Apr 23 2021: Kinross, Scotland (Show 1) Apr 24: Kinross, Scotland (Show 2) Apr 25: Glasgow, Scotland
Apr 28: Wolverhampton-Bilston
Apr 29: London (Show 1)
Apr 30: London (Show 2)
May 01 East Sussex (Show 1)
May 02 East Sussex (Show 2)
May 06 Worcester
May 08 Manchester
May 09 Liverpool
May 11 Leicester
May 12 Milton Keynes
May 15 Zoetermeer, Netherlands
May 18 Germany
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March 11, 1970 - Genesis, the Roundhouse concert sponsored by Yoko Ono. Here is the very rare video, the only appearance of Anthony Phillips:
It's a very rare Genesis video in concert at that time. It was shot at the Atomic Sunrise Festival on March 11, 1970 at the Roundhouse Club in London. The only one where Anthony Phillips appears.
Both Tony Banks and Ant have always said they remember that this concert was professionally recorded on 8 track equipment. And in fact a 2 minute live segment of Stagnation which is believed to come from this concert was later found in Phillips' archives.
In view of the fact that the Atomic Sunrise Festival was sponsored by Yoko Ono, he suggests that the original audio recording and film footage may still exist in the Apple archives.
This concert took place about a month before the band signed the new contract with Charisma and therefore it is not in their archives.
There is also a private silent color film in Super 8 mm of the concert.
This is a delicate moment for Ant, because he is about to leave Genesis.
Ant is very thin and appears destroyed, but the band does not have the time to notice what is happening in the friend's soul. It is a time when things seem to move. They just registered Trespass (will be released in the fall) and they are on tour, even if the dates are not for large numbers.
"After the recording sessions I felt like a zombie"Phillips said in 2007. He also had health problems, probably related to too much work.
"I was mentally and physically debilitated "- told Ant seven years later to Armando Gallo and reported in his book Genesis: I Know What I Like -. "We were a bunch of perfectionists. After each concert there were always long, long, long autopsies ".
The music he loves so much is becoming the cause of unhappiness for Ant and his good English education prevents him from confronting his teammates hard to try to change the dynamics of the band. "I no longer felt friends with anyone - Ant continues - I was as alienated. We were now divided into two groups that had lost their way".
Mike is the first to know Ant's intentions. Just before a concert at the Richmond Rugby Club, they retreated and the revelation arrived like a cold shower. Rutherford knows that his friend is afraid of the stage, but there was no time to deepen the speech and Ant had no longer mentioned his phobia.
The July 18 ad Haywards Heath Genesis play in front of 25 people. The journey home Mile Rutherford and Peter Gabriel do it in Pete's new car, a Hillman Imp. Together they take the situation into consideration.
"For me there was no doubt that without Ant the Genesis had no reason to exist," recalls Mike in theautobiography. Anthony seems irreplaceable, the Genesis appear to be indivisible, the urge to quit is about to take over.
Yet during the journey something different matures, the idea of being able to do it even without a friend takes over. "It was about developing a new philosophy based on the assumption 'let's try and see what happens'", writes Mike. So no pause is considered to allow Anthony to gather ideas. Must go on.
Here are the Genesis that perform the unpublished "The Shepherd"live on the BBC radio program"Nightride"on April 22, 1970. Probably the oldest live Genesis recorded on a disc, the bootleg homonym:
A decision shared also by Tony Banks and that today seems right, but very painful: "It was the hardest blow we've ever received"Gabriel said to a magazine the following year and quoted in Without Frontiers: The Life and Music of Peter Gabriel by Daryl Easlea. "There would have been other departures " - reveals Mike -, "but none would have had the effect on me of leaving Ant".
The Genesis take advantage of this to make a small revolution. Phil Collins and Steve Hackett are about to join the band.
The Headley Grange estate, in English Hampshire, in the British countryside, built in 1795, now a private residence, is a legendary place, used first as a hospice, then in the sixties and seventies to try and record not by Led Zeppelin, Fleetwood Mac, Bad Company, The Pretty Things, Peter Frampton, Ozark Mountain Daredevils, Ian Dury, Elvis Costello, Clover.
In particular, albums such as "Led Zeppelin III", "Led Zeppelin IV", "Houses of the Holy" and "Physical Graffiti" were born here, in addition to the Zeppelin's best-known single: "Stairway to Heaven".
Here the Genesis have lived a light-dark experience.
La band he spent the months of June and July 1974 at Headley Grange, to compose and record "The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway". But the surrounding environment and the mood of the components are not exactly ideal.
«Whatever the group that was last there, left it in one
was terrible, and smelly. And mice take advantage of it. They are everywhere, jumping up and down the creaking stairs, rustling among the creepers that
they cover the trees, run up the ivy that covers the house. We count dozens, hundreds. And I speak only of those who are seen. That house is still a
The only positive note of that place for me is the fact that John Bonham recorded his incredible groove for "When the Levee Breaks" in the trumpet
some stairs. I almost seem to smell it. But instead I smell rats. Thousands of mice. I arrive last, and the best bedrooms are already occupied, of course. So I have a shit room, where in addition to water I also have running mice. At night I hear them paddling above and below me. "
«The house was in considerable deterioration; perhaps because of the "hidden" reputation or from his association with Led Zeppelin, Gabriel was disturbed by rumors that the house was haunted (Bright, 1988, p. 60). Steve Hackett agrees that the place had a "haunted house feel". I felt strange scratching sounds at night, "in all likelihood the mice who shared the house with theirs rockstar guests (Platts, 2001, p. 75). "
«We assemble the instruments in the main living area, while Peter settles in front of an old broken-down piano that is picking up dust in
another room. The four of us improvise, he writes down his ideas for the lyrics, and I record everything with my trusty Nakamichi cassette recorder.
We write some fantastic music (In the Cage, Riding the Scree, tons of good stuff) and a lot of it comes out as long as Peter is in another room, pounding on the piano, writing the lyrics.»
Not long after the band took office in Headley Grange, Gabriel receives a phone call from director William Friedkin, interested in securing Peter's involvement as a writer in his new film project. Friedkin back then had hits like "The French Connection" and "The Exorcist". The offer is therefore tempting and flattering for Gabriel, who had struck the director with his visionary mind.
Peter originally expected to work with Friedkin after finishing "The Lamb", but the huge success of "The Exorcist" it speeded things up.
"Headley Grange he didn't have a phone, so Gabriel should have cycle to the phone booth at the bottom of the hill and dial the number Friedkin in California with pockets full of coins from 10 (Fielder, 1984, p. 91).
The rest of the group understandably does not shared Gabriel's sudden enthusiasm for a project outside the band. According to Gabriel, his companions "They thought I would use the group as a springboard for my staff happened and I wouldn't even have involved them. But Friedkin didn't want Genesis. He he wanted me for just for my strange ideas, not for music "(Fielder, 1984, p. 91). "
“We haven't had huge, noisy discussions in Headley Grange. From the beginning we realized we had a great one work to do and we knew we couldn't waste much time to discuss.
It also became clear very early that we would only have made the album if Pete worked full time on the lyrics, while the rest of us took care of the music. This bothered Tony more than me, but Pete's mind was elsewhere.
His marriage had had a hard time and Jill was also pregnant with their first child. This meant that Pete came and went often, and when he was with us there was often the feeling that there was whatsomething unsolved between him and Tony. "
Check out the Genesis photos at Headley Grange(in some of them you can notice the tension between the band members):
So Gabriel leaves Headley Grange for about a week for develop ideas for the script with Friedkin. But when Charisma learned of Gabriel's departure, label president Tony Stratton-Smith intervened in person to convince Gabriel to return.
“When Pete came to talk to us about the offer, we did they were quite tense. As per Ant (Anthony Phillips, the first founding member of Genesis to abandon the band, Editor's note), if this moment were happened later in our career I'm sure we could have finding a way out would have given Pete a few months.
But we still hadn't realized that it was really possible and, moreover, we were busy going on tour in the fall. Pete is the most wonderful clumsy. Often it seemed he would never decide. (...)
In the end, we got a little tired of his indecision and we gave him a ultimatum, and at that point Pete left the band.
So I accompanied Tony to the pay phone in the village to discuss the situation with Strat. He always believed he could talk to anyone "Pete, dear boy, come talk to me", but Pete wasn't the type to talk to like this. "
At the same time, Friedkin, unwilling to be responsible for the dissolution of the band, brakes on Peter's collaboration.
"" So Peter made a definite commitment to finish the album before anything else, "said Banks. "But I think it made us all understand that he was getting tired and that it was only a matter of time before he left" (Fielder, 1984, p. 91). Collins agrees: "Things have returned to normal but, from then on, I think we all felt that this could happen again at any time" (Fielder, 1984, p. 91). »
"For the first time we felt that someone was not going in the same direction, something fundamental had changed. The most pressing issue, however, was that now we were incredibly late. The music it was almost complete and we also had a registration date booked, but Pete's text wasn't ready at all. Things got so bad that in the end Pete had to ask Tony and me to write the text of “The Light Dies Down on Broadway ". (...)
Obviously, it was a symbolic contribution, but aat least we could feel we had written a song because we didn't want to an album that had "All words by Peter Gabriel ”written on.»
«For Pete it's a dream come true: the chance to collaborate with a forward-looking artist who excels in an art form different from his, to work from home, and also to be closer to his wife. He asks us: “Can we pause the disc? Give me time to do this, then I'll be back. "
He doesn't say he's leaving us.
We all reply: “Sorry, Peter, unfortunately not. Either you are inside or you are outside. "
From my point of view, in practice, if Peter gives up on us, it is not necessarily the end of the world. My firmly concrete solution is to reconfigure the Genesis as an instrumental quartet. At least that way you could finally listen to the music properly.
The reaction of the other three to this suggestion can be summarized as follows: “Don't say bullshit. We, without singing, without texts? You said yours, now shut up,
Phil ". And of course they are right.
Before something concrete happens, Friedkin's rumor reaches that his offer could lead to the end of the Genesis. It's the last thing he wants, a lot
more than his science fiction project it is only a vague idea. A couple of weeks after making the offer, he gives it up.
So Peter comes back. But he came back because an occasion that interested him most faded away. These are not the best circumstances to find yourself. We continue to work, forgive him and forget everything,
or at least pretend. "
But while Friedkin proceeds without Peter - he then made the film "Sorcerer" in 1977 with the Tangerine Dream soundtrack and it was a fiasco - on the Genesis in Headley Grange another storm is about to blow.
On July 26, 1974, in the middle of the composition, Gabriel's daughter Anna was born; during childbirth the baby comes into the world with the umbilical cord wrapped around the neck, cyanotic. He also inhaled amniotic fluid during childbirth and doctors also suspect meningitis. He spent two
weeks in an incubator with doctors uncertain about his chances of survival.
“Unfortunately Peter is always overwhelmed, and not just by the workload. Things in the family are going badly: his wife Jill has a difficult pregnancy, not me
know what it is. The result is that sometimes he is absent, which means that we go inside without him. This does not help us think like one man
for such an ambitious project. ", writes Phil Collins.
"Gabriel describes those first two weeks of his daughter's life as" really traumatic "and the bandmates as" incredibly indifferent. They were pissed off because I wasn't taking the album seriously like a son of mine "(Bright, 1988, pp. 4-5)», he writes Kevin Holm-Hudson.
Listen to i demos and the tests at Headley Grande of Genesis:
During the Headley Grange sessions, the group made a experiment:
"According to Tony Banks," We shut it down all the lights and only made noise. The weather was truly frightening "(Fielder, 1984, p.92) », he says Holm-Hudson. «Collins provides further details:"We were all getting very intense; Peter was blowing his oboe into the microphone, then his was playing flute with ecoplex, when suddenly there was this great thunder e it started raining. We all thought: 'We got in touch with something strong. '
It was about five or six in the morning evening and we made all these strange noises when the storm started and it started raining. Then we all changed gears and went into one a really melodic mood.
At times like this we were truly one what and we worked well together with "The Lamb". And the size of the double album there given the opportunity to do so. "(Fielder, 1984, p.ninety two)."
In August 1974, the group left Headley Grange and moves in Wales to complete the album. Which, despite or thanks to the vicissitudes of which the ancient estate has been silent witness, is the masterpiece we know and also a turning point in the Genesis career.
"We played in the mountains one evening when Tony had food poisoning. We resisted for a while without him, but it was like being in a car that had lost a wheel and we had to finish the set early. Since we hadn't been able to sell many tickets, the promoter had the excuse that he was looking for not paying. Rich didn't want to know about it and was a little aggressive. The promoter had a gun. We weren't paid. "
But what was a band like Genesis doing in a dancing hall in a small town in the province of Turin?
Born from the happy intuition of Angelo Porcellana, who disappeared 5 years ago, together with the brothers Dino and Claudio, the place attracted audiences from Turin, from all over the province and beyond. In 1972 Genesis did not have a large following, not even at home, and in fact this first tour in Italy takes place in clubs and small sports halls.
Le 2 Rotonde was among the most capacious.
"A dancing goer, friend of my husband", tells exclusively to Horizons Radio Marisa Porcellana, Angelo's widow and she also engaged in the management of the 2 Rotonde of the golden years, «He was a great admirer of Genesis and had suggested that we play them with us, because they are of excellent quality. So when an entrepreneur proposed them to us, Angelo remembered the board and signed them. "
«The Genesis were very nice guys», continues Marisa Porcellana.
“They didn't act like rock stars: they drank little and were very polite. We didn't have a real stage, so they played in the audience, without any attitude of superiority or similar things. When the concert was interrupted, everyone understood that there were health reasons and did not create problems. They were kids, the musicians and their fans. "
Ms. Porcellana does not remember the episode of non-payment and the threat with a gun, cited by Rutherford. "There were no weapons in the room, nobody has ever bothered us like this ", He tells us.
And here what he told exclusively to Horizons RadioPierluigi Gassino, present at the concert:
«The concert was interrupted because the keyboardist Tony Banks felt bad ... and as a consolation I managed to exchange four words with Phil Collins, while Peter Gabriel had a drink leaning against the bar counter where they had performed in front of a few of us ... I remember that then the bassist and the guitarist wandered on stage at the end of the concert collecting some cables and equipment ... all this before becoming rock stars!»
"My brief dialogue with Phil Collins", continues Pierluigi Gassino, "It was due to a fact that made the evening even more bitter for me and my friends because on leaving we found the car no longer in the parking lot and, having returned to the disco to ask for a ride in order to return home, I met Phil outside the club who approaching an Alfa model 1750 with a guy who seemed to be the manager driving it. »
«I asked him, gesturing in Anglo-Italian, a passage to Turin, explaining the fact that just happened and the evident difficulty. He told me that they were going to Milan and there was no place, then added that those who had stolen the car were killed by making the gesture of cutting the throat as a joke. He greeted me by shaking my hand ... beautiful and bitter memory ...! »
Here the testimony Beppe Crovella audio, leader by the band of Torino Arti e Mestieri, posted on Facebook - LISTEN:
Su Dusk n ° 55 a detailed reconstruction of the evening by Beppe Crovella (click on the cover to order a copy):
On March 7, 1971, the Genesis went on stage abroad for the first time, at La Ferme V, Woluwe St Lambert, Belgium. LISTEN:
1. Announcer's introduction and Peter's intro
2. Happy the Man
3. Cheese-and-onion crisp man story
6. The Light
8. Twilight Alehouse
10. The Musical Box
12. The Knife
14. Going Out to Get You
“It was the middle of winter and there was hardly anyone else on
still just the seven of us on the road together, which when you
look at the armies of crew that bands employ nowadays seems
It was a four-hourcrossing and we were bored stiffbecause there
there was nothing to do. I found this box with life vests in it,,
and so we all got our vests on and posed for what has now become
a famous picture of Genesis, all of us with our hair down past
our shoulders, Mike drinking from a small bottle of Mateus Rosé
because that's what we drank in those days, that or Liebfraumilch.
(...) Nowadays when you go abroad you have satellite navigation
that tells you precisely where to go and mobile phones or
with maps on them, but I really had no idea where we were heading
in Belgium. I didn't even have a fold-out map.
(...) The place,
a club called Ferme V, packed to the roof, but the fans knew every
note. It was unbelievable. While in England it was a very slow
build-up, in Belgium it happened very suddenly, like a minor
explosion as far as we were concerned.
Another thing I remember
is that we stayed in a three-star hotel, very comfy, and that Peter
shared a room with me because he couldn't bear to share with Tony
ever again, not after his experiences at the cottage.»
«Philippe Grombeer (future artistic director of the major Belgian theaters) is a member of the" Club of the Eagles ", and has rented, on behalf of the municipal administration, a farm to Woluwe-Saint-Lambert (a suburb of Brussels)"STOP V". The space is not large, the interior is old, but what does it matter! " - CONTINUE ON GENESIS PLACES
«5 bold young musicians hold their first concert across the border ... They have behind them a first bankruptcy album and a second (the last one) that something has picked up, especially right where they are going to play) ... » - CONTINUE ON:
«Some privileged people saw them in all intimacy and shared everything with them. And with good reason: Belgium was the first foreign country in which the Genesis set foot. " - CONTINUE ON NOSTALGIE
«Like all the superstars before being successful, they slept in lousy hotels, murky rooms in the back of smoky pubs, lost in the countryside. But luck always smiles on those with talent. " - FIND OUT MORE ON FACEBOOK GABRIEL'S ANGELS
"No: professionally I do not regret anything - Mike continues -. We did it because Tony and I had written some songs together that we liked. We had replaced the singer before, even though I was aware that the hill to climb was quite high, this time.
Ray Wilson did a good job as a vocalist but him he was not a writer. Without a third composer there was no one who amalgamate me and Tony, nobody to bring us back in the middle ground.
I had never been aware of how musically Tony and I were before this album. I only understood then that Phil put us both in line, he did his best and found an atmosphere between us.
Calling All Station sold two million copies - not bad - but when the disc was released I got it perceived that the mood had changed, swe became a catalog band.
Tony and Ray were eager to continue, but I knew we were going to have need another composer. It seemed right to stop there, there is nothing wrong."
The tour is filmed live on the promotional album Calling Radio Stations.
Concert preceded by a press conference included in a RAI report, available on YouTube:
And here are two amateur videos of the show, with the audio added later:
A Live that has a particularity: the start time. As Mino Profumo tells in Genesis in Italy, The 1972-1975 concerts, the show starts at 18.00, given that "for the Italians, the austerity Sundays began from December 1973 with the stop of vehicular traffic to cope with the shortage of fuel and the high energy caused by the oil crisis". That Sunday 3 February sees the concert begin and end early for a better return home of the spectators.
Compared to the Turin concert, the lineup sees an interesting variation. Instead of The Battle Of Epping Forest is inserted Harold The Barrel, song rarely offered live (in Italy Genesis had played it in Viareggio in 1972 in the afternoon concert). LISTEN to that version:
And here it is in the 1974 version in Reggio Emilia, played on this tour only in Brussels, Offenbach and Dusseldorf. LISTEN TO HAROLD THE BARRELL:
Another absolute and perhaps unique novelty is Mino Profumo in Genesis in Italy, The 1972-1975 concerts. From the photo below published by the "Qui Giovani" magazine of February 21, 1974, the feeling is that, in the end of The Knife "Peter is using the Supper's Ready fluorescent tube as well as the microphone stand".
And here are others covers of those days:
Below poster and one of the tickets even if, by the way, many are without ticket and try to enter. Law enforcement officers react, riots are born, there are wounded and arrests, then everyone inside the sports hall to listen to the Genesis.
And these are two bootleg of the concert:
On February 5, after Turin and Reggio Emilia, it is the turn of Rome.
Here the audio recording of the concert:
And three amateur videos from that show:
Here are some press reports:
Super Sound Magazine poster with photos taken in Rome in the Supper's Ready finale.
Here is a ticket, even if, like in Reggio Emilia, several hundred people try to enter without paying. Same script with torn gates, tear gas and police charges, bruised and a thousand people who manage to enter and attend the concert. You can read other details in Genesis in Italy. The 1972-1975 concerts of Mino Profumo.
A concert that enriched the number of bootleg of the Genesis. Here are the covers:
In Naples, unlike Reggio Emilia and Rome, there are no problems with those who try to enter without paying. But as you can read in Genesis in Italy. The 1972-1975 concerts of Mino Profumo"the public has the unwelcome surprise of a violent storm which makes returning home less easy."
And here are the covers of the bootleg taken from this show:
If you have memories of this and the other concerts of this tour to share in written or audio / video form send them to Horizons Radio and will be published with your signature.
On February 2, 1976 he left A Trick Of The Tail, the first Genesis album after the release of Peter Gabriel. Here is a multimedia story.
I Genesis tell the album like this:
"To our great relief it is understood quite quickly that we can get away even without Peter", Phil Collins tells in his autobiography.
"The songs come to us as in the old days, and it's good stuff. We are ready Dance on a Volcano. They follow Squonk e Los Endos, for the album that will be titled A Trick of the Tail."
All while the Melody Maker throws the bomb: "Peter Gabriel leaves Genesis". The news leaked before they had time to catch up.
ganize. Thus, in the musical environment there is a rumor that Genesis is over.
"Composing A Trick of the Tail was like the beginning of an exciting new chapter. I would not have liked that Peter left, but I knew there was going to be a change. " Mike Rutherford tells in his autobiography.
"Now that he was gone we felt like a new band - Mike says -. It seems strange to say now, but Phil's voice was not what it would become. Stratton-Smith said Phil sounded more like Pete than Pete, but in reality their voices weren't similar at all. It only seemed so if they were singing the same song, the same Genesis-style melody.
"It often seems to me that life in the Genesis is divided into two halves - the Pete years and the Phil years. During Pete's years we were like school children. Everything changed when Pete left - Mike continues -. Pete's departure had made us grow a bit like people, although for Tony and me it also meant learning to relax a little. "
But the four do not give up. Every week they audition potential singers. Phil teaches them the vocal parts, singing with them. Firth of Fifth, The Knifedifficult tracks for any aspirant frontman.
Genesis audition for five or six weeks. They see about thirty boys. But the time that passes quickly, there is already talk of another tour, you have to go to the recording studio.
But when i tracks are recorded and there is still no singer, time is running out. Mick Strickland è a little better than the others and the Genesis they ask to go to the Trident to try. "We give it to sing Squonk - remembers Phil -. The first line of that song is bastard: "Like father, like son ...". Such a father, such son ... We don't ask him for his hue or his extension. We just give it to her. Attack! Poor fellow. It is nowhere near his shades. We have to say: "Thank you and goodbye ...". TO Thinking about it now, I feel guilty about Mick. "
Meanwhile, the hours in the studio yes they are piling up. "Then I say: «What do you think if I try?"- cPhil continues-. And the boys shrug: "A lot worth. "Inside me I know I can do it, but sing it on serious is another matter entirely. Sometimes the brain says yes, but the voice shouts "No!".
But Phil tries. "Mike and Tony later on me they will say it is like one of those cartoon moments animated where the bulb lights up. They look at eachother in the control room and the eyebrows say it all: «Acdamn, it's perfect! "."
A modecisive chin for Collins.
After exploring every other point of view, it seems that that of the drummer who puts himself in front of the microphone is the final choice. Phil is torn, mainly because he likes to play drums. "Here is my sore point - reveals -. Yet the truth cannot be denied: I can sing those songs."
Now the knot to untie is the upcoming tour.
"Bagive it well, I was not yet willing to go on stage singing as a frontman - says Phil -. On stage it will be a whole other thing. So in reality we are still without a singer.
"Singing was one thing, but the real problem for me was whether Phil would agree to be our frontman - admits Mike Rutherford. I baphorists
generally tend to think that singers are the icing on
cake, and not quite the same caliber as a musician to everyone else in the band. "
For the first time Genesis make three video clips of their songs. We have already seen two of them above. Here is the third:
Genesis' first concert with Phil Collins as a singer took place at the London Arena in London, Ontario, Canada, on March 26, 1976.
There were 2.200 fans at the old Bathurst Street arena for Collins' debut frontman.
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