genesis Archive

Preview: Music to Your Ears, March 6: The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway

In 1974, English progressive rock band Genesis was at its peak. With a nuanced and melodic musical core, the group provided a complex and intriguing backing for the vocals and […]

Take Five: Phil Collins

Phil Collins is best known as the lead singer and drummer in Genesis, and as a solo artist. His peerless drumming is a key component of what makes those recordings […]

30 Days Out, January 2023 #2: Andrew Scotchie, ABACAB, Neal Francis, Free Planet Radio

Here we are in mid-January. As I’ve observed countless times before, this is the “quiet season” in Western North Carolina. The weather can be blustery, but the season presents an […]

Take Five: Early Epics from Genesis

The fourth album from Genesis, Foxtrot was released 50 years ago October. The critically-acclaimed album was the band’s first major commercial breakthrough, climbing to the #1 spot in Italy and […]

Album Review: Steve Hackett — Genesis Revisited Live: Seconds Out & More

There’s a sizable contingent of Genesis fans that vastly prefers the group’s earlier work – its progressive era, so to speak – over the band’s later, more pop-oriented period. They’re […]

Five Unforced Errors and Musical Missteps

More from my “Take 5” series… Even rock’s biggest names occasionally release a dud. These five albums threatened to derail careers. And in some cases they did. Emerson Lake & […]

March Through Time: Genesis

This month, I’m hitting pause on coverage of new artists and releases, focusing instead for a bit on the bodies of work from some of my favorite artists. — bk […]

Book Review: Steve Hackett — A Genesis in My Bed

As a longtime fan of early Genesis and the solo work of Steve Hackett – as well as having interviewed Hackett on no less than three occasions and seen him […]

Book Review: Richard Macphail — My Book of Genesis

I really enjoy reading behind-the-scenes and/or personal memoirs about the different corners of the music world. While reading autobiographies by big names has its rewards, I tend to find greater […]

Steve Hackett Discusses “The Night Siren” (Part Two)

Continued from Part One… BILL KOPP: One of the things I’ve found sort of curiously interesting about him is that his career trajectory is a little bit like Phil Collins: […]