And they also recorded mini-concerts at the Belgian TV. On August 7, 1971 the Nursery crymeTour it started right in Belgium, in Brussels, and on December 17th they did the first concert in France, at the Gibus Club in Paris. Here is the poster:
But the Genesis still hasn't set foot firmly outside the UK.
"Just a year and a half ago I was a boy from Hounslow who lived at the end of the subway. And now this more or less international worship. It doesn't matter that in England we almost always play in pubs, or on beer boxes, or both.
Yes, back in the real world we still go to play with a bus hired by a shady company in Kensington. The quality of the bus decides our punctuality at the concert. We often have breakdowns on the street. Even several times. During the trip to Aberystwyth University we break down three times in the first leg, arrive too late to play, and again we walk twice on the way back. "
Others artwork di bootleg with the recording of the Charleroi concert:
From January 22 another minitour, also in Belgium. It starts from the Athenee Royal Du Woluwe St Pierre in Brussels, the day after the Genesis still perform at the Palais des Beaux Arts in Charleroi. On the 24th morning in the Belgian TV studios in Brussels, to then finish the same evening at Trocadero of Liege.
Success is about to come and Belgium is the first nation to understand the musical proposal of Genesis. Even in Italy the number of fans is growing exponentially. And the tour in the peninsula will prove it. But that's another story.
If you have memorabilia related to these concerts to share with us write to Horizons Radio.
It is the first ever Reading Festival, held near the Thames in Richfield Avenue between Friday 25 June and Sunday 27 June 1971. Among the artists in addition to Genesis, Lindisfarne and Wishbone Ash.
The Reading Festival originated from an annual Jazz and Blues festival organized by the National Jazz Federation and the Marquee Club of London in 1961.
The first Reading Festival took place in 1971 when promoter Harold Pendleton staged the event as part of the celebrations for the 850th anniversary of the founding of Reading Abbey.
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Since 1980 the festival has achieved an international reputation, including the biggest names in rock music.
The late 80s and early 90s saw changes in the contemporary music scene with new indie and cross-over dance sounds.
Nearly 90.000 music fans flock to Reading every August Bank Holiday, making the city an internationally recognized name on the music scene.
It has become an important part of Reading life and in late 2004 the Reading Museum organized a large retrospective exhibition called 'Music, Mud and Mayhem', which chronicles the festival's 30-year history.
Genesis have attended the Reading Festival several times. Here are the recordings.
During the Nursery Cryme Tour on 11 August 1972:
On August 26, 1973:
On August 26, 1979, Phil Collins joined Peter Gabriel at the Reading Festival and performs with him The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway:
No Self Control:
Mother of Violence:
And here are Steve Hackett's holdings:
The songs performed by Steve Hackett in Reading in 1981 are contained in the album "Premonitions - The Charisma Recordings 1975-1983".
"Genesis began the Trick Of A Tail tour with several shows in Ontario and Buffalo, New York in March and gained confidence in the new set and new lineup before playing in front of the home crowd."
Read the Horizons Genesis article:
"They played two shows at the Hammersmith Odeon on June 10th and 11th.
Collins greets the audience by saying: 'Good evening London ... The next thing we're going to play for you, if you remember the last time you saw us it was probably at Wembley we played Lamb Lies Down On Broadway for you. And tonight we took three pieces from the story ... and we rather casually renamed it 'Lamb Stew'.
For "White Mountain" Rutherford says: 'And back in the days when the tinkling of beer mugs was heard during the acoustic tunes, we were playing songs from the Trespass album. Acoustic songs from the Trespass album. So tonight we should play one called 'White Mountain'.
Steve Hackett introduces his song "Entangled" by saying: 'It's a waltz, a slow three-beat so take your partners'.
Before "Los Endos" Collins announces that they have recorded the show for an album. 'I suppose, since you are all there, you will buy it.'
The encore is the medley of "It" and "Watcher Of The Skies". The latter is instrumental and has never been sung by Collins live. "
“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 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:
«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
On February 2, 1976 he left The 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. They audition potential singers every week. 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. Ibaphorists
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 singer took place at the London Arena in London in Ontario, Canada on March 26, 1976.
There were 2.200 fans at the old Bathurst Street arena for Collins' debut as frontman.
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:
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:
On the ending of The musical boxthen the twist. Peter appears withthe red dress of his wife Jill and thefox mask.
"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".
"The success is unprecedented, with 8 thousand people present in Reggio Emilia in a room at the limit of capacity and even 18 thousand in Rome, when at home they usually play in front of a few hundred spectators."
I Genesis 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:
“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.
"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. "
"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. "
"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. "
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.
Steve Hackett is guest of Ms Amy Birks' new single, I Wish .
The song is taken fromBeatrix Players singer's debut solo album, All That I Was & All That I Am.
Here is the video of the single:
The video, created by Susan Raybould, depicts Birks and a flamenco guitarist, each represented through origami stop motion.
Amy ran into Steve ai Prog Awards, asked him to play and he accepted.
The new single uses the words Christina Rossetti - a pre-Raphaelite poet, activist and artist.
The single and the album are also available for streaming and downloading:
The new album was produced by Birks and Wollage (who worked with Tony Banks on Seven (A Suite For Orchestra).
Available onpackage limited edition cd, with gatefold cover with six 7 "panels, accompanied by a twelve page photo book. This format is exclusive for mail order sales and will be available at the merchandising stand on all shows from April 5 (see below).
Also expected a vinyl album in a gatefold 12 "cover and will also be available through all the usual download and streaming services.
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.
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 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.