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Genesis- Duke 40th Anniversary- Mike Rutherford, Phil Collins

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- Duke 40th Anniversary- Phil Collins, Mike Rutherford 3-30

Mike Rutherford, Tony Banks, and Phil Collins of Genesis reverse their exodus and announce a reunion tour of the UK and Ireland this Autumn. No doubt the timing has to be in no small part thanks to the fortieth anniversary of the Genesis breakthrough album, "Duke"

Genesis- Lamb Lies Down on Broadway- Phil Collins, Mike Rutherford

Genesis “ The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway” interviews with Mike Rutherford, Tony Banks, Phil Collins

Genesis- Genesis – Phil Collins, Mike Rutherford,Tony Banks

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.

Mike+the Mechanics- The Living Years- Mike Rutherford for Fathers Day

Genesis and Mike + the Mechanics namesake Mike Rutherford on Fathers Day.

Peter Gabriel- Us 25th Anniversary- pt 1

"I'm pleased that it's now getting better regarded with hindsight," Peter Gabriel admits about his Autumn 1992 sixth studio album, Us . "I think it had some of my best songs on it." No argument here: Us  subjects, like the deep funky grooves, …
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Phil Collins- Hello I Must Be Going

It happened to Elton John, Rod Stewart, Billy Joel, Bruce Springsteen, Bryan Adams, Sting, and most recently U2: US radio and music video outlets overplaying the hits by these most popular musicians, in the programmers' misguided attempts at gaining a bigger audience. But the unfortunate by-product is that these listeners/viewers burn out on the saturation repetition to the peril of the musicians, and the predictable backlash unfortunately is misdirected at the musicians, who had no control over how their songs were appropriated. No one on the planet knows this better now than my guest Phil Collins.

Genesis-Abacab-Invisible Touch-Phil Collins,Mike Rutherford,Tony Banks

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! Two of those Genesis albums, 1981's Abacab   and 1986's Invisible Touch ,…