Monday, February 26, 2007

Genesis - ABACAB



If you prefer a more mellow Genesis, see Leo's video A Trick of the Tail.

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At Tuesday, February 27, 2007 7:13:00 PM, Blogger Leo said...

Cool, ABACAB was my first introduction to Genesis so many years ago.

I also have Moonlit Knight and Earl of Mar

 
At Wednesday, February 28, 2007 8:36:00 PM, Blogger Dawn said...

I was not able to see the whole video for Moonlit Knight and the Earl of Mar video is no longer available.

I love Phil on the drums. I got to see Genesis in Houston in the early 80's.

 
At Thursday, March 01, 2007 6:16:00 AM, Blogger Leo said...

Yeah, too bad about the Earl.

Didn't like the Moonlit Knight? Not a Gabriel era Genesis fan? Like liver and onions everyone has their own tastes. Gotta dig those costumes, though.

Yeah, PC was (still? must be difficult at 56 to be though) one of the great rock drummers.

 
At Thursday, March 01, 2007 3:01:00 PM, Blogger Dawn said...

I tried to listen to Moonlit Knight again and got a little farther into it before it buffered. Yes, I do like it.

Yeah, I wonder what the costumes were all about. Any knowledge on that?

You've got me hooked on searching You Tube for oldies. Gotta dig those styles!

Were you much of an AC/DC fan?

 
At Thursday, March 01, 2007 6:24:00 PM, Blogger Leo said...

The costumes seemed to be his shtick and added atmosphere to their music. An interesting note (from Voyageur?) is that Gabriel made them all himself in order to save money.

I agree about You Tube. I have watched alot of the Gabriel-Genesis stuff along with his solo work.

AC/DC. I only listened to the radio stuff. I sorta liked Bon Scott's voice but I always felt guilty listening to it.

 
At Thursday, March 01, 2007 9:44:00 PM, Blogger Dawn said...

Leo: "AC/DC. I only listened to the radio stuff. I sorta liked Bon Scott's voice but I always felt guilty listening to it."

Was this guilt before you were a Christian?

I really liked Bon Scott's voice. And Angus Young was a trip. I wonder if he's got any sort of brain damage from all that head banging?

I think that all the "Hell" in their songs was gimmick/bad boy stuff rather than being any kind of Satanic worship. The song Highway To Hell is about touring. They were asked about what it feels like to do all that touring (or something similar) and they said it's "a highway to Hell." From that came the song and album title. But maybe I'm just wishful thinking since I like(d) them so much. And maybe, too, I'm trying to justify my "like" for them and especially the songs with outright Hell in them.

I think I've heard that most of the rock bands are "satanic". Led Zeppelin, Rush, etc. Could be.

Do you like the rock band Rush?

 
At Friday, March 02, 2007 4:08:00 AM, Blogger Leo said...

AC/DC always struck me as wrong. Must have been a perception that always has stayed with me. Very talented but something wrong in their makeup that always left me uncomfortable.

I always saw the Satanism labels as disingenuous get rich schemes by unscrupulous preachers.

Rush has always been a favorite of mine especially from A Farewell To Kings until Signals. Their live album Exit Stage Left is one of my all time favorites.

I only saw them once- back in 1981 and was blown away by Neil Peart on the drums doing YYZ.

What about you?

Kansas was another favorite of mine. Kerry Livgren's lyrics always struck me as really good, especially after he came to Christ. I really admired him for the Vinyl Confessions album. Crossfire is still a favorite.

 
At Friday, March 02, 2007 10:49:00 AM, Blogger Todd said...

Incredible stuff. Carpet Crawlers? wow

 
At Friday, March 02, 2007 11:52:00 AM, Blogger Dawn said...

It's hard to think back to my first impression of AC/DC, but I think I thought, "WOW, they seem to have no fear of God."

Rush is also a favorite of mine. That must have been neat to see Neal Peart doing YYZ live.

Never saw them in concert. Actually, I'm not much of a "rock concert" person. I don't enjoy the crowds all that much. Having said that, I still think it is neat to be able to see people and bands you admire and like in person.

I always liked Kansas, too.

Once I became a Christian I actually stopped listening to secular music altogether. I picked it back up for awhile in about 1996 and felt guilty about it and stopped listening again. I think it was getting a hold of me in the wrong way. These days, I feel slight guilt, but the music doesn't have hold of me like it used to. It was never anything Satanic, just a sort of rebelliousness within me. I hope that makes sense. Now, I no longer feel that rebellion, but just enjoy the music.

What I feel more guilty about now is/are (which is correct?) the lyrics. Sometimes the meaning of the words never really registered in my brain. I just knew them. Now, those words have meaning and I feel guilty about enjoying them. I'm not enjoying the meaning, rather I'm enjoying what I'd always enjoyed before like, the rhytm, the beat, the style and some sort of oblivion with regard to the meaning of the words. But now sometimes the words bother me. I hope that makes sense.

 
At Friday, March 02, 2007 12:21:00 PM, Blogger Dawn said...

Hey Todd! I've always enjoyed reading your comments at Rose's blog. Thanks for stopping by.

I'd never heard of the Carpet Crawlers. Sounds like they're having lots of fun. Do they sound like someone else singing Genesis songs or do they sound like the real McCoy?

 
At Friday, March 02, 2007 7:08:00 PM, Blogger Leo said...

Carpet Crawlers is another great Gabriel era Genesis song. You Tube only seems to have the Phil Collins version which seems to mimic Peter Gabriel except that his voice is too high. Genesis did another version of it in 1999 though it was a mail in version without the classic line up actually regrouping. It is on You Tube as Carpet Crawlers 1999.

 
At Friday, March 02, 2007 8:00:00 PM, Blogger Dawn said...

Oh wow. I didn't even know Carpet Crawlers was a song. I guess it was before my time in discovering Genesis. I can't remember exactly when it was that I began to listen to them. Probably late 70's.

I wasn't able to get through all of the video, but got hear quite a bit of it. I liked it.

As for Peter Gabriel, I only knew of him when he was on his own. I do like his voice. I love his song In Your Eyes. I listen to it a lot.

Are you familiar with the band Collective Soul? If so, do you like them?

 
At Friday, March 02, 2007 8:03:00 PM, Blogger Leo said...

Dawn,

I hear you on lyrics. I became a Christian at 16 years old in 1980 so a lot of music I shunned because I started listening to Christian Music. Soon though I found myself listening to a blend. I always drew the line on lyrics even if the music was catchy, hence my problem listening to AC/DC or Van Halen. I enjoyed it from a carnal perspective but in my spirit knew that the lyrics were not for me. The tug of war that I mentioned earlier.

The whole lyric thing is interesting because the lyrics that I would try to avoid were the sexual lyrics and the most blatant anti-God lyrics. I suppose that Rap was not even a temptation because of its style, sensuality and violence. I even have a problem with "American Pie" because of the profane way that he refers to the Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

It was interesting to read that Madonna limits what her children watch and listen to because there is so much trash out "there". Ironic, eh?

 
At Friday, March 02, 2007 8:05:00 PM, Blogger Leo said...

I have heard the name Collective Soul but am not familiar with their music though I have probably heard it. I am always open to music so I'll taken a listen.

 
At Friday, March 02, 2007 8:44:00 PM, Blogger Dawn said...

I didn't really become a Christian until I was 22 years old in 1984 (I had said the sinners prayer when I was 16, but I wasn't sincere) so I was all into the rock music. Actually, I was into all kinds of music (e.g., pop, rock, country), but mostly rock. I LOVED MTV.

About the only song I didn't like was Iron Maiden's Number of the Beast". Part of the song says, "666 the number of the beast,
666 the one for you and me." I was never an Iron Maiden fan, but that song was off limits for me. I was appalled at the video. I didn't know much about the bible, but I knew about 666. LOL

 
At Friday, March 02, 2007 8:47:00 PM, Blogger Dawn said...

I take that back, I did know a bit about the bible, but not in depth. I definitely knew about 666.

 
At Friday, March 02, 2007 10:18:00 PM, Blogger Todd said...

Yeah, neat idea with the videos dawn. 70's and 80's music bring back some fond memories. On your average radio I was lucky if I could understand the words. With all the oldies stations these days I'm well over it. I've been into Irish and celtic msic for the past 15 years or so. Well, see you around.

 
At Saturday, March 03, 2007 11:07:00 AM, Blogger Dawn said...

Todd, it was not my idea to embed these videos. I got that from Leo. But he's created a monster in me. ;-)

 
At Saturday, March 03, 2007 9:47:00 PM, Blogger Todd said...

What a great influence he's been Dawn.

 

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