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Post by TheOldMan2084 on Mon Jan 04, 2016 8:35 am

Hello everyone! I'm a long time lurker and I'd like to become a bit more active here. Back in the day I was caledvwlch79 and avsherwood1. 

Anyway... this year I've decided I'm going to starting listening to Genesis (both eras) and see if I like them. What's everyone's favorite Genesis album? I'm only really familiar with the Invisible Touch and We Can't Dance eras. Though I have started listening to Duke and I really enjoyed it. I've also got Foxtrot and Selling England By The Pound coming in the mail. 

Thoughts?
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Post by Guitar Noir on Wed Jan 27, 2016 9:10 am

I am a huge Genesis fan, have been since 1981. With the exception of the very first album, From Genesis To Revelation, I love all of their albums. My favorite would be Duke. If you enjoy Duke I would recommend Abacab as well. The great thing about Genesis is that the solo albums by the various members are worth exploring as well. Enjoy!
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Post by Friday13th on Sat Jan 30, 2016 11:05 pm

haha our residing Steve Hackett fan is quick to reply  Razz
We Can't Dance is one of the worst Genesis albums imo. My favorites are Foxtrot and Selling England, so prepare to really be impressed! Peter Gabriel is the man in my book, but the first two Collins-led albums and Duke are still proggy enough for this critic.
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Post by Guitar Noir on Sat Jan 30, 2016 11:15 pm

Steve Hackett is the man.
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Post by TheOldMan2084 on Sun Jan 31, 2016 7:56 am

I thoroughly enjoyed Duke (Abacab is on the schedule). Who knew Phil Collins was such a great drummer? I've been marinating in Foxtrot lately and I really like that as well. I agree that Peter Gabriel is the man! As for We Can't Dance...we will see. I actually liked the singles from that album but if it's full of pop-filler that will be a problem. Hopefully I take a shine to that one too.
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Post by Samson on Sun Jan 31, 2016 3:31 pm

I'm not too familiar with the earlier catalog, but I LOVE Calling all Stations.
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Post by redsea1013 on Wed Feb 03, 2016 3:12 pm

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Post by TheDoctor394 on Thu Feb 04, 2016 3:43 am

As a child of the eighties, I was introduced to Genesis via "Invisible Touch" (through the radio, and also it was played over the shop where I worked as a teenager), and when I became an avid collector of music, I got into the rest of the band's catalogue.

My favourite one is the first without Peter Gabriel, "A Trick Of The Tail", but I think "Invisible Touch" is better than its reputation suggests, and I also must make a push for their debut "From Genesis To Revelation" which, I think, is very much underrated.

My least favourite of theirs is "Abacab".
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Post by MikeInFla on Thu Feb 04, 2016 11:09 am

For me, Greatest Hits is just fine. I enjoyed all their hits, the album tracks not so much. Invisible Touch has a lot of great tunes on it. As for songs, Abacab is my favorite. Love that tune.

This is the one I have. I think I found it in the 5 dollar bin at Walmart (and the Walmart around here no longer has a 5 dollar bin  Sad )

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Post by Guitar Noir on Fri Feb 05, 2016 9:21 am

TheOldMan2084 wrote:I thoroughly enjoyed Duke (Abacab is on the schedule). Who knew Phil Collins was such a great drummer? I've been marinating in Foxtrot lately and I really like that as well. I agree that Peter Gabriel is the man! As for We Can't Dance...we will see. I actually liked the singles from that album but if it's full of pop-filler that will be a problem. Hopefully I take a shine to that one too.

Glad you are enjoying your journey of exploring Genesis.  Phil Collins is by far my favorite drummer.  As far as the Gabriel era albums I like Selling England By The Pound the best.
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Post by TheOldMan2084 on Fri Feb 05, 2016 3:08 pm

^ Selling England is also on the schedule. Also, Phil Collins is starting to become one of my favorite drummers as well!
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Post by Guitar Noir on Mon Feb 08, 2016 9:38 am

TheOldMan2084 wrote:^ Selling England is also on the schedule. Also, Phil Collins is starting to become one of my favorite drummers as well!


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Post by HenrikB on Tue Nov 27, 2018 7:43 am

I happened to find this thread. I love the early Genesis albums, Nursery Cryme is my favourite*, with Foxtrot just behind. I studied music in a town called Pietarsaari, and two of my good friends from that time period have now formed a Genesis tribute band, including all the theatrical stuff. Even a fox head and a dress...



*Yes, I'm European...
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Post by Andreas89 on Tue Nov 27, 2018 8:30 am

Genesis is pretty high on my priorities list when it comes to browsing CD stores for good 70s prog rock, partly because I like to check out the top albums from progarchives. Unfortunately their CDs are pretty pricey usually, and there are still plenty of albums from that era that are 1) still not in my collection, 2) really good and 3) way cheaper. So it's only Foxtrot for me so far, but I really love that album.
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Post by ricky75228 on Tue Dec 18, 2018 1:19 am

a like a few of the albums they put out Thee sides live is a pretty cool cd
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Post by Black Rider on Tue Dec 18, 2018 12:31 pm

They put out quite the trifecta with Duke, S/T album and Abacab with Abacab being my favorite. I like them with Peter Gabriel but he's better solo imo.
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Post by HenrikB on Wed Dec 19, 2018 2:54 am

I prefer Genesis with Peter Gabriel. I think Phil Collins era Genesis is a totally different band. Even though they were good during that era too, it's not really my Genesis.

And I prefer Peter Gabriel with Genesis. He's good solo, but I like his Genesis stuff more.
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Post by Guitar Noir on Thu Jan 10, 2019 1:20 am

Black Rider wrote:They put out quite the trifecta with Duke, S/T album and Abacab with Abacab being my favorite. I like them with Peter Gabriel but he's better solo imo.
I love pretty much every Genesis album, regardless of who the singer is, but these three are among my favorite.
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