Tag: Genesis

Friday 6/25/21 1am ET: Feature LP: Genesis – Invisible Touch (1986)

Invisible Touch is the 13th studio album by the English rock band Genesis, released on June 6, 1986 by Atlantic Records in the United States and June 9, 1986 by Charisma and Virgin Records in the United Kingdom. After taking a break in group activity for each member to continue with their solo projects in 1984, the band reconvened in October 1985 to write and record Invisible Touch with engineer and producer Hugh Padgham. As with their previous album, it was written entirely through group improvisations and no material developed prior to recording was used.

Invisible Touch was a worldwide success and reached No. 1 on the UK Albums Chart and No. 3 on the US Billboard 200. It remains the band’s highest selling album after it was certified multi-platinum for over 1.2 million copies sold in the UK and 6 million sold in the US. Genesis became the first band and foreign act to have five singles from one album reach the top five on the US Billboard Hot 100, with “Invisible Touch” being their first and only song to reach No. 1 on the charts. The album received mixed reviews upon its release and retrospectively, with several reviews, both positive and negative, observing its similarity to Collins’s solo records and their commercial pop-oriented sound. In 2007, the album was re-released with new stereo and 5.1 surround sound mixes.

  1. “Invisible Touch” 3:29
  2. “Tonight, Tonight, Tonight” 8:53
  3. “Land of Confusion” 4:45
  4. “In Too Deep” 4:58
  5. “Anything She Does” 4:09
  6. “Domino”
    Part One – In the Glow of the Night”
    Part Two – The Last Domino”” 10:44
  7. “Throwing It All Away” 3:53
  8. “The Brazilian” 4:50

Tony Banks – Sequential Circuits Prophet 10, Yamaha CP-70 electric grand piano, NED Synclavier (ORK version), E-mu Emulator II, ARP Quadra, Yamaha DX7, Yamaha TX816, Bass Synthesizer
Phil Collins – Lead vocals, backing vocals, drums, Simmons electronic drums, percussion, Drum-Machine
Mike Rutherford – Shergold double-neck guitars, bass guitars, Taurus Moog Bass Pedals

Tuesday 6/1/21 2pm ET: Sounds of The 80’s

Featuring tunes from David Lee Roth, Southern Pacific, Ray Parker Junior, Kathy Mattea, Whitney Houston, Queen, Paula Abdul, Carlene Carter, Police, Ramones, Oak Ridge Boys, Honeymoon Suite, Alabama, Genesis and more. . . 2pm – 6pm ET

Tuesday 5/18/21 2pm ET: Sounds of The 80’s



2 – 6pm ET

Featuring tunes from Pablo Cruise, Def Leppard, Dire Straits, Little Richard, Madonna, Stevie Nicks, KT Oslin, Neil Diamond, Janet Jackson, Was (Not) Was, Fleetwood Mac, Lou Gramm, Irene Cara, Genesis, and more . . .

Sunday 4/4/21 12am ET: Feature LP: Genesis – Trespass (1970)

Trespass is the second studio album by the English rock band Genesis. It was released October 23, 1970 on Charisma Records, and is their last album with guitarist Anthony Phillips and their only one with drummer John Mayhew.

Genesis turned professional in autumn 1969, and began to rehearse intensely and play live shows. After several months of touring they secured a recording contract with Charisma Records, and entered Trident Studios in London in July 1970 to record Trespass. The music marked a departure from more pop-oriented songs, as displayed on their first album From Genesis to Revelation, towards folk-flavoured progressive rock. This ranged from light acoustic pieces with multiple twelve-string guitars, to the heavier live favourite “The Knife”. The sleeve, featuring a knife slash across the front, was the first of several to be designed by Paul Whitehead.

Shortly after recording, Phillips decided to leave the group, which almost caused Genesis to split. After discussions they agreed to carry on, replacing Mayhew with Phil Collins. Trespass was not a major success upon release; it failed to chart in the UK and the US and it received some mixed reviews from critics, but it was commercially successful in Belgium, which helped sustain the band’s career. A reissue briefly charted the UK top 100 in 1984.

  1. “Looking for Someone” 7:08
  2. “White Mountain” 6:46
  3. “Visions of Angels” 6:53
  4. “Stagnation” 8:51
  5. “Dusk” 4:15
  6. “The Knife” 9:00

Peter Gabriel – lead vocals, flute, accordion, tambourine, bass drum
Anthony Phillips – acoustic 12-string guitar, lead electric guitar, dulcimer, vocals
Anthony Banks – Hammond organ, piano, Mellotron, acoustic 12-string guitar, vocals
Michael Rutherford – acoustic 12-string guitar, electric bass guitar, nylon guitar, cello, vocals
John Mayhew – drums, percussion, vocals

Thursday 1am ET: Feature LP: Genesis – Calling All Stations (1997)

Calling All Stations is the fifteenth and most recent studio album by English rock band Genesis, released on September 1, 1997 by Virgin Records. After longtime drummer and lead vocalist Phil Collins left the group in 1996, the remaining members—founding keyboardist Tony Banks and guitarist/bassist Mike Rutherford—decided to continue and write new music for an album. After an auditioning process throughout 1996, they chose Scottish singer Ray Wilson as Genesis’s new lead singer.

Calling All Stations was released to mostly negative reviews from music critics who chastised its lack of direction, but praised Wilson’s performance. It sold poorly in comparison to their earlier albums; it reached No. 2 in the UK and performed well in Europe, but it peaked at No. 54 in the US. This marked their first not to crack the top 50 there since 1973. “Congo”, the first of three singles from the album, went to No. 29 in the UK. Genesis toured Europe in 1998 for the Calling All Stations Tour, but cancelled their planned US tour due to low ticket sales. The group disbanded at the European tour’s conclusion; Collins later returned to Genesis for the Turn It On Again Tour in 2006 and the upcoming The Last Domino? Tour in 2021.

1. “Calling All Stations” 5:43
2. “Congo” 4:51
3. “Shipwrecked” 4:23
4. “Alien Afternoon” 7:51
5. “Not About Us” 4:38
6. “If That’s What You Need” 5:12
7. “The Dividing Line” 7:45
8. “Uncertain Weather” 5:29
9. “Small Talk” 5:02
10. “There Must Be Some Other Way” 7:54
11. “One Man’s Fool” 8:58

Tony Banks – keyboards, acoustic guitar, backing vocals
Mike Rutherford – guitars, bass, backing vocals
Ray Wilson – lead vocals

Saturday 10/10/2020 12am ET: Feature LP: Genesis – …And Then There Were Three… (1978)

…And Then There Were Three… is the ninth studio album by the English rock band Genesis. It was released in March 1978 by Charisma Records and is their first recorded as a trio of singer/drummer Phil Collins, keyboardist Tony Banks, and bassist/guitarist Mike Rutherford following the departure of guitarist Steve Hackett. The album marked a change in the band’s sound, mixing elements of their progressive rock roots with shorter material, and Collins contributing to more of the group’s songwriting.

The album received mixed reviews from critics, but reached No. 3 on the UK Albums Chart and No. 14 on the US Billboard 200. The lead single “Follow You Follow Me” became their highest charting at that point, reaching No.  7 in the UK and No.  23 in the US. The album was certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) in 1988 for selling one million copies in the US. To further promote it, Genesis toured worldwide with their new live guitarist Daryl Stuermer. The album was remixed in 2007 as part of the Genesis 1976–1982 box set in 5.1 surround sound and a new stereo mix by Nick Davis.

1. “Down and Out” 5:28
2. “Undertow” 4:47
3. “Ballad of Big” 4:51
4. “Snowbound” 4:31
5. “Burning Rope” 7:10

1. “Deep in the Motherlode” 5:16
2. “Many Too Many” 3:32
3. “Scenes from a Night’s Dream” 3:30
4. “Say It’s Alright Joe” 4:21
5. “The Lady Lies” 6:08
6. “Follow You Follow Me” 4:01

Tony Banks – keyboards
Phil Collins – drums, percussion, vocals
Mike Rutherford – basses, guitars

Saturday 7/18/2020 12am ET: Feature LP: Genesis – Three Sides Live (1982)

Three Sides Live is the third live album by the English rock band Genesis, released as a double album on 4 June 1982 on Charisma Records in the United Kingdom. It was released by Atlantic Records in the United States. After touring in support of their studio album Abacab ended in December 1981 the band entered an eight-month break in activity, during which they selected recordings from their previous tours for a live album. Three Sides Live includes recordings between 1976 and 1981; the UK edition contains additional live tracks while the international edition features tracks from their 1982 EP 3×3 with B-sides from Duke.

Three Sides Live received a mostly positive critical reception and was a commercial success, peaking at No. 2 on the UK Albums Chart and No. 10 on the US Billboard 200, where it sold 500,000 copies. Its release coincided with the band’s Three Sides Live concert film. It was remastered in 1994 and 2009, the latter for their Genesis Live 1973–2007 box set.

1. “Turn It On Again” 5:16
2. “Dodo”/”Lurker” 7:19
3. “Abacab” 8:47

1. “Behind the Lines” 5:26
2. “Duchess” 6:43
3. “Me & Sarah Jane” 5:59
4. “Follow You Follow Me” 4:58

1. “Misunderstanding” 4:06
2. “In the Cage (Medley – Cinema Show – Slippermen) 11:53
3. “Afterglow” 5:14

1. “Paperlate” 3:20
2. “You Might Recall” 5:31
3. “Me and Virgil” 6:20
4. “Evidence of Autumn” 4:57
5. “Open Door” 4:06

Wednesday 7pm ET: Feature Artist – Genesis

Genesis were an English rock band formed at Charterhouse School, Godalming, Surrey, in 1967. The most successful and longest-lasting line-up consisted of keyboardist Tony Banks, bassist/guitarist Mike Rutherford and drummer/singer Phil Collins. Significant former members were original lead singer Peter Gabriel, original lead guitarist Anthony Phillips, and second lead guitarist Steve Hackett. The band moved from folk music to progressive rock in the 1970s, before moving towards pop at the end of the decade. They have sold 21.5 million copies of their albums in the United States, with worldwide sales of between 100 million and 150 million.

Formed by five Charterhouse pupils including Banks, Rutherford, Gabriel, and Anthony Phillips, Genesis were named by former pupil Jonathan King, who arranged for them to record several unsuccessful singles and their debut album From Genesis to Revelation in 1968. After splitting with King, the group began to tour professionally, signed with Charisma Records and recorded Trespass (1970) in the progressive rock style. Following the departure of Phillips, Genesis recruited Collins and Hackett and recorded Nursery Cryme (1971). Their live shows also began to be centred on Gabriel’s theatrical costumes and performances. They were first successful in mainland Europe, before entering the UK charts with Foxtrot (1972). In 1973, they released Selling England by the Pound (1973), which featured their first UK top 30 single “I Know What I Like (In Your Wardrobe)”. The concept album The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway followed in 1974, and was promoted with a transatlantic tour featuring an elaborate stage show. Following the Lamb tour, Gabriel left Genesis in August 1975 to begin a solo career.

After an unsuccessful search for a replacement, Collins took over as lead singer, while Genesis gained popularity in the UK and the US. Following A Trick of the Tail and Wind & Wuthering (both 1976), Hackett left, reducing the band to Banks, Rutherford, and Collins. Genesis’ next album …And Then There Were Three… produced their first UK top ten and US top 30 single in 1978 with “Follow You Follow Me”, and they continued to gain success with Duke (1980), Abacab (1981), and Genesis (1983), reaching a peak with Invisible Touch (1986), which featured five US top five singles. Its title track reached number one in the US. After the tour for We Can’t Dance (1991), Collins left Genesis in 1996 to focus on his solo career. Banks and Rutherford recruited Ray Wilson for Calling All Stations (1997), but a lack of success in the US led to a group hiatus. Banks, Rutherford and Collins reunited for the Turn It On Again Tour in 2007. Though Genesis have not been active again since that tour, the trio (along with Gabriel and Hackett) participated in interviews for the 2014 BBC documentary Genesis: Together and Apart, and in 2019, Rutherford joined Collins on stage for the first time in 12 years as part of the latter’s Not Dead Yet Tour.

Their discography includes fifteen studio and six live albums, six of which topped the UK chart. They have won numerous awards and nominations, including a Grammy Award for Best Concept Music Video with “Land of Confusion”, and inspired a number of tribute bands recreating Genesis shows from various stages of the band’s career. In 2010, Genesis were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Tuesday 4pm: Sounds of The 80s

This week on Sounds of The 80s:  Pointer Sisters, Eddie Money, Commodores, Maxi Priest, Genesis, Janet Jackson, B-52s, Sammy Hagar, Survivor, Earl Thomas Conley, U2, and more . . .

Tuesday 4pm: Sounds of The 80s

This week on Sounds of The 80s we feature music from:  Anita Baker, Hooters, Bangles, Rolling Stones, Genesis, Danny Wilson, Gordon Lightfoot, Huey Lewis and The News, Jacksons, Warren Zevon, Sheena Easton and much more. . . 

Saturday 12pm / Sunday 6am: Brit Rock with Dominic Forbes

This week on Brit Rock – Michael Schenker Group, Scorpions, Focus, Concrete Kingdoms, Meme Detroit, Survival Code, Green Day, Guns ‘N’ Roses, Foo Fighters, Styx, Procol Harem, Marillion, Dio, Motorhead, Don Henley, Foreigner, Chicago, Queen, Deep Purple, Genesis, Night Ranger, Allman Bros Band, Fleetwood Mac, REM, Joe Cocker, Rolling Stones, Who, Ozzy Osbourne, Mountain, Rembrandts, C.C.S., Rod Stewart, Aerosmith.  Join Dominic Forbes 12pm or the encore Sunday 6am on RadioMaxMusic.

Saturday 12pm ET: Brit Rock with Dominic Forbes

On Brit Rock this week music from Gary Moore, AC/DC, Jeff Lynne, Extreme, Billy Idol, Faith No More, Fish, Aerosmith,Quireboys, Black Crowes, Stranglers, Boston, Deep Purple, Killers, The Eagles, Chris Cornell, The Fray, Kings Of Leon, U2, The Scorpions, Genesis, Dire Straits, Whitesnake, Sammy Hagar, Frijid Pink, Queen, Cinderella, Foreigner, Russ Ballard, Peter Gabriel, Gun, The Hooters, ZZ Top, Richard Marx, Ozzy Osbourne, Genesis, Rainbow.  Join Dominic Forbes 12pm ET on RadioMaxMusic.  Encore at 12am Sunday morning.

Monday 9am: Labor Day Live Tracks

LaborDay2016Today Labor Day 2016 we feature Live tracks all day from great artists all day then a special Vinyl Resting Place Labor Day at 5pm with Willie B.  Today you will hear Live tracks from Joni Mitchell, Kelly Clarkson, Cyndi Lauper, Journey, Bob Seger, Elton John, Steve Miller Band, Genesis, Billy Joel, Paul McCartney, Kiss, Nils Lofgren, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Madonna, Vixen, Tom Petty, Lisa Marie Presley, John Fogerty and many more.

Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s with Bobby Jay 5pm ET #gsp

sounds-80sOn “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80’s,” on the playlist will be: Tina Turner, Tone-Loc, Annie Lennox & the Eurythmics, Sylvester, Tony! Toni! Tone!, Richard “Dimples” Fields, Marvin Gaye, the Gap Band, Genesis, Whitney Houston and so much more. I’ll look for you at 5PM ET, 4PM CT, 3PM MT and 2PM PT. That’s “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80’s” this afternoon on RadioMaxMusic.com.