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Genesis is a progressive rock band from the United Kingdom, founded in 1967 by Peter GabrielMike RutherfordTony BanksAnthony Phillips and Chris Stewart. In the 1970s the group name in the avant-garde of the pop music with her drama and black humor, but threw to the helm in the 1980s with more accessible work what the band's many hits.

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Biography[Edit]Edit

Peter Gabriel frontman[Edit]Edit

Genesis was formed in 1967 on the English boarding school Charterhouse when a group of teenagers, members of the school straps Anon and Garden Wall, jointly decided to record a demo. One of the tapes came at the hands of producer and former Jonathan KingCharterhouseleerling, which the Group gave her name and they offered a record deal. The result was From Genesis to Revelation, one with string orchestra larded concept album about the origin of the Earth, which is musically somewhere between soul, folk and beat. The Orchestra and the concept came from the makers of King, that the Genesis of that time did not right. The album flopped and disillusioned each King and his pupils went their way.

After this false start Genesis decided to continue. Already at this time the band experimented with less obvious song structures and top-heavy serious texts. The individual band members gave their study on and live in a House together, went to work on new material. The career of Genesis began when the band was discovered by the record producer and new manager Tony Stratton-Smith, they offered a contract at his label Charisma Records. The group released the album trespass in 1970, on which six long drawn out, acoustically oriented, donkerromantische songs.

Hereinafter referred to as stepped guitarist Anthony Phillips because of performance anxiety from the group. The remaining band members fired drummer John Mayhewand as replacements were Steve Hackett (guitar) and Phil Collins (drums). This was the so-called "classic lineup" of Genesis a fact. In 1971 and 1972 respectively released albums on the Nursery Cryme and Foxtrot came to fruition the Group musical, thanks in part to the arrival of the technically far competentere Hackett and Collins.In addition to the dark romance was now also the black, macabre humor of vocalist-flautist Peter Gabriel an indispensable part of the music of Genesis. To the theatrical aspect of the music even more power and also to the eyes of the music press on to get the group focused, crept Gabriel on the stage in the skin of an ever larger arsenal of characters. He used makeup, outlandish tales told, but made mainly use costumes. From the time that he was uitdoste in the red dress of his wife and a fleet set up, like a bomb that struck in mask and from then on were Genesis and Gabriel suddenly "hot".

With the album Selling England By The Pound from 1973 garnered Genesis both musically and in view of the publicity by Gabriel seeded success. The album the group released their first English hit single, the Beatle-eske "I Know What I Like (In Your wardrobe)". The theatrical live-reputation of the Group rushed its members fast forward.Gabriel had ever-increasingly went his own way and less need to compromise with the other members of Genesis. The other members got more and more the feeling that the stage personality of Gabriel incorrectly derived the attention of the music. Disputes between Gabriel and the rest of the Group at the time of the shooting of the concept album The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway (1974) eventually led to the departure of Gabriel in 1975.

Phil Collins frontman[Edit]Edit

Genesis decided to go looking for a new singer and a new plate. But after hundreds of unsatisfactory auditions the band was desperate. The next album, A Trick Of The Tail, was already included, with the exception of the vocals. Finally decided Phil Collins for the song. Until then he had only background vocals and two acoustic songs. It turned out to be a golden grip, and from then on was also the lead singer of Genesis Collins except the drummer. A Trick Of The Tail (1976) became the best-selling Genesis album until then. Collins decided to withhold the costumes of Gabriel and a less eccentric pose on stage, and then drew with Genesis drummer Bill Bruford as tour drummer in a triumph tour of Western Europe and America. After the introspective Wind & Wuthering and the live album Seconds Out also guitarist Steve Hackett left the group. He was frustrated about his compositional role in the music and subsequently focused on a solo career. Bassist and rhythm-guitarist Mike Rutherford takes the honours from then on lead guitar.

UnfoldingGenesis Timeline===And then there were but three[Edit]===

On the album ...And Then There Were Three ... (1978) were missing the dreamy and wide drawn out guitar parts of Hackett. The album yielded the first worldwide hit single on Genesis, the final breakthrough for the band to a larger audience (yet). "Follow You Follow Me" was a simple love song, for Genesis concepts, and conquered the charts on both sides of the Atlantic. During the following tour the Group was supported by Chester Thompson on drums and Daryl Stuermer on guitar (who both to in 1992 part of the live band would continue). The success ran Genesis financially able to take a break of two years. The Group spent this time thinking about the musical direction of a progressive band as Genesis in an ever more prone to punk and pop music world.

The answer to that question came in 1980 with the album Duke. On this album dusted off her soul-roots and Genesis was inspired by black music as rhythm and blues. "Misunderstanding" became the first top ten hit of Genesis in America. Then in 1981 Collins ' debut solo album Face Value both in terms of sales as in the serious music press was a greater success than any Genesis album, many began to wonder if Genesis had yet future.

Abacab rigorously broke with all Genesis (1981)-dogmas, and left again for the first time in years a group of musicians hear that lol has in making music and its limits. The horn section of Earth, Wind and Fire, to compete with it on "No Reply At All", however, aroused the anger of the "old" part of the fans, who were already unhappy about the commercial value of the new Genesis in their eyes in General. Still, the positive response to Abacab more numerous than the negative.

On 3 October 1982 found a reunion concert rather than the members of Genesis at that time (Collins, Rutherford, Banks, Stuermer and Thompson) with Peter Gabriel, called Six of the Best Reunion Concert. This concert was all about WOMAD: World of Music, Arts & Dance. WOMAD, founded by Gabriel, organizes annual festivals in a combination of traditional and modern music, with input from all over the world for a good cause.

Genesis came In 1983 with the successor of Abacab. This album was called simply Genesis. With this album the group partially returned back to the great sound that so long had been her trademark, be it with the simplicity of Duke and Abacab and in a more modern jacket. "Mama" was one of the biggest hits for the group.

In 1986 followed the album Invisible Touch, which featured a catchy sound and a modern production. The album is full of the sound experiments, and is thereby according to some still just no genuflection to the pure commerce. The music video for "Land Of Confusion", made by the Spitting Imagepuppet comedy group, dragged countless awards. Also the title song from the album was a big hit. Phil Collins was now, thanks in part to his solo career, become a superstar. After an intense world tour then was a long time silent around Genesis. At this time with his other band, Mike Rutherford toured the AORgroup Mike and the Mechanics, with the lead singers Paul Carrack and Paul Young (not to be confused with Paul Anthony Young).

Until 1991 appeared again an album by Genesis: We Can't Dance, intended as a light bite to the then dominant becoming dance music in the charts. The music on We Can't Dance is what became more modest and more narrative, and in that sense, Invisible Touch Genesis returned after back to the musical basis of the group. The album garnered great success again, and brought Genesis with "I Can't Dance" even her first Dutch number one hit.

Starting from Ray Wilson to the present[Edit]Edit

During the subsequent world tour decided that enough was Phil Collins. He left Genesis, however, was only published in 1996. Genesis, which then only consisted of the two co-founders Tony Banks and Mike Rutherford, announced with a new singer and a new album. This was seen as an equally brave as unholy plan because the album ...Calling All Stations ... (1997), with the former Stiltskin singer Ray Wilson, not nearly as much success as Invisible Touch and We Can't Dance.

For Rutherford was that big a disappointment that the canvas for Genesis, although after a successful tour in large halls, however. At least for now. In the following years the re-released albums by Genesis. In 1998 appeared the box Archive 1Archive 2in 2000, and in 2004 saw The Platinum Collection (compilation-cd) and The Video Show (dvd) the light. Further worked Nick Davis, producer of the last two Genesis albums, on the remasters, and appeared there are a large number of new releases of historical material. Meanwhile, the future of the Group was still unclear. Genesis still officially existed, but the Group was no longer active.Banks and Rutherford (and Collins) kept in interviews usually open the possibility that the band would release new recordings yet. Various occasional joint recordings for DVDs (with Collins as lead singer) and a compilation cd with a cover of the own "The Carpet Crawlers" in the complete old band occupancy (with Hackett and Gabriel) also seemed to point in that direction.

In 2007, Collins, Banks and Rutherford back together for a reunion tour, named Turn It on Again: The Tour, and followed a similar tour of America. There was a moment that Peter Gabriel also to this reunion would be taking part. However, due to busy work saw Gabriel still from here. In 2008 a recording of a concert at the Circus Maximus on double-dvd as When in Rome 2007. In 2010, it was announced that Collins would have physical complaints, whereby he could no longer play drums and also would be no longer active. In 2013, however, in an interview that he gives Collins a possible new album and accompanying tour with Genesis still does not exclude.

Band Members[Edit]Edit

Session and concert musicians[Edit]Edit

Discography[Edit]Edit

Albums[Edit]Edit

Album (s) with any charts in the

the Dutch Album Top 100

Date of

appear

Date of

entry

Highest

position

Number Of

weeks

Comments
From Genesis to Revelation 1969 -
Trespass 1970 -
Nursery Cryme 1971 -
Foxtrot 1972 -
Genesis Live 1973 - Live Album
Selling England by the pound 1973 -
The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway 1974 -
A Trick of the Tail 1976 14-02-1976 18 10
Wind & Wuthering 1976 18-12-1976 17 14
Seconds Out 1977 22-10-1977 28 7 Live Album
Spot the Pigeon (EP) 1977 -
...And then there were three ... 1978 01-04-1978 7 15
Duke 1980 12-04-1980 7 10
Abacab 1981 26-09-1981 7 11
Three Sides Live 1982 19-06-1982 7 12 Live double album with 3 sides and 1 studio-side
Genesis 1983 15-10-1983 3 15
Invisible touch 1986 21-06-1986 4 49
Rock Theatre 1986 - Compilation album
We Can't Dance 1991 30-11-1991 1 (4wk) 60
Turn it on again (best of ' 81-' 83) 1992 14-03-1992 35 6 Compilation album
The way we walk, vol. 1: The shorts 1992 28-11-1992 10 19 Live Album
The way we walk, vol. 2: The longs 1993 16-01-1993 4 17 Live Album
...Calling All Stations ... 1997 13-09-1997 11 8
Genesis Archive 1967-1975 1998 - Compilation album
Genesis Archive # 2 1976-1992 2000 - Compilation album
Turn it on again -The hits 1999 13-11-1999 9 27 Compilation album
The platinum collection 2004 08-01-2005 4 18 Compilation album
Genesis Live over Europe 2007 01-12-2007 70 7 Live Album
Genesis: 1970-1975 2008 15-11-2008 65 1 Compilation album
Album (s) with chart positions in

the Flemish Ultratop 50

Date of

appear

Date of

entry

Highest

position

Number Of

weeks

Comments
...Calling All Stations ... 1997 13-09-1997 30 4
Turn it on again-The hits 1999 13-11-1999 24 7 Compilation album
The platinum collection 2004 18-12-2004 40 10 Compilation album
Turn it on again: The hits-The tour edition 2007 23-06-2007 62 3 Compilation album

Singles[Edit]Edit

Single (s) with any charts in the

the Dutch Top 40

Date of

appear

Date of

entry

Highest

position

Number Of

weeks

Comments
Follow you follow me 01-04-1978 17 6
Turn it on again 26-04-1980 38 3 Alarm Drive
Abacab 10-10-1981 26 5
Paper late 05-06-1982 tip5 -
Mama 17-09-1983 7 8
That's all 03-12-1983 ice skater -
Invisible touch 24/05/1986 tip2 -
Land of confusion 20-12-1986 8 8
Throwing it all away 18-07-1987 tip3 -
No son of mine 02-11-1991 8 7
I can't dance 01-02-1992 1 (2 wk) 12
Hold on my heart 18-04-1992 11 7
Jesus he knows me 25-07-1992 11 7
Tell me why 05-12-1992 36 2

Radio 2 Top 2000[Edit]Edit

Number (s) with markings

in the Radio 2 Top 2000

' 99 ' 00 ' 01 ' 02 ' 03 ' 04 ' 05 ' 06 ' 07 ' 08 ' 09 ' 10 ' 11 ' 12 ' 13
Follow you follow me 458 324 280 242 204 291 343 424 487 347 346 324 430 456 429
Hold on my heart 1271 - 1033 1562 1611 1706 1891 1901 1588 1685 1669 1803 1906 1938 1737
I can't dance - - 693 1161 1042 1227 1240 1559 1862 1415 1521 1595 1611 1622 1402
Invisible touch - - - - - - - - - - 1738 1851 1963 1788 1753
Jesus he knows me - - - - - - - - 675 - 828 899 907 949 758
Land of confusion 307 299 297 282 388 423 645 665 738 551 551 586 613 641 481
Mama 93 107 93 102 113 143 148 177 232 150 163 188 211 227 231
No son of mine - - - - - - - - 1649 - 1213 - 1260 1135 1128

Video-dvd[Edit]Edit

Dvds with chart positions in

the DVD Top 30

Date of

appear

Date of

entry

Highest 

position

Number Of 

weeks

Comments
Live at Wembley Stadium 2003 13-12-2003 12 12
The video show 2004 15-01-2005 15 7
When in Rome 2007 2008 31-05-2008 1 (4wk) 30
The movie box 1981-2007 2009 21-11-2009 29 1

Other releases[Edit]Edit

  • Genesis: A History (two not chronological collect videos with clips, more or less replaced by the dvd Video Show, 1991)
  • The Genesis Songbook (Documentary dvd, 2001)
  • The complete guide to the music of GENESIS (ISBN 0-7119-5428-3) (1995)

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