6 Awesome Genesis Cover Songs

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

SongList

Watcher of the Skies
Dance on a Volcano
Fly on a Windshield
Firth of Fifth
Dancing with the Moonlit Knight
Supper’s Ready
The Cinema Show
Robbery Assault & Battery
Down and Out
All in a Mouse’s Night
Second Home by the Sea
Los Endos

Ending Song

The Brazilian

Played, recorded, mixed and mastered by Antoine Baril


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6 Ways to Annoy a Genesis Fan

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”

Check out the ‘Peter Gabriel’ version of the above monologue here

3. Saying Genesis are Phil Collins’ backing band

Or a Genesis song is mistaken for a Phil ...

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Genesis 1975 Live Stage Recreated in Lego

The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway

Available to buy here

Live Stage

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 

Equipment

  • keyboards; Mellotron M400, ARP Pro Soloist. Hammond T-102. and RMI 368x Electra Piano. Mixer. Acoustic guitar.
  • Drum set...
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Thotch

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.”

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New Best of Album featuring Thotch

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Available on iTunes

Land of the Crab (live 1975)

Brian Pern – The Day of ...

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Peter Gabriel Influences Lady Gaga Big Time

I’m seeing a pattern…

Superbowl 2017 Half time Show

“hellay”

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The Best Lego Cassette Players and Walkmans

 

 

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

Portable Cassette Recorder

A Superb LEGO walkman, tape and headphone set by Alex Schranz (Orion Pax).

Congratulations Walkman!

The boombox (aka “Ghetto Blaster”) by Jimmy Fortel

Ghetto Blaster

Detailed cassette by oLaF LM

LEGO 13 Edition 3 / les grandes inventions (100 parts)

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6 Awesome Advancements Genesis/Gabriel gave to the World

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.

Finger Tapping

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...

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100 LEGO versions of David Bowie

Legoland employee, Josh Fowler, has turned his grief into an amazing LEGO tribute with 100 Miniland figures chronicling Bowie’s colourful career. The flickr stream has been unveiled today on the first anniversary of the star’s passing.

The David Bowie Minilander Project

Josh’s builds include iconic Bowie images from 1969 to 2016, and includes nearly every persona and costume from album covers, tours, and music videos.

100. 2015 - “Blackstar”: Major Tom

84. 1997 - Earthling

Interesting facts about David Bowie’s life are written next to each picture.

46. 1980 - Pierrot

9. 1972 - “The Jean Genie” Video

8. 1972 - "Starman"

66. 1986 - Jareth (Magic Dance)

You can see all 100 Bowie builds here.

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Genesis Happy The Lego Man

“Happy The Man”

Happy the man – he lives a simple life
He doesn’t have much – it doesn’t worry him
Where you go – where?
Yeah, yeah, yeah, nowhere

Like a nun with a gun – I’m wonderful fun
Laughing all through – just watching you
Seems a very stupid game…
But I don’t care

Happy the man – he doesn’t buzz around
Nothing he wants – any more than anything
Where you go – where?
Yeah, yeah, yeah, nowhere

Like a fool in the pool – I’m incredibly cool
With a grin on my chin – I’m certain to win
Someone says he’s Jesus Christ – but I don’t care

He is a good man…

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A Genesis Reunion

Genesis

Genesis may refer to:

  • Book of Genesis, the first book of the biblical scriptures of both Judaism and Christianity – describing the creation of the Earth and of mankind

Artists

  • Genesis (band), English rock band

Television

  • Genesis of the Daleks, Doctor Who Episode

Other Uses

  • Sega Genesis, a 16-bit video game console also known as the Mega Drive. Popular for Sonic the Hedgehog.

See also

  • Terminator Genisys, a 2015 science fiction action film and fifth entry in the Terminator series
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