|Diva? The central heating plumbing, chicken keeping, garden tending, campervan driving, keyboard player? .. no.|
Watch Come rain or shine, or the Mama documentary, 3 extraordinary guys creating great music, eating sausage and tomato on toast, drinking Mateus Rose, and having a ball.
In their younger days, they were all less mature, more prolific/creative, and there were more songwriters trying to get their bits into 40 minutes of vinyl. That's going to lead to debates.
Having good quality control is what makes a good record, if you had to choose between Octopus's garden and The long and winding road, should you choose the former because it's fairer? Should you lie about which is your favourite track 35 years later when asked? The lamb has some strong bits, some weak bits, is too long, has a crap cover, and after all these years I still haven't got a clue what the story is about.
Somehow Tony has become the whipping boy since his comments in the famous documentary have been blown out of all proportion, mostly due to the misunderstanding of English humour/irony. Friends and colleagues often have digs at each other, there is no malice behind it.
The comment about Phil is a joke. If it isn't obvious, there's a beaming smile at the end of the sentence just in case.
Tony and Mike are the backbone of the group
Peter and Steve left 4 decades ago, of their own accord - it's a little odd for fans to still be holding a grudge about it after so long.
No Tony, no Genesis, no forum.