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Welcome Genesis Fans to Phil Collins Day at The Cafe - Mondays can be a drag - Not here at MGC. Let the Man "Phil Collins" brighten your day as we play all the very best live songs from his career. From So to Phil, just just say the word.....

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Meek's Genesis Cafe pays tribute to the Tributes! We love Tribute and Cover bands here at the cafe, so every Tuesday we broadcast some of the best bands from around the world who cover Genesis and Solo Members. If you would like to get your band on the air feel free to contact the anytime!

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Meek's Genesis Cafe celebrates the music of Steve Hackett every Wednesday! We call it Spectral Wednesday's with Steve Hackett.

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Enjoy -Peter Gabriel Day here at Meek's Genesis Cafe every Thursday. You will hear rare Live music, Demos and Interviews from from our hero Rael! Experience Meek's Genesis Cafe!

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It's the Friday Classic Cafe today and every Friday! All Live and sometimes RARE Genesis music from every tour.

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Welcome Genesis Fans to MGC Saturday Concert Series - Enjoy LIVE concerts in their entirety from Genesis and Solo members from tours like the Lamb, Selling England, Mirrors Tour and more...

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Listen to The Mad Mad Moon Cafe were I play the lighter side of Genesis and its solo members. Catch some M&M, Phillips, Banks and more.

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Released on this Day 1971
By 1971 Genesis had all the pieces in place. Following the devastating departure of guitar player Anthony Philips and drummer John Mayhew they’d finally found musicians who had the chops to keep up with these posh boys’ grandiose visions. Though (with singer Peter Gabriel especially) their roots lay in white r’n’b it was no longer simply good enough to sing about the simple joys of being young. Their previous album, Trespass, had been full of post-apocalyptic allegory (a subject they’d return to) and anti-violence diatribe. Easing into their self-appointed role as purveyors of very English rock fantasy, they retired to the obligatory ‘place in the country’ and gave the world Nursery Cryme. An album filled with 19th century shaggy dog stories, greek myth and rural life. Genesis had virtually invented their own genre, Edwardian rock.

By this point their roots in the work of prog predecessors, Procol Harum and Family, were still very visible, yet Gabriel’s love of role-playing within song was taking them somewhere else entirely new. Honed by endless gigging at places like Ayelsbury’s Friars club, songs such as ‘’The Musical Box’’ were tailor-made for his use of costume to hide his shyness (a creepy old man in this case). The production was far too rudimentary to really convey their power but recent recruits, Phil Collins (ex-child star and fusion enthusiast) and Steve Hackett (proven track record with sibling John in band, Quiet Sun), made all the difference.

Collins’ snappy drums were augmented by his uncanny ability to sound not unlike Gabriel, allowing him to sing on one track (“For Absent Friends”). Hackett’s armoury of tapping and swell techniques really broadened the palette of the band, giving Tony Banks more room for his Delius-lite organ filigrees, not to mention their newly purchased Mellotron, bought from King Crimson who they were now chasing in the ‘most-English band’ contest. “Seven Stones” is a masterclass in pomp, in a good way. And let’s not forget the twelve string guitars. Never has a band had such a chiming about them and hardly surprising; nearly every member played one.

So we end up with a series of mini suites about murder by croquet mallet followed by psychosexual haunting (“The Musical Box”), armageddon by enraged plant life (“The Return Of The Giant Hogweed”) or hermaphroditic tales of caution (“The Fountain Of Samalcis”). All of it delivered with a panache that wouldn’t quite put them in the big league but was a large step towards making their mark. ...

Released on this Day 1971
By 1971 Genesis had all the pieces in place. Following the devastating departure of guitar player Anthony Philips and drummer John Mayhew they’d finally found musicians who had the chops to keep up with these posh boys’ grandiose visions. Though (with singer Peter Gabriel especially) their roots lay in white r’n’b it was no longer simply good enough to sing about the simple joys of being young. Their previous album, Trespass, had been full of post-apocalyptic allegory (a subject they’d return to) and anti-violence diatribe. Easing into their self-appointed role as purveyors of very English rock fantasy, they retired to the obligatory ‘place in the country’ and gave the world Nursery Cryme. An album filled with 19th century shaggy dog stories, greek myth and rural life. Genesis had virtually invented their own genre, Edwardian rock.  By this point their roots in the work of prog predecessors, Procol Harum and Family, were still very visible, yet Gabriel’s love of role-playing within song was taking them somewhere else entirely new. Honed by endless gigging at places like Ayelsbury’s Friars club, songs such as ‘’The Musical Box’’ were tailor-made for his use of costume to hide his shyness (a creepy old man in this case). The production was far too rudimentary to really convey their power but recent recruits, Phil Collins (ex-child star and fusion enthusiast) and Steve Hackett (proven track record with sibling John in band, Quiet Sun), made all the difference.  Collins’ snappy drums were augmented by his uncanny ability to sound not unlike Gabriel, allowing him to sing on one track (“For Absent Friends”). Hackett’s armoury of tapping and swell techniques really broadened the palette of the band, giving Tony Banks more room for his Delius-lite organ filigrees, not to mention their newly purchased Mellotron, bought from King Crimson who they were now chasing in the ‘most-English band’ contest. “Seven Stones” is a masterclass in pomp, in a good way. And let’s not forget the twelve string guitars. Never has a band had such a chiming about them and hardly surprising; nearly every member played one.  So we end up with a series of mini suites about murder by croquet mallet followed by psychosexual haunting (“The Musical Box”), armageddon by enraged plant life (“The Return Of The Giant Hogweed”) or hermaphroditic tales of caution (“The Fountain Of Samalcis”). All of it delivered with a panache that wouldn’t quite put them in the big league but was a large step towards making their mark.

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Love this album so much ❤

Excellent post. Thank you for sharing.
✌️🎸👴🎶

Great album, the addition of Hackett and Collins brought them to a higher level immediately. Although Ant is a great composer and was very important to the early Genesis 12 string sound it was in Steve Hackett who brought them a great lead guitarist with a huge sonic palate of guitar sounds as well as classical guitar stylings. Phil of course being a phenomenal drummer finally gave stability to the rhythm section as well as adding a much needed second vocalist to add backing and harmonizing vocals to Peter's as well as occasional lead vocals.

Saw them at least a dozen times in concert, every show was amazing. Perfect sound.
Went to Phil's latest tour, even in ailing health he puts on a tremendous show.

A wonderful album of my youth

My first Genesisalbum. Took a while to discover the beaty. I was 11 years. Pretty difficult at that age.

Steven, if not for you, I would not have been blessed with knowing such great music. I'm so grateful.

I heard Salmacis late one night, at 17.
It changed my World.

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Happy Halloween with a little - Home By The Sea, HQ Video 🎃☠️👻 ...

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Would it a great treat to see theme one more tyme🥳

Great tune

Interessant diesen Künstlern beim musizieren zuzuschauen

I'll buy that for a dollar. 😁

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Another pic for the season - 👻🧛‍♂️ ...

Another pic for the season - 👻🧛‍♂️

Tribute Band "The Musical Box" performs the FULL Lamb Lies Down on Broadway Tour Concert. ...

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Wonderful concert, a chance to review the legendary Genesis performance...

What an awesome show that was Logan Williams!

Saw this show three times in the Chicago area and once in Milwaukee. Thought they did a great job. They do not perform it in its entirety anymore ☹️

We got to see this show in NYC a number of years back

Bravissimi👏👏

Britt Metten

Too bad the audio sux, they really are a good talented band

👎👎👎

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