STEVE HACKETT - A Genesis In My Bed - Book discussion

  • I bought it and have started reading. So far it’s interesting, without revealing big things. But then again, Steve’s an open book anyway as he communicates a lot with fans

    that might be true

    nevertheless, I assume it’s interesting for a lot of people to get an idea of individual thoughts and feelings of band members.

  • I wonder whether or not there will be an audio book of this - spoken by Steve himself, like Phil did ...

    Well, if you suffer from insomnia, this is just the ticket......

    Unfortunately, nothing (new) to see here that we didn't already know from Alan Hewitt's biography or Steve's various interviews over the years.

    That said, it is well written and the family history is heart -warming, but I can't think of anything that came as a surprise.

  • We just felt that Steve's biography was shorter than we expected, especially considering his career and age.

    Although it has left room for volume 2, its unlikely that we would see a second volume. That's a pity


  • I agree, it very much skims the surface, though it does pick up the pace a touch once he leaves Genesis. If you are looking for a more thorough insight, Alan Hewitt's biography does go much deeper, though it does end about 10 years ago. I have an early copy with the bonus DVD of the interviews. Even better.


    There is a church bell

    That rings on the hour

    Filling the streets

    Stopping the world awhile

  • Backdrifter, up to the modern day. But any chance of an insight into his song writing, composition in the studio and or tours was very thin.


    Ok thanks. That sounds disappointing and if it covers up to the present then it's unlikely there'll be a vol2. I deliberately didn't leap into buying it and the views here underline that. I'll only possibly get it if I see it super cheap in paperback.

    Abandon all reason