Genesis released one more album entitled Wind and Wuthering , that still festered progressiveness. Phil Collins was a hit making machine. Looking back, those songs were well written and fabulously produced. Nonetheless, there were no longer the progressive rock band that fans of that genre had fallen in love with a decade earlier. Those are the years we felt when Genesis contributed to the art of Progressive Rock in the same fashion as bands like Pink Floyd , Yes and Renaissance. We would be interested to know what you think.
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Few bands have displayed a capacity for reinvention as dramatic or successful as Genesis, a band that embraced weirdness under the direction of Peter Gabriel but pure pop melodicism in its '80s output after drummer Phil Collins had taken the helm. Here's a look at some of that band's finest tunes in the latter category, pop confections that house far more musical substance than they're ever given credit for. This punchy guitar-based tune with incredibly hooky melodies became the band's highest-charting pop single to date, climbing to No. This energetic track deserved a far better chart fate than barely cracking the Top 60, but the relative popular obscurity may be understandable, as it is a much better portrait of the band members' individual contributions than Genesis would typically release as the successful Collins era wore on. Built on an egalitarian foundation led by Tony Banks' keyboards but dressed up skillfully with Mike Rutherford 's tasteful guitar and Collins' forceful drums, the song certainly verges more into rock than pop territory. However, Collins' distinctive melodic and lyrical touches certainly make their presence known. With the release of 's Abacab, perhaps it's true that the music of Genesis had become almost entirely the domain of Collins, a notion that became particularly obvious as the singer embarked on his solo career that same year with. Once again, the melodies and chord progressions kick with a crackling if thoroughly mainstream intensity ushered forward with nifty if backing instrumental flourishes from Banks and Rutherford. And Collins is nothing if not a master of the bridge. As one of Collins' least preachy stabs at social consciousness, this atmospheric number wildly succeeds.
The discography of the British band Genesis contains 15 studio albums, six live albums, three compilation albums, and a variety of box sets. They have sold around The line-up stabilised in after Steve Hackett replaced Phillips and Phil Collins joined as a drummer. The group established commercial success in the UK with Foxtrot , and with the following year's Selling England by the Pound charting at No. The group survived Gabriel's departure in , releasing the top three album A Trick of the Tail the following year with Collins also becoming lead singer.