Sunday, October 07, 2007
Rock Concert Report
Although all the way bald now Phil Collins will get back behind the drums, where he is very good, now and again, he has become the frontman singer Peter Gabriel was in the good old days. They have replaced kindof original guitarist Steve Hackett with Daryl Stuermer, who trades off with Mike Rutherford on bass or guitar (he's better than Rutherford on wailing guitar). They 'replaced' Collins on drums with Chester Thompson, who is fantastic. However, understated, now grey haired Tony Banks on keyboards remains the glue that holds the band together.
For all intents and purposes, the band broke up in 1996 just before the fairly complete failure of their last studio album Calling all Stations. But I'm not going to call this merely a nostalgia act, touring for money alone with no new songs and no current influence on modern music, although they seem to have little to none now, more's the pity.
This is to my knowledge, the only time in a generation, that Genesis has come to play in Denver. I'm very glad I went, but I have to say that I did that, no need to return.