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Genesis – The History

The Genesis group was formed in 1967, in England. It was initially made up of Anthony Phillips (guitar), Mike Rutherford (bass), Tony Banks (keyboards), Peter Gabriel (voice) and Chris Stewart (drums).

The members of the band met when they were still students at the ‘Charterhouse’ school, since then they began to compose singles for the young producer Jonathan King. Genesis’s first single was called ‘The Silent Sun’ and was released in February 1968, without much success. For this reason, the group decides to disassociate itself from the producer King, since it did not bring them any benefit.

The group’s debut album: “From Genesis to Revelation”, appears in 1969, and was recorded under the label “Decca Records”. During this time, drummer Stewart leaves the band and is replaced by John Silver.

In 1970, they look for a new producer: Tony Stratton Smith, with whom they record their second album, “Trespass”. Along with this new LP, John Mayhew enters on drums, replacing Silver. Once the recording of the album was finished, guitarist Anthony Phillips left the group due to stage fright (which prevented him from fulfilling his obligations as a musician on the tours they performed). Joining him is new drummer John Mayhew.

In August of that same year, Phil Collins entered as a drummer. With him, the group becomes a quartet during some shows until the fifth member of Genesis appears, guitarist Mick Barnard. The new guitarist does not meet the expectations of the group, who think that he cannot match the function that Phillips fulfilled, so they decide to fire him, entering in his place Steve Hackett.

The next album was titled “Nursery Cryme” and was released in November 1971. This album contains songs like ‘The Musical Box’ and ‘For Absent Friends’.

In 1972, “Foxtrot” (considered by many to be the most complex Genesis album) is released. Inside this disc, you can find the 23-minute song ‘Supper’s Ready’ and the theme ‘Watcher of the Skies’.

At that time, Peter Gabriel stages a more dramatic and theatrical treatment that includes costume changes and surreal introductions in each of the songs. This change in presentations puts Genesis in the public’s mouth, making it one of the most controversial and successful bands at the time of giving live concerts during the 70s.

Due to Gabriel’s departure, the band is forced to audition for a vocalist, but without being very clear about what kind of singer they needed, but they did take into account that they did not want to stray too far from Peter Gabriel’s voice style. . Phil Collins, who did the choirs, was in charge of training the candidates. Time passed, and no element made any impression on them, so the group made the decision that Collins would take the position.

In 1976, a new production appeared: “A Trick of the Tail”, which was very well received, reaching third place in the English charts. Songs like ‘Ripples’, ‘Dance on a Volcano’ and ‘Entangled’ wowed audiences. For live performances, the group hired a drummer, since Phil Collins was supposed to sing. First they offered it to Roger Taylor of the group Queen, who did not accept and as a result of this, Bill Bruford, ex-member of Yes and King Crimson, enters. Chester Thompson would later take his place.

In 1976, Genesis recorded ‘Wind & Wuthering’. The most representative songs on the album were: ‘Blood on the Rooftops’, ‘Afterglow’ and ‘One for the Vine’. Also in 1977, an EP appears, “Spot the Pigeon’, which contained extra songs from the recordings of the “Wind & Wuthering” album. After this launch, Hackett leaves the group.

Due to Gabriel’s departure, the band is forced to audition for a vocalist, but without being very clear about what kind of singer they needed, but they did take into account that they did not want to stray too far from Peter Gabriel’s voice style. . Phil Collins, who did the choirs, was in charge of training the candidates. Time passed, and no element made any impression on them, so the group made the decision that Collins would take the position.

In 1976, a new production appeared: “A Trick of the Tail”, which was very well received, reaching third place in the English charts. Songs like ‘Ripples’, ‘Dance on a Volcano’ and ‘Entangled’ wowed audiences. For live performances, the group hired a drummer, since Phil Collins was supposed to sing. First they offered it to Roger Taylor of the group Queen, who did not accept and as a result of this, Bill Bruford, ex-member of Yes and King Crimson, enters. Chester Thompson would later take his place.

In 1976, Genesis recorded ‘Wind & Wuthering’. The most representative songs on the album were: ‘Blood on the Rooftops’, ‘Afterglow’ and ‘One for the Vine’. Also in 1977, an EP appears, “Spot the Pigeon’, which contained extra songs from the recordings of the “Wind & Wuthering” album. After this launch, Hackett leaves the group.

Another album recorded live, ‘Three Sides Live’ is released in 1982. That same year they prepare a concert, where Peter Gabriel and Hackett appear. The concert carried the title of “Six of the best’ and was held at the “Milton Keynes Bowl”.

In 1983, the album “Genesis” appears, which soon managed to reach the first position in the UK charts. Songs like ‘Mama’, ‘That’s All’ and ‘Home by the Sea’ entered the radio charts, while the song ‘Just a Job to Do’ became the theme song for the TV show ‘The Insiders’.

Genesis released its best-selling album in 1986. It is the album “Invisible Touch”, which managed to place five singles on American radio (‘Throwing it All Away’, ‘In Too Deep’, ‘Tonight, Tonight, Tonight’, ‘Land of Confusion’ and ‘Invisible Touch’). A year later, the band managed to become the first group to sell out tickets for four consecutive concerts at Wembley Stadium.

After paralyzing production for 5 years, Genesis decides to go back to recording, and they release “We Can’t Dance” in 1991. The album includes hit songs that reached radio positions: ‘Jesus He Knows Me’, ‘I Can’ t Dance’, ‘No Son of Mine’, ‘Hold on My Heart’, ‘Tell Me Why’, ‘Never a Time’, ‘Driving the Last Spike’ and ‘Fading Lights’. The album also includes the song ‘Since I Lost You’ (written by Collins in memory of the death of Eric Clapton’s son).

After being with the band for 25 years, Phil Collins left at the beginning of 1996. As a result of this event, Rutherford and Banks decide to continue with the band, but it is necessary to recruit other members, and Ray Wilson joins the band. as a singer. Also, Nick D’Virgilio and Nir Zidkyahu come in to play drums (but only for concerts), as well as Anthony Drennan on guitar, likewise, sporadically.

With this new formation, Genesis reappears in 1997 to release the album “Calling All Stations”, which sold well on the European continent thanks to the song ‘Congo’, reaching number 29 on the charts. However, the same did not happen in the USA, where they could not even reach the TOP 50. For this reason, Genesis had to cancel the tour they had planned. After completing the European tour, the two original members fire Wilson and decide to temporarily retire.

In 1998, a four-disc compilation, ‘Genesis Archive 1967-75′ was released, in which unreleased material was presented along with live recordings with Peter Gabriel as singer. A year later, another hits’ compilation album “Turn It on Again: The Hits” came out.

In 2000 another compilation album appears, ‘Genesis Archive #2: 1976-1992’, which contained material from the time when Phil Collins was the main voice.

Discography

1969 From Genesis to Revelation
1970 Trespass
1971 Nursery Cryme
1972 Foxtrot
1973 Genesis Live
1973 Selling England by the Pound
1974 The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway
1976 A Trick of the Tail
1976 Wind & Wuthering
1977 Seconds Out
1978 ...And Then There Were Three...
1978 And the Word Was.....
1980 Duke
1981 Abacab
1982 Three Sides Live
1983 Genesis
1986 Invisible Touch
1991 We Can't Dance
1992 Live/The Way We Walk, Volume One: The Shorts
1993 Live/The Way We Walk, Volume Two: The Longs
1997 Calling All Stations
1998 Genesis Archive 1967-75
1999 Turn It On Again: The Hits
2007 Genesis Archive 2: 1976-1992

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