Genesis really are something of a curio as a rock band. Unlike Motley Crue, Ozzy Osbourne and Kiss, they were never known for a hedonistic lifestyle. They didn't have wild drummers like The Who and Led Zeppelin. They didn't have the druggy allure of Pink Floyd or The Doors. They didn't have a front man who writhed around on a stage of broken glass like The Stooges.
In fact, any kind of attempt (deliberate or otherwise) at a rock and roll lifestyle always came off as quite comedic.
In Chapter And Verse, Mike Rutherford mentions how he "survived" his first acid trip. But he then goes on to explain that he got his drink spiked when he went to a concert. And then clarifies that the drink was Coca Cola. Hardly makes him Keith Richards, does it?
And then there was the time when, in a fit of pique, Mike picked up a vase in a hotel lobby and threw it at a wall only to see it bounce harmlessly onto the floor.
And who can forget Peter Gabriel's attempt at stage diving, only to see the crowd move out of his way, resulting in him hitting the floor and breaking his leg.
What other ill-fated stories are there from the band's time on the road?