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Genesis — The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway
Album: The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway
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Released: 1974
Length: 4:41
Plays (last 30 days): 1
And the lamb lies down on Broadway.

Early morning Manhattan,
Ocean winds blow on the land.
The Movie-Palace is now undone,
The all-night watchmen have had their fun.
Sleeping cheaply on the midnight show,
It's the same old ending - time to go.
Get out!
It seems they cannot leave their dream.
There's something moving in the sidewalk steam,
And the lamb lies down on Broadway.

Nightime's flyers feel their pains.
Drugstore takes down the chains.
Metal motion comes in bursts,
But the gas station can quench that thirst.
Suspension cracked on unmade road
The trucker's eyes read 'Overload'
And out on the subway,
Rael Imperial Aerosol Kid
Exits into daylight, spraygun hid,
And the lamb lies down on Broadway.

The lamb seems right out of place,
Yet the Broadway street scene finds a focus in its face.
Somehow it's lying there,
Brings a stillness to the air.
Though man-made light, at night is very bright,
There's no whitewash victim,
As the neons dim, to the coat of white.
Rael Imperial Aerosol Kid,
Wipes his gun-he's forgotten what he did,
And the lamb lies down on Broadway.

Suzanne tired her work all done,
Thinks money-honey-be on-neon.
Cabman's velvet glove sounds the horn
And the sawdust king spits out his scorn.
Wonder women draw your blind!
Don't look at me! I'm not your kind.
I'm Rael!
Something inside me has just begun,
Lord knows what I have done,
And the lamb lies down on Broadway.
On Broadway-
They say the lights are always bright on Broadway.
They say there's always magic in the air.
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Unbelievable, with Thick as a Brick and the wall one of the best concept albums of all times!
To see why so many of us get all weepy thinking about the loss of Kevin Gilbert, do a YouTube search for him having the audacity to perform ALL OF THE LAMB, live, at a Progfest - the most discerning crowd.

Before he stupidly Terry-Kath'd himself, he was on the short list to replace Phil as the Genesis singer.
 mineralBOB wrote:


After watching some concert footage recently, I was thinking the opposite: would have been great to grow up in the 70s. So much stuff was going on - musically - back then.  
I was born in the wrong decade :-/ 
Born in 1983 I own a huge collection of 70s music... greatest stuff



It was amazing to come of age in the 70s. I don't think it's controversial that the 72-74 period was the greatest period for music of all kinds. 

I know it's fashionable to blame the "music biz" but certainly people can learn to play and write and perform just like they used. But they don't want to.
 adib wrote:

I started reading this and until I spotted your name, assumed it was a comment I had written myself - I totally concur!

I remember approaching each new (to me) Genesis album with the expectation that the first two plays would be unenjoyable, and only at the third would I begin to get some return.  At five plays, the effort was paid off - fantastic enjoyable music for years to come.  As you said in your other post - it's an investment.

PS I actually quite liked "And Then There Were Three" - by any other measure, it's a great album - measuring against earlier Genesis, it falls a bit short, agreed - but that's a high bar to reach!
 


Down and Out recently came up on my random mix and I was blown away all over again. (not hearing it for a few+ years) - yet when we hear somebody say Duke is awesome,  its hard not to ask; compared to what?

 KevinM wrote:
Wouldn’t it be nice to judge this song without comparing Peter Genesis to Phil Genesis, or Steve Hackett Genesis to post-Hackett Genesis?
 
You're right. I just did it right now and it felt great!
My most favourite album of all time :)
Wouldn’t it be nice to judge this song without comparing Peter Genesis to Phil Genesis, or Steve Hackett Genesis to post-Hackett Genesis?
 Peace_tode wrote:


There is a group called Musical Box. They accurately reproduce (down to vintage instruments, lighting, banter) of Genesis concerts. I saw their production of TLLDOB tour. within 15 mins, I was transported back to 1974. Highly recommended.
 
They are GREAT!  Musical Box recreates all of the early albums and the tour costumes wonderfully.  They had been making the rounds on the casino circuit here in A.C. before COVID.  Hope to see them again very soon.
 bviner wrote:
Hey Genesis curious...
With Peter, creative, unique,  and all very worthwhile (skip the very first) .... till 1974.
w/o Peter, but still got Steve Hackett (ending with Wind & Wuthering) - a less edge but almost as awesome.  Keep in mind, this is not easy listening at first. It took me repeated listens to "get it" when I first hear a Genesis track. Complex rhythms,  unusual topics, all need time to digest. Then wow, its worth it. 
 
Then there were three. Phil, Tony, Mike - A  definite loss of creativity.  Only if you are more pop friendly,  yet still above the typ "radio" stuff. A handful of gems are to be found inside. 
 
I started reading this and until I spotted your name, assumed it was a comment I had written myself - I totally concur!

I remember approaching each new (to me) Genesis album with the expectation that the first two plays would be unenjoyable, and only at the third would I begin to get some return.  At five plays, the effort was paid off - fantastic enjoyable music for years to come.  As you said in your other post - it's an investment.

PS I actually quite liked "And Then There Were Three" - by any other measure, it's a great album - measuring against earlier Genesis, it falls a bit short, agreed - but that's a high bar to reach!
Phil Collins! OMG —i’m trapped ina time machine = Belfast rules?
Just wanted there to be no confusion. That's Peter Gabriel singing lead, not Phil Collins. That is all.
ever so Bill Blake? just a bit
Take a look at the lyrics, the same goes for most of the tracks on this album.  This is not love you ya ya, etc.  It is an investment, and if you do not rush it, listen again and then again, you will be rewarded .

And the lamb lies down on Broadway.

Early morning Manhattan,
Ocean winds blow on the land.
The Movie-Palace is now undone,
The all-night watchmen have had their fun.
Sleeping cheaply on the midnight show,
It's the same old ending - time to go.
Get out!
It seems they cannot leave their dream.
There's something moving in the sidewalk steam,
And the lamb lies down on Broadway.

Nightime's flyers feel their pains.
Drugstore takes down the chains.
Metal motion comes in bursts,
But the gas station can quench that thirst.
Suspension cracked on unmade road
The trucker's eyes read 'Overload'
And out on the subway,
Rael Imperial Aerosol Kid
Exits into daylight, spraygun hid,
And the lamb lies down on Broadway.

The lamb seems right out of place,
Yet the Broadway street scene finds a focus in its face.
Somehow it's lying there,
Brings a stillness to the air.
Though man-made light, at night is very bright,
There's no whitewash victim,
As the neons dim, to the coat of white.
Rael Imperial Aerosol Kid,
Wipes his gun-he's forgotten what he did,
And the lamb lies down on Broadway.

Suzanne tired her work all done,
Thinks money-honey-be on-neon.
Cabman's velvet glove sounds the horn
And the sawdust king spits out his scorn.
Wonder women draw your blind!
Don't look at me! I'm not your kind.
I'm Rael!
Something inside me has just begun,
Lord knows what I have done,
And the lamb lies down on Broadway.
On Broadway-
They say the lights are always bright on Broadway.
They say there's always magic in the air.
Hey Genesis curious...
With Peter, creative, unique,  and all very worthwhile (skip the very first) .... till 1974.
w/o Peter, but still got Steve Hackett (ending with Wind & Wuthering) - a less edge but almost as awesome.  Keep in mind, this is not easy listening at first. It took me repeated listens to "get it" when I first hear a Genesis track. Complex rhythms,  unusual topics, all need time to digest. Then wow, its worth it. 
 
Then there were three. Phil, Tony, Mike - A  definite loss of creativity.  Only if you are more pop friendly,  yet still above the typ "radio" stuff. A handful of gems are to be found inside. 
Saw this tour back when in Cleveland at Music Hall, a small 3,000 seat venue with excellent sound that is at the other end of Public Hall where they hold the RRHOF inductions when it our turn to host them.

Just got a new copy of this album on vinyl and it arrived today.  Have three others that are worn out.  Looking forward to cracking it open and giving it a spin.
 mineralBOB wrote:


After watching some concert footage recently, I was thinking the opposite: would have been great to grow up in the 70s. So much stuff was going on - musically - back then.  
I was born in the wrong decade :-/ 
Born in 1983 I own a huge collection of 70s music... greatest stuff

 
I did grow up then and you are right, it was fantastic.  Saw Genesis several times for very little money - the first time  was with Van der Graaf Generator, it cost 6/- (or 30p) which wasn't a great amount even then. 
 mineralBOB wrote:


After watching some concert footage recently, I was thinking the opposite: would have been great to grow up in the 70s. So much stuff was going on - musically - back then.  
I was born in the wrong decade :-/ 
Born in 1983 I own a huge collection of 70s music... greatest stuff

 

There is a group called Musical Box. They accurately reproduce (down to vintage instruments, lighting, banter) of Genesis concerts. I saw their production of TLLDOB tour. within 15 mins, I was transported back to 1974. Highly recommended.
 Steely_D wrote:
Do you know Kevin Gilbert? A possible replacement for Phil as the lead singer for Genesis.
But never mind that - I want to point out this he and his band Giraffe performed The Lamb start to finish on stage for the Prog Rock Festival in 1994. What cojones!

Here's a link to that amazing show - and then you need to find out how amazing Kevin Gilbert was. He's dead now.
Thanks, Sheryl Crow.
 
This show is excellent, thanks Steely_D! Great info as always.
 Broken_Ear wrote:
Sometimes you're glad that the 70s are long gone. This is one of them.
 
It's amazing how many listeners here have appropriate names...
 Broken_Ear wrote:
Sometimes you're glad that the 70s are long gone. This is one of them.
 

After watching some concert footage recently, I was thinking the opposite: would have been great to grow up in the 70s. So much stuff was going on - musically - back then.  
I was born in the wrong decade :-/ 
Born in 1983 I own a huge collection of 70s music... greatest stuff

Bollocks
wanted to give #1, but decent album cover
 Broken_Ear wrote:
Sometimes you're glad that the 70s are long gone. This is one of them.
 

I’ve thought that a lot while listening to RP over the last half year. Used to find a lot of new music worth buying here. Now just obscure (for a reason) 70s garbage.
 Broken_Ear wrote:
Sometimes you're glad that the 70s are long gone. This is one of them.
 
Yeah, the 20-teens are sooooo much better.
Strange, sure, but this song make me think to "Jungleland" . I listened to these two album from 1974 and 1975 many time, but never remarked the similarity before.
 fredriley wrote:

The world of music shudders in anticipation. The horror, the horror...{#Stop}
 

Sometimes you're glad that the 70s are long gone. This is one of them.
If you were of a certain vintage this album for many was a desert island pick!
 Steely_D wrote:
Do you know Kevin Gilbert? A possible replacement for Phil as the lead singer for Genesis.
But never mind that - I want to point out this he and his band Giraffe performed The Lamb start to finish on stage for the Prog Rock Festival in 1994. What cojones!

Here's a link to that amazing show - and then you need to find out how amazing Kevin Gilbert was. He's dead now.
Thanks, Sheryl Crow.

 
I read your Sheryl Crow story. Really interesting stuff. I had no idea, though I haven't been all that motivated to find out about her origins.
This was weak the day it was released and it has not aged well.

I got to travel, by myself, on public transport from my home in the Borders to my cousins house in Glasgow to see the band perform this album. I then stayed on the next day to see Yes before making my own way home. It all was very exciting/scary and I felt very grown up. 


 On_The_Beach wrote:

I was/am a big fan of PG-era Genesis. This however is easily their most over-rated effort. Some of it is almost unbelievably bad, and, as you said, there are a few gems that rise above the rest. Should have been a single album. Lives up to the "pretentious & overblown" criticism that is so often leveled at prog. I'll still take it over most of the Collins-era output, although I quite liked A Trick of the Tail.

 
Your comment confirms my bias OTB.   Yes, there are some good songs but otherwise, the album sucks.   For me, it was a big disappointment after Selling England by the Pound, which is an excellent album.  
There's a part in here that's identical to a part of the Carpet Crawlers tune. I'm going to assume it's intentional.
Was blessed to see this live in Chicago and still get goosebumps remembering it. It was awesome!
It has been a while, but still rocks...
1
put a bit on{#Jump}
Best Genesis song ever.  A solid "5."
 ppopp wrote:
Ah - superb.

 
{#Yes}

I was never a big Genesis fan as a kid, but this still works—rollicking, crazy, tongue-in-cheek. 
I occasionally take a nostalgic trip back to my prog rock days and play this when I have a couple of hours to spare.
Do you know Kevin Gilbert? A possible replacement for Phil as the lead singer for Genesis.
But never mind that - I want to point out this he and his band Giraffe performed The Lamb start to finish on stage for the Prog Rock Festival in 1994. What cojones!

Here's a link to that amazing show - and then you need to find out how amazing Kevin Gilbert was. He's dead now.
Thanks, Sheryl Crow.
Ah - superb.
 Steely_D wrote:
Saw the Genesis cover band The Musical Box recently and, if they're accurate (and I believe they try to be) - the band even at that period was primarily Banks, Rutherford, Collins with the other two contributing at times. That really surprised me.

 
Umm, not so much on the lack of Peter Gabriel part. This could almost be considered Gabriel's first solo album he had that much influence on it. But you're right about the guitar playing, he actually cut many of Hackett's guitar tracks out of the final mix. Listening to nearly all of Gabriel's solo work since then, the guitar tracks are either non-existent or take a back seat on nearly all them. I saw David Byrne a few years ago and beyond him strumming on a few songs, he didn't even tour with a guitarist. But for both of those guys, the bass and percussion more than make up for it. Plus it leaves more room for vocals and piano to shine. 
breakthrough album, in the top of my collection…
Sit back, relax, and enjoy the show!  {#Cool}
 Bozo wrote:
Baltimore Opera House:  1975:  mesmerizing performance of Lamb:  little did we know that the end was near.  Humbly, I must say that I reviewed "Selling England by the Pound" for the Indiana (Pa) Penn in 1973.  I gave it the great review it deserved and promptly went to the IUP theatre department, dressed up as a wizard and went to the Syria Mosque in Pittsburgh to be mesmerized.  Only the Beatles had as much of an effect on me as did early Genesis

 
With a name like BOZO and this thread......I want to party with you!
Great Bass!
 Steely_D wrote:
Saw the Genesis cover band The Musical Box recently and, if they're accurate (and I believe they try to be) - the band even at that period was primarily Banks, Rutherford, Collins with the other two contributing at times. That really surprised me.

 
This is not entirely the case. Don't forget to mention Steve Hackett. With his contribution of creativity in guitar playing he has more influence on the sound than Rutherford ever had before or after the split. And not mentioning Peter Gabriel is also very strange for he almost solely wrote the album lyrics and he really impersonated Genesis at that time (which eventually lead to his leave and his very successfull solo career afterwards).
Saw the Genesis cover band The Musical Box recently and, if they're accurate (and I believe they try to be) - the band even at that period was primarily Banks, Rutherford, Collins with the other two contributing at times. That really surprised me.
"fluuuuuuuuuuusssshhhhhh!!!"  it even leaves a rank odor, eeyooou

I did a little research on "nightdrive", his posts and his ratings. Either 1's (23%) or 10's, (77%). His comments are very negative and full of profanity. This person should not be taken seriously at all (whereas I should be taken seriously either 23 or 77% of the time).

That said, The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway" is one of the greatest rock and roll journeys I have ever taken and I've taken it many times with brother John. Excellent piece of art. Solid 10 from beginning to end.


 Holoien wrote:
Where are Moody Blues when we need them?
 

Believe it or not, they still perform live 50 years after they started.  And when I say "they", it's all relative, as Graeme Edge is the last original member from '64. 

Check your local casino's calendar, as you may be able to catch them live after donating to the slots for a couple of hours.
   

brilliance
 Holoien wrote:
Where are Moody Blues when we need them?
 
"We"?
This makes me very nervous...
 unclehud wrote:

In today's Daily Mirror (London):  "Phil Collins announces comeback two years after retiring from music.  The One More Night singer, 62, said: 'I've kind of missed that creative stuff, so I'm trying to get back into writing.' "

 
The world of music shudders in anticipation. The horror, the horror...{#Stop}
Where are Moody Blues when we need them?

In today's Daily Mirror (London):  "Phil Collins announces comeback two years after retiring from music.  The One More Night singer, 62, said: 'I've kind of missed that creative stuff, so I'm trying to get back into writing.' "
Just a suggestion for everyone; stop replying to nightdrive's comment so that it no longer gets put back up at the top of the thread, which I think we can all agree is a position it does not deserve. Then nightdrive can go join Genesis in the activity he mentioned.


 nightdrive wrote:
The most horrible band that ever existed. Genesis, go fuck yourself.
 
I was rather enjoying this tune, but then I read this comment and realized I clearly have terrible taste in music.  
This is not bad, but i like Mike Rutherford and Peter Gabriel more!
 nightdrive wrote:
The most horrible band that ever existed. Genesis, go fuck yourself.
 
This thoughtful contribution raises two questions:

Is Excelsior back?
Was he Finnish all along?
 nightdrive wrote:
The most horrible band that ever existed. Genesis, go fuck yourself.
 
Do you want to explain what it is you don't like about them?  I happen to think they are one of the best, most musically talented rock groups from the 70's.
This is considered one of the great prog rock albums. It's very dense and sometimes hard to understand, but an excellent work overall.

Everything from the 2nd album up through Wind & Wuthering will never leave my collection.
The most horrible band that ever existed. Genesis, go fuck yourself.
 Bargamon wrote:
This album has much filler in between the gems.  Basically the concept was sloppy but the band was busting apart but it represents then at their best and worst.  That said, "The Lamb" is still a wonderful album with so many great moments such as this iconic song
 
I was/am a big fan of PG-era Genesis. This however is easily their most over-rated effort. Some of it is almost unbelievably bad, and, as you said, there are a few gems that rise above the rest. Should have been a single album. Lives up to the "pretentious & overblown" criticism that is so often leveled at prog. I'll still take it over most of the Collins-era output, although I quite liked A Trick of the Tail.
 kaviksdad wrote:
No real comparison between the Gabriel and Collins versions of Genesis.

PG Genesis was a progressive rock cornerstone that blended both audio and visual performances into a full scale theatrical production. They reached their peak with LLDOB - considered by many to be one of the finest "concept" albums of all time.

PC Genesis started out as a washed-out version of the original, coming up with 2 tolerable albums (Trick & Wind) before plummeting into pop hell.



 
Mostly agree ... but give Duke another try (skipping over the misplaced, Misunderstanding).

But yes, Lamb was a masterpiece.

Everybody in my churches loves this song...
 
Tonight The Musical Box in Milano playing the entire show: see you there!
{#Jump} 
This album has much filler in between the gems.  Basically the concept was sloppy but the band was busting apart but it represents then at their best and worst.  That said, "The Lamb" is still a wonderful album with so many great moments such as this iconic song


No real comparison between the Gabriel and Collins versions of Genesis.

PG Genesis was a progressive rock cornerstone that blended both audio and visual performances into a full scale theatrical production. They reached their peak with LLDOB - considered by many to be one of the finest "concept" albums of all time.

PC Genesis started out as a washed-out version of the original, coming up with 2 tolerable albums (Trick & Wind) before plummeting into pop hell.


Baltimore Opera House:  1975:  mesmerizing performance of Lamb:  little did we know that the end was near.  Humbly, I must say that I reviewed "Selling England by the Pound" for the Indiana (Pa) Penn in 1973.  I gave it the great review it deserved and promptly went to the IUP theatre department, dressed up as a wizard and went to the Syria Mosque in Pittsburgh to be mesmerized.  Only the Beatles had as much of an effect on me as did early Genesis
There are only 2 bands that make me want to smash things up - Genesis and The Who. Overrated twaddle with singers who can't sing or write . Shocking
Loved Genesis so much at this time!
I like old Genesis, but I'm hearing Phil Collins and sadly...not impressed. 
Palace Theater, Albany NY Window Pane. Most outstanding concert ever lived
I can still taste the excitement when I drove to town to the "record shop" to buy this album shortly after it's release. And then Glynis... where are you Glynis? Wow, we had fun listening to Lamb Lies Down {#Cool}
A really good one !{#Eek}
This Old School Genesis gives me the taste of Tactical Nuclear Penguin in the back of my throat. Which is both a good & not so good taste...
 romeotuma wrote:


This is a beautiful and poignant song about hallucinations on an acid trip...
 
 
I can't say that I ever heard that before, but I was indeed tripping when I saw this performed live in a small hall here in Cleveland back in the day.

This album has one of my favorite closers of all time, the Rapids / It.  Always makes me smile ... it is only rock n roll but I like it.
New York is the 70's was a gritty,nasty brutish, filthy and awesome place, and somehow this song always brings it all back for me.

Genesis's peak. 
 romeotuma wrote:


This is a beautiful and poignant song about hallucinations on an acid trip...
 
 
Where did you read/hear that?

 Phlegmaticman wrote:
My cassette copy of this album: toast.
My vinyl copy: extremely well worn. 
 
They have CDs nowadays! {#Wink}  Plus, at the Wolfgang's Vault website, you can listen to the 1975 L.A. Shrine Theater performance of The Lamb uncut!


Oh, for the early days of Genesis, the period after the misguided "From Genesis to to Revelation" on Decca (Moody Blues sound-alike anyone?) through the final performances Peter Gabriel made performing "Lamb Lies Down" as he separate from the group. I enjoyed the seeing Peter's performance in Lamb after enjoying prior years of over-the-top music/stagecraft from Charisma: "Trespass," "Nursery Crymes," "Foxtrot," and Selling England by the Pound." Ah, the early seventies were fun for pretentious rock: I miss 'em. (Yeah Bill, I know I have to upload some of this dated vinyl.)
My cassette copy of this album: toast.
My vinyl copy: extremely well worn. 
 KevinM wrote:
1967-1974 (7-Years) Genesis w/ Gabriel

1975-1996 (21-Years) Genesis w/ Collins

I'm not sure what your definition of obscurity is
 
... if they were in the Miami Vice soundtracks.
Unfortunately a not-so-good last album of a once great band
(as long as PG was part of it, of course)
 lemmoth wrote:


As the other fellow said, "obscurity" is so the wrong word.  "pure pop pablum" would be an appropriate substiitute.
 

Though, Trick of the Tail, and Wind and Wuthering weren't bad albums...


The old Genesis stuff always makes me perk my ears up and head for the rating page.
A solid 9.
 1wolfy wrote:
Fly on a windshield is a winner as well  5.   MinMan wrote:
Bill & Rebecca - for a little more raw energy from this album; please play "Back in NYC" sometime. This selection is maybe the most tame tune on the album.
 

 
Neither of these songs is curently in the library, so Bill & Rebecca can not play them.

But you can help: follow the guidelines for how to rip a track in the quality Bill needs it to be in, upload it, then participate in the LRC so you can vote for it when it comes up.


 Dalebarely wrote:

Thats not really fair. You may not like the direction the band took after PG left, but they became orders of magnitude bigger.  
Genesis 10 -12 years into the 'Phil Collins Show' was one of the most popular, arena-filling rock bands in the world

So...Obscurity? I dont think so
 
However, I think that the PG era - and up to Trick of the Tail and Wind and the Withering WILL stand up to the test of time, but the later arena filling mass appeal work will just seem silly.

 MiracleDrug wrote:
THE best Genesis song...album...lineup...
Peter's growth as a TRUE artist post Lamb needs no explanation...
Genesis's devolution into the Phil Collins Show explains their inevitable slide into obscurity...

 

As the other fellow said, "obscurity" is so the wrong word.  "pure pop pablum" would be an appropriate substiitute.
RAEL imperial aerosol kid!!!!
Maybe I'd like to hear both!

 
Dalebarely wrote:

PG was gone by A Trick of the Tail, dude
 


 MiracleDrug wrote:
THE best Genesis song...album...lineup...
Peter's growth as a TRUE artist post Lamb needs no explanation...
Genesis's devolution into the Phil Collins Show explains their inevitable slide into obscurity...

 
1967-1974 (7-Years) Genesis w/ Gabriel

1975-1996 (21-Years) Genesis w/ Collins

I'm not sure what your definition of obscurity is

 Dalebarely wrote:

PG was gone by A Trick of the Tail, dude
 
Would love to hear Dance on a Volcano right now though
 Mita wrote:
More Peter Gabriel Genesis! A Trick of the Tail!!!
 
PG was gone by A Trick of the Tail, dude
 Mita wrote:
More Peter Gabriel Genesis! A Trick of the Tail!!!
 
Um...

A Trick of the Tail was PC, not PG

 MiracleDrug wrote:
THE best Genesis song...album...lineup...
Peter's growth as a TRUE artist post Lamb needs no explanation...
Genesis's devolution into the Phil Collins Show explains their inevitable slide into obscurity...
 
Thats not really fair. You may not like the direction the band took after PG left, but they became orders of magnitude bigger.  
Genesis 10 -12 years into the 'Phil Collins Show' was one of the most popular, arena-filling rock bands in the world

So...Obscurity? I dont think so
More Peter Gabriel Genesis! A Trick of the Tail!!!
THE best Genesis song...album...lineup...
Peter's growth as a TRUE artist post Lamb needs no explanation...
Genesis's devolution into the Phil Collins Show explains their inevitable slide into obscurity...

Fly on a windshield is a winner as well  5.   MinMan wrote:
Bill & Rebecca - for a little more raw energy from this album; please play "Back in NYC" sometime. This selection is maybe the most tame tune on the album.
 

I was sure this is was Marillion
 mvanderford60 wrote:
Idiots.  Rael is dead.  it is a song about death.  Lamb - death- sacrifice — did you people ever study literature?  
 
Well, I see it's done wonders for you. {#Moon}

 unclehud wrote:

That explains it!  For years, this left-brained engineer got stuck with, "If a lamb lay down on Broadway, it would get sooooo run over."  Thanks romeotuma, for enlightenment; I'll search for lyrics after work and seek the proverbial flashback.

 


Thank YOU!
 romeotuma wrote:

Peter Gabriel's great song about an LSD trip...  love it...


 
Huh!? I dont THINK so!

Idiots.  Rael is dead.  it is a song about death.  Lamb - death- sacrifice — did you people ever study literature?  
 romeotuma wrote:
Peter Gabriel's great song about an LSD trip...  love it...
 
That explains it!  For years, this left-brained engineer got stuck with, "If a lamb lay down on Broadway, it would get sooooo run over."  Thanks romeotuma, for enlightenment; I'll search for lyrics after work and seek the proverbial flashback.

It has a good bleat, and you can dance to it.

{#Cheesygrin}
 robco1 wrote:

{#Bananajam}  {#Daisy}  {#Bananajam}  {#Drummer}
Don't look at me
I'm not your kind
I'm Rael!

 
Oh raelly?


gabriel  by earbender
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my favorite cut on their best lp. Thanks

Genesis not only by the name. The real beginning for many others....


 justsomeone wrote:
Best (progrock) album ever...
 
{#Bananajam}  {#Daisy}  {#Bananajam}  {#Drummer}
Don't look at me
I'm not your kind
I'm Rael!

Best (progrock) album ever...
 nagsheadlocal wrote: 

From the days when you could take a couple hours out of the day to listen to albums for the sheer joy of the music.
 

True dat.
 Peace_tode wrote:
Somehow this magical combination of musicians grew apart. How did this happen? Too much creative juice? Peter Gabriel, Steve Hackett, Phil Collins, Tony Banks, Michael Rutherford. In that order.Yes I think this is true.
 
I understood it to be that Peter decided it was time for a change, Steve was frustrated with not getting his songs recorded.
The other three carried on for quite a while and very successfully.  I think they've since laid the band to rest, but am not sure.

 nagsheadlocal wrote:
Ah, now here's a blast from the past. From the days when you could take a couple hours out of the day to listen to albums for the sheer joy of the music.
 
I need to do more of that!

 romeotuma wrote:

Peter Gabriel's great song about an LSD trip...  love it...


 
Funny, I would never have made that interpretation of the lyrics. Too many clichés about modern, pop American culture.

Yeah, this is awesome.

PGs departure is interesting in that he left under good terms. He felt Genesis had run it's course for him so he moved on. The band carried on very well. They did morph into a pop band eventually, but Trick of the Tail and Duke are both great records.