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« Reply #30 on: Jul 11th, 2012, 10:46am »

My story, as brief as possible:

Became a Phil/Genesis fan around age 14 (1990). Got We Can't Dance for Christmas 1991, listened to it and said, "that's it - Genesis is my band." Listened to it nonstop for at least a year.

Bought Invisible Touch, Genesis & Abacab on the same day a little later, but started to worry as I liked each older album less than each newer one.

Got Duke and ATTW3 for Christmas 1993. Liked Duke and instantly loved ATTW3. Fears allayed, began to call myself a real fan. Started to love Duke. Bought Trick and W&W on the same day in summer '94. Liked Trick a little, hated W&W.

Went to college in Fall '94, bought The Lamb in (I think) February. Started listening to Genesis a lot more and grew to really like Trick & Lamb. Slowly grew to love W&W afterward. Bought the rest of the Gabriel-era studio albums between May '95 and May '96. Started buying up live albums, DVDs etc. after that. Paid big $ to see them live in Pittsburgh in 2007. Favorite band of all-time, and probably always will be.
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« Reply #31 on: Jul 12th, 2012, 2:50pm »

A friend gave me the LP 'Selling England' not long after it came out saying he didn't like it but I might (I was a big Roxy Music and Queen fan).

I put on side 2 first and heard the lyrics to 'Battle of Epping Forest' thought they were brilliant and it went on from there..... cool
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« Reply #32 on: Jul 16th, 2012, 10:30am »

Hi just joined today. I first became aware of the band through an article by Neil Tennant in Smash Hits when he covered the Three Sides Live tour. I later discovered my stepfather went to see The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway tour in Liverpool. Mama was probably my introduction to the band and I first heard an album when my brother in law had Invisible Touch on cassette. I also recall being at Roundhay Park in Leeds and hearing the band via tannoy just after I first moved to the area. It wasn't until I had nostalgia for progressive rock music via collecting Marillion CDs in the early 2000s that I started buying Genesis albums. Purchased all the studio albums in order and also the first live album and the two archive box sets. I was listening to Calling All Stations and its singles this morning.
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« Reply #33 on: Jul 16th, 2012, 10:39am »

Hello there, Nicholas. Welcome aboard!
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« Reply #34 on: Jul 16th, 2012, 10:46am »

Cheers Dust smiley
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« Reply #35 on: Jul 17th, 2012, 5:44pm »

I just joined today as well.
My first exposure to Genesis other than hearing The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway on the radio (and thinking it was amazing) was, funnily enough, the symphonic album, We Know What We Like. One day my dad was picking me up from my Mom's, and I heard it playing Can-Utility and the Coastliners. I asked my dad what it was, and he explained that it was the London Symphony Orchestra playing the music of Genesis. I didn't know what Genesis was, and the only thing I immediately gathered from listening to the album was that it sounded like some mixture of Rock and Classical. We ended up listening to the whole album, and after importing it onto my iPod Touch, I listened again and was impressed with David Palmer's renditions of Turn It On Again, Mad Man Moon, I Know What I Like, Can-Utility, Undertow and Supper's Ready. I began to look up videos of the band playing on YouTube, and bought Turn It On Again, I Know What I Like and Follow You Follow Me on iTunes through the hits album. Later, I remembered that one song I heard on the radio (which I knew as just The Lamb Lies Down) and looked that up on iTunes as well, and to my surprise, it was a Genesis song as well. I began to study up on which songs were from which album, and started looking up some of their other songs on YouTube as well. After hearing Supper's Ready (which I recognized parts of from the symphonic album) and The Cinema Show, I began buying some of their albums, and the rest is history.
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« Reply #36 on: Jul 17th, 2012, 7:20pm »

Its 1AM, so can't write much. It's not even a long time, since I only remember snippets.

When I was a child,maybe 4years old, i remember how I visited my family in serbia. I remember that i always listened to Hang In Long Enough from But Seriously. That's not Genesis, i know, but it was a beginning.

When i got older, i lost sight of that cd. I think, that cd even got stuck in the cd player and was lost. that made me pretty angry at that time cheesy

During all this time, i listened to radio and stuff, that is shown on kids channels. Looking back, i feel a bit ashamed now.

Now in october 2007, i went to school. but looking at the timetable in the entry hall, one of our teachers was missing. so i went to a backery, buying a brezel. I was sitting there and suddenly i heard a wellknown voice. "Something with Collins is his name,isn't it?" I thought. It was Another Day In Paradise.

However, later that day, my mum went to a gym. I was not allowed to train with her, i was only 12years old. But they had free internet connection. So I googled for it and found out, it was Phil Collins.

Using mp3 search engines( as legal as recording tracks from the radio cheesy) i downloaded a few tracks. one of them was the Turn it on again live performance from Milton Keynes. (that was the reason why i always thought that Peter was normal Genesis drummer and Phil the singer of the band. Punch me now undecided)

the next day, I even went to the libary, and at that point, I found the Serious Hits Live Album. Don't know how often I have listened to Take Me Home or Don't Lose My Number.

After a while, I walked through Mediamarkt, and suddenly i saw the Live over Europe 2007 for about 13 euros.

Back home i opened the CD and i saw the band picture. I said to myself
"Christian, your classmates are listening to Rihanna and you listening to these old guys. What the hell did i do?"

But when i heard the first few chords of Dukes Intro, i thought it was a great choice. I listented through the whole CD, and while that, i was reading the lyrics and watching the booklet. I always loved the home by the sea picture smiley

I started listening to songs to We Cant Dance and the TIOA Hits compilation and with that, going back through the genesis catalog. one of the first albums i have heard was abacab. always loved no reply at all and dodo smiley

In January 2008 in the school, we helped our music teacher to prepare the school hall for a show of the theatre club. while that, he played some music. one of them was a drum duet. he asked us, who is playing. everyone was silent, i was the only one, holding my hands in the air saying "Isnt it phil collins?". And the answer was "True, its genesis to be exactly" cheesy

At a school trip in middle of 2008, i listened to face value and with that, i started with more and more instrumentals. Hand in Hand or Los Endos and i enjoyed more and more the not so known tracks like I dont wanna know and Colours.

I remember my female classmate. another girl asked her what im listening to all the time. she answered "hm, is listening to some phil collins stuff all the time" cheesy Especially Mama was played during that period alot of times, but i think it was the single version.

When the Rome DVD got released i got more and more into the older stuff. Especially the cage medley was painfully long at the beginning, but the lightshow satisfied me alot. it was something new for me. Cinema show felt so familiar and afterglow was...Well, it got soon one of my favourites.Especially Duke's Travels with that sound effect, drifting from channel to the other smiley

Somewhere at that point, i registred myself in the german genesis forum and with that, everything started. at that point, i already visited a Phil Collins/Genesis Coverband, which were playing in my hometown. And on my pc, there were a few downloaded .flv files from youtube, from in the air tonight to land of confusion to we said hello goodbye smiley

At some point, i started with Suppers Ready,got into Dancing with the Moonlit Knight etc etc. There are some songs which took some time for me. One of them is All in a mouses night and Can Utility... Maybe because i had the feeling, that these were too complex for me. Thats why i always skipped the instrumental part of Fading Lights. Luckily, I don't do so anymore cheesy


Now Im 17 and never saw the band live, but i had the opportunity to visit Mike,Steve and Peter live on their solo tours.
I have visited "The Path" a band, which covers 70s stuff of Genesis and "Phil" which are mostly doing the pop stuff. But they did Carpet Crawlers,I Know What I Like,Dukes Intro,Heat on the Street...Well alot of my favourites, so i don't regret visiting them. But still i'm disappointed that they never played Domino cheesy

Nearly 5years later, i stopped listenign to music in the charts. but i even stopped listening to Phil's solosongs. Its not the fact that i don't love them. It's more the effect that i have learned other bands.
Many genesis fans often mentioned Pink Floyd, and so i started listening to Pink Floyd, while listening to Genesis. Similar with Porcupine Tree,Camel,Dream Theater,Krautrock songs,Modern Talking cheesy...

There is still a rule for me to listen to at least one Genesis song per day. and truely, even in the holidays, i listen to it.

I have got 8 different versions of The Waiting Room on my MP§ Player and many songs in different live versions from different tours. I've got Los Endos from 5 different tours, the same with Firth of Fifth.

Yeah, maybe a bit pointless, but I know what I like smiley

And since a new genesis album seems pretty unlikely because of Phil's "illness" at the moment, i relieve the band by watching live videos,reading tour commentarys by fans or watching pictures.
I'm uploading Genesis live songs on youtube all the time, over 200 already. I synchronize 8mm movies,tv broadcasts etc together to make a full watchable video. Thats my way to relieve the past.
Other possibitly would be to use a time machine, but these are way to expensive.

And i still haven't got everything, i'm missing a few songs of Archive1 and From Genesis to Revelation and i still never read Chapter and verse. I think i will have enough to do in the future.

Thanks Genesis and to all fans who didn't forgot the band.

And of course the backery cheesy

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« Reply #37 on: Jul 17th, 2012, 10:00pm »

One recommendation: Some people may not think From Genesis to Revelation is worthy. Truthfully, it is.
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« Reply #38 on: Jul 18th, 2012, 04:52am »

Nothing particularly interesting in how I got into Genesis I'm afraid. A chap in my year at school (who had already been to see them, he says at York Theatre Royal although The Movement says the concert on March 5 71 was at York University's Central Hall) lent me Nursery Cryme and Foxtrot. I liked them, made myself a copy on my reel to reel tape deck and went to see them at the forementioned Central Hall on Feb 2 1973.
Haven't stopped listening to them since.
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« Reply #39 on: Aug 12th, 2016, 10:32am »

New to the forum, so I was looking for a thread like this...

I think I first got into Genesis around 1983 (when I was 13). I don't remember what got me into them. Maybe it was the songs "Mama" and "That's All." At the time, I was also into Yes, Pink Floyd, King Crimson and Jethro Tull. So, I was sort of a fan of both the old and new Genesis from the start.

I really didn't differentiate between the pop and the progressive at first. As I grew older, my attitudes changed and I favored the earlier albums. I followed the solo careers of all of the members of the band to a degree, collecting books, videos, vinyl, cassettes and CD's, posters, sew-on patches, whatever I could get my hands on.

In the beginning I followed Phil Collins and Peter Gabriel the most, then probably Anthony Phillips, Steve Hackett, Brand X, Tony Banks and Mike Rutherford in that order of interest. I have a fairly big collection of albums by all of these artists on vinyl, even branching out to include a few rare items such as "Two Sides of Peter Banks," on which Steve and Phil appeared.

I eventually stopped following Anthony Phillips, Mike Rutherford, and Tony Banks for whatever reason. I maintained a respect for the early Steve Hackett albums. I felt he lost it around the time of Till We Have Faces.

I saw Genesis on the Invisible Touch tour.

I saw Phil Collins on the No Jacket Required and the ...But Seriously tours (by the time of ...But Seriously I had mainly lost interest).

I have seen Peter Gabriel on the Us and Up tours (I think I was a few rows from the front on Us and had 2nd row seats on Up).

Around 1987 I began to be interested in alternative music like The Cure and The Smiths, and for the next couple of decades I mainly followed indie bands.

In the 90's I stopped following Phil and Genesis during the period of Phil overkill. Then I was only interested in early Genesis and Peter Gabriel (with Duke sort of being the cutoff point for albums I would still listen to).

The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway is my favorite album (hence my screen name).

In the late 90's I bought Steve Hackett's Genesis Revisited album, which piqued my interest in Hackett again. I bought the 2003 album, To Watch the Storms, which I felt recaptured the essence of early Hackett. I have been following the Genesis Revisited series and really loving the concert videos. I recently bought The Total Experience and Wolflight, so I guess you could say I'm officially back into Hackett.

After my father died in 2010, I started getting into older music such as The Beatles and Elvis. And I recently bought into the "Take A Look At Me Now" Phil Collins reissue campaign. Apart from a few things such as the Hits CD, I really only had Face Value and Hello, I Must Be Going! on CD because I felt those were the only good ones (because I had disowned later Phil...I think I stopped buying his albums after No Jacket Required).

But I have taken a look at him now, and even bought his Alamo book and heard his narration of the diorama at the History Shop. And I have also collected his entire back catalogue...so I'm back into Phil, and embracing ALL of Phil's work now.

Interestingly, I am not that into Peter Gabriel anymore. I'm tired of the live albums, reissues, cover versions etc.

So, I am currently into all periods of Genesis, and as far as solo work, most into Phil and Steve, followed by Peter.

So, hopefully that wasn't too long for you...It probably wasn't long enough!

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« Reply #40 on: Aug 12th, 2016, 11:19am »

Excellent stuff, CW, and welcome! cheesy
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« Reply #41 on: Aug 12th, 2016, 11:22am »

on Aug 12th, 2016, 11:19am, Paperkate wrote:
Excellent stuff, CW, and welcome! cheesy


Thank you! Looking forward to discussions here as I recapture the excitement of my young fandom.
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« Reply #42 on: Aug 12th, 2016, 1:17pm »

For me, I can remember hearing Follow You, Follow Me on the radio when the album came out in the late 70s. I really discovered them, however, when I saw a bar band (called Pegasus) perform Watcher, Turn it on Again, Firth of Fifth and Abacab at Shaker Park in Enfield Connecticut around 1981. I was hooked and started buying cassettes right away. I think I got Duke first.

Today, I'm the keybaordist in a Washington DC based tribute band called Selling Fairfax by the Pound.
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on Aug 12th, 2016, 1:17pm, billw wrote:
For me, I can remember hearing Follow You, Follow Me on the radio when the album came out in the late 70s. I really discovered them, however, when I saw a bar band (called Pegasus) perform Watcher, Turn it on Again, Firth of Fifth and Abacab at Shaker Park in Enfield Connecticut around 1981. I was hooked and started buying cassettes right away. I think I got Duke first.

Today, I'm the keybaordist in a Washington DC based tribute band called Selling Fairfax by the Pound.


Very cool!
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« Reply #44 on: Aug 12th, 2016, 7:49pm »

Welcome CW.

I went back to my first post & found that I didn't tell any story except about how much I loved Sum of the Parts. There is not that much to tell & it's more about Phil & Peter than about Genesis at first.

1981 - my last year at university in Canberra. I would have heard In The Air Tonight on radio. I had never heard anything like it, and still haven't. So when I was on holidays in Sydney I bought Face Value (I still remember the date, July 2, 1981). Much as I loved the album I wasn't yet curious about Phil's former band; but I must have started taking note of other songs I would have begun to hear on radio, namely Solsbury Hill & Follow You, Follow Me.

I think I was confused by Misunderstanding which was when I realised that Phil was in Genesis & that he hadn't left them to go solo. I liked the song but I wasn't inspired to buy the album, and then when Abacab came out I read about it but didn't hear any of the tracks. Same with Genesis. The reality is I didn't hear Genesis properly until Invisible Touch. I loved the songs, just as I loved the No Jacket Required songs, and bought the albums (I didn't think much of You Can't Hurry Love so didn't bother with Hello I Must Be Going! until years later). I had VHS tapes of the NJR & IT videos.

Cue Sledgehammer & So. I was blown away by them. So yes, it must be said that it was the most commercial stuff that attracted me. I was still wary of going back to the early Genesis albums. I had the Secret World & Growing Up DVDs, and we also have New Blood (but I don't like that very much).

I then continued to buy the Gabriel & Collins albums (but I missed Up & stopped buying Collins after But Seriously). I finally saw Gabriel on the Secret World tour here. I would have then gone back & started buying Collins era Genesis albums (nothing before Duke). When We Can't Dance appeared that was it for me. I was a real fan, but then Collins left.

This is very sketchy. I don't know when some of the Collins era songs that I knew but wasn't particularly over the moon about strated creeping into my head; it was gradual. There was one day when That's All just got into my head & I couldn't get it out; then Home By The Sea. Then came the documentary. WOW! Not for the purists & there were too many talking heads, but I loved it. I had NEVER HEARD I Know What I Like & Carpet Crawlers before I saw that documentary, not to mention Supper's Ready, etc.

I then went on a frenzy of buying the Gabriel era albums & the pre Duke albums. I also got A Chord Too Far & now have a Mechanics compliation, and will get some Hackett albums soon - I had to stop for a while. I was lucky that my husband who saw them on the W&W tour brought the first Archive box set with him to Australia (I really like some of those very early tracks)! I also filled in the blanks of the Collins & Gabriel albums I didn't have and got the IT, WCD & Rome DVDs which I play all the time.

I still regard myself as a neophyte who is shy about sharing my enthuisiam so since I joined here in January I have been reasonably restrained given the level of prior knowledge people here have. But I'm proud to be a Genesis fan, even though I'm still learning. Every time I hear something I love, like Driving The Last Spike, or something I hadn't heard, like Pacidy yesterday, I get more out of it.
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