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Do you like Phil Collins?

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#1 Face Kicker

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Posted 10 March 2018 - 11:27 PM

I've been a big Genesis fan ever since the release of their 1980 album, Duke. Before that, I really didn't understand any of their work. Too artsy, too intellectual. It was on Duke where Phil Collins' presence became more apparent. I think Invisible Touch was the group's undisputed masterpiece. It's an epic meditation on intangibility. At the same time, it deepens and enriches the meaning of the preceding three albums. Christy, take off your robe. Listen to the brilliant ensemble playing of Banks, Collins and Rutherford. You can practically hear every nuance of every instrument. Sabrina, remove your dress. In terms of lyrical craftsmanship, the sheer songwriting, this album hits a new peak of professionalism. Sabrina, why don't you, uh, dance a little. Take the lyrics to Land of Confusion. In this song, Phil Collins addresses the problems of abusive political authority. In Too Deep is the most moving pop song of the 1980s, about monogamy and commitment. The song is extremely uplifting. Their lyrics are as positive and affirmative as anything I've heard in rock. Christy, get down on your knees so Sabrina can see your asshole. Phil Collins' solo career seems to be more commercial and therefore more satisfying, in a narrower way. Especially songs like In the Air Tonight and Against All Odds. Sabrina, don't just stare at it, eat it. But I also think Phil Collins works best within the confines of the group, than as a solo artist, and I stress the word artist. This is Sussudio, a great, great song, a personal favorite.



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Posted 11 March 2018 - 12:25 AM

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#3 Affekonig


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Posted 12 March 2018 - 12:13 PM

I like Phil's music.

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#4 Revheat


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Posted 12 March 2018 - 01:01 PM

I remember in the 80's my mom would take us to the public pool and Sussudio was always on the music rotation over the loud speaker. Must have played about every hour. Kinda became a "going to the pool" theme song. 30 some years later, everytime i hear it, my mind goes back to those happy times where my only concern was how the 10 minute life guard imposed break seemed to last an eternity.
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Posted 30 March 2018 - 05:10 AM

I do own the Genesis Greatest Hits box set, that not only has all of Genesis but some of Phil's solo stuff (Not Sussudio or Billy Don't Lose That Number), a few Mike and The Mechanic's songs, some Tony Banks solo stuff, Some solo stuff by one of the other early members, and beyond Solsbury Hill nothing else from Peter Gabriel.

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Posted 05 August 2018 - 10:12 AM

Only on the Tarzan soundtrack
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