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View Poll Results: What is your favorite Genesis album?
From Genesis to Revelation (1969) 2 6.25%
Trespass (1970) 1 3.13%
Nursery Cryme (1971) 3 9.38%
Foxtrot (1972) 6 18.75%
Selling England by the Pound (1973) 15 46.88%
The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway (1974) 3 9.38%
A Trick of the Tail (1976) 0 0%
Wind & Wuthering (1976) 0 0%
...And Then There Were Three (1978) 0 0%
Duke (1980) 0 0%
Abacab (1981) 1 3.13%
Genesis (1983) 1 3.13%
Invisible Touch (1986) 0 0%
We Can't Dance (1991) 0 0%
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Old 04-29-2010, 08:29 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Amazingly, this band doesn't have a thread. What gives?



During the prog years they weren't as well liked as their peers, and they were probably more known for Peter Gabriel's taste in cryptic imagery and the theatrical than their musical output, and then they became famous after they "sold out" in the 80s.

There's a divide among the Genesis fanbase. The proggies prefer the Gabriel stuff, those more keen to pop music prefer the late Phil era, those who like an appropriate mix of pop and prog prefer the early Phil era and nobody gives a f*ck about that Ray Wilson assh*le.

Their 70s material was straight up awesomeness through and through, and I admit to liking their 80s material as well though they became more of a singles band.

I was very pleased to hear that they were inducted into the hall of fame this year, too bad it only aired on Fuse which is a channel I don't have. I guess VH1 had more important programs to run, like Celebrity Rehab...... f*cking c*nts.

Anyway, here's a pretty poignant induction speech by Trey Anastasio.



I disagree with Trey's statement that 99% of prog rockers are wankers (and considering he likes to do 9000 minute solos he's not really one to talk) but eh, still a pretty good induction speech.

Though he did mispronounce Steve Hackett's name as "Steve Hackard".

And he also shouldn't have brought Radiohead into this. I'm pretty sure Jonny Greenwood hates Genesis.

Oh well, Phish also did a really good cover of Watcher of the Skies.



I wish they would have gotten an actual singer though. Trey's an amazing guitarist, but he's a pretty lousy singer.

But that's enough about Phish, where the f*ck was I going with this? Oh yeah, discuss Genesis.

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Wow, I am equally appalled we didn't have a thread already. 'Selling England By the Pound' is one of my favorite prog records of all time.

Though I am partial to the Peter Gabriel era, myself, I still enjoy their later Phil Collins years. The self titled is pretty good...'Mama' and 'Home by the Sea' come to mind. But you are right about Ray Wilson. F*ck that guy.
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Whoah, they didn't have a thread!? Wow.
Imo, the best 70s prog band. Peter Gabriel is one of the best frontmen ever.
Anybody who wants to check them out needs to get Selling England by the Pound. If you like that, go to either Foxtrot of Nursery Cryme
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Dammit I was gonna make an album poll but this stupid f*cking 5 minute rule.
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Dammit I was gonna make an album poll but this stupid f*cking 5 minute rule.
Do you still want to?
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Yes. Basically add every Genesis album as an option.

Well, you don't really have to put Calling All Stations in there, nobody is gonna vote for that.
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Can't believe there wasn't already a thread. Great band. I agree that Selling England by the pound is a great album.
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Yes. Basically add every Genesis album as an option.

Well, you don't really have to put Calling All Stations in there, nobody is gonna vote for that.
Just PM with the details and all.
Aka... what are we polling for. Favorite album? etc...
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Wow, I am equally appalled we didn't have a thread already. 'Selling England By the Pound' is one of my favorite prog records of all time.

Though I am partial to the Peter Gabriel era, myself, I still enjoy their later Phil Collins years. The self titled is pretty good...'Mama' and 'Home by the Sea' come to mind. But you are right about Ray Wilson. F*ck that guy.
The Phil era does get a lot of unfair hate from proggies.

The first few Phil era albums were still prog rock even if they embraced a poppier side. Trick of the Tail is absolutely fantastic. Duke was probably their last prog album but even as a pop band their excellent musicianship and songwriting talents remain intact.

Abacab is that one album that proggies love to hate but give me a break. No Reply at All is an excellent song. Proggies just seem to really hate 80s pop for some reason, because they blame it for killing prog I guess.

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Boobs, I'm still waiting for you to let me know what the poll is about so I can make it.
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