Tuesday Prog Rock Selection: Genesis 1972

Sir Barken Hyena writes:

Since last week’s Monday Prog Selection actually came up on a Tuesday (Hyena’s know nothing of Memorial Day) I thought we’d just go with it. “Honor they error as a hidden intention” says the Oblique Strategy.

Here we have a fine presentation of pre-peak Genesis. It’s all there, the basic sound that each musician would go on to refine in the next few years. Hackett’s got his yin/yang between slow atmospheric sweeps and washes, and blazing speed, and his one of kind vibrato is there. Collins has started to go against the grain of dull soft thudding drums, letting the drums ring and splash wildly, the beginning of  the sound that would eventually take over the 80s. Banks and Rutherford lay a bank of  rich trademark chords and textures. The only missing ingredient is Bank’s solo synthesizer, which would come along with next year’s “Selling England by the Pound”. And Gabriel is Gabriel, instantly recognizable tone and phrasing.

First, let’s note in awe a world where a band like this would have a whole show broadcast on TV (I believe this was from Belgian TV). Now let’s listen:

About Sir Barken Hyena

IT professional and veteran of start ups. Life long musician and songwriter. Voracious reader of dead white guys. Lover of food and women.
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3 Responses to Tuesday Prog Rock Selection: Genesis 1972

  1. thaddeus "rusty" venture says:

    dean discovers prog rock.

    Like

  2. Gareth says:

    What a pleasant surprise (thanks to YouTube) to discover how affable and conversant Tony Banks is.

    Like

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