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 poll_icon  Poll  Poll Question: Which band member's solo career is your favorite?
Anthony Phillips VotesVotesVotes 2 (4%)
Steve Hackett VotesVotesVotes 12 (27%)
Peter Gabriel VotesVotesVotes 13 (30%)
Tony Banks VotesVotesVotes 5 (11%)
Mike Rutherford VotesVotesVotes 1 (2%)
Phil Collins VotesVotesVotes 10 (23%)
Ray Wilson VotesImageVotes 0 (0%)
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« Reply #15 on: May 11th, 2017, 12:22pm »

on May 11th, 2017, 12:12pm, CyanideWand wrote:
I'm surprised Phil is not more popular.

Same here.
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« Reply #16 on: May 11th, 2017, 1:29pm »

Have to go for Ant. smiley
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« Reply #17 on: May 11th, 2017, 3:35pm »

phil solo albums bring me back many good memories from my teenage days, but lately i relate more to peter solo work.

i prefer peter as a solo artist than peter as the genesis frontman. i also like the way he started his career from scratch, trying to make music that didn't resemble the genesis stuff.
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« Reply #18 on: May 11th, 2017, 6:15pm »

In terms of who I think has produced the best music, it's Peter. In terms of how much I own, I have about equal amounts of Peter's & Phil's work. I've got A Chord Too Far so that in fact means I have more of Tony's work than the others. So in order of which I prefer:
1. Peter
2. Phil
3. Tony
4. Steve
5. Mike
6. Anthony

I don't know Ray's solo work.
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« Reply #19 on: May 11th, 2017, 9:51pm »

I'm a bit surprised that Steve isn't winning in the poll. It always seems to me that he has the busiest forum section here out of all the band members. Maybe that's just because he's releasing the most music out of the members.
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« Reply #20 on: May 12th, 2017, 02:25am »

on May 11th, 2017, 9:51pm, rael1974 wrote:
I'm a bit surprised that Steve isn't winning in the poll. It always seems to me that he has the busiest forum section here out of all the band members. Maybe that's just because he's releasing the most music out of the members.


That's probably it. Steve has some good and plentiful album but it's no surprise to me that Pete is in front. His albums tend to be more structured and different-refreshing even each time...
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« Reply #21 on: May 12th, 2017, 07:20am »

I'm surprised Tony is ahead of Phil. It's only my opinion of course, but I think Phil's albums are much more listenable than Tony's (and they certainly sold more).

I do respect Tony as a driving and leading force behind Genesis, but I think his best work is in the band.
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« Reply #22 on: May 12th, 2017, 07:45am »

on May 12th, 2017, 07:20am, CyanideWand wrote:
I'm surprised Tony is ahead of Phil. It's only my opinion of course, but I think Phil's albums are much more listenable than Tony's (and they certainly sold more).

I do respect Tony as a driving and leading force behind Genesis, but I think his best work is in the band.


I agree Tony was at his best with the band, sales are a fact and cannot be disputed, 'listenable' however is quite subjective a term; some of the things Phil released are downright 'unllistenable' to my ears, I literally cannot listen to them and still they sold massively. Moreover, as I was recently and correctly, reminded it's a Genesis forum. The general public would favor Phil of course but the Genesis camp remains divided.
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« Reply #23 on: May 12th, 2017, 08:37am »

1 Phil
2 Mike
3 Peter
4 Steve
5 Tony
6 Anthony
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« Reply #24 on: May 12th, 2017, 09:17am »

on May 11th, 2017, 9:51pm, rael1974 wrote:
I'm a bit surprised that Steve isn't winning in the poll. It always seems to me that he has the busiest forum section here out of all the band members. Maybe that's just because he's releasing the most music out of the members.

It must be it, he is, with Mike the most active. After years, there's only so much you can say about Peter working on his next album.
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« Reply #25 on: May 12th, 2017, 10:00am »

Peter - PG3 and PG4 (Security) are classics, and even his poppier albums have some great material. But he lost me with Scratch My Back, which I found unlistenable, and he hasn't done much since.

Steve - I have all of his rock albums. I agree that he's not the best singer and an uneven songwriter, but when he hits one, he knocks it out of the park. I love Please Don't Touch, Spectral Mornings, Highly Strung, and Darktown.

Phil - The first two are classics, and I guess some consider the third one a classic, as well, but I didn't care for it as a whole. "Take Me Home" and "We Said Hello/Goodbye" are great tracks, though. And I did somewhat enjoy Dance Into The Light, but that's about it. It amazes me that he seems to find Both Sides to be his best work. I can't sit through it.

Tony - I have a love-hate thing going with Tony's solo work. The first three albums are great, but after that, his tendency to create songs out of over-quantized MIDI started to make his work sound too mechanical. Having A Chord Too Far has helped me appreciate his later stuff more, since it was carefully mixed in the older songs.

Mike - Again, the first two, plus the first Mechanics albums are wonderful, after that, though, like Tony, his stuff started to sound mechanical (Pun? Me?) and sterile. I guess it had more to do with the era than the artist.

Ant - Geese is amazing, and I like Sides a lot. Invisible Men, though not one his most popular, sits in well with Abacab/Fugitive/Acting Very Strange era. I have a hard time getting into instrumental albums, though, so he kind of lost me.

Ray - I have a couple of his CD's and they are, indeed, pleasant, but I've never given them enough time to settle into my brain.
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« Reply #26 on: May 12th, 2017, 10:19am »

on May 12th, 2017, 10:00am, snowdog wrote:
Phil - .It amazes me that he seems to find Both Sides to be his best work. I can't sit through it.



It's his most personal work, he was going through some changes and he played all the instruments which imo took a toll on the music. Something like 'I've forgotten everything' literally begs for an orchestra or big band arrangement. It's a fine song imo but the casio sounding keyboards really do some damage.
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« Reply #27 on: May 12th, 2017, 1:54pm »

i think the main weakness of tony's solo work is the lack of direction:
- he first recorded an album with a guest singer,
- then he decided to sing himself,
- then he released an album under a band name, with two singers,
- then he became a solo artist again, with many different singers,
- then he returned to record with only one singer.

also, he should have promoted his albums a little more, because they include quite a few good songs, and many musicians were involved in them. recording an album only for a small bunch of fans, considering how much time and money it takes, is a wasted effort.
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« Reply #28 on: May 12th, 2017, 2:17pm »

on May 12th, 2017, 10:19am, Fabrizio wrote:
It's his most personal work, he was going through some changes and he played all the instruments which imo took a toll on the music. Something like 'I've forgotten everything' literally begs for an orchestra or big band arrangement. It's a fine song imo but the casio sounding keyboards really do some damage.


It's my favorite of his albums. When it came out I didn't have time for it. I abandoned Phil in the 90's during the period of over-saturation when he was everywhere all the time.

But now that time has passed and I've given the album some proper listens, I am able to overlook the instrumentation on some of the songs because I can see the songs are in fact some of his best work. I think Phil is best when he is being confessional.
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« Reply #29 on: May 12th, 2017, 2:27pm »

Had to vote for Steve of course. When it comes to solo stuff, and work ethic, he leaves the rest for dead imo. Still active, touring , recording, working with others, still young at heart I suspect, and still with an infectious enthusiasm. I doubt very much now that a five man reunion will ever take place, but if it ever did, the rest would have to work exceedingly hard just to catch up with him.
Hopefully there are many years of music left in him yet cool
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