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From England's Genesis, here's Steve Hackett

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 than spotlight heroics. But while Steve maintains a shadowy presence on stage, his multimouthed 6-string has attracted a strong following of guitar players, and though they may not know his facial characteristics they inhale his instrumental qualities like fresh air.

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