Since the first rumblings of Genesis in 1967, it was clear that Peter Gabriel had his own unique vision.
Genesis were one of the leading lights of the ’70s British progressive rock movement that also spawned groups like Yes, ELP and Jethro Tull. But the group got off to a rather slow start — especially in America, where the band had a harder time breaking through than in their native England.
A sentimental exploration of Mike Rutherford’s uncommunicative parental relationship had already catapulted a side band to the top of the charts. Genesis’ "No Son of Mine," released on November 11, 1991 as part of We Can’t Dance, takes a far different tack.
Steve Hackett didn’t just play on six Genesis studio albums between 1971-77. He’s also twice now returned to that era as part of the Revisited projects, pulling apart those signature works even as he celebrates them.
45 years ago today (9/30/70), Phil Collins joined Genesis as drummer, replacing their third drummer John Mayhew. In 1970, Collins answered a Melody Maker classified ad for "…a drummer sensitive to acoustic music, and 12-string acoustic guitarist".