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Phil Collins: Genesis Of A Solo Career

Interview by Chris Salewicz, Creem, January 1982

SET IN THE STOCKBROKER belt 30 miles to the southwest of London, the Genesis studio complex is exactly what you might expect: several thatched, suitably ...

Rhythm Of The Pete

Interview by Richard Cook, NME, October 1982

After the ambitious WOMAD Festival, the bailiffs cometh and PETER GABRIEL has decided to get himself out of hock – even if it means a ...

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Genesis - The Phil Collins Years (2000)

Interview by Johnny Black, Rock's Backpages Audio, September 2000

Follow You, Follow Me: Johnny Black hears from Phil Collins, Mike Rutherford and Tony Banks about Phil's joining, becoming front man, and his departure.

File format: mp3; in 4 parts, total file sizes: 81.3mb, total interview length: 1h 17' 44" sound quality: ****

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In The Beginning There Was... Genesis

Profile and Interview by Chris Welch, Melody Maker, April 1971

GENESIS ARE going to cause outrage and chaos in the coming year. Already they are breaking through with a blend of showmanship and original music ...

Genesis

Interview by uncredited writer, ZigZag, May 1971

Peter Gabriel talks about the downs and ups of Genesis… ...

Genesis: Too Posh For Fame

Profile and Interview by Caroline Boucher, Disc and Music Echo, March 1972

ASK GENESIS how their careers are progressing and they'll tell you they're superstars in Aylesbury and Belgium, but little known elsewhere. In fact their fame ...

Genesis Doing The Foxtrot

Report and Interview by Jerry Gilbert, Sounds, September 1972

PETER GABRIEL – slightly eccentric or acute schizophrenic? He cycles to Island Studios to begin a day's work on the new Genesis album, and unpacks ...

Genesis: The Band Who Want To Be Booed

Interview by Chris Welch, Melody Maker, September 1972

A PARTICULAR quality of certain successful groups has been their ability to create moods, to take an audience a little further than the surface excitement ...

Genesis: Foxtrot (Charisma)

Review by Jerry Gilbert, Sounds, September 1972

"HAVE YOU GOT a copy of the new album yet?", Mike Rutherford inquired meekly as Genesis prepared to go onstage at the Marquee last week. ...

Lindisfarne, Genesis: Dublin Stadium, Dublin

Live Review by Chris Charlesworth, Melody Maker, October 1972

TO BE CASUAL is to be Lindisfarne, but even the most relaxed of bands have a hard time putting over a set of new numbers ...

Genesis: Nursery Cryme

Review by Richard Cromelin, Rolling Stone, October 1972

THE COUNTRYSIDE COTTAGE in which (it says here) Genesis regrouped their creative energies must have had a lot of strange stuff coming out of the ...

Peter Gabriel

Interview by Jerry Gilbert, Sounds, November 1972

WERE YOU and Tony Banks the prime instigators of the original Genesis back at Charterhouse School? ...

Genesis: A Hit LP in the Making

Profile and Interview by Steve Turner, Beat Instrumental, December 1972

Some people are too embarrassed to ask Peter Gabriel about his spot of artificial 'premature' baldness. He's seriously thinking of making a public statement saying ...

Genesis at Philharmonic Hall, New York

Live Review by Ron Ross, Phonograph Record, May 1973

IN A MUSICAL WORLD dominated by dueling banjos, pop boys, wimpoid artist and Soul Train, is there a place for a British group that writes ...

Genesis: What Genesis Did On Their 'Holidays'

Interview by Chris Welch, Melody Maker, July 1973

NOT MANY groups conduct their rehearsals squashed together in a Morris Mini. But if you are in the habit of strolling around the backwaters of ...

Genesis: The Rainbow Theatre, London

Live Review by Andrew Tyler, NME, August 1973

IT'S A LITTLE dishonest using the same strokes to hammer Genesis as are periodically used against Yes. But there you go. Such is the nature ...

Genesis: The Man Behind The Mask

Interview by Barbara Charone, NME, August 1973

THE MUSIC world rarely awakens before noon, but I met Peter Gabriel at the unlikely hour of 9.30 a.m. Genesis, having finished their Selling England ...

No Exodus Yet for Genesis

Interview by Barbara Charone, NME, August 1973

"OBVIOUSLY we're out of the public's attention – but we come back that much stronger; some bands seem afraid to take time off; they feel ...

Genesis: Selling England By the Pound (Charisma)

Review by Barbara Charone, NME, September 1973

GENESIS FANS unite, stand proud and be counted; get ready to say 'I told you so' to all those people who have been doubting your ...

Genesis: Chapter and Verse

Interview by Chris Welch, Melody Maker, October 1973

GENESIS have lain dormant throughout the summer, at least as far as the public was concerned. Then came the sensational appearance at Reading Festival, when ...

Genesis: Peter Gabriel Talks

Interview by Barbara Charone, NME, October 1973

THE MUSIC world rarely awakens before noon, but I met Peter Gabriel at the unlikely hour of 9.30 a.m. Genesis, having finished their 'Selling England ...

Genesis: Masked Idol

Interview by Chris Welch, Melody Maker, January 1974

PETER GABRIEL, man of a thouand faces, is now also a man of several voices. One at least swoops upwards into the stratosphere, gibbers madly, ...

Genesis: Drury Lane Theatre, London

Live Review by Chris Welch, Melody Maker, January 1974

GENESIS'S WEEK at London's Drury Lane Theatre, proved that rock and theatre can mix and have a validity outside of mere exhibitionism. The band arc ...

Genesis: No 'Pale' Imitation

Profile and Interview by John Swenson, Crawdaddy!, March 1974

Genesis combines surreal songwriting with an interesting instrumental and visual approach. Lead singer Peter Gabriel notes: "We all took courses in pretentiousness." ...

Genesis Is The Start Of Something?

Report by Barbara Charone, NME, March 1974

ARRIVING AT THE seedy looking Capitol Theatre, New Jersey's lower middle-class palace of rock, you could tell something good was going on inside. With even ...

Genesis: Short on Hair, Long on Gimmicks

Interview by Richard Cromelin, Rolling Stone, March 1974

LOS ANGELES – Peter Gabriel's five o'clock shadow tints not only cheeks and chin but the shaved patch of flesh which cuts up from the ...

Genesis: Evolution & Revelation

Profile and Interview by Anne Moore, Valley Advocate, April 1974

GENESIS IS the perfect combination/blend of rock, theatrical production and intelligent literary comment. Genesis is also a five man group from London, England. Their popularity ...

Genesis: The New Face Of Gabriel

Interview by Chris Welch, Melody Maker, October 1974

Don't lose hope, Genesis fans! Their tour may be cancelled, but there's a new album on the way. And the new-look Peter Gabriel has given ...

Genesis: The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway (Charisma)

Review by Chris Welch, Melody Maker, November 1974

I WISH that rock musicians would learn the importance of self-editing. A few golden, miraculous notes, and some choice pithy words are worth all the ...

Genesis: To Them, It's Only Rock & Role

Interview by Barbara Charone, Rolling Stone, January 1975

LONDON – Having recently sold England by the pound, Genesis and Atlantic Records now turn their attention to the United States, where the esteemed buck ...

Genesis: The Future of Rock Theatre

Report and Interview by Ron Ross, Phonograph Record, February 1975

THE LAMB LIES DOWN ON BROADWAY is a short story that comprises no fewer than 48 different plot movements, and a stage show with 3000 ...

Will America Swallow The Lamb? Why Genesis wouldn't chop up The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway

Report and Interview by Ron Ross, Circus, March 1975

For years Genesis had dreamed of cooking up a recipe of their most powerful surreal visuals and most mesmerizing music. Yet they feared their ambitious ...

Genesis: Gabriel's Cosmic Juice

Report and Interview by Max Bell, NME, March 1975

"I believe in getting art out of the galleries and onto the streets. Status Quo are so cultural, so Wagner..." ...

Genesis to Revelation

Obituary by Chris Welch, Melody Maker, August 1975

AS PETER GABRIEL QUITS GENESIS, CHRIS WELCH RECALLS A GREAT BRITISH BAND ...

Peter Gabriel Quits Genesis

Report and Interview by Chris Welch, Melody Maker, August 1975

THE MELODY MAKER last week front-paged the growing doubts about Gabriel's future in the band. Reports, denied by the management of Genesis, indicated that Gabriel ...

Genesis: The Lamb Lies Down But Genesis Carries On

Interview by Barbara Charone, Sounds, September 1975

THE GATHERING was far from morose. No black clothes or sombre faces. No mourning music or dirge-like drones. No sullen postures, despondent looks or vehement ...

Genesis

Profile and Interview by Barbara Charone, ZigZag, October 1975

"I THINK SOME PEOPLE have a rip-off concept of us," Peter Gabriel remarked with a touch of cynicism as if he'd just had a revelation. ...

Peter Gabriel: Behind Peter Gabriel's Mask

Interview by Chris Welch, Melody Maker, December 1975

PETER GABRIEL'S departure from Genesis was one of the biggest shocks of 1975 for those who admired, nay loved, the combination of perverse talent they ...

The Ghost That Haunts Genesis

Report and Interview by Harry Doherty, Melody Maker, February 1976

YES, PETER IS PAST, but the legacy remains. And Tony Banks, keyboards' player with Genesis, is finding it difficult to swallow that. Peter Gabriel has ...

Bill Bruford: Have Drum Will Travel

Interview by Phil Sutcliffe, Sounds, April 1976

IT WAS IN the unlikely setting of the Una Billings School of Dancing's basement that the partnership which will be titillating the timpani of drum ...

Bill Bruford: 'It's all Ringo's fault!'

Interview by Chris Welch, Melody Maker, April 1976

THERE HAS been a lot of stunning lately. I was stunned when Peter Gabriel quit Genesis. And stunned once more when Bill Bruford joined Genesis. ...

Genesis: Beacon Theatre, New York

Live Review by Chris Charlesworth, Melody Maker, April 1976

WITH THE RELEASE of A Trick Of The Tail Genesis demonstrated that, on record at least, they could carry on at the same degree of ...

Bill Bruford

Interview by Chris Salewicz, NME, May 1976

ARE YOU quite sure that you're definitely not joining Genesis full-time? ...

Genesis: Supper Is Definitely Ready

Report and Interview by Barbara Charone, Sounds, May 1976

Thursday April 8 ...

Genesis: Hammersmith Odeon, London

Live Review by Barbara Charone, Sounds, June 1976

Genesisteria sweeps city – hundreds injured in trick of the tail overdose – five night musical orgy destroys London – thousands converted to Genesis religious ...

Genesis: Hammersmith Odeon, London

Live Review by Chris Welch, Melody Maker, June 1976

SO MUCH was happening on stage during the first sensational concert by Genesis at Odeon Hammersmith on Wednesday last week, that one needed stereoscopic earsight ...

Genesis: Hammersmith Odeon, London

Live Review by Miles, NME, June 1976

IF YOU take the trouble to embroider "Genesis" in fancy letters on the back of your pressed denim jacket, or if you are prepared to ...

The Trick of the Tale: Phil Collins Talks

Interview by Chris Welch, Melody Maker, July 1976

PHIL COLLINS IS A spry, restless man with seemingly limitless amounts of energy and intense drive. It is this drive that has made him one ...

Genesis: Apollo Theatre, Glasgow

Live Review by Chris Welch, Melody Maker, July 1976

HEAT, DUST, smoke, lasers and Genesis combined to turn the Glasgow Apollo into a replica of Dante's Inferno when the band descended on the city ...

Genesis: Banks Notes

Interview by Chris Welch, Melody Maker, July 1976

GENESIS ARE an enigma, an unknown quantity to the rock business and public at large, mainly because they are among the last of that old ...

From England's Genesis, here's Steve Hackett

Interview by Steven Rosen, Guitar Player, October 1976

STEVE Hackett usually inhabits the deepest, darkest corner of Genesis' performing stage. Perched on a footstool, the English lead guitarist opts more for guitar technique ...

10cc, Genesis, Fleetwood Mac, ELO et al: Split Ends

Overview by Harry Doherty, Melody Maker, December 1976

SOME come, others go, but the name lives on for ever...10cc set no precedent by splitting in half last week, but the decision by Graham ...

Genesis: Wind & Wuthering (Charisma) *****

Review by Barbara Charone, Sounds, December 1976

FIRST IMPRESSIONS: Too much to digest on one listening. Overall album sound even better than A Trick Of The Tail. Less immediate but more substantial ...

Genesis: Wind And Wuthering (Charisma)

Review by Chris Welch, Melody Maker, December 1976

Phil Collins (voices, drums, percussion), Steve Hackett (electric guitars, nylon classical 12-string, Kalimba, auto-harp), Mike Rutherford (basses, electric and acoustic guitars, bass pedals), Tony Banks ...

Genesis: Wuthering Heights

Interview by Chris Welch, Melody Maker, December 1976

THE PUBLIC has a strange image of rock and roll musicians. Most imagine them to be public school educated, with a passionate dedication to the ...

Genesis, Southern Style

Report and Interview by Barbara Charone, Sounds, March 1977

ON THE ROAD. Again. The Rainbow seems like years ago. Yesterday they had a rare day off in New Orleans, arriving at the Marie Antoinette ...

Genesis Reborn

Interview by Chris Salewicz, Gig, May 1977

If Mick Jagger were to quit the Rolling Stones or Robert Plant were to leave Led Zeppelin, there doesn't seem to be the least possibility ...

The Re-Genesis Of Peter Gabriel

Report and Interview by Tony Stewart, NME, October 1977

For someone who once accepted the Noble Order Of The Pension Book, this chap is rather lively. TONY STEWART saw him knocking out audiences at ...

Phil Collins Does Everything Better Than Everyone Else

Interview by J. Kordosh, Creem, May 1983

THINGS SEEM to be going poorly for drummers of late, what with Buddy Rich undergoing bypass surgery earlier this year and a regular series of ...

Genesis: Genesis

Review by Roy Trakin, Creem, March 1984

IT'S THE BAND that just won't go away, the thing that wouldn't die, no matter how many limbs are cut off or obstacles put in ...

Genesis: Invisible Touch

Review by Richard Cook, Sounds, June 1986

HAVE THEY paid enough? Have their sins been atoned for? Are the misdemeanors of that Genesis far enough past for the big-chap sophistipop of this ...

In Defense Of Genesis

Interview by Chris Welch, Creem, October 1987

"BECAUSE I'VE HAD solo success, people say I've suddenly got a stranglehold on the group, who want to make as much money as possible and ...

Genesis: We Can't Dance

Review by Phil Sutcliffe, Q, December 1991

CALLING IT WE CAN'T DANCE may be a chucklesome admission that, in the five years since Invisible Touch, Genesis have candidly let the rave scene ...

Genesis: We Can't Dance (Virgin)

Review by Max Bell, Vox, December 1991

GENESIS'S 17TH album arrives some five years after Invisible Touch. As befits these sedate Home Counties chaps, We Can't Dance is the product of modest ...

Genesis

Interview by Steven P. Wheeler, Music Connection, January 1992

WITH THE band's last studio album, Invisible Touch, Genesis became the first rock band in U.S. chart history to send five consecutive singles into the ...

Genesis: Giants Stadium, New Jersey

Live Review by Deborah Frost, Newsday, June 1992

"DRUMMER SENSITIVE to acoustic music" read the want ad Genesis once placed in an English music paper. Its ironieshave never been more apparent or more ...

Genesis: Archive 1967-75 (Virgin)

Review and Interview by Kit Aiken, Uncut, September 1998

4CD box mainly featuring the Tony Banks, Phil Collins, Peter Gabriel, Steve Hackett, Mike Rutherford incarnation of seminal progressive band with live cuts, a rare ...

see also Phil Collins

see also Peter Gabriel

see also Mike & The Mechanics

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