Friday, 16 December 2016
561 Genesis in Concert
First viewed : 30 August 1982
Following on from Mick were edited highlights of a Genesis concert ( 45 minutes from a two and a half hour gig ). The concert filmed was the 7 May 1980 gig at the London Lyceum as part of the tour to promote the Duke album. This was just before Phil Collins broke out as a solo performer but they were on an upward trajectory nonetheless.
I had some time for Genesis as they'd recently put out some a couple of very good singles in "Follow You Follow Me" and "Turn It On Again" but I didn't have any of their albums. The songs featured were nearly all unfamiliar to me and live, this version of Genesis , had only one person with any stage presence. Tony Banks. Mike Rutherford and their touring appendices, Daryl Stuermer and Chester Thompson had the combined charisma of a cauliflower. Therefore this was of only mild interest.