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Fathers Day with Mike Rutherford, Mike + the Mechanics

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

Peter Gabriel- Mother of Violence- New York City 10-4-78

Fear, she's the mother of violence, Making me tense to watch the way she feed The only way you know she's there Is the subtle flavor in the air Getting HARD TO BREATHE Hard to believe in anything at all, but fear.- “Mother of Violence” (Peter Gabriel
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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- 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.

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, …

Peter Gabriel- Us pt 2

Continuing my in-depth classic rock interview with Peter Gabriel in Autumn 1992 on the occasion of the release of his sixth studio album, "Us"pt 2.  This is the conclusion of the career-spanning conversation. -Redbeard
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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.
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YES- Fragile-Close to the Edge- Jon Anderson,Tony Kaye,Bill Bruford,Steve Howe,the late Chris Squire

YES the early best "Fragile" and "Close to the Edge" with Jon Anderson, Rick Wakeman, Tony Kaye, Bill Bruford, the late Chris Squire

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, which include 1981's Abacab   and 1986's Invisible Touch .