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Coming Up Monthly, the events of the month of Genesis & Co. - January 2021

The news of the month in the Genesis & Co universe: events, releases, ex-members & tribute bands in concert, etc. Constant updates.

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Collector's Corner: Genesis live in Reggio Emilia, 20 January 1973

Collector's Corner. Here are the latest offers on Genesis live in Reggio Emilia on January 20, 1973.

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GENESIS - Reggio Emilia 1973 - 2 vinyls - Click on the image and see if there are still copies available.

On 20 January 1973 the Italian part of the Foxtrot Tour of the Genesis (second date on the 22nd in Rome - LOOK). Here are notes and images of that evening.

The first very famous photo of the third landing on the Genesis peninsula, after two of the previous year, is this one, at the Cral Club of the'Linate airport in Milan, in a press conference together with the Lindisfarne, who have just arrived in Italy. Here she is:

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The concert is part of the Charisma Festival, like the subsequent Rome date - on stage with Genesis other bands, with a last minute variation of dates as seen from the poster above -. And here's the "right" one:

Now the recording of the concert:


00:00 - Watcher Of The Skies;
11:53 - The Musical Box;
23:28 - The Fountain Of Salmacis;
33:20 - Get 'Em Out By Friday;
44:13 - Supper's Ready;
01:09:55 - The Return Of The Giant Hogweed;
01:21:28 - The Knife.

A look at Peter's costumes. For Watcher Of The Skies has not yet adopted bat wings, but looks like this:

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On the ending of The Musical Boxthen the twist. Peter appears with the red dress of his wife Jill and the fox mask.

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A historic moment, this, for the Genesis, inaugurated on September 28 of the previous year in Dublin, the beginning of an era of masks and disguises, even if not completely shared by the other members of the band.

Even in Supper's Ready the famous costumes have not yet appeared. Peter will insert them in a month in the English part of the tour. In Italy, at the end of  Apocalypse in 9/8 looks like this:

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For the encore, The Knife, the black dress returns, but without the round of jewels around the neck:

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No video recordings of these concerts are available. But thescenic effect of Genesis you can see it in the movie ten days earlier at the Bataclan in Paris. There he is:

And here is the Tour Program:

Concert admirably and in detail reconstructed by:

Genesis in Italy. The concerts 1972-1975 by Mino Profumo

"The Italian public has the opportunity not only to attend a high-level technical performance, but also to witness the band's relentless journey towards a musical / theatrical proposal that will find its fulfillment in the years immediately following".

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Steve Hackett: 50 years ago the debut on stage with Genesis, January 14, 1971 - VIDEO & MEMORIES

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50 years ago, on January 14, 1971, Steve Hackett made his debut in concert with Genesis at University College London. Here is the story of those eventful days. 

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As we have seen (READ THE SPECIAL OF HORIZONS RADIO ON THOSE DAYS), la band was very close to melting, because Anthony Phillips left his fellow adventurers and they also decided to replace John Mayhew, the current drummer. 

IGenesis have already hired Phil Collins on drums - Read -, now they have to find a good replacement on the guitar.

Both Ronnie Caryl have rehearsed in concertPhil's great friend (auditioned with him -Read) and guitarist of Flaming Youth, and Mick Barnard, member of Farm, but both did not convince the demanding members of the band.

After the farewell of Anthony Phillips - READ and then with the arrival of Phil, the Genesis have then continued as a quartet, with Tony playing all guitar parts on an electric piano Hohner filtered with a fuzz box. The research continues.

On December 14th, scrolling the Melody Maker,Peter is intrigued by the unusual announcement of a certain Steve. There he is:

From newslines.org

Remember Tony Banks in Genesis. The river of constant change, by Mario Giammetti, Editori gathered:

“Mike had auditioned for a long time, but Peter and I convinced ourselves that he was trying to find someone who sounded just like Ant, which was obviously impossible. So the two of us went to see Steve. He was really smart, looking at him he seemed one of many, instead he knew how to compose, experiment, he wasn't the classic mad guitarist ».

E remembers Steve in the same precious book by Giammetti:

«I played a little Jimmy Page, with fast solos that did not go well with delicacy of thetheir songs. The first times were really difficult ». 

And so we come to that January 14, 1971, when at University College London, Steve Hackett makes his debut in concert with Genesis. But it won't be an easy time.

Steve tells reported by Richard Macphail in My book of Genesis:

"The first gig was a disaster for me. Up until then I had used a borrowed fuzzbox or Tony's Marshall Superfuzz. So everything worked well, but that night they gave me a Shaftesbury Duo Fuzz which is a great fuzzbox. I couldn't get a Marshall Superfuzz and thought, 'Oh, this sounds good.'

And when we did the sound check it seemed all right, but obviously when everyone was playing, it was much louder and the return was a disaster. I got discouraged and forgot all my parts. I remember a heated argument after the show and thought it was all my fault.

In hindsight, it wasn't. That was my most embarrassing moment on stage, being on stage with deeply arranged music and with the total inability to remember a note, because I couldn't control my sound. It's not a good start, I thought. "

Steve tells to TWR # 33 reported by genesis-movement.org:

"It was a scary concert ... an unpleasant experience ... there were a lot of mistakes and I had a fuzz box that I had been rehearsing for weeks and suddenly that night I had to use a different one and it was like ... it was the difference between an amateur and a pro and with this fuzz box and its feedback I played badly throughout the show and thought I had it all wrong and it would be the last gig with them. " 

Actually, Steve isn't the only one playing poorly that night. Remember Mike Rutherford in its autobiography, The Living Years, Arcana:

"As we would have discovered over the years, Phil had the great ability to drink a lot without showing it. At Steve's first concert - University College London, January 1971 - an exception occurred. We had a few pints but no one had noticed that Phil had had a few more than the others and he was drunk Phil was a drummer so smart that he could do almost anything, but that night he got ready for one of his big rolls and nothing happened. performed to perfection, too bad it was moved twenty centimeters from each piece of the battery.

Poor Steve: it was his first concert, he was nervous and we had a drunk drummer. At the end of the evening, Tony and I had a bad time for Phil, which didn't bother Phil, but unfortunately Steve thought we were fighting because of him: we hated him and wanted to throw him out. As always, no one ever thought of letting the newcomer know how things were. "

E says Phil Collins in his autobiography:

"For the most part the concerts are conducted quite professionally: we arrive, play and go home. We smoke a few joints, but no exaggerated revelry. The only time it happens is at a concert at City University in London, the Steve's first with Genesis. We play later than expected, so I spend my time downing myself on some Newcastle Brown beers. When we get on stage I'm completely disoriented. I do all the right fills, but eight inches to the right of where I should. Other than air-guitar, this is air-drums. And afterwards I regret: "What will the new guitarist think? His first concert and the drummer is dead drunk." It is the first time that I play drunk, and it will also be the last. "

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Ma Stevedespite his concerns, pass the exam. And the confirmation comes from Peter Gabriel, who declares, reported in the aforementioned Giammetti book:

"We have had two guitarists in recent months but I hope this is the definitive one, we found it through the Melody Maker and it seems to have adapted very well". (Peter Gabriei, Zig Zag n.19, 5 / 71, «Genesis», anonymous). 

Here's what Anthony Phillips thinks today:

Steve will become a column of the Genesis, in the formation that many consider "the real one" and beyond. Until the sensational farewell.

But that's another story - READ IT HERE-.

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Genesis Magazine Dusk: here are the contents of issue 96 - BUY or SUBSCRIBE

Here is the summary of the new issue of Dusk, the first and historic Italian Genesis Magazine.

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It is Dusk number 96, and, as usual, hosts exclusive interviews and numerous reports on the latest news from the Genesis world. 

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Here are the contents:

Peter Gabriel live:
The vinyl reissues

 

Steve Hackett:
Under A Mediterranean Sky preview
Live At Hammersmith

 

Anthony Phillips: Missing Links I-IV

 

Exclusive interview with Shankar

Disc Reviews:
Brand X: Livebox
Djabe: The Magic Stab
David Minasian
The Backstage
Vincenzo Ricca's The rome Pro (g) ject
John hackett

 

Book reviews:
Genesis 3 by Robert Ellis
Steve Hackett On Track by Geoffrey Feakes

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Brand X on tour - UPDATES: 2020 and 2021 dates

Brand X on tour. Dates updated and postponed, here are the updates.

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Set10
Northampton, USA
Set18
Indianapolis, USA
Set19
Sat 19:30 pm CDT
Chicago, Illinois, USA
Set20
Sun 19pm CDT
Milwaukee, USA
Set24
Cincinnati, USA
Set30
Wed 20pm EDT
Boca Raton, USA
October3
Sat 21:00 pm EDT
January1
Fri 18:30 PM ESTShared on Brand X - The founders of real Jazz Rock
Pittsburgh, USA
Apr23
Fri 21:00 UTC + 01
Kinross, United Kingdom
Apr24
Sat 21:00 UTC + 01
Kinross, United Kingdom
May15
Sat 20:30
Zoetermeer, The Netherlands

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

IMPORTANT: Some venues may not have all tickets up yet - so we'll post specific Venues for the above + more show updates next week.

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Here are the contents of the new issue of Genesis Magazine Dusk

Here is the summary of the new issue of Dusk, the first and historic Italian Genesis Magazine.

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It is Dusk number 94, and, as usual, hosts exclusive interviews and numerous reports on the latest news from the Genesis world. 

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Genesis Reunion 2020 - Throwing It All Away?

Phil Collins Special:
The Art Of Phil
Vinyl reprints (Tarzan / But Seriously)
The book (Phil Collins - A Life In Vision by Alan Hewitt)
After the concert
The Collins Dictionary

reviews:
Amy Birks feat. Steve Hackett
Paul Carrack
Birdy (Blu-ray)
Please Don't Touch by Paulo De Carvalho (book)

How to Talk To Me:
Exclusive interviews a
Allan Schwartzberg
Harry Kim

25 years of The Musical Box

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Genesis: the concert at the Roundhouse filmed by Yoko Ono, 11 March 1970 - AUDIO, VIDEO & MEMORIES

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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 is a very rare video of Genesis 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.

"The stage phobia was much more than just a fear, it was terror", he says Mike Rutherford in his autobiography The Living Years.

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.

Among the many commitments of Genesis at that time is the recording of Jackson Tapes on January 9, 1970 at the BBC Studios Shepherds Bush in London. LISTEN TO THE SPECIAL OF HORIZONS RADIO.

"After the recording sessions I felt like a zombie", Phillips told in 2007. Plus, he 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 facing his teammates hard-nosed to try to change the dynamics of the band. "I no longer felt like anyone's friend - continues Ant - I was almost 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 as 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 a pause is not considered to allow Anthony to gather his ideas. Must go on.

Here are the Genesis performing 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. 

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Genesis locations: Headley Grange, Hampshire UK - MEMORIES of COLLINS and RUTHERFORD

Unforgettable places in the history of Genesis & Co., through audio, video, documents and much more.

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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.

Remember Phil Collins in his autobiography "No, I'm not dead yet"

«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
hospice.

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. "

It tells Kevin Holm-Hudson in "Genesis and The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway":

«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). "

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«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 great music (In the Cage, Riding the Scree, tons of good stuff) and a lot of it comes out while Peter is in another room, stepping 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.

More Kevin Holm-Hudson:

"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). "

Mike Rutherford tells in his autobiography "The Living Years":

“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. "

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So Gabriel leaves Headley Grange for about a week for come up with script ideas with Friedkin. But when Charisma learned of Gabriel's departure, label president Tony Stratton-Smith himself stepped in to convince Gabriel to return.

Rutherford tells:

“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.

Continue Kevin Holm-Hudson:

"" 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). »

More Mike:

"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.»

More Phil:

«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.

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Genesis places: The 2 Rotonde of Cuorgnè, Turin Italy - MEMORIES of RUTHERFORD and EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEWS

Unforgettable places in the history of Genesis & Co., through audio, video, documents and much more.

By D.B.

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Cuorgnè, in the province of Turin is one of the places in the history of the Genesis.

Their concert of April 13, 1972, in fact, remains unique and unforgettable in their tours.

So Mike Rutherford remembers it in The Living Years: The First Genesis Memoir:

"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?

In fact, at 2 Rotonde, they all played a bit big of the Italian song and also foreigners, come remember the book The Beatles and Genesis in Canavese. History of beat & pop music in Canavese from 1962 to 1974 by Gianpiero Madonna, which contains a profile of the lively music scene of the period in the Cuorgnè area:

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.

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"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 Radio Pierluigi 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", read more 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:

https://www.facebook.com/beppecrovella/videos/3281989403288/

Su Dusk n ° 55 a detailed reconstruction of the evening by Beppe Crovella (click on the cover to order a copy):

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Genesis: first concert abroad, La Ferme IV Belgium, 7 March 1971 - AUDIO & RICORDI

Unforgettable stories and memories, through audio, video, documents and much more.

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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
4. Stagnation
5. intro
6. The Light
7. intro
8. Twilight Alehouse
9. story
10. The Musical Box
11. intro
12. The Knife
13. intro
14. Going Out to Get You

Stories and Memories:

«We crossed the Channel, taking a ferry from Dover to Ostend from Dover to Ostend », said Richard Macphail in My book of Genesis.

“It was the middle of winter and there was hardly anyone else on board. (...)
It was still just the seven of us on the road together, which when you look at the armies of crew that bands employ nowadays seems ludicrously small.

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 in 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:

GENESIS FORUM # 1

GENESIS FORUM # 2

«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

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