Posts by AnythingNow

    .... and remember that on Tony's monitor there was "New Duchess" listed, which obviously means they have been working on new versions.

    That sounds very interesting indeed! Well, I trust the judgment of my old heroes and I'm curious as to what they will give us this time. It will be different, but as long as the feeling is there my loyalty and appreciation remains.

    I had forgotten about ”Living On My Own”. Wow, what an impressive song! It was released in September 1985, so it may well have inspired Phil in the same way as Grandmaster Flash’s “The Message” did in 1982.

    What Phil does after “Throwing It All Away” in the Berlin recording linked above actually sounds like one of those vocal intermissions by Freddie Mercury, as far as I remember anyway. I’m trying to find it now in order to compare. Maybe it's on the Wembley live album (recorded in 1986).

    “Throwing It All Away” is a nice song in the studio version, but the live performance is something very special. I really like Phil’s vocal exercises at beginning, middle and end: “Deedaeeeh!” (Or how to spell it …) Also, this is one of the instances during concert when Phil interacts with the audience. I’ve always liked how Phil interacts with the audience in various ways. There’s a truly magic recording of this song from Berlin on 8th June 1987: Phil delivers some really powerful singing and the audience is a bit slow with the response at the start but all the better and enthusiastic later during the song – and for another minute after it finished. Many people rightfully praise Freddie Mercury for his stage persona, but I think Phil deserves to be mentioned too in this respect. I mean, how many artists are actually “playing” with their audience in the way Phil does?

    I’ve listened to the very first concert of the Invisible Touch tour, on the 18th of September. The “Deedaeeeh!” is there, although as somewhat of an embryo. Of course it developed during the tour until he reached his vocally strong and very confident performances later on the tour.

    Now, I have a question. Where does “Deedaeeeh!” come from? How did that come about? My hypothesis is that this playful vocal exercise actually stems from the recording sessions. We know how the band used to work: they jammed and Phil sang nonsense lyrics. Sometimes the actual lyrics took inspiration from the nonsense singing. When they wrote “No Son Of Mine” Phil sang something that sounded somewhat like that, which then gave the song its title and theme. So maybe it was the same when Mike wrote the lyrics to “Throwing It All Away”? And doesn’t “Deedaeeeh!” sound a little, little, little bit like “Throwing It All Away”?

    I’ve never heard the band or anybody else say anything about the live version of this song, so I am curious if you any of you know anything about it.

    Detroit 18th of September 1986:

    Berlin 8th June 1987:

    Now i am just looking forward to having a great night out and appreciating a band that has been part of my life for 40 years and may be the last may not be perfect but i can live with that and just make the most of the moment

    That's the spirit! I mean, for us real fans the band members are part of our extended family. We discovered and loved them when they where young, creative and inventive and at the height of their performance, but along the way we grew fond of them in a way. I'm a lifelong fan of those guys! When it comes to concerts, it's not that important to me. I would love to see them on this tour, but if the cost is too high I will be just as happy with new audio and video recordings.

    I completely understand why they won't record a whole new album. But if they feel like it they could write one or two songs and play them on this tour. That would be the easy way for them to be a bit creative and test the waters, so to say. But sadly I don't think it will happen.

    Phil at the first concert of the 2020 tour:

    “Well, tonight we’re going to play quite a lot of really old songs. [pause for cheering] And yes, most definitely some really, really old songs too. [pause for intense cheering] In fact, we may also play some new songs. [pause for confusion] Yeah, really, here’s a tune we wrote during rehearsals earlier this year.”

    So why did they visit Madison Square garden NYC?

    As far as I've gathered Phil lives in NYC nowadays. Tony and Mike may have only visited him there, as old friends do. Then they may in addition have had a meeting or even rehearsals there. I hope that is the case. Tomorrow we will know!

    Wow, that was great to see! His singing has improved, and now he's doing that rhytm thing too. This video and other recent videos also show that the emotion is there. I found the first videos from this tour a bit depressing to watch, and hence didn't go to see him, but now I hope he'll do more shows in Europe. I will defintely buy a ticket this time!

    i don't think they did, but the wikipedia article for genesis refers to them in past: "genesis were an english band...".

    Yes, that's a problem for encyclopedists when the band in question never dissolved and always said "never say never" and so on, while being apparently inactive for years.

    There have been discussions about this:…)/Archive_3#Status_active???…chive_3#2006-2007_Reunion…/Archive_3#Active_or_not_?…#Disestablishment_in_2012?

    As far as I have gathered there is now a consensus on Wikipedia regarding old bands that are inactive to the extent that renewed activity is regarded as a temporary reunion. But we should always listen to the band members themselves, however much kremlinology we need.

    I'm glad they didn't. The 'unplugged' thing seemed to be ubiquitous at one point and it kind of got a bit "who's next". I'd have been a bit miffed to see them jump on that train with everyone else.

    As solo artist Phil did an unplugged show for MTV. It was in late 1993 or in 1994. A date and time was announced for broadcast, but then for some reason it wasn't broadcast after all. I was very disappointed at the time. Of course it's available now, but I don't remember since when. It's available on Youtube and I have a bootleg of it.