Posts by foxfeeder

    I also listen to music as often as I have the occasion to (3 - 4 albums a day, at weekends even more). But differently to Noni, COT or Ned Flanders123 I do not listen to so many bands and albums. I own around 1,200 albums. But there are only around 500 albums, I listen to regularly more or less and around 200, I know every note and line of. If I get a new album, I usually keep listening to it 10 or 15 times in a row until I know it quite well. I wonder if Noni, COT or Ned can do the same considering the huge amount of albums, they have. I guess there are different approaches to listening to music. One is, to get to know as much as possible, the other one is to really get into, what you have.


    I don't mean to criticize, it is just an observation.

    I'm in the same camp as you. I have around 300 albums, an not enough time to listen as I'd like, but I don't really feel the need to own more than I have the chance to hear.

    His attitude is odd, since IMO, SD is the best non-Hackett solo Genesis album. There is (was) an online rip of the CD, which I have, guilt free, since I can't buy it. I have a musicassette copy from original release date, so I do own a legit copy!

    No, I archived it also, however, my PC then died, which I think is a power distribution issue, I think the hard disc is OK. I have a new computer now, and am trying to sort out an interconnect to allow me to access the old hard drive, then I should be able to do something about it.

    I haven't voted, as I don't really feel I'm a big enough fan of PG for it to matter, but my favourites are 1 (Car), and 2 (Scratch). my third would be 4 (Security) purely for the 2 outstanding songs on it, Wallflower and Lay your hands on me, and despite Shock the Monkey, PG's "Whodunnit"! :)

    You're right, there are no mod auditions, but I know who Krissy will opt for, based, in particular, over the last 9 months or so of the old forum. Not conceit, just evidence based fact, assuming she saved the mod section posts in the site-rip.


    We share something, however, I've never seen Genesis live either, by the time I became a fan, Steve had left and I was never a big 3 man era (Oops, I did it again!) fan, so didn't bother, though Sealand/Deeside 1982 would have been an easy reach. I don't think it makes you less of a fan, unless you are Dr. Who! :)

    I think you can block users on here, you know. Just hit that button and you won't have to be upset by any more of my posts.

    Upset? I think you have misunderstood. Besides, even if I did block you, others would still have to see them. I guess it's the "moderator" in me, If I saw a troublemaker of the old forum, I dealt with it. It's what made Krissy pick me, since I saw her discussion over mod choices post-promotion.


    Regardless, "Hackett-era" is a well-used and long established term on Genesis forums, and it certainly encompasses a "sound" far more than "Gabriel era" does. Quite apart from the fact that he did do quite a bit of composing (Far more than Phil) his arrangement input was a big influence, you only have to (force yourself) to listen to ATTWT to hear that. ;)

    Hackett era? There was no Hackett era. He was in the band from 1971 to 1977, of course, but during that time Peter and then Tony were the chief writers and the musical direction of the band had already been decided upon before Steve joined (he famously played them three pieces when he auditioned to which they said "We like that one, we're not sure about the other two!"). Instrumentally, the core of the band was Phil, Tony and Mike. Steve was more of a contributor, less of a participant (remember, this is the fella who was unsure of Supper's Ready and was openly critical of The Lamb, even admitting that the album happened "despite of" and not "because of" him. And how can we forget him going off to record a solo album after Peter left the band? "I thought this could be the beginning of my solo career whether I liked it or not" he said, betraying a serious lack of dedication to the band that had given him his first big break.).


    I often look back on Steve's time with the band and wish there was more involvement from him on the songs. The years 1971 - 1977 feel to me like "Genesis starring Steve Hackett" but I suppose some musicians are more group players than others, which is why the band, when reduced to Tony, Mike and Phil, lasted so long and were so successful.

    On the old forum, under my avatar, it read "I'm an all era's fan. Of Steve Hackett!" (I'm not using it now as his last 2 album's have been a bit "below par") So as you might guess, I disagree completely, the Hackett era is my favourite era of Genesis. Gotta say, your "attitude" over the last few days on here has not endeared you to me, your avatar seems to fit you pretty well. Since you seem to think you have a monopoly on being right, might I suggest a listen to Billy Joel's "Shades of Grey" And perhaps a little thought for others opinions before hitting the "send" button?

    Incidentally, I emailed Steve Hackett's website, to point out the new location of the TIOA forum, Jo has replied to say it will be amended on the links page. If anyone knows of other sites linking to TIOA, maybe you'd like to inform them.

    Regardless, for most people, the stereo remixes are what matters. The whole catalogue in surround is a huge achievement, but not at the expense of lousy stereo mixes.

    For quite a while, Phil didn't rate this album that highly. I think his feelings were coloured by the fact that the only single from the album to achieve success was a cover version. The first single, Thru These Walls, was not a big hit (hardly surprising, given the subject matter and the rather lazy use of "that" drum fill which he admitted to biographer Johnny Waller in the eighties was a "mistake"). Also the cynicism of lyrics such as I Cannot Believe It's True (a scathing attack on his wife who was increasingly asking for more money in the divorce settlement) and It Don't Matter To Me as well as the unbridled anger of I Don't Care Anymore and Do You Know, Do You Care might be a tad embarrassing to him now.


    Revisiting the album for the remix he recognised he'd been "a bit harsh" in his assessment. There's some beautiful work here. Don't Let Him Steal Your Heart Away could be a Paul McCartney song and then there's the tribute to the Buddy Rich big band sound with The Westside. The uptempo numbers may be treading the same ground as some of the tunes on Face Value but there's a brightness to them that's hard to ignore. Overall, I think the album is a perfect companion piece to Face Value.

    His best album, IMO.