The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway has a special spot in the band's catalog. It's a milestone representing the end of the first era of the band and a beginning for a whole new direction. It is the album that the founding member and frontman Peter Gabriel decided to leave because of the whole aggressive and emotionally exhausting process of it.
After his departure, Genesis was going to have a totally different stage presence and sound- although Phil Collins was keen on maintaini
Next in our series of member bios in #ProgLoopGenesisWeek is: the co-founder of Genesis, bassist and guitarist Mike Rutherford!
Rutherford was born on the 2nd of October in 1950 in Guildford, England. He received his first guitar at the age of 8 and started to play in a band at the same age. After entering school, which was the same school several other Genesis members were in at the time, he formed a band of his own. Later this band merged with Garden Wall, the band of Ton
The third in our series of member bios in #ProgLoopGenesisWeek is: the keyboardist and founding member Tony Banks! He was born in East Sussex, England, as the youngest of five children. His mother, a pianist herself, was particularly into music and this helped Banks to experience music from a very early age. At the age of eight, he started taking piano lessons at school. He commented that he was "an average piano student at school, playing Rachmaninoff and Ravel". What separa
Our second album review of #ProgLoopGenesisWeek is the 48 year old masterpiece: Foxtrot.
When it comes to Foxtrot, except for its instrumental piece Horizons, all of the songs seem to tell an original story: Watcher of the Skies talking about the reign of man on Earth, Time Table the kingdoms now and before, Get’ Em Out By Friday the day to day struggles of men, and several different stories in Can-utility and the Coastliners, and Supper’s Ready, which can't be possibly expl
The original lead singer and songwriter of Genesis, Peter Gabriel was born on the 13th of February, 1950 in Chobham, England. He had been interested in singing and song-writing since childhood, and his talent had been recognized by his teachers; nevertheless, his priority then wasn’t to become an expert. In fact, when he was given money to pay for professional singing lessons, he preferred to spend it on a Beatles’ album. When he was 12, he wrote his fir
Genesis history is surely a long and complicated one, so for the #ProgLoopGenesisWeek, we wanted to recount this great band's story (specifically their progressive era) along with their albums. 1. From Genesis To Revelation: Genesis started out as a merge of the school bands from Charterhouse. Originally, it consisted of Peter Gabriel, Anthony Phillips, Tony Banks, Mike Rutherford and drummer Chris Stewart. The name, "Genesis", was a suggestion of producer Jonathan King. 2. T