Top 9 Peter Gabriel Costumes (1972 – 1975)

  Incredible to think that all these costume ideas came from just a 3 year period. Although these costumes were helping Gabriel to re-tell the stories within the lyrics they also gave him more confidence on stage. Plus they put the band on the front cover of the music newspapers of the day. Based on a survey these are the top 9 Peter Gabriel era Genesis costumes: Number 9. The Reverend A character from the lyrically amazing song “The Battle of…

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May the 4th Be With You

  Figrin D’an and the Modal Nodes Mashup with Genesis #genesis #duke #starwars #lukeskywalker #philcollins #petergabriel #music #lp #vinyl A photo posted by WhyTheLongPlayFace (@whythelongplayface) on Sep 26, 2016 at 12:56pm PDT A photo posted by WhyTheLongPlayFace (@whythelongplayface) on Sep 17, 2016 at 3:29am PDT

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Roland, the Bisexual Drum Machine.

Bisexual because he doesn’t mind who he plays with! Roland CR-78 CompuRhythm. The classic analogue beatbox Roland are well known by hip-hop and dance musicians for their 808 kick drum and 909 snare sounds. However these machines and sounds have been around since 1980. Quick History Lesson Interestingly, before these machines there was a Roland box of tricks with some very different sonic sounds. The Roland CR-78 CompuRhythm is an analog Rhythm Machine, not a drum machine, and was the first to use…

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Mini-Mellotron

The classic Mellotron M400 made from Lego. The iconic and ingenious proto-sampler musical instrument that gave the Progressive Rock genre it’s distinctive sound. Mellotron is a trademark owned by Markus Resch. Please visit www.mellotron.com for more information. Check out the amazing digital Mellotrons!

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Genesis Live Stage From 1973 Recreated in Lego

Genesis Live Shepperton Studios, UK: 30/31 October 1973 It was 47 years ago that Genesis performed at Shepperton Studios, UK. Now this important event is recreated in Lego as an executive toy! No micro detail has been spared in this classic stage setup. It includes: Tony Blocks’ range of vintage keyboards; Mellotron, ARP Pro Soloist. Hammond T-102. and RMI 368x Electra Piano. Brick Collins’ drum set and a microphone. A Rickenbacker double neck guitar for good measure. Plus some little extras: Peter Gabriel’s…

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Superman Where Are You Now

Land of the Carpet Crawlers   Land of Confusion Mike Rutherford called this “a kind of ’80s protest song,” adding: “It’s about how we live in a very nice world, and what a mess we’re making of it. How it should all be so easy and it’s all so difficult.” If only there could be a Superman to fix everything. Mild mannered supermen are held in kryptonite The Carpet Crawlers Not such an obvious lyric. It possibly could mean: The…

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Genesis: Tony Banks’ Vintage Live Keyboard Instruments

While researching these lego builds, for the classic Tony Banks keyboard setup, I came across some very interesting youtube videos. The videos feature Dave Kerzner, Tom Lord-Alge, LileighWhiteLilith and the amazing Musical Box. The Classic mid-70’s Keyboard Instruments The first synthesizer used by Banks was the monophonic ARP Pro Soloist, which he first acquired in 1973 along with a Hammond T-102 and a Mellotron M400 for the Selling England by the Pound album. In 1974 he also started to use the RMI…

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Move over Easter Bunny, here comes the Easter Fox

Transformation and Transmutation Within the annotated lyrics of the epic “Supper’s Ready”, it mentions Peter Gabriel’s explorations into the transformation and transmutation of things, which The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway would be his pinnacle statement with Genesis. Along with someone turning into a flower, we also have a fox on the rocks, with a rather obscure german spelling to have it match the spelling of rocks – another transformation. I believe the spelling ‘Focks’ is a surname. The German spelling lead me…

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5 Cool things about Genesis Foxtrot

Here are 5 cool things about the Foxtrot album by Genesis 1. Supper’s Ready (10 Reasons why this is the best song ever) 2. Watcher of the Skies 3. The “excited” 4th horse on the album artwork (More about the artwork here) 4. The start of the costumes begin after the release of Foxtrot. During the middle of “Musical Box”, Peter surprised a London crowd by coming out wearing a red dress and a fox head. 5. The “Foxtrot” album takes its…

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