Tag: Mike Rutherford

Artist Countdown: Mike & The Mechanics Top 25 6p ET

M&MMike + The Mechanics are an English rock/pop supergroup formed in 1985 as a side project of Mike Rutherford, one of the founding members of the band Genesis. The band is known for their hit singles “Silent Running (On Dangerous Ground)”, “All I Need Is a Miracle”, “Word of Mouth”, “Over My Shoulder”, and “The Living Years”.

Initially, the band included Rutherford, vocalists Paul Carrack and Paul Young, keyboardist Adrian Lee and drummer Peter Van Hooke. Carrack was generally assigned to ballads and more pop-oriented numbers, while Young handled the band’s heavier work.[1] After a successful decade, Lee and Van Hooke dropped out in 1995, and were not replaced. Following Young’s death in 2000, Carrack became the band’s sole lead vocalist until 2004 when the band (essentially a duo at this point) went on hiatus. The band identity was revived in 2010 with a completely new set of musicians working with Rutherford, including new vocalists Andrew Roachford and Tim Howar. – Wikipedia

1 The Living Years
2 Silent Running (On Dangerous Ground)
3 All I Need is a Miracle
4 Word of Mouth
5 Over My Shoulder
6 Everybody Gets a Second Chance
7 Another Cup of Coffee
8 Taken In
9 Nobody’s Perfect
10 A Beggar on a Beach of Gold
11 Now That You’ve Gone
12 Nobody Knows
13 All I Need is a Miracle ’96
14 Seeing is Believing
15 Mea Culpa
16 Whenever I Stop
17 A Time and Place
18 Hanging By A Thread
19 Get Up
20 Stop Baby
21 One Left Standing
22 Perfect Child
23 Reach Out (Touch The Sun)
24 Try To Save Me
25 Why Me

Artist Countdown: Genesis – Top 30 Hits – 7pm ET

GenesisGenesis are an English rock band that formed in 1967. The band currently consists of its three longest-tenured members – Tony Banks (keyboards) and Mike Rutherford (bass, guitar), who were founder members; and Phil Collins (vocals, drums), who first joined in 1970. Past members Peter Gabriel (vocals, flute), Steve Hackett (guitar) and Anthony Phillips (guitar) also played major roles in the band in its early years. Genesis are among the top 30 highest-selling recording artists of all time, with approximately 150 million albums sold worldwide.

In the late 1960s, with the release of their first album, Genesis’s music was initially regarded by the band and the fans as a pop experiment, referring to then-popular melodic pop. Then, over the course of a year, (beginning with their second album in mid-1970) they quickly evolved into a progressive rock band with the incorporation of complex song structures and elaborate instrumentation. Their concerts became theatrical experiences with innovative stage design, pyrotechnics, extravagant costumes and on-stage stories. This second phase was characterised by lengthy performances such as the 23-minute “Supper’s Ready” and the 1974 concept album, The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway. In the late ’70s and early ’80s the band’s musical direction changed once again, becoming more pop oriented and commercially accessible. This resulted in their first top 40 single in the US with “Follow You Follow Me“, their first number one album in the United Kingdom, Duke, and their only number one single in the United States, “Invisible Touch”. – Wikipedia

1 No Son of Mine
2 I Can’t Dance
3 Mama
4 Land of Confusion
5 Follow You Follow Me
6 Jesus He Knows Me
7 Invisible Touch
8 That’s All
9 Abacab
10 Hold on My Heart
11 In Too Deep
12 Congo
13 Tonight, Tonight, Tonight
14 Paperlate
15 Throwing It All Away
16 Misunderstanding
17 Never a Time
18 Man on the Corner
19 No Reply at All
20 Tell Me Why
21 Match of the Day
22 Turn It on Again
23 Many Too Many
24 Illegal Alien
25 Your Own Special Way
26 I Know What I Like (In Your Wardrobe)
27 Keep It Dark
28 Shipwrecked
29 Duchess
30 Not About Us