Genesis is a progressive rock band from the United Kingdom, founded in 1967 by Peter Gabriel, Mike Rutherford, Tony Banks, Anthony 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.
- 2 Band members
- 3 Session and concert musicians
- 4 discography
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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.
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.
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 1, Archive 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.
- Tony Banks (keyboards, 12-string guitar, background vocal) 1967-1998 and in 2007
- Phil Collins (drums, lead vocals, backing vocals) 1970-1996 and in 2007
- Peter Gabriel (first voice, flute, percussion) 1967-1975
- Steve Hackett (guitar) 1970-1977
- John Mayhew (drums, percussion, backing vocals) 1970
- Anthony Phillips (guitar, background vocal) 1967-1970
- Mike Rutherford (bass, guitar, background vocal) 1967-1998 and in 2007
- Jonathan Silver (drums) 1967-1969
- Chris Stewart (drums) 1967
- Ray Wilson 1996-1998 (vocals)
- Mick Barnard (guitar) 1970
- Bill Bruford (drums) 1976-1977
- Ant Drennan (guitar) 1997-1998
- Nick D'Virgillio (drums) 1997-1998
- Daryl Stuermer (guitar) during live performances 1978-1993 and in 2007
- Chester Thompson (drums) 1977-1993 and during live performances in 2007
- Nir Zidhyaku (drums) 1997-1998
|Album (s) with any charts in the
the Dutch Album Top 100
|From Genesis to Revelation||1969||-|
|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|
|Three Sides Live||1982||19-06-1982||7||12||Live double album with 3 sides and 1 studio-side|
|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
|...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|
|Single (s) with any charts in the
the Dutch Top 40
|Follow you follow me||01-04-1978||17||6|
|Turn it on again||26-04-1980||38||3||Alarm Drive|
|That's all||03-12-1983||ice skater||-|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|No son of mine||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||1649||-||1213||-||1260||1135||1128|
- Three Sides Live (video, 1982)
- The Mama Tour (video, 1984)
- The Way We Walk-Live in Concert (dvd, 1992)
- Live at Wembley Stadium (dvd, 2003)
- The Video Show (dvd, 2004)
- When In Rome 2007 (dvd, 2008)
|Dvds with chart positions in
the DVD Top 30
|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|
- 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)