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Kevin Hagerman
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Posted: 24 April 2007 at 6:42am | IP Logged | 1 post reply

Your Genesis Lyric of the Day:

"Young punk spilling beer on my shoes,
 Fat guy's talkin' to me, tryin' to steal my blues,
 Thick smoke I see her smiling through,
 I never thought so much could happen just shooting pool."

"I Can't Dance" - We Can't Dance, 1991

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Posted: 25 April 2007 at 5:30am | IP Logged | 2 post reply

Your Genesis Lyric of the Day:

My favorite part of my favorite song EVER.

"Its five to four on William Wright; he made his pile on derby night.
 When Billy was a kid, walking the streets,
 The other kids hid - so they did!
 And now, after working hard in security trade, he's got it made.
 The shops that need aid are those that haven't paid.

 'I do my double-show quick!' said Mick the prick, fresh out the nick.
 'I sell cheap holiday. The minute they leave, then a visit I pay - and does it pay!'
 And his friend, Liquid Len by name,
 Of wine, women and Wandsworth fame,
 Said 'I'm breaking the legs of the bastard that got me framed!'"

"The Battle of Epping Forest" - Selling England by the Pound, 1973

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Posted: 25 April 2007 at 6:02pm | IP Logged | 3 post reply

To tread on your space for a second Kevin - One of my more favorite lines.
Mostly for the image it conjures.


"When the evil of a snowflake in June could still be a source of relief".

From "Mad Man Moon" - A Trick Of The Tail, 1976



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Posted: 25 April 2007 at 6:09pm | IP Logged | 4 post reply

Excellent lyric, Brian.  And this is, after all, John Byrne's space, not mine!

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Posted: 26 April 2007 at 9:28am | IP Logged | 5 post reply

Your Genesis Lyric of the Day:

"Keep running, keep running,
 City to city, even if you're innocent.
 You can cause too much embarrassment."

"Just a Job to Do" - Genesis, 1983

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Posted: 26 April 2007 at 7:23pm | IP Logged | 6 post reply

Just to touch on the Archive Vol. 1 for a second...The overdubbing didn't bother me too much.
I don't think they should have done it, but for whatever reason, I guess they felt they had to do it. What really bothered me though, is the moron that keeps talking all through the music. They could add in all the overdubs, but they couldn't mask out the loudmouth that wouldn't shut up. Makes me crazy.

I'm not a big fan of "The Lamb" anyway- I thought it was a waste of disc space for an archive set. I would have liked to see a lot more material (live and studio) that hadn't been released.

Gripe over.
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Posted: 27 April 2007 at 5:03am | IP Logged | 7 post reply

Your Genesis Lyric of the Day:

"You know
 You decorate the garage walls,
 Hang in people's halls,
 Live in secret drawers.
 If you could look around you,
 I wonder what you'd see.

 Fiction,
 That's all you really are I know.
 Editorial dreams,
 They can't make you real.
 Tell me where you came from,
 And where you're going, too."

"Anything She Does" - Invisible Touch, 1986

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Posted: 27 April 2007 at 11:25am | IP Logged | 8 post reply

 Brian Tait wrote:
They could add in all the overdubs, but they couldn't mask out the loudmouth that wouldn't shut up.


Not surprising - it's much easier to add a new signal to an existing recording, than th remove a signal.  They could remove it, mostly, but doing so would also damage the frequencies of the music.  Which doesn't make the talking any less annoying, of course.
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Posted: 28 April 2007 at 6:29am | IP Logged | 9 post reply

Your Genesis Lyric of the Day (Solo Weekend Edition):

"Dear friend, when you are gone
 There'll always be this song,
 To remind you, of where you once belonged.
 Though far you fly away, your face will bless the day,
 Each tree, each stream, each flower,
 All beg leave to say:

 The sun will shine again,
 New dawns will rise again,
 And we'll be together, 'til the end."

"Silver Song" - Ant Phillips, 1969

Written by Anthony Phillips and Michael Rutherford

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Posted: 28 April 2007 at 2:21pm | IP Logged | 10 post reply

Is that one from From Genesis to Revelation, Kevin?

That's one record to which I've never paid any attention.

 

 

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Posted: 28 April 2007 at 3:14pm | IP Logged | 11 post reply

It's a song Ant and Mike wrote for John Silver (Genesis drummer numero two-o) when he left England (I think for the U.S.).  Phil Collins sang (and I think played drums) on the demo.  It popped up on a few bootlegs claiming to be a Genesis track.  Well, almost...

Nice little tune.  Reminds me a bit of a platonic "Your Own Special Way".  I think the first official release of it was on Ant's Private Parts and Pieces.

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Posted: 28 April 2007 at 3:14pm | IP Logged | 12 post reply

It's on several Anthony Phillips releases: Live Radio Sessions, Private Parts & Pieces, Radio Clyde.  Doesn't seem to be on any of the various versions of From Genesis to Revelation.  I'm rather fond of FGtR - it's quite different from what came after, and not nearly as good, but it does have a certain charm.  It deserves a spin now and then, I think.

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Posted: 28 April 2007 at 3:39pm | IP Logged | 13 post reply

I can't listen to it much.  Pete's voice is unearthly, which keeps my copy around.  I love it that the riff from "Twilight Alehouse" that first appears on FGtR.

Has anyone heard the legendary track "The Light"?  That's my Genesis Grail right there.

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Posted: 28 April 2007 at 8:25pm | IP Logged | 14 post reply

Never heard of "The Light", Kevin.  What is it?

 

 

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Good question.  It's a damn hard thing to Google.  you get everything from "The Light Dies Down on Broadway" to "The Day The Light Went Out" to "I am the light of the world"!

Here's what I remember from days of yore.  "The Light" is a kind of early 70s Genesis "Frankenstein" instrumental made up of bits and pieces from studio improvisation.  The song titled "The Light" is about ten minutes long, culled down from about 45 minutes of studio jam.  The remaining riffs turned up on Genesis albums as recent as Duke.  This is from memory, mind you.  I've never heard the track, and the only "proof" I can find is that some bootlegs do contain a track named "The Light" (which, if you know the often deceptive titling and attributions of bootlegs, could be a Van Halen version of the Mission Impossible theme, for all we know).  Sorry I can't elaborate more.  Stupid google.  Stupid Bible (I kid, I kid).

Anyway:

Your Genesis Lyric of the Day (Solo Weekend Edition):

"When the flood calls, you have no home, you have no walls.
 In the thunder crash, you're a thousand minds, within a flash.
 Don't be afraid to cry at what you see,
 The actor's gone, there's only you and me.
 And if we break before the dawn, they'll use up what we used to be.

 Lord, here comes the flood
 We'll say goodbye to flesh and blood
 If again, the seas are silent in any still alive,
 It'll be those who gave their island to survive.
 Drink up, dreamers, you're running dry."

"Here Comes the Flood" - Peter Gabriel, 1976

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Posted: 30 April 2007 at 3:15am | IP Logged | 16 post reply

Your Genesis Lyric of the Day:

"If you're sitting there beside her,
 With your arms you hold her close
 And you're wondering just how far she'll let you go.
 You havent been there either,
 To the land that lies
 Beyond the silver rainbow.

 But if you're sitting there beside her
 And a bear comes in the room
 And you keep on going cos you're unaware,
 Ooh then you know that you are there."

"Silver Rainbow" - Genesis, 1983

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Posted: 01 May 2007 at 8:45am | IP Logged | 17 post reply

Your Genesis Lyric of the Day:

Pete's lyrics here would make Buddha proud.

"In the glare of the light I see a strange kind of sight
 Of cages joined to form a star, each person can't go very far.
 All tied to their things, they are netted by their strings,
 Free to flutter in memories of their wasted wings."

"In The Cage" - The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway, 1974

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I love that section of "In the Cage", especially when Phil sings it on "Three
Sides Live". He brings a fire to it that Gabriel couldn't attain.
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Your Genesis Lyric of the Day:

"See the Stuart all dressed up,
 He's got eyes in the back of his head.
 Who came in a cockleshell boat
 That could only just float,
 Couldn't even lift a sword,
 Dressed all in fine, and smelling of wine."

"Eleventh Earl of Mar" - Wind and Wuthering, 1976

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Posted: 02 May 2007 at 10:00am | IP Logged | 20 post reply

Ah ....... the first song I ever saw Genesis play live.

I'll never forget the opening moments with Tony and Daryl, and the Taurus Pedals shaking the arena ... or the KILLER section that lyric is taken from ... Rutherford totally lays it down on the bass.

Pretty soulful for a British guy.  (I kid, I kid ...)

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Your Genesis Lyric of the Day:

"Here am I,
 Who while away the mornings
 Since you've gone.
 Too long have I lay alone,
 Not knowing which way to turn.

 And there you are,
 Quite sure that you were right.
 Knowing full well
 That I'd be the first one to go down.

 And you'd be the one who was laughing
 Except when things weren't going your way.
 And then the lady would say that
 She'd had enough wanderin' around on her own."

"More Fool Me" (vocals: Phil) - Selling England by the Pound, 1973

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Posted: 03 May 2007 at 2:31am | IP Logged | 22 post reply

`The Light` not confusing it with the Spock`s Beard song of the same name,as they are very Genesis orientated.
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Well, I heard about "The Light" long before I heard about Spock's Beard, but as I have said before, we're talking about a bootleg recording I've never actually, HEARD, so anything is possible.
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I can't say that I've ever heard of a track called "The Light" before.
My one and only Genesis bootleg is called "In The Glare Of A Light" but there isn't a track on it anywhere called "The Light".
I believe that the two CDs are maybe a re-packaging of four(?) vinyl albums with a new title.
The tracks are of the SEBTP and Lamb era.


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Here's some info I just gleaned from a big-ass .pdf at http://cyberreviews.skwc.com/gendis.pdf (on page frickin' 84!  Thank Rael for text searches).

The musical theme of Lillith was originally used in a short-lived piece named "The Light" (the only
known recording of which is from 3/3/71 or 3/7/71 at a Belgian club called La Ferme V, which
according to researcher Mel Huang is geographically somewhere between Brussels and Waterloo,
quite close to Brussels, in a town called Woluwe). Phil Collins is reported to have written the lyrics
to The Light, very hastily. The main theme from Lilith is contrasted by a very funky bass groove
uncharactaristic of Mike's later playing. (The faintest hints and reminders of this groove can be
heard in Musica's "I Know What I Like" after the "Stagnation" part.) In addition, there is much more
instrumental music than in the tight Lilith, evidently parts from "The Movement" that were never
used.

So it may have been a long piece called "The Movement", NOT "The Light" that I must have read about those many months ago.  It sounds familiar.  I've never heard either but I would sure love to!

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