More Genesis trivia questions

  • I wasn't sure if it was released under that title, as a B-side maybe.

    It was a B-side as a live version (an edited version of the performance heard on ARCHIVE 1, as I understand it), but not in its original version.

    FOR MAXIMUM EFFECT THIS TRACK SHOULD BE LISTENED TO AS LOUDLY AS POSSIBLE WITH AS MUCH TREBLE AND BASS AS YOUR SYSTEM CAN MUSTER. NOT TO BE PLAYED TO PEOPLE WITH HEART CONDITIONS OR THOSE IN A SEVERELY HALLUCOGENIC STATE OF MIND.

  • The Magic of Time

    Silly me... I thought that (1) the drummer had to be Phil; and (2) the instrument being played had to be actual drums! But now that I go back and read the question closely, I see that's not the case!

    FOR MAXIMUM EFFECT THIS TRACK SHOULD BE LISTENED TO AS LOUDLY AS POSSIBLE WITH AS MUCH TREBLE AND BASS AS YOUR SYSTEM CAN MUSTER. NOT TO BE PLAYED TO PEOPLE WITH HEART CONDITIONS OR THOSE IN A SEVERELY HALLUCOGENIC STATE OF MIND.

  • Since it has all gone quiet, I shall do one that I have researched,


    Which album by Genesis or member of Genesis has a keyboard sample from the Merry-go-round at Santa Monica funfair in Los Angeles?

  • And just to complete my exciting question.

    The fairground organ is heard at the beginning of 'Voice of Necam' straight after 'Please don't touch'.

    Thank you.


    Good question by the way.

  • Hope this counts. Admit also for my own curiosity.


    What are the difference s between Bye Bye Johnny and Can Utility and the Coastline's?

    The easiest way to answer this for your own curiosity is to listen to both, there's a bootleg recording of Bye Bye Johnny out there on youtube. I'll add it when I searched for it, I got it as a download.


    Bye Bye Johnny has a few extra bars in the quiet beginning section, then proceeds overall similar to the final version - however, Tony's mellotron solo is much longer and in parts different, particularly does he use pitch bend effects I could never make out in any other Genesis recording, at least regarding the mellotron. Also, there's not one but three (if my memory serves right) quiet sections with vocals in between the solo, with extra lyrics that didn't make it to the final version. After the solo, there's a short section that could be called a drum solo, leading into a notably different transition to the following parts. In short, from the mellotron solo onwards this earlier version differs a lot from Can-Utility; and finally, right at the point it appears to go back into familiar territory, the extant recording fades out. As far as I know, there's is no complete recording of Bye Bye Johnny.

  • OK, I'm stunned. As the above video I just put includes the obscure song 'The Light' too, I listened to it again. Go to 16:44. Is it just me, or does Phil indeed play "ba-dam! ba-dam! ba-dam! ba-dam! bam! bam!" I wonder where I've heard that drum riff before...