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It’s interesting that the Danish have two words for the English verb “play”. Normally translated as either “lege” or “spille”.
1: Rules and regulations. Here we use “spille”: Jeg spiller fodbold (I play football); skal vi spille kort (do you want to play cards)?
2: No rules (or at least not fixed rules), often associated with children, creativity and freedom. Here we use “lege”: “Børnene legede i gården” (the children were playing in the yard); “skal vi lege fangeleg” (do you want to play catch; obviously children’s games like catch have rules, but they are not as fixed as, say, organised sports like football or games like chess. A curious case is The Olympic Games, which are called “De olympiske lege”).
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Peter Gabriel, dressed in a Bruce Lee tracksuit from ‘Game of Death’ didn’t top the bill on Sunday; instead, he came on in the late afternoon to the strains of “Biko”, which was unreleased at the time. Phil Collins was on drums; they duetted on “Mother Of Violence” and “Lamb Lies Down On Broadway”.
Both Peter Gabriel and Phil Collins wore black leather jackets for the Lamb song.
- On the Air
- No Self Control
- White Shadow
- Mother of Violence (with Phil Collins)
- Animal Magic
- I Don’t Remember
- Modern Love
- Moribund the Burgermeister
- Solsbury Hill
- Here Comes the Flood
- The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway (Genesis song) (with Phil Collins)
Covers that have a slight twist. In all — except two — these are ‘king heavy interpretations.
Transatlantic & Steve Hackett – The Return of the Giant Hogweed
TRANSATLANTIC are playing the Genesis classic “The Return of the Giant Hogweed” live at High Voltage Festival in London on July 24, 2010. They were joined on stage by none other than guitarist STEVE HACKETT (ex-Genesis) for this very special encore.
Antoine Baril – One Man Genesis
Watcher of the Skies
Dance on a Volcano
Fly on a Windshield
Firth of Fifth
Dancing with the Moonlit Knight
The Cinema Show
Robbery Assault & Battery
Down and Out
All in a Mouse’s Night
Second Home by the Sea
Played, recorded, mixed and mastered by Antoine Baril
Disturbed – Land Of Confusion
Genesis released 8 studio albums in the 70’s, 4 albums in the 80’s and 2 albums is the 90’s. However to the average listener they will only be remembered for 2 albums in the 80/90’s: “Invisible Touch” and “We Can’t Dance”
This simple fact is the reason that us Genesis fans could potentially get annoyed when someone says something about ‘knowing / liking’ Genesis.
Just for a bit of fun here are 6 ways you could annoy a Genesis fan:
1. Confuse a Phil Collins song for a Genesis Song
“I really like Genesis especially the song “Against all odds”.
2. Only mentioning a Genesis top 10 hit song
“I love Invisible Touch, it’s their best tune”
3. Saying Genesis are Phil Collins’ backing band
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The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway
Available to buy here
This groundbreaking experiment in total theatre had slide projections, laser projections, costumes and kinetic stage lighting. Merged together this performance translated Peter Gabriel’s complicated musical narrative into a visceral, memorable multimedia experience for all that saw it back in 1974/75.
It is incredible to think that this pioneering show that featured a multimedia slide show, costumes and pyrotechnics was never filmed in its entirety.
After recreated the live stage from 1973, it was time to build the live stage from ‘The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway’ tour.
Recreated in Lego
- keyboards; Mellotron M400, ARP Pro Soloist. Hammond T-102. and RMI 368x Electra Piano. Mixer. Acoustic guitar.
- Drum ...
The Musical Thotch
Thotch are of course a made-up parody band created for the BBC comedy series ‘Brian Pern: A Life in Rock’. This show was a complete send up of Peter Gabriel and Genesis, but it was hilarious. The series was written by Rhys Thomas and Simon Day, and directed and produced by Rhys Thomas.
The show had many famous actors including: See list here
Peter Gabriel, said this of the series: “It made me laugh a lot, even though it was at my expense. I love to laugh. Spike Milligan was a hero to me and I was a big Fast Show fan, but I’m not sure that part of me comes across when I bore people about politics and social stuff. People can’t always see who you really are.”
New Best of Album featuring Thotch
Land of the Crab (live 1975)
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Superbowl 2017 Half time Show
Yes, these are made out of Lego! It’s back to the 80’s with these amazing Lego cassette players and walkmans.
A neat cassette player and cassette by Angus MacLane
A Superb LEGO walkman, tape and headphone set by Alex Schranz (Orion Pax).
The boombox (aka “Ghetto Blaster”) by Jimmy Fortel
Detailed cassette by oLaF LMRead More
6 Pioneering advancements Genesis
and Peter Gabriel made to the music industry
Genesis are one of the pioneers of progressive rock. Here we pick some of their better known advancements that the group would embrace and propel into the world of music and stage performance.
A two-handed technique in which one uses the fingers of the right hand to fret notes on the neck of the guitar, which allows you to phrase passages very rapidly without the limitations of a pick. Basically a way of playing many notes very quickly. Metal guitar players love it!
Steve Hackett freely admits that Van Halen popularised, named, and further expanded finger tapping. However, Hackett states:
“I’m the inventor of tapping on record,” he says...Read More