Genesis Pop Era: Essentials

Genesis Pop Era: Essentials

In the '80s, Tony Banks, Phil Collins, and Mike Rutherford emerged from Genesis' original art-rock form and became one of music's most dominant forces, writing anthems and ballads that balanced arena-sized scale with a dry wit. Sweeping rockers like “Tonight, Tonight, Tonight” and “Throwing It All Away” deftly straddled the pop/prog divide, while giddy cuts like “Abacab” showcased each member's technical skills. Collins flaunted his acting abilities as frontman, giving downtempo tracks like “That's All” a ruminative angst while adding sharp edges to sardonic songs like the amped-up televangelism satire “Jesus He Knows Me.”

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