s all change too. Hogweeds, Lamias and unifauns are replaced by a maudlin lament to a love lost.
The abrupt shift in the middle of the song self-consciously reasserts their prog. credentials. But it’s the closing coda that really caught my attention. Here, the band essentially reprises the intro. before heading off into generic, off-the-shelf, woozy psychedelia. Guitar’s chime at stoner pace before – wait for it » Continue Reading.
I was listening to a 4-CD Stevie Wonder history today. All going fine – even the odd track from “The Secret Lives of Plants” – when the frigging “I just called to say i love you” popped up. This lousy track eclipses (as it were) the foregoing due to it’s ubiquity and crapness. Other utterly shit tracks that are turds in the musical swimming pol are Yes’s “Wondrous Stories”, and Genesis’s “Afterglow”. Other tracks that ruin quality runs?
Peter Gabriel and Sting’s current mutual live mash up project has thrown up what must be the oddest segué in living memory. This isn’t my video by the way, so I take no responsibility for the poor quality.
This is a rather nice find. An Italian pianist (steady) interpreting the Genesis oeuvre. Sounds forbidding but its absolutely not. The whole album is on Spotify and for me highlights just how fabulously inventive and melodic Genesis were (Tony Banks in particular – I can almost forgive his miserable demeanour on the recent Together and Apart doc)