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« Reply #30 on: Jul 2nd, 2017, 11:38pm »

on Jun 24th, 2017, 8:01pm, rael1974 wrote:
Yeah, it seems like a lot of fans here got started with "Turn It On Again".


Indeed, that and also the whole bit about hearing a lot of their other hits when you were riding in the car and whatnot when you were a kid. That's what started it all for me.
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« Reply #31 on: Sep 4th, 2017, 11:58pm »

The longer songs like 'Domino', 'Abacab', 'Home By The Sea', and especially the 'In The Cage' medley from Three Sides Live.
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« Reply #32 on: Sep 30th, 2017, 6:26pm »

For me it was Land Of Confusion which was more of a rock song than what I was used to of hearing on radio in 1987. Coupled with a really good and funny video that a couple of my friends in the United States told me was in heavy rotation on MTV. In turn it made me wonder why the song did better in America that in Britain at that time.
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« Reply #33 on: Nov 4th, 2017, 06:49am »

‘No Son Of Mine’

I was a precocious teen, aged 14 in October 1991, who would listen to the UK Top 40 singles charts on a Sunday afternoon and evening between 4 - 7pm. One Sunday night, the DJ made a big deal about the comeback of a band called Genesis who crashed into the Top 10. A moments silence... And then the tick tick of a clock. Then a heart beat. Then the strange groaning noise. And then Phil came in and it built and built and built. The seeds were sewn.

My musical provenance before that time was already steeped in Prog. My dad and my uncle brought me up on the favourite bands of their youth, including Yes and Rush. My year zero was 1988 as a 10/11 year old, a pop crush on Tiffany, dalliances with Bros and Jacko. Then I found my first true love: rock music. Def Leppard and Iron Maiden became firm favourites (and still are). I also got into what probably remains my favourite band: It Bites. The latter were my first gig in December 1989 at Bradford St George’s Hall with pater and my unc.

But even at that period of the late 80s, I recall the ubiquity of the “Invisible Touch” singles on the radio. I think that’s where it started, albeit at an unconscious level. I recall playing my auntie’s vinyl copy of “IT” on a rare visit to her home in Brighton. That was perhaps before ‘NSOM’. But it was the first single from “We Can’t Dance” that really hooked me. Just into my teens I was beginning to come to terms with and reflect on my parents divorce in the early 80s. This, along with a strained relationship with my step-father, meant that the lyrical content (and promo video) for ‘NSOM’ have always had a real personal resonance with me. It can still choke me up...
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« Reply #34 on: Nov 5th, 2017, 07:44am »

For me it was the whole A Trick Of The Tale album. The opening track got me hooked already, but I do remember the 7/8 meter in DOAV bothering me, because I didn't get it at that point. The snare/bass are in such a weird place in the bar (in the verses) that I was completely lost. I think my favorite track at that point was Ripples and it sort of "sealed" the greatness of the album for me. It's still my second favorite song on the album.

ATOTT is still my favorite Genesis album, but I don't know if it's because it's the one I heard first.
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« Reply #35 on: Nov 15th, 2017, 08:01am »


Domino

I liked the Invisible Touch album and a friend copied the cassette for me but put side 2 first which began with Anything She Does and next was Domino, but my friend labeled it wrong, simply writing "In the Glow of the Night" ... so when 'part 2' kicked in I thought, "What is this?" Right away it was mysterious ...

But it was that part 1 with its sudden booming chords (after 'can't you see what you are doing to me') and that part 2 with its loud drum interruption and nightmarish imagery ... but then it had a triumphant ending. This song had/has everything!

Eventually I got the real tape and saw that the song had two parts and I thought, 'how cool,' it was like an epic.

Been hooked ever since smiley
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« Reply #36 on: Nov 15th, 2017, 2:58pm »

Perhaps bizarrely ( huh ) having become hooked by ‘No Son Of Mine’ in 1991. I actually became a staunch PG-er for decades. I now know the error of my ways...but wonder if anyone else here had a similar left turn early in their Gen-fandom?
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« Reply #37 on: Nov 16th, 2017, 08:29am »

Seeing Abacab on MTV back in 1981 is what got me hooked. Little did I know this was the same band that did Turn it on Again and once I found that out, my curiosity grew from there. Branching out through their back catalog, the more I looked, the more I loved what I heard. No band does that for me like Genesis! cool
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« Reply #38 on: Nov 16th, 2017, 08:56am »

on Nov 15th, 2017, 2:58pm, ImperialSquonk wrote:
Perhaps bizarrely ( huh ) having become hooked by ‘No Son Of Mine’ in 1991. I actually became a staunch PG-er for decades. I now know the error of my ways...but wonder if anyone else here had a similar left turn early in their Gen-fandom?

Personally, I see no error there, NSoM is a great song imo and I bet it drew a lot of new fans. As for your experience, I cannot really say but I think it is extremely difficult to go back in time and get to like things. They sound obslolete and out of style to young years. I don´t know actually if I could get into Trespass or Foxtrot today but I am glad I did when I was younger of course.
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« Reply #39 on: Nov 16th, 2017, 11:43am »

My apologies, Fabrizio, I in no way meant to denigrate ‘NSOM’ (a song I truly love). I was trying, rather, to articulate that after getting into Genesis via their last Collins-fronted LP, I almost immediately got straight into the Gabriel era. (It’s a story I’ll save for another time). To the point that I only got into the Collins era properly a few months ago.
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« Reply #40 on: Nov 16th, 2017, 2:03pm »

on Nov 16th, 2017, 11:43am, ImperialSquonk wrote:
My apologies, Fabrizio, I in no way meant to denigrate ‘NSOM’ (a song I truly love). I was trying, rather, to articulate that after getting into Genesis via their last Collins-fronted LP, I almost immediately got straight into the Gabriel era. (It’s a story I’ll save for another time). To the point that I only got into the Collins era properly a few months ago.

No apologies needed, really, I really don't care when anybody bashes songs I either like or dislike, I am quite unaffected by it actually. It was just a comment I made because you seemed to think, jokingly I guess, that the Gabriel era was The Way. BTW....It kind of is cheesy cheesy
The point I was trying to make though is another: I think it is extremely difficult fot those who got on board in the 80s and the 90s to get back and appreciate fully the 70s output. I am obviously glad when that happens.
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« Reply #41 on: Nov 16th, 2017, 9:36pm »

on Nov 16th, 2017, 2:03pm, Fabrizio wrote:
No apologies needed, really, I really don't care when anybody bashes songs I either like or dislike, I am quite unaffected by it actually. It was just a comment I made because you seemed to think, jokingly I guess, that the Gabriel era was The Way. BTW....It kind of is cheesy cheesy
The point I was trying to make though is another: I think it is extremely difficult fot those who got on board in the 80s and the 90s to get back and appreciate fully the 70s output. I am obviously glad when that happens.


Well, I started with WCD & have had to work my way backwards. I'm trying my best. It's a slow process.
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« Reply #42 on: Yesterday at 06:22am »

I was watching ''The Midnight Special'' in 1974 and Steve Miller showed a video of Genesis performing ''Watcher of the Skies". I was saying to myself, ''Who is that guy with his head shaved down the middle?'' I thought the voice was great and the keyboards were better. And then they played ''The Musical Box''. I was hooked and immediately went to a different town to find their records.(That's right, records). My little hick town never heard of Genesis. After that, I've been a Genesis fan through all their transformations.
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« Reply #43 on: Yesterday at 06:27am »

on Nov 16th, 2017, 9:36pm, FeelItComing wrote:
It's a slow process.

Avoid the rush. Hope you enjoy it.
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on Nov 16th, 2017, 9:36pm, FeelItComing wrote:
Well, I started with WCD & have had to work my way backwards. I'm trying my best. It's a slow process.


I'm jealous of you. I remember my first trip through the Genesis catalog. My musical world would never be the same again! grin

Enjoy the ride! cool
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