The first album in the post-Peter Gabriel era, Genesis “A Trick of the Tail” 45th anniversary interview In the Studio with Phil Collins, Mike Rutherford.
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We were not even ninety days into the new Eighties decade when Genesis, now a trio with Phil Collins, Mike Rutherford, and Tony Banks, released “Duke”. Though already the veteran progressive rockers’ tenth (!) studio album, it contained their first Top 15 US hits, “Misunderstanding” and “Turn It On Again”.
Genesis “ The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway” interviews with Mike Rutherford, Tony Banks, Phil Collins
Between 1980 and 1986, the British trio Genesis released a series of four consecutive hit albums, each more successful than its predecessor by as many as five times. Because drummer/singer/songwriter Phil Collins had a parallel solo career take off during that time, reading the critical reviews from many respected music writers in this period imply that Genesis guitarist Mike Rutherford and keyboardist Tony Banks unwittingly, if not unwillingly, were somehow led by Collins in a more mainstream pop direction. However, the simple facts just don’t bear out that assumption.
Between 1980 and 1986, the British trio Genesis released a series of four consecutive hit albums, each more successful than its predecessor by as many as five times, which include 1981’s “Abacab” and 1986’s “Invisible Touch” .
Of his cinderella first solo album “Face Value” forty years ago, Phil Collins recalls the real-life betrayal and heartbreak which inspired “In the Air Tonight”, “I Missed Again”; and why he did not include another original, “How Can You Sit There?”, on Face Value nor it’s follow up, Hello I Must Be Going, but opted instead to give it to the soundtrack of the 1984 movie Against All Odds, going on to become Phil Collins’ first #1 hit.
Jim calls out the companies big and small who were first offered the VariLite …and passed (it’s a big club, they should print up jackets ); Genesis manager Tony Smith catches the Hail Mary pass; wire-wrapping thousands of microprocessor card connections by hand, flawlessly, & delivering 55 VariLites to Genesis in nine months, Sept 1981; […]
Mike and the Mechanics namesake Mike Rutherford “The Living Years” hit album and now memoir, in a touching interview about the loss of his father
Until “No Jacket Required”in February 1985, Phil Collins was best known as the drummer who surprised everyone by more than capably replacing band mate Peter Gabriel as the lead singer for Genesis.
“Whipping Post”,”Dreams”, and “Trouble No More” all came from the Allman Brothers Band’s debut 50 years ago