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xx Does Genesis get airplay (now)?
« Thread started on: Mar 16th, 2017, 7:46pm »

I don't normally listen to radio, but when I do I listen to classic rock stations here in NYC... And I've noticed Genesis doesn't get played that much (there's obviously ITAT, once I even heard Don't Give Up). Has anyone ever heard Genesis on any radio?
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« Reply #1 on: Mar 17th, 2017, 12:14am »

It will vary depending on where you live in the world, since songs had varying commercial success in different locations. Speaking as someone who lives in the Midwestern US, there's a few songs that got moderate airplay. These are songs I can recall hearing at least once on the radio over the past three years.

Genesis:

"Follow You, Follow Me"
"Misunderstanding"
"That's All"
"Invisible Touch"
"Throwing It All Away"
"Land Of Confusion"
"In Too Deep"

And as for the solo careers...

Peter Gabriel:

"Solsbury Hill"
"Sledgehammer"
"Big Time"
"In Your Eyes"

Phil Collins:

"In The Air Tonight"
"I Don't Care Anymore"
"You Can't Hurry Love'
"Against All Odds"
"Sussudio"
"One More Night"
"Don't Lose My Number"
"Take Me Home"
"Two Hearts"
"Another Day In Paradise"

Philip Bailey and Phil Collins:

"Easy Lover"

Mike + The Mechanics

"Silent Running"
"All I Need Is A Miracle"
"The Living Years"

As a bonus, I once heard "Just A Job To Do" by Genesis on the radio in a Subway a few years ago during a visit in Minneapolis, MN. That really surprised me.
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« Reply #2 on: Mar 17th, 2017, 06:13am »

on Mar 17th, 2017, 12:14am, rael1974 wrote:
It will vary depending on where you live in the world, since songs had varying commercial success in different locations. Speaking as someone who lives in the Midwestern US, there's a few songs that got moderate airplay. These are songs I can recall hearing at least once on the radio over the past three years.

Genesis:

"Follow You, Follow Me"
"Misunderstanding"
"That's All"
"Invisible Touch"
"Throwing It All Away"
"Land Of Confusion"
"In Too Deep"

And as for the solo careers...

Peter Gabriel:

"Solsbury Hill"
"Sledgehammer"
"Big Time"
"In Your Eyes"

Phil Collins:

"In The Air Tonight"
"I Don't Care Anymore"
"You Can't Hurry Love'
"Against All Odds"
"Sussudio"
"One More Night"
"Don't Lose My Number"
"Take Me Home"
"Two Hearts"
"Another Day In Paradise"

Philip Bailey and Phil Collins:

"Easy Lover"

Mike + The Mechanics

"Silent Running"
"All I Need Is A Miracle"
"The Living Years"

As a bonus, I once heard "Just A Job To Do" by Genesis on the radio in a Subway a few years ago during a visit in Minneapolis, MN. That really surprised me.


My local FM station would have a similar playlist to this too
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« Reply #3 on: Mar 17th, 2017, 07:17am »

I basically hear radio only in other people's cars or when I'm grocery shopping. I noticed these so far:

Genesis
- Land of Confusion (with the middle part edited out!)
- Follow You Follow Me
rarely and surprisingly: - Living Forever

Peter
- Solsbury Hill
- Sledgehammer

Phil
- Easy Lover
- Can't Stop Loving You

Mechanics
- Word of Mouth
- Over My Shoulder
- Another Cup of Coffee


Oh and I live in Germany.
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« Reply #4 on: Mar 17th, 2017, 07:19am »

To my surprise, Jeremy Vine recently played A Trick of the Tail on BBC Radio 2.
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« Reply #5 on: Mar 17th, 2017, 07:23am »

Oh yes, I forgot this: friends told me repeatedly they heard Supper's Ready in full length. It was on SWR1, the "oldie" station in Germany, they regularly pick long tracks of classic rock bands and play them in full in the evening hours.
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« Reply #6 on: Mar 17th, 2017, 1:38pm »

I only listen to about three, maybe four, radio stations on any regular basis.

(The fourth is the local university radio station which I sometimes like to listen to on weekday mornings at work because they have some interesting programming in the 10-12 o'clock slot. On Fridays it's the prog show, and older Genesis tunes pop up there once in a while.)

The local "classic rock" station plays a mix of 70's, 80's, 90's, and 2000's rock. Lately they've been playing a lot more newer stuff. They never play Genesis.

The two I listen to most are the contemporary music CBC station (CBC Radio 2) and the Toronto jazz station.

About six or seven years ago, before they changed the overnight format, CBC2 would play some very eclectic stuff. One night at around 3 a.m. they played "Silent Sorrow in Empty Boats". Randy Bachman (of The Guess Who and Bachman-Turner Overdrive fame) has a Sunday evening show where he plays themed sets of music. I think I heard a Genesis tune there once, or maybe it was a Phil Collins tune, but I'm not 100% positive. Other than these two examples they also never play any Genesis.

Oddly, it's the jazz station where I've heard more Genesis than anywhere else. I believe that there are two jazz covers of "Follow You Follow Me" that get regular airplay. One vocal, the other instrumental. The last time I heard the vocal version was in the past month.
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« Reply #7 on: Mar 17th, 2017, 1:40pm »

Got "I Know What I Like" on Radio 2 on Tuesday evening (Al Murray subbing for Steve Wright).
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« Reply #8 on: Mar 18th, 2017, 10:49am »

I listen to satellite radio, mostly the "deep tracks" station.

I've probably heard 25-30 different Hackett-era Genesis songs in the past year.
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« Reply #9 on: Mar 18th, 2017, 11:26am »

on Mar 17th, 2017, 06:13am, Yild4Genesis wrote:
My local FM station would have a similar playlist to this too


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« Reply #10 on: Mar 20th, 2017, 11:46am »

Recently when Genesis is played on the radio, it always seems to be FYFM.
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« Reply #11 on: Mar 20th, 2017, 11:47am »

on Mar 17th, 2017, 1:38pm, HENRY wrote:
Randy Bachman (of The Guess Who and Bachman-Turner Overdrive fame) has a Sunday evening show where he plays themed sets of music. I think I heard a Genesis tune there once, or maybe it was a Phil Collins tune, but I'm not 100% positive. Other than these two examples they also never play any Genesis.


Randy Bachman had a whole show that focused on Genesis and the solo performers. I didn't listen to the whole thing, but he played both the obvious pop hits and some representative classic older tracks.

Q107 is the classic rock station in Toronto. It has a program on Sunday afternoons that focuses on the mid-60s to the mid-70s, so when they play Genesis, it is always older stuff. Fairly commonly, they will play Watcher of the Skies, The Musical Box, Firth of Fifth, IKWIL, TLLDOB. Squonk, Ripples, DoaV, and Los Endos. Occasionally they play Supper's Ready, and always on Thanksgiving. I have also heard at least once Fountain of Salmacis, Can-Utility and the Coastliners, Get 'Em Out By Friday, and Dancing With the Moonlit Knight.

Outside of this program, they play various hits from the 80s: TIOA, Abacab, No Reply at All, Mama, That's All, IT, TTT, Land of Confusion, and NSOM. However they still do play some of the older tracks, particularly Firth of Fifth, TLLDOB, Squonk, and Ripples.
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« Reply #12 on: Mar 20th, 2017, 11:58am »

on Mar 20th, 2017, 11:47am, Dr. John wrote:
Randy Bachman had a whole show that focused on Genesis and the solo performers. I didn't listen to the whole thing, but he played both the obvious pop hits and some representative classic older tracks.

Ah, I have not heard that episode. I wouldn't have thought Bachman had that kind of interest in the band.

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Q107 is the classic rock station in Toronto. It has a program on Sunday afternoons that focuses on the mid-60s to the mid-70s, so when they play Genesis, it is always older stuff. Fairly commonly, they will play Watcher of the Skies, The Musical Box, Firth of Fifth, IKWIL, TLLDOB. Squonk, Ripples, DoaV, and Los Endos. Occasionally they play Supper's Ready, and always on Thanksgiving. I have also heard at least once Fountain of Salmacis, Can-Utility and the Coastliners, Get 'Em Out By Friday, and Dancing With the Moonlit Knight.

Outside of this program, they play various hits from the 80s: TIOA, Abacab, No Reply at All, Mama, That's All, IT, TTT, Land of Confusion, and NSOM. However they still do play some of the older tracks, particularly Firth of Fifth, TLLDOB, Squonk, and Ripples.

I haven't listened to Q107 in ages. I do remember them having weekend programming showcasing a lot more 70's bands. But overall they seemed stuck playing all the predictable rock and classic rock playlists.
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on Mar 20th, 2017, 11:47am, Dr. John wrote:
Randy Bachman had a whole show that focused on Genesis and the solo performers. I didn't listen to the whole thing, but he played both the obvious pop hits and some representative classic older tracks.

Q107 is the classic rock station in Toronto. It has a program on Sunday afternoons that focuses on the mid-60s to the mid-70s, so when they play Genesis, it is always older stuff. Fairly commonly, they will play Watcher of the Skies, The Musical Box, Firth of Fifth, IKWIL, TLLDOB. Squonk, Ripples, DoaV, and Los Endos. Occasionally they play Supper's Ready, and always on Thanksgiving. I have also heard at least once Fountain of Salmacis, Can-Utility and the Coastliners, Get 'Em Out By Friday, and Dancing With the Moonlit Knight.

Outside of this program, they play various hits from the 80s: TIOA, Abacab, No Reply at All, Mama, That's All, IT, TTT, Land of Confusion, and NSOM. However they still do play some of the older tracks, particularly Firth of Fifth, TLLDOB, Squonk, and Ripples.


Interesting about Thanksgiving weekend.
I recall Supper's Ready being played during a "Psychedelic Sunday" on an Easter weekend some years ago when I was down visiting family in T.O.

Most of the other songs you mentioned I haven't heard played on Q, but I did hear Return of the Giant Hogweed once.

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« Reply #14 on: Mar 20th, 2017, 1:45pm »

on Mar 20th, 2017, 12:42pm, Witchwood wrote:
Interesting about Thanksgiving weekend.
I recall Supper's Ready being played during a "Psychedelic Sunday" on an Easter weekend some years ago when I was down visiting family in T.O.


Andy Frost usually plays it between 5:00 and 6:00, just before people have Thanksgiving dinner. At least he has the past many years.
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