Genesis

Genesis

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Formed in 1967, Genesis are among the top 30 highest-selling recording artists of all time.

Their early work is characterized by complex song structures, elaborate instrumentation and the theatrical antics of founder member and vocalist Peter Gabriel, who left the band in 1975. Unable to find a suitable replacement, it was drummer Phil Collins who assumed vocal duties. This change, as well as the departure of guitarist Steve Hackett, two years later, saw the remaining three members (Phil Collins, Tony Banks and Mike Rutherford) move into more accessible pop-based music. This change in style resulted in a huge growth in Genesis' popularity throughout the 1980s and early 1990s.

In 1996 Collins left to concentrate on his solo work and other projects, leaving erstwhile bandmates Mike Rutherford and Tony Banks to forge ahead with new recruit; Stiltskin vocalist Ray Wilson. This line-up lasted for one album only (1997's "Calling All Stations") and Genesis soon found itself on hiatus after the poor performance and critical reaction of the new album.

In 2006 - after years of speculation - Phil Collins, Tony Banks and Mike Rutherford reformed Genesis for the successful "Turn It On Again" tour. A reunion involving ex-members Peter Gabriel and Steve Hackett remains much talked-about and unrealised.

Inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame 2010 (performer)

Members:
Peter Gabriel (1967-1975)
Mike Rutherford
Tony Banks
Anthony Phillips (1967-1970)
Chris Stewart (7) (1967-1968)
John Silver (2) (1968-1969)
John Mayhew (1969-1970)
Steve Hackett (1971-1977)
Phil Collins (1970-1995, 2006-present)
Ray Wilson (1996-1998)

Live Members:
Bill Bruford (1976)
Chester Thompson (1977-1995, 2006-present)
Daryl Stuermer (1978-1995, 2006-present)
Nir Z (1996-1998)
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Genesis Discography

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Genesis From Genesis To Revelation (Album, Comp) Decca, Decca Canada 1969 Sell This Version
Genesis Trespass (Album) Charisma Brazil 1970 Sell This Version
Genesis Nursery Cryme (Album) Charisma, Charisma Germany 1971 Sell This Version
Genesis Foxtrot (Album) Charisma, Charisma US 1972 Sell This Version
Genesis Selling England By The Pound (Album) Charisma UK 1973 Sell This Version
Genesis Live (Album) Charisma Italy 1973 Sell This Version
Genesis The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway (Album) Charisma Netherlands 1974 Sell This Version
CN 2302/SQ Genesis Stereo Pop Special-98(LP, Quad, Transcription) BBC Transcription Services CN 2302/SQ UK 1975 Sell This Version
Genesis A Trick Of The Tail (Album) Charisma Scandinavia 1975 Sell This Version
Genesis Wind & Wuthering (Album) Charisma US 1976 Sell This Version
Genesis Seconds Out (Album) Charisma US 1977 Sell This Version
Genesis ...And Then There Were Three... (Album) Charisma Germany 1978 Sell This Version
CN 3146/S Genesis In Concert-180(LP, Transcription) BBC Transcription Services CN 3146/S UK 1978 Sell This Version
Genesis Duke (Album) Charisma US 1980 Sell This Version
Genesis Abacab (Album) Charisma Germany 1981 Sell This Version
Genesis Three Sides Live (Album) Charisma UK 1982 Sell This Version
none Genesis Genesis(8xLP, Ltd, Box) ATCO Records none Canada 1982 Sell This Version
1982-04-10 Genesis Supergroups In Concert(3xLP, Transcription) DIR Broadcasting 1982-04-10 US 1982 Sell This Version
Genesis Genesis (Album) Charisma, Virgin Netherlands 1983 Sell This Version
none Genesis Three Into One(3xLP, Transcription + Box) London Wavelength none US 1983 Sell This Version
KB-525 Genesis The King Biscuit Flower Hour Part II(2xLP, Transcription) King Biscuit Flower Hour KB-525 US 1984 Sell This Version
0777 7 86407 2 1, CGSCD 1 Genesis The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway(CD, Album, RE) Virgin, Charisma 0777 7 86407 2 1, CGSCD 1 UK & Europe 1985 Sell This Version
Genesis Invisible Touch (Album, Maxi) Virgin South Korea 1986 Sell This Version
656 Genesis The Genesis Event(2xLP, Transcription) King Biscuit Flower Hour 656 US 1986 Sell This Version
PR 965 Genesis Tonight, Tonight, Tonight Exclusive Candid Interview(LP, Promo) Atlantic PR 965 US 1986 Sell This Version

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Johncamus

Johncamus

August 31, 2016
Collins maintains that the re-direction to a more commercial sound came from Tony Banks, who was keen to have 'hits'! I think that Collins' years as front-man for Genesis and then in his own solo career obscured what a superb drummer he is. had he remained behind the kit I'm sure he would be thought of more widley as a 'legendary' drummer.
Rich.C

Rich.C

January 10, 2016
It was never considered "cool" to be a Genesis fan largely because of their middle class background and as a spotty teenager it wasn't the fashionable thing to be seen buying Genesis records. It was in fact a reaction to bands like Genesis which prompted the punk movement in the 1970s with bands such as the clash and the sex pistols which stood for everything Genesis didn't..they were now considered the enemy! Certainly Genesis have a legacy which is equal to other rock bands such as led zeppelin, deep purple, motorhead, pink floyd, marillion etc and I would argue are the only prog rock band to actually keep "progressing" throughout their years. The early Peter Gabriel years are alot different to the Phil Collins years which in my opinion made Genesis sound a bit like the later stuff by bands like The Stranglers, its very singalong in nature and was to prove a hallmark of Collins solo material. Whereas the early material was quite melancholic, long and somber and more akin to bands like pink floyd. Collins certainly took genesis down another route which in my opinion was a good move, all my fav Genesis tracks - follow you, follow me, land of confusion, invisible touch, hold on my heart were all released under the Phil Collins years, also Collins proved he could do the long sad songs to. One thing Genesis have done which cannot be said of alot of bands is all the members were able to pursue separate careers (for example Rutherford with Mike and the mechanics) and yet still form together to produce material as Genesis. It remains to be seen whether Genesis will one day become "fashionable" but as todays bands lack inspiration and originality they may turn to bands like Genesis for guidance,.. in fact a popular dance trance record pete lazonby - sacred cycles actually samples "The Fountain of Salmacis" so perhaps Genesis' influence has already started ;) and it can now be considered "ok" amongst the young to start liking Genesis!!

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