Posts by Merryman

    I used to love the "Misheard Lyrics" thread on the old forum. Anyway, I've just experienced a new one. I was listening to the Steve Hackett album Feedback '86 for the first time, and the second track, "Prizefighters", came on, but I didn't know what it was called, and all I could hear in the chorus was "Dry spiders, heading for home"!

    1. Online sources seem to suggest that Archive 1 lists "She is Beautiful" and "Try a Little Sadness" as Summer 67 as opposed to Patricia being Easter, but I don't actually have that box set so cannot verify.

    3. All I have come across for "Image Blown Out" is (1) the demo version from late 67/early 68, and (2) the August 68 rough mix (by which time the strange prechorus bits of the song had been axed).

    Does anyone have a detailed analysis of the FGTR period in terms of when songs where recorded (including available demo versions)? I'm looking to fill the gap between their very first recording and Trespass.

    You may have this info already, but this is what I have:

    The liner notes of the particular release of FGTR I have, written by Chris Welch in 2005, claim that all 13 album tracks were recorded on the same day as well as "A Winter's Tale" and "One-Eyed Hound". Given it also says that the rough mix of "Image Blown Out", as on Archive 1, was intended for FGTR, that was presumably also recorded on the same day. Is it possible "Build Me a Mountain" was also from this session? It seems extraordinary that they should have recorded these 17 songs in one day - between 9am and midnight if you believe the notes. No indication as to the precise date though.

    The bonus disc on this edition includes an earlier demo version of "Image Blown Out" as well as the one intended for FGTR - this is the version where there is an extra section which I think was wisely cut. This is placed chronologically on the bonus disc between the first 1967 demos (Patricia/Try a Little Sadness/She is Beautiful) and The Silent Sun single (released Feb 1968 so recorded not long before then?). Archive 1 has the following as Autumn 1967 demos:

    “Hidden in the World of Dawn”
    “Sea Bee”
    “The Mystery of the Flannan Isle Lighthouse”
    “Hair on the Arms and Legs”

    And I would guess this early "Image Blown Out" demo probably fits in with them somehow?

    Archive 1 apparently says "Hey!" was recorded on 13th March 1968, which puts it between the Silent Sun/That's Me single (released Feb 1968?) and the FGTR session.

    I don't suppose there's any way to get precise dates for the other demos, but the date for the FGTR session (if it was indeed one date) should be somewhere, right? And maybe The Silent Sun single as well?

    I won't be doing it anyway. For a supposed fans forum this place really sucks. Maybe you should rename it Beatles Love-In. If I could delate my account I would.

    Well this took a turn for the bizarre.

    I thought this was a pretty cool idea. However if you're surprised by a music forum - any music forum, though Genesis is probably among the better candidates - being populated by a substantial number of Beatles fans, I'm afraid you might just have to get used to it! Still, why not? People aren't going to disregard your posts just because you dislike the Beatles. (Though if you suggest that someone is "brainwashed" - whether or not you sincerely believe it to be true - I can imagine that's not going to win you any favours with them! ;))

    outstanding song for me, that bit between 3:36 and 3:42 just has to be turned up loud and then the finale bursts into life

    I started playing the video you posted with the intention of skipping ahead to check the bit you meant, but as soon as it started I couldn't bring myself to skip and just had to listen to the whole thing. Gosh what a great track. And you are dead right by the way about that bit.

    Yeah that's definitely not a widespread issue on official releases... Having gaps between every track would really muck up the Lamb listening experience! (Ditto Home by the Sea)

    It's easy to see I'm still crazy after all these years about ATOTT and ATTWT and Merryman can consider 'imself lucky - I could easily have thrown Please Don't Ask into the ten!

    Ha! No, I would have loved to see "Please Don't Ask" in one of the top 10s here. Not my personal favourite from Duke but a really great and heartfelt track. Much more interesting than "Alone Tonight". And I don't think "Alone Tonight" is terrible... but it's comfortably my least favourite from the album!

    I like your top 10 overall though - a bit alternative! Good to see Motherlode getting some love :) (And yeah I love Paperlate too, though maybe not quite that much!)

    Okay, so from those my top ten would be...

    Alone Tonight, Paperlate, Ripples, Deep In The Motherlode, Looking For Someone, Mad Man Moon, Undertow, Your Own Special Way, Land Of Confusion and Entangled.

    Each to their own of course, and I know it's no one's place to judge anyone else's music taste and I don't mean to, indeed beauty is in the eye of the beholder, etc., etc...

    But "Alone Tonight"? Really? :huh::huh::huh:

    Well I'm going to stick my neck out and say that I really enjoy the Turn It On Again medley, at least as it appeared at Wembley 1987. I think it's very fun and well-put-together. But then, I never went to see Genesis live, got to the end of the concert and then had this presented to me as the closing number, and I can see why that experience might be a bit disappointing.

    #4 - Los Endos

    I actually think that the opening bit, taken directly from "It's Yourself", is one of the most beautiful passages from the Genesis catalogue. I wonder how "Los Endos" would have opened if "It's Yourself" had been included on the album.

    Anyway, I love the entire track and did so long before I ever heard "Dance on a Volcano" or "Squonk", let alone "It's Yourself"(!), and it's just one of those tracks that always packs a massive punch for me, despite its almost complete lack of lyrics.

    I'm not too familiar with the actual song, but my understanding is that a riff from DLMBM is heard starting at 7:19 in IKWIL on SECONDS OUT.

    Yup, Tony plays the main riff from that song at around that timestamp. It's in a strange context, fairly brief, and there's other things going on (like that bit of audience participation clapping) but once you've heard it, it's actually quite obvious - provided you know the riff!