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Saturday, 15 February 2014

Gimme Five: Genesis’ Steve Hackett, Anthony Phillips + Ray Wilson on ‘Firth of Fifth,’ ‘The Knife,’ ‘Musical Box,’ others


They never sold as many records, never got any where near as much attention. But that doesn’t mean the separate tenures of Genesis’ Steve Hackett, Anthony Phillips and Ray Wilson aren’t worth exploring.
Quite the contrary, actually.
Both Phillips (1967-70) and Wilson (1996-98) appeared in transitional periods that occurred on either ends of the long Genesis narrative, and both were involved with musical moments that shouldn’t be dismissed out of hand — whether they burned up the Billboard charts or not.
Hackett, meanwhile, was part of the middle 1970s-era that saw the Peter Gabriel-led edition of Genesis make arguably its most important work, even if they never had a synth-driven MTV video to go with it. Maybe, actually, because they never had one.

Read on...

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