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November 10, 2005

Genesis reunion?!

Filed under: Music — Tom @ 1:19 pm

I’ve been reading rumors of this for weeks now, but here’s the first semi-official notice that Genesis may really, truly be reuniting with Peter Gabriel singing! As long as they don’t touch any material past, say, 1981’s Abacab, it’ll be a good thing. Even better would be what Collins hints at – new material. As he says, “I’m happy to sit behind the drum kit and let Peter (Gabriel) be the singer.” Yes, please! (Although I will actually admit that there are more than a few Collins-led era songs that I enjoy – even from the later period material when they were parading around as a pop-band. What can I say? I like Collins’ voice.) With Peter Gabriel still turning out groundbreaking, challenging music well into his 50s, the potential for an intriguing release of new music from the reformed Genesis is very promising. Now how about hitting Phoenix on the tour, Genesis – and at affordable ticket prices?

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3 Comments »

  1. The post-Gabriel 70s period (Wind & Wuthering, Seconds Out, etc) is solid, and I’d even go so far as to say that Duke and Abacab are pretty damn sweet. But it all went downhill after that. Didn’t they make an album post-Collins, with some anonymous pretty boy singing lead vocals?

    Comment by Chris — November 11, 2005 @ 10:56 am | Reply

  2. Genesis did do one album after Collins left, Calling All Stations. It’s a pretty alright album, if you overlook a couple of really bad songs (which is pretty much the case for the last few Genesis albums, now that I think about it.) It’s more prog-y than anything they’d done in about 15 years, but it’s certainly not the heyday they had in the 70s (I’d put it along the lines of Abacab, actually.) Again, I like CAS probably as much for Ray Wilson’s gritty rasp of a voice – but I don’t know that anyone would call him a pretty boy. I think I recently saw that the user reviews on Amazon rated this album pretty high, and it’s $1.99 used on Amazon. It’s definitely worth at least $2. Genesis, however, would have been better off not releasing this album – it simply looks like a desperate attempt to keep a career alive, despite it being a decent album.

    Comment by Tom — November 11, 2005 @ 12:05 pm | Reply

  3. If you saw Genesis from 1970 to 1975 like I did 12 times, you wouldn’t even want to bother with that Abacab, Duke crap ! The “old” band from way back when was thee greatest show on earth, bar none and I saw everyone ….

    Comment by Mitch Berry — December 23, 2005 @ 6:34 pm | Reply


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