A Trick of the Tail The first single from the ‘A Trick of the Tail’ album was the song ‘A Trick of the Tail’. It was released on 20 February 1976 and was written by the band’s keyboard player Tony Banks. This would be the first Genesis single to be accompanied by a promotional video.   Phil Collins has stated that the video “is the most embarrassing and cringe-worthy of my entire career”