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I'm 46 years old and just discovered Genesis.

Discussion in 'The Sound Hound Lounge' started by Zeegler, Jan 3, 2018.

  1. IGuitUpIGuitDown

    IGuitUpIGuitDown Member

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    Steve Hackett is one of my favorite guitarists of all time.

    I might suggest really learning n4n some Genesis songs on guitar because they wrote some of the most incredible progressive rock ever recorded.

    Phil is unbelievably good on A TRICK OF THE TAIL, one of their finest albums where the band had to prove they were still capable of creating music after Peter Gabriel left.

    An absolute masterpiece and one of the most consistent progressive rock albums by any band.
     
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  2. jimijimmyjeffy

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    Hacket was a giant influence for me, from early on. He is the reason I play Spanish guitar. He is sort of the emotion of Genesis for me.

    That band to me is about the mix between Hackett and Banks, combining their musical sensibilities. I liked Three though, which retained a little bit of the old feel. I loved bits and pieces of everything thereafter.

    Hacket and Gabriel were the only two who could keep expanding, to keep the progressivity going. It would not have been stagnant or limited with those two, because both like a lot of different kinds of music and absorb bits of styles.

    I think the problem with the "three amigos" is that they held on to a Beatlesque dream of pop stardom, separate from the music. But Genesis needed to be able to say, "screw that" to keep growing, IMO.

    Those early live shows were amazing. The edgy energy of it. Performance wise, Gabriel was in his own league.
     
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    I'm filing a dispute!!! :D

     
  5. Jerome

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    Selling England, Foxtrot, Nursery Cryme, Lamb Lies Down and even, after PG’s departure, A Trick of the Tail and Wind and Wuthering... you’re in for a treat! Enjoy the ride.
     
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    Ldavey Silver Supporting Member

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    Yes, TMB.
     
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    Yes but . . . Have you ever been Experienced?
     
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    Best rock song ever.

     
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    Im about the same age...once in a while I wonder what amazeballs 70s band I have missed out on...
     
  10. korby

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    Genesis and Yes have aged very well. Sounds as good now as ever.
     
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    What's wrong with you? How have you only now discovered Genesis? :D

    It is great to discover some great music you were never into before isn't it. My latest is Kyuss.
     
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    all kinds of great stuff from them but one that is simply amazing to me with outstanding vocals is man on the corner.
     
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    Not 80s Genesis, I hope.
     
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    Interesting that Phil became the singer because He was better then anyone they auditioned to replace Gabriel.
     
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    I'm a Gen Xer and still haven't explored their '70s hey day beyond one album. I've got work to do! I intuitively know it is something I will be into once I get around to it.

    I only discovered classic '70s Yes about 8 years ago, Van Der Graff Generator about 3 years ago, and Marillion last year. I actually discovered King Crimson in the mid '90s, and slowly branched out from there, although I have very broad tastes. The classic Brit Prog Fraternity is a very small and incestuous group!

    One thing I have learned during my classic Brit Prog journey-----good prog deserves vinyl. Take my word for it....there is nothing better to me than warm analog synths or Moogs on vinyl....
     
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    I'm 59 and loved Genesis from the early days. There's some great old video of live shows with Peter Gabriel flying around during songs. Great stuff.

    But I've only recently found a band called Marillion, who've apparently been around for a while. I think someone who enjoys Genesis would likewise enjoy these guys very much.
     
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    Wind and Wuthering still strikes me as a great post-Gabriel record.
     
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    Steve Hackett has been putting on amazing shows the last few years. I can't imagine a better choice than Nad Sylvan for vocals.

     
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  20. IGuitUpIGuitDown

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    What's really disgusting was how Steve's solo career was ignored in the documentary "Sum Of The Parts."

    And the other four were all mentioned. Steve leaving was what forever changed the Genesis sound. Not Peter.

    :facepalm
     

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