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Mike Rutherford: Smallcreep’s Day

September 28, 2010

I had been hearing good things about this album for years. A couple of my friends had it, but I never recall it being played. We usually ended up listening to Genesis, or Peter Gabriel. I even had a copy of “Acting Very Strange,” but never sought this one out. A few years back a […]

Genesis: The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway

October 23, 2009

Much like Yes’ “Tales from Topographic Oceans,”  “The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway” stirs up a certain amount of controversy. It is a big, grandiose concept album, that some will say is pretentious and too long. Honestly, I don’t think anyone could approach progressive rock in the 70s without a certain amount of pretense. These […]

Genesis: Inside Genesis; The Gabriel Years 1970 – 1975

September 10, 2009

I had never seen any video from the Gabriel years, and was always on the lookout. I came across this DVD, and decided to give it a chance. The commentary is very insightful, and the video footage is a real treat. As you might guess, the attention is focused on the most beloved songs. For […]

Genesis: abacab

September 8, 2009

I was looking forward to the release of this album, and had reserved a copy in advance. At first, I hailed it as another great Genesis album. Not on the level of their previous efforts, but still darn good. I guess it was my youthful fanboyism. Soon, a couple of the tracks started to wear […]

Genesis: Foxtrot

April 9, 2009

This is the one. It is the album that made me love prog. I had heard some Genesis before. There was a copy of “Wind and Wuthering” in our house, and a friend even had “Foxtrot” playing when I was around. It wasn’t until he had me sit down and listen closely, that I got […]