Genesis – New York Rooftops 1973

Lego Versions of the Iconic Armando Gallo Pictures from April 1973   Gabriel Foux, the man behind the fantastic Genesis App (based on Armando Gallo’s “I Know What I Like” book), thought it would be a fun idea for me to recreate the rooftop photos in Lego.   The original pictures were taken by the great Armando Gallo on Genesis’ return trip to America in April 1973. Check out the app for the reasons why this second visit was a disillusioning…

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Alien Themed Genesis Songs

  Watcher of the Skies (Live Shepperton Studios 1973) Based in some way on Arthur C.Clarke’s “Childhood’s End”. The book follows the peaceful alien invasion of Earth by the mysterious Overlords (Gabriel’s character), whose arrival ends all war, helps form a world government, and turns the planet into a near-utopia. However mankind eventually evolves leaving Earth and their bodies behind to join a cosmic consciousness called the Overmind. Keep It Dark (1981) Tony Banks explains in the 2007 DVD re-release…

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Genesis Live 1973 Recreated in Lego

Iconic Peter Gabriel era Genesis recreated in Lego Mini-figures and instruments An Executive Desk Toy     Set Includes: Phil Collins (Drums, drumsticks and microphone) Tony Banks (Keyboards) Mike Rutherford (Double neck Guitar) Steve Hackett (Guitar) Acoustic Guitar Bass Drum and microphone Email us if you would be interested in purchasing this set.

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Thotch vs Genesis

Who were the Better Group?   Thotch are of course a made-up parody band created for the BBC comedy series ‘Brian Pern: A Life in Rock’. This show was a complete send up of Peter Gabriel and Genesis, but it was hilarious. The series was written by Rhys Thomas and Simon Day, and directed and produced by Rhys Thomas. The show had many famous actors including: See list here Peter Gabriel, said this of the series: “It made me laugh…

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Do you like Peter Gabriel?

A very creative re-write of the Patrick Bateman (played by Christian Bale) Genesis monologue from the movie American Psycho. Unfortunately I can’t find an author for this re-write. Please enjoy! But don’t take it too seriously 🙂 Do you like Peter Gabriel? I’ve been a big Genesis fan right up until the release of their 1980 album, Duke. After that, I really didn’t understand any of their work. Too simple, too commercial. It was on Nursery Cryme where Peter Gabriel’s…

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Phil Collins’ Music in American Psycho: A Dark Twist

In the movie American Psycho, there is a monologue by the character Patrick Bateman (played by Christian Bale) in which he expresses his thoughts and opinions on the music of Phil Collins. In the monologue, Bateman suggests that Collins’ solo career is more commercial and therefore more satisfying, specifically mentioning the songs “In the Air Tonight” and “Against All Odds.” However, he also states that he believes Collins works better within the confines of the group Genesis than as a…

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