A funny thing is happening at tonight’s Phil Collins concert in Brisbane: Somehow, against all odds, I’m enjoying it.
It’s not as if he recorded Say Say Say and The Girl Is Mine, is it? He didn’t cowrite either Do They Know It’s Christmas? or We Are the World. He hasn’t been accused of abusing women or children; and at no point did he step in as a replacement lead singer for Queen, Deep Purple or INXS.