Genesis | Artist

Genesis | Artist

Tags: Era_1970s, Genre_Art_Rock, Genre_Prog, Origin_UK, Type_Artist

Genesis was an English progressive rock band formed 1967 at Charterhouse School, Godalming, Surrey. The original line-up was Peter Gabriel (vocals, flute), Tony Banks (keyboards), Mike Rutherford (bass), Anthony Phillips (guitar) and Chris Stewart (drums). The band went through a succession of drummers until settling on Phil Collins in 1970. Also in 1970 Steve Hackett replaced Anthony Phillips on guitar. As teenagers, the band recorded their debut album From Genesis to Revelation, in 1969. The debut was very much a "Prentice Piece" with the band not yet finding its characteristic sound. Between 1970-75 Genesis as a band gelled and recorded six English progressive rock masterpieces in a row: Trespass, Nursery Cryme, Foxtrot, Selling England by the Pound, Lamb Lies Down on Broadway and A Trick of the Tail. Gabriel left to go solo in 1975 after completing Lamb Lies Down on Broadway and with drummer Phil Collins taking over singing and songwriting duties, they took a more AOR direction. However the first two post-Gabriel albums: A Trick of the Tail and Wind & Wuthering, are both excellent. From the early '80s Genesis achieved huge commercial success in the USA and worldwide delivering well crafted pop-rock, but it lacked the creativity of their early work. Outstanding albums include Trespass, Nursery Crime, Foxtrot, Live ('73), Selling England by the Pound, The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway, A Trick of the Tail, Wind & Wuthering, Seconds Out and Duke. The 2008 compilation 1970-1975 is highly recommended.

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Featured Albums: Genesis

Related Artists: Peter Gabriel, Steve Hackett, Phil Collins, Anthony Phillips

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