Saturday, March 27, 2010

March 27

How do you tell the difference between Phil Collins-era Genesis and solo Phil Collins? Listen for the keys of Tony Banks.

Banks and Mike Rutherford have been with Genesis since the beginning, through the Gabriel days, the Collins era, and that one album with that one guy... This year, they made the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Not sure who else is in Genesis: Collins has medical problems that keep him from drumming, and Gabriel was a no-show in Cleveland, but the rumors persist about a grand reunion of everyone involved.
It seems that genius-level talent is a requirement to join Genesis, and Tony
Banks is a genius of the keyboards. But while Phil Collins did alright by himself, and Mike had his Mechanics, Tony had more success doing movie scores than his own solo career. Why? Take a look:

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