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Tony Banks met Peter Gabriel; Mike Rutherford met Anthony
Phillips. Out of these teenage friendships and songwriting
partnerships a band called Genesis emerged. In 1967, at the
height of the psychedelic boom, they began recording
together with the man who thought up their name, producer
and pop star in waiting Jonathan King.

In pursuit of success, Genesis took the scenic route. It
was ten years before they scored their first hit single.
Long, radio-unfriendly epics such as 'Supper's Ready', a
26-minute controlled freak-out from the More...


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Lonelieness done beautifully. | Reviewer: S. Obermaier
    ------ About the song Your Own Special Way performed by Genesis

A beautiful song, i think, about a sailor from maybe 2 centuries back suffering the extensive lonelieness that sailors experienced back then.
Banks on the keyboard with more new sounds from his brilliant head developed with Yamaha etc!

Great song | Reviewer: S. Obermaier
    ------ About the song Blood On The Rooftops performed by Genesis

A man who has grown weary of the same old news stories that never change....Israel and Palestine for one has a mention....yep, its still going on Phil!
Have this song at a decent volume to get the full magical bliss that Tony Banks produces....an airy atmospheric sound that gets me every time!

Classic Collins era Genesis | Reviewer: Yvonne Taylor
    ------ About the song Evidence Of Autumn performed by Genesis

I agree with Tony (Banks)that Evidence of Autumn concludes side one of Duke much better than "Heathaze" and a much under-rated song in my opinion which I have come to love more and more over the years. Chris above is right that Tony does have an inate gift for the unconventional as lyrically reflected in this well balanced composition. A great pity in my view this song never made it on to the Duke album. Thanks Tony, I love it!

Its a song | Reviewer: Eric
    ------ About the song Illegal Alien performed by Genesis

Im Mexican and I really laugh with the song... Im not offended... people are hysterical... what is black is black.. what is illegal is illegal... what is queer is querr... son dont fuck off...

Phil collins | Reviewer: Geoff
    ------ About the song For Absent Friends performed by Genesis

Sure Phil Collins was a great drummer for Genesis, but solo singer....No, not for me. Personally after "the lamb lies down on broadway" album, genesis fell steeply into commercialism and lost their initial integrity. It ended with the above album which to me was,and is...unassailable. The perfect combination of music and lyric.

Genesis - Suppers Ready | Reviewer: Matt
    ------ About the song Supper's Ready performed by Genesis

Get a copy of seconds out for a killer live version - going to see Steve Hackett in Seattle December 10 2014 Can't wait - the best 21 minutes you can spend !!

Lighten up, people! | Reviewer: Lee
    ------ About the song Illegal Alien performed by Genesis

The song is funny. It was funny when I first heard it in the 80's and it's still funny now. It was reasonably popular back in 1984, but now it is considered some kind of heresy. The song hasn't changed, people have just become so thin skinned that they are offended by everything.

What's not funny is that right now the country is being overrun by illegal aliens and no one is doing a thing about it.

Perfect lyrics for our time--38 yrs later! | Reviewer: ogden martin
    ------ About the song Robbery, Assault & Battery performed by Genesis

"Done me wrong, same old song, done me wrong, same old song."

I hum the lyrics daily as I hear the clarion call for revolution vs this hideous leader in US and all his sap cronies/felons in every branch of govt. We are plagued by serial scandals, our 1st Amendment is trashed, but to an apathetic public and a hapless, unknowing liberal media, it is apparently just 'business as usual.'

Got to get out of this place, to quote the old Animals hit song. America is on its way to entropic oblivion, far sooner than most people think. "Done me wrong, it's the same old song forever...forever!"

When Did You First Hear This Song? | Reviewer: DJ Minteer
    ------ About the song Down And Out performed by Genesis

Okay, it's almost embarrassing to admit that the first time I heard the song Down And Out was in June 2014. For cryin' out loud! I've been a fan of rock music for many decades. And progressive rock groups, with those more complex music arrangements, were always my preference. Seems as if there were so many bands like that back then. Back in the late seventies and early eighties, my recollection of Genesis was that they were good, with some catchy tunes. Period. Oh, if I'd only heard Down And Out on the radio I would have been obsessed. But this kind of song didn't get mainstream radio play. Was it the time signature?

So all I really heard from Genesis was the more poppy tunes. And many of Phil Collins' ballads over the years I never really cared for. Don't get me wrong, I appreciate the musicianship but it didn't seem my style. I admit that I really never gave Genesis or Phil Collins a chance. Not sure why. My loss.

Fast forward to 2014. I'd almost gotten to the point where I didn't listen to the classic rock radio stations because it seemed like I'd heard it all, in some ways (some songs) too many times. I'd catch myself listening instead to all the brand new pop music - and really liking it. In fact, having recorded for many years myself and knowing what all goes into recording and producing music, I marveled at some of what I considered to be genius productions. There are some damn good song recordings these days.

Getting to the point now... Just last week I mentioned to a coworker, who I knew to be a drummer, that he probably liked so and so drummer back in the day. He told me, "Yeah, he's great, but some music and drumming that I really like are from a few Genesis albums, And Then There Were Three, and Trick Of The Tail." I thought, what? These albums are back to the era of my high school days. What crowd was I running with who didn't turn me on to this music, along with their other smokable condiments? We chatted a bit about music and I become real curious about these two albums.

So, the first album I listened to, And Then There Were Three, the very first song on it, Down And Out, just blew me away. Words cannot do it justice. I just listen and listen to it. Better late than never, as they say. Sheesshh.

Quite a crankin' little tune! | Reviewer: Jerry W.
    ------ About the song Down And Out performed by Genesis

Over the years, as a fan of Genesis, somehow I never gave "And Then There Were Three" a fair listening. While there are a few stinkers on the album, "Down And Out" is an exception. This song is surprisingly strong showing Collins, Banks and Rutherford at the top of their game. Good lyrics, killer drumming and wailing keyboards are just a few of the great things this song offers. Mike Rutherford steps up as guitarist and delivers a good aggressive guitar line while Banks solos over the top. Excellent forgotten tune!


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