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« Reply #15 on: Sep 3rd, 2016, 2:00pm »

Gabriel era and up until Steve left for me!
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« Reply #16 on: Sep 3rd, 2016, 8:13pm »

After and then there were 3 cause the best 3 stayed and produced hit record after hit record,
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« Reply #17 on: Sep 4th, 2016, 1:57pm »

I grew up listening to the 3-man era, so I have a natural affinity for it, though I also enjoy listening to Genesis music from every period. Goes for where my mood takes me.

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« Reply #18 on: Sep 4th, 2016, 4:00pm »

The 4-man era for me. Trick, Wind, and Seconds Out...it doesn't get any better.
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xx Re: What is your favorite era of Genesis?
« Reply #19 on: Sep 7th, 2016, 06:34am »

on Sep 1st, 2016, 3:42pm, OldKingCole3 wrote:
Hackett era for me 1971-77.



Indeed, I'd go for the same.
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xx Re: What is your favorite era of Genesis?
« Reply #20 on: Sep 7th, 2016, 07:23am »

Probably from Trespass to Duke as a high water mark, diminishing returns after that.
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« Reply #21 on: Sep 8th, 2016, 08:33am »

Like some others, I was first introduced to the band through the 3-man era and so it will always hold a special place in my heart smiley

I do love it all, though. Even Who Dunnit tongue
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« Reply #22 on: Sep 8th, 2016, 10:50am »

The Tony Banks Era.
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« Reply #23 on: Sep 8th, 2016, 7:42pm »

Daryl and Chester era
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« Reply #24 on: Sep 8th, 2016, 9:34pm »

on Sep 8th, 2016, 10:50am, HENRY wrote:
The Tony Banks Era.


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« Reply #25 on: Sep 9th, 2016, 3:23pm »

Enjoyable to read the responses on this thread.

One of the reasons I love Genesis so much and why I still listen to them regularly is that they have an album for whatever mood I'm in. If I need some 60s nostalgia, or some 70s far-out prog, or some sublime musical artistry, or some expunge-the-anger rock, or some foot-tapping 80s pop, they've done it all. As for eras, I'm a very big fan of the Banks/Rutherford era, from 1969 to 1998 smiley
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« Reply #26 on: May 19th, 2017, 7:11pm »

I view Genesis as having gone through five distinct eras and rank them as follows:
  1. Progressive rock era: Trespass to Seconds Out (1970-1977)
    - Some of the most beautiful, unique, imaginative and emotionally rich music ever produced.

  2. Transitional era: ATTW3 and Duke (1978-1980)
    - Very good, though tends to be less compositionally ambitious with less diverse arrangements.

  3. Pop era: Abacab to We Can't Dance (1981-1992)
    - Starts off strong but generally gets less adventurous with each successive release.

  4. Formative era: FGTR and various demos (1967-1969)
    - Songwriting was okay but still quite tentative and indistinct at this stage.

  5. Failed revival era: Calling All Stations (1996-1998)
    - For the most part, dreary and uninspired; very poor by Genesis standards.
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« Reply #27 on: May 19th, 2017, 8:27pm »

on Sep 1st, 2016, 11:04am, slowdancer wrote:
What always disturbed me about And Then There Were Three and Duke is the sound of the electric piano. It always sounds slightly out of tune and artificial. For me it was a revelation, when Tony put it to the attic from Abacab onwards. I think, I would enjoy And Then There Were Three and Duke far more, if this piano wasn`t on it.


Wow, really? To me, that chorused Yamaha CP-70 is one of Tony's signature sounds. Out of curiosity, do you feel the same way about Pete's "Red Rain" which has the same piano, although maybe with slightly less chorus effect? How about Tony's "Island in the Darkness"?

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« Reply #28 on: May 20th, 2017, 01:52am »

In Red Rain, the piano is not that predominant. Island In The Darkness includes a lot of different keyboard sounds, also different pianos.

I didn`t mean to say, that I don`t like the songs with that electric piano on them. I mean A Curious Feeling is full of that. It is just the sound of it, I don`t like.
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« Reply #29 on: May 20th, 2017, 03:15am »

on May 19th, 2017, 7:11pm, StarOfSirius wrote:
  • Transitional era: ATTW3 and Duke (1978-1980)


  • lol, i had read "traditional era". cheesy i definitely need new glasses.
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