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« Thread started on: May 17th, 2017, 2:28pm »

Apologies if this is a repeat of a similar thread...

Say you had a friend who had no familiarity with Genesis and they asked you to play three of their songs that are representative of the entire catalog. Which three would you choose?

Bonus points if you can represent the catalog in less than three songs smiley
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« Reply #1 on: May 17th, 2017, 4:10pm »

Genesis in three songs:

The Cinema Show
Afterglow
Mama

Genesis in two songs:

Supper's Ready
Invisible Touch
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« Reply #2 on: May 17th, 2017, 4:10pm »

Not possible to represent the entire "catalog," but if I wanted a friend to explore what I consider a representative sampling of the best of Genesis, I'd go with:

The Cinema Show
Squonk
Home/Second Home By The Sea
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« Reply #3 on: May 17th, 2017, 5:47pm »

Good suggestions above.

How about:

Firth of Fifth
Abacab
No Son of Mine
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« Reply #4 on: May 17th, 2017, 8:43pm »

It depends on who your showing them to. I had a chance to show an old friend Genesis for this first quite recently. These are the first three I showed him:

In That Quiet Earth
Firth of Fifth
Dukes Travels

If I was approaching an adverage person I'd play them:

Dancing With The Moonlit Knight
Dance on a Volcano
Behind The Lines
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« Reply #5 on: May 17th, 2017, 8:47pm »

on May 17th, 2017, 4:10pm, CyanideWand wrote:
Genesis in two songs:

Supper's Ready
Invisible Touch


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« Reply #6 on: May 17th, 2017, 8:54pm »

But I guess if I'm trying to represent their whole career I'd go with

Musical Box
One For The Vine
Abacab
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« Reply #7 on: May 17th, 2017, 9:26pm »

"Supper's Ready" and "Turn It On Again".
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« Reply #8 on: May 18th, 2017, 06:25am »

the ones that are in every compilation and nearly every live album:

i know what i like
afterglow
turn it on again


and they also represent the 5-man, the 4-man and the 3-man periods of the band.
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« Reply #9 on: May 18th, 2017, 09:17am »

1) Dance with the Moonlit Knight... Superb lyrics and wonderful playing from the the 5 man Genesis era....
2) Dance on a volcano... the 4 man Genesis making a statement we can survive even without Peter!
3) Behind the Lines... Could have chosen one or two other tracks from from Duke to represent the 3 man era but BTL is such a classic bit of Genesis writing and playing....
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« Reply #10 on: May 18th, 2017, 09:24am »

Dancing with the Moonlit Knight, Inside & Out, Turn It On Again.
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« Reply #11 on: May 18th, 2017, 7:43pm »

Supper's Ready
Dance On A Volcano
Home By The Sea/Second Home By The Sea
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« Reply #12 on: Jul 17th, 2017, 05:20am »

Firth of Fifth - peak Gabriel era Genesis with a good range of everyone's input.

Afterglow - The changing of the guard somewhat from theatrical prog Rog to a more pop oriented sound but still the classic Genesis feel.

Tonight Tonight Tonight - a highlight of the big electronic arena sound of the later 3 piece Genesis, and the sound most people on the street would associate with the band.

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« Reply #13 on: Jul 31st, 2017, 10:23am »

I was just thinking about this a few days ago, myself. I must say, it's hard to do this in a completely un-biased way, focusing solely on giving the new listener a TRUE representation of their material, rather than what we fans THINK they should like. For example, just showing them stuff from the PG/70's era is not a true representation of Genesis as a whole. Neither is just the '80's hits. It's tough for a band with this much material, but I'll try. Here is what I'd show someone:

-Watcher of the Skies
-Behind The Lines
-No Son Of Mine


The reason I choose these, is because those three songs are (to me) some of the most representative of their style in each of those eras-and gives a pretty accurate impression of the overall type of sound Genesis has had thru their catalogue. Picking just three is really tough. I could've also included any of The Musical Box, Firth of Fifth or Mama. IMO these highlight both the more "storytelling put to music/extended instrumental" style of the early Genesis, as well as the edgy yet unique style of some of their other songs-including the use of drum machine.

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« Reply #14 on: Aug 7th, 2017, 6:22pm »

1.Stagnation
2.Los Endos
3.Domino
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