“A Trick Of The Tail” by Genesis - album review

features in: Album Chart of 1976Album Chart of the Decade: 1970s

TJR says

Following the departure of founding member, main lyricist and lead vocalist, Peter Gabriel, the remaining four, after some soul-searching, decided to continue working together. They placed an anonymous advert in The Melody Maker looking for “a singer for a Genesis-type-group”. Despite receiving some 400 replies, none were considered suitable, and drummer Phil Collins was democratically elected as the new drummer/lead singer! The new quartet were: Mike Rutherford (12-string guitar, bass, bass pedals), Tony Banks (pianos, synthesizers, organ, Mellotron, 12-string guitar, backing vocals), Phil Collins (drums, percussion, lead and backing vocals) and Steve Hackett (electric guitar, 12-string guitars). Their music is so nondescript and un-moving to me that I can barely comprehend how anyone can passionately rave about them as they do. This is by far their worst yet as far I'm concerned. However, fair play to the four for carrying on determinedly; the LP reached #3 in the UK and #31 in the US - they had never been higher in either territory.

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A1 [05:54] 3.0.png Genesis - Dance On A Volcano (Tony Banks, Mike Rutherford, Phil Collins, Steve Hackett) Prog
A2 [06:27] 2.0.png Genesis - Entangled (Tony Banks, Steve Hackett) Songwriter
A3 [06:27] 1.5.png Genesis - Squonk (Tony Banks, Mike Rutherford) Rock
A4 [07:34] 2.4.png Genesis - Mad Man Moon (Tony Banks) Prog
B1 [06:16] 2.4.png Genesis - Robbery, Assault And Battery (Tony Banks, Phil Collins) Prog
B2 [08:04] 1.1.png Genesis - Ripples (Tony Banks, Mike Rutherford) Prog
B3 [04:35] 1.4.png Genesis - A Trick Of The Tail (Tony Banks) Cerebral Pop
B4 [05:47] 1.0.png Genesis - Los Endos (Tony Banks, Mike Rutherford, Phil Collins, Steve Hackett) Prog

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