How exactly did Genesis, progressive rock's defining band, manage to survive so much turmoil? The group weathered the loss of key members and a shifting musical landscape to produce '. . . And Then There Were Three . . .,' the 1978 album that introduced a leaner three-man lineup and helped them move from prog toward the poppier sound that would define their career in the '80s.
Genesis are rightfully regarded as one of the most innovate and eclectic progressive rock bands of all-time. But -- a couple late-era Phil Collins belters aside -- they're not remembered as cookie-cutter pop balladeers. Timing is everything: On Feb. 23, 1968, these British lads got off to an awkwardly uncharacteristic start with debut single, 'The Silent Sun,' the most saccharine, lightweight ditty in their entire discography.
The Top Phil Collins-era Genesis songs prove that while the group were one of progressive rock's most durable bands, lasting three decades and releasing some powerful music, they were also one of the genre's most eclectic acts. In their early days with Peter Gabriel as frontman, they traversed through pastoral 12-string folk and theatrical exper
The Atomic Sunrise festival was held in March 1970 at the legendary Roundhouse club in England and featured a number of the underground rock scene's most shining lights. The event featured David Bowie, Hawkwind, and Genesis, among others. All these acts were in their infancy, and that's what makes the event so interesting. Fortunately, the festival was captured on film and now, after over 40 years, the film has been unearthed.
Genesis fans: rejoice! Especially if you have a whole lot of extra cash. EMI is re-issuing five of this legendary prog-rock band's first six studio albums (leaving out their rightfully despised debut, 1969's 'From Genesis to Revelations'), all in fancy "180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl" format.
Genesis were one of the leading lights of the '70s British progressive rock movement that also spawned groups like Yes, ELP and Jethro Tull. But the group got off to a rather slow start -- especially in America, where the band had a harder time breaking through than in their native England. They would eventually go on to massive touring success stateside, but Genesis made their U.S. debut on Dec. 11, 1972 with a sparsely-attended gig at Boston's Brandeis University.
The now 40-year-old 'Foxtrot' isn't the greatest Genesis album, but it's the legendary prog-rock outfit's first great album. Building on the fragmented promise of 1970's pastoral 'Trespass' and 1971's sweeping-but-sonically-muddled 'Nursery Cryme,' the players (vocalist Peter Gabriel, keyboardist Tony Banks, bassist Mike Rutherford, guitarist Steve Hackett, drummer Phil C