In case the title didn't give it away, today's Monday Mood Music selection is actually a double feature! It was done more so out of necessity rather than extravagance. For those that don't know, tonight on FUSE is the 2010 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony. Several musical legends will be honored, but my focus today is the favorite group of one of my bestest buds.
Everyone knows Phil Collins and Peter Gabriel, but the group Genesis may not be quite as recognizable. Some of you may recall they were the group that had a couple of hits in the 80's before Phil scurried away to seek solo success. My buddy could do a much better job than me of explaining the circumstances that led to the band's separation, reunion, separation and re-reunion. He could also go on about how Phil was never part of the original Genesis and when he did join, it was as the band's drummer. That was because the frontman of the group in it's formative years was Peter Gabriel.
Instead of attempting to give an exhaustive history of the group (and most likely embarrass myself in front of you all and my buddy), I recommend you check out the Genesis Biography over at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Needless to say, the Peter Gabriel years and the Phil Collins years are quite different. Some of it had to do with the time period, but mostly they were two brilliant chaps with vastly different styles and sounds. In honor of Genesis's induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, here are two tunes from their respective eras. The first is their ten-minute epic The Musical Box and in the video you can see both Peter and Phil sporting long, lovely locks. The second, Invisible Touch, is the first and only #1 single and features Phil sporting a much shinier pate. Enjoy!
If you dig Genesis, don't forget to tune into FUSE tonight to see what kind of performance they have in store for their fans.