starfield at SUPANET.COM
Sat May 12 13:16:28 EDT 2001
To me, Genesis will only ever be with Steve Hackett on guitar. His writing
and playing is totally inspired unlike some of the more cod prog-rock
compositions of Tony Banks. Its no co-incidence the only track on Wind &
Wuthering worth listening to is Blood on the Rooftops.
Its interesting to listen to the early albums and pick out the bits Hackett
obviously wrote - Dance of the Moonlit Knight has some of his trademark
chord progressions for one.
Hackett's first four solo albums also deserve a good listen - after all,
has anybody ever done anything quite like Tiger Moth Chances before or
How could they possibly consider reforming, albeit as a one off, without
Captain Bl at ck.
----- Original Message -----
From: Nick Medford <nick at HERMIT0.DEMON.CO.UK>
To: <BOC-L at LISTSERV.SPC.EDU>
Sent: Saturday, May 12, 2001 4:29 PM
Subject: Re: OFF: Genesis
> In message <mPPyqHAJvU$6EwMT at comics.demon.co.uk>, Jon Browne
> <jon at COMICS.DEMON.CO.UK> writes
> >Disc 3 has this amazing live Supper's Ready from the Rainbow '73.
> Ah. OK. It's simple then- I have to buy it.
> > They are simply a great band who finished in 1979.
> Maybe even a little earlier, I reckon Steve Hackett's departure was the
> nail in the coffin, though the corpse did twitch a bit- there's the odd
> decent track on Abacab for example, and the single "Mama" had a
> surprising sound- although I recall reading a review of it, in Sounds I
> which said simply "They thought about making an experimental record.
> They were pleased with the results. Somewhere up in the hills, the
> archangel Gabriel laughed". Which was probably about right.
> Nick Medford
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