Your Favorite Band Outside of Genesis

  • My top 10 of all-time would probably be (the order changes on a daily basis) ...


    1a. Genesis

    1b. Marillion

    3. Neil Finn/Crowded House/Split Enz

    4. Patty Griffin

    5. Aimee Mann/Til Tuesday

    6. The Alarm (not Mike Peters solo)

    7. The Clash

    8. Frightened Rabbit

    9. The National

    10. Tori Amos

  • I've tried many times to get into Steven Wilson and his many projects but the music just hasn't connected with me for some reason.

    I feel the same . My personal reasons would be his voice and at times the feeling his music is at times, form over substance. Brilliant musician undoubtedly but he seems to write songs that are too big for his voice, I had the same feeling with PT and sometimes I feel he gets carried away with his own brilliance.

  • Okay, speaking of ten:


    Prog


    01. Genesis

    02. IQ

    03. Marillion

    04. PT/SW

    05. The Flower Kings

    06. Pendragon

    07. Yes

    08. Spock`s Beard

    09. Pallas

    10. Grobschnitt


    Non Prog


    01. The Byrds

    02. The Who

    03. The Rolling Stones

    04. The Beatles

    05. Pink Floyd

    06. Elton John

    07. Eric Burdon

    08. CSN &Y

    09. MMEB

    10. The Police

    First we learned to walk on water.

    Then we tried something harder.

    - Red Seven -

  • I like doing these lists. But every time I do them, the entries change...


    :saint:

    First we learned to walk on water.

    Then we tried something harder.

    - Red Seven -

  • I feel the same . My personal reasons would be his voice and at times the feeling his music is at times, form over substance. Brilliant musician undoubtedly but he seems to write songs that are too big for his voice, I had the same feeling with PT and sometimes I feel he gets carried away with his own brilliance.

    Agreed. For me, there are two musicians whose music I should love but I just can't connect for some reason; Steven Wilson and Elvis Costello.

  • I am a devoted fan of the Rolling Stones & Elton John. Most other acts I don't own their entire catalogues, for instance Pink Floyd, Queen , Roxy Music & Bruce Springsteen.


    I was fanatical about the Eagles until Glenn Frey died & they decided to continue without him. I had been losing interest in them anyhow as I had seen them too often & their catalogue was far too small to maintain interest. The same could also be said of Dire Straits but I never tired of Dire Straits.

  • Neil Finn/Crowded House/Split Enz

    Good choice. Neil Finn is such a great songwriter.


    Two of my favourite lines from any song ever:


    Don't stand around like friends at a funeral


    and


    The guilty get no sleep

    In the last slow hours of morning


    Brilliantly evocative. I saw Crowded House a few times, their comic banter was a joy.


    I don't know Frightened Rabbit, what are they like?

    Abandon all reason

  • Neil Finn is such a treasure whether he's solo or in one of his many group projects. I never tire of his songs because they are so immaculately crafted both musically and lyrically. For those who love prog, he even has a sort of prog song from last year called "Where's My Room". Frightened Rabbit were a Scottish rock band and sadly their main songwriter Scott Hutchison died last year. Such a sad story. You can read about it online but he was one of the great songwriters of this generation. They had their own sound but their influences were Big Country, U2, The National, and The Clash. Their album "Midnight Organ Fight" is a perfect album (for me). "Painting of A Panic Attack" was their last album and was their most polished and accessible album. Pedestrian Verse is also an incredible album. See below for a performance of my favorite song of theirs.


  • Oh, so difficult...

    Camel (duh)

    Tangerine Dream

    Klaatu

    Redshift

    ELO

    Arc


    Could go on for a while, but the above is what i usually pack on my phone/tablet while travelling.


    oh: and Floyd :)

    and ELOY

  • The Moody Blues, together and apart, are my #1

    What have the Moody Blues done apart that's particularly good? They're the only band I named that I don't have any solo/related works by.


    Traffic is my other favourite band.

    Thank you. That makes me feel a little less like an oddball.

    Such are the times we live in, that talking about what's really going on will make you sound crazy.

  • What have the Moody Blues done apart that's particularly good? They're the only band I named that I don't have any solo/related works by.

    These are particularly great examples of work done apart from The Moody Blues


    Justin Hayward and John Lodge - 'Blue Jays' (1975)



    Justin Hayward - 'Live In San Juan Capistrano' (1998) on DVD or Blu-Ray (playing solo and Moodies songs with his fabulous band) My wife and I were at this gig :)

  • What have the Moody Blues done apart that's particularly good? They're the only band I named that I don't have any solo/related works by.

    All of Justin's solo albums are great, John's second one, from about 3 years back is too, Ray's first is superb, the second a bit less so but has it's moments, and Mike's second is good, his first, a curate's egg, but the closing 3 tracks are worth the outlay. As for Graeme's 2, it depends on whether you like Adrian Gurvitz or not, as he co-writes, plays guitar and does most of the singing.

    Ian


    There is a church bell

    That rings on the hour

    Filling the streets

    Stopping the world awhile

  • If I had to pick just one - and I didn't need to ponder too long on who it would be - it would be Zappa. And, of course, it was Genesis who led me to Zappa when I watched the Visible Touch documentary back in the late eighties where Phil mentioned how he heard Chester play on the Roxy And Elsewhere album and offered him the gig with Genesis because of the double drumming on that record.

  • Too many fab bands collected since 1970 to mention. A lot already identified by others here but some of my favourites include:


    Stackridge

    Anathema

    Pineapple Thief

    Dear Hunter

    Enid

    Kayak

    Earth and Fire

    Satellite

    Riverside

    RPWL

    Barclay James Harvest

    Mandalaband

  • I could easily list lots of bands I enjoy but since this thread asks for that one other band besides Genesis I can only say: there is none. It used to be Queen for a long time, every now and then the likes of Steely Dan or The Beatles occupy that place, for a time it was Toto, but in the end I can't name a band that takes the same permanent interest as Genesis do. The thing with Genesis is, funny enough, I don't listen to them all the time, a good deal of their records I haven't even had a listen to for years, nonetheless there is no other band I know so many details about - who gave which input into which song, who suggested which instrument should be played, etc. etc.

  • We appear to have very male-centric tastes don't we.


    Just out of curiosity what female artists and female-fronted/voiced bands do we like? I ask also as I find I Iike quite a few and am always up for hearing of ones I don't know.


    Some of mine are St Vincent, Siouxsie and the Banshees, Goldfrapp, School of Seven Bells, KT Tunstall, Pixx, Stealing Sheep, Sharon van Etten, Crystal Castles, She Drew The Gun, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Julia Holter, Throwing Muses... lots of others.

    Abandon all reason

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  • Just out of curiosity what female artists and female-fronted/voiced bands do we like? I ask also as I find I Iike quite a few and am always up for hearing of ones I don't know.



    Heart

    Renaissance

    Kate Bush

    Jefferson Airplane

    Touchstone

    District 97

    Mostly Autumn

    Glass Hammer

    Lana Lane

    Kaipa