Single Status Update
Watch Genesis on the VH1 Rock Honors special at 9PM EST tonight. (Or if time zones work the way I think they do, about one hour from now.) From the bootleg phone-camera footage I've seen, they'll be playing Los Endos. Pretty sweet.
More comments after thw show.
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Peter Gabriel's track on Red Planet was pretty good after a few listens, especially the extended version.
I'm not familiar with anything else by either of them, but I remember thinking "wow Disturbed finally has a good song" when Land Of Confusion started playing on the radio, then a month later I found out it was a Genesis cover, so I figure they're at least decent if Disturbed can sound good playing them.
I've been a big Genesis fan ever since the release of their 1980 album, Duke. Before that, I really didn't understand any of their work. Too artsy, too intellectual. It was on Duke where Phil Collins' presence became more apparent. I think Invisible Touch was the group's undisputed masterpiece. It's an epic meditation on intangibility. At the same time, it deepens and enriches the meaning of the preceding three albums. Christy, take off your robe. Listen to the brilliant ensemble playing of Banks, Collins and Rutherford. You can practically hear every nuance of every instrument. Sabrina, remove your dress. In terms of lyrical craftsmanship, the sheer songwriting, this album hits a new peak of professionalism. Sabrina, why don't you, uh, dance a little. Take the lyrics to Land of Confusion. In this song, Phil Collins addresses the problems of abusive political authority. In Too Deep is the most moving pop song of the 1980s, about monogamy and commitment. The song is extremely uplifting. Their lyrics are as positive and affirmative as anything I've heard in rock. Christy, get down on your knees so Sabrina can see your asshole. Phil Collins' solo career seems to be more commercial and therefore more satisfying, in a narrower way. Especially songs like In the Air Tonight and Against All Odds. Sabrina, don't just stare at it, eat it. But I also think Phil Collins works best within the confines of the group, than as a solo artist, and I stress the word artist. This is Sussudio, a great, great song, a personal favorite.