Who Else Loves Genesis and Queen?

Two of the most spectacular visual artists of the 70’s era are definitely Genesis and Queen. They both used the progressive genre as a stepping stone to a new type of theatrical rock characterised by lyrical whimsy, weird costumes, and outrageous stage gestures. Bohemian’s Ready   We Will Rock You Mama Back in 1970 Roger Taylor, subsequently drummer for Queen, turned down an invitation to audition for Genesis. However he has since been seen playing with the group and even…

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Pokemon: Peter Monsters – Collect them all now!

Can’t Beat them (Pokemon), join them (Pitamon) The word “Pokemon” is a contraction of two Japanese words, “Poketto” and “Monsut?,” or “Pocket Monsters” in English. The combination of two words to make a single name is a popular way for Japanese titles to transition into English. Pītāmon = Peter Monsters Flower Batwings Magog Oldman Foxhead Britannia Slipperman Reverend Death Lets collect all the Peter (Pocket) Monsters

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RARE: YES (featuring Peter Gabriel) – Watcher Of The Skies

YES featuring Peter Gabriel performing Watcher Of The Skies The greatest event that ever happened in the history of Prog Rock An amazing bootleg from a French pirate radio station. Peter Gabriel and Yes play ‘Watcher of the Skies’ YES featuring Peter Gabriel performing Watcher Of The Skies – In Paris TV Studio 1970 – Later Played On Pirate Radio Verte2 Italie early ’70s. Source: French TV studio announcer/engineer at the time, later DJ of his own pirate radio station broadcasting from North…

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Prog God Awards

Inspired by the wonderful Prog Rock Magazine (teamrock.com) We introduce the Prog Rock Gods 2012 – 2016.   2012 – Rick Wakeman 2013 – Ian Anderson 2014 – Peter Gabriel 2015 – Tony Banks 2016 – Jon Anderson    

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Genesis Lyrics: Challenging or Utterly Ridiculous?

“Dog baiter, agitator, asking questions, says he wants to know why.” “Pythagoras with the looking glass reflects the full moon, In blood, he’s writing the lyrics of a brand new tune.”   “And you know that these are the days of our lives Remember”

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A Visit to Peter Gabriel’s Real World Studios

  Box, Wiltshire In June, Brexit was sweeping the nation, it was quite sunny, and I was on holiday in the UK. One interesting place we visited during our trip was a village called Box located in the county of Wiltshire. Box has a number of famous land marks and residents, for example, Box Tunnel and Real World Studios! Wikipedia also states that Nigel Kennedy and Midge Ure live there. We passed another famous box on our way into Box village. On the…

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How to Seek Enlightnment with the Moonlit Knight

Onstage story from Toledo, Ohio 6 April 1974 This rare story was recored during the second leg of North America tour in 1974. “This particular feathered contraption before your eyes, represents the pomp, her majesty, the pride of the British empire. Her name: Britannia, her task: to guard the waves between England and France. She sits on a small pair of water-wings and sinks slowly into the water. As she sinks, she realises the answer to her fate, might be the…

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10 Cool things about ‘Shock the Monkey’

  1. This song is not literally about shocking someone or a monkey. Peter Gabriel has never elaborated much on the meaning of “Shock The Monkey,” other than to say in a 1993 interview, “This song is about jealousy and a sort of animal nature.” However, another Gabriel song, “We Do What We’re Told,” was inspired by the infamous 1961 Milgram experiments in which subjects believed they were administering shocks to other test subjects and continued to administer higher and…

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