Peter Gabriel

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…

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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…

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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…

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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,…

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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…

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12 Lego Rock and Pop Minifigures

  Lego have teamed up with movies and TV shows, plus have their own line of themed sets, but what about music? There are a number of general pop, rock music themed sets and minifigures. However there are not many actual rock and pop icons that have been immortalised in Lego (officially that is). Here we list 6 official and 6 non-official Lego rock and pop Minifigure icons: 1 to 4. The Beatles: John, Paul, George and Ringo Top of the…

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8 Genesis Movie and TV Mashups

Genesis albums are soundtacks to some amazing stories. We also feel the mashup possibility with actual movies and TV shows to hard to resist. Here are 8 movie and TV show mashups: Twin Peaks (The Waiting Room – The Lamb) Harley Quinn – Suicide Squad (Harlequin – Nursery Cryme) Star Wars (Watcher of the Skies) Forest Gump (Selling England By the Pound) Captain America (Selling England By the Pound) Toy Story (Lamb Lies Down On Broadway) Star Wars (A Trick…

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This is NOT Brexit Satire; Monty Python and Genesis

Can You Tell Me Where My Country Lies   The Black Knight Dancing with the Moonlit Knight   A Genesis and Monty Python Connection In 1975 ‘Monty Python and the Holy Grail’ was released. If you said it looked low budget, then you would correct. The whole film was shot with a budget of $400,000. The BBC would not fund the film at all. Income tax in 1974 in England was around 83%. Its initial budget of approximately £200,000 was…

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Genesis and the Simpsons

  Genesis had a mention on the Simpsons episode “Covercraft.” After a band’s lead singer left: Homer: You know what? Apu leaving is the best thing that ever happened to this band. We’re gonna be like Genesis after Peter Gabriel left. Bart: You mean more popular but not as good? Homer: Phil Collins-era Genesis is not as good, huh? “No Reply at All,” “Land of Confusion,” “Throwing it All Away,” “Illegal Alien,” “I Can’t Dance,” and I’m sure I don’t…

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