Posts by Schrottrocker

    Now that makes me wonder which songs I would have liked to hear augmented with real strings or brass. Watcher of the Skies comes to mind, the intro played with real strings. Or Behind The Lines with real brass.

    Could you please be so kind to quote the part of the article that makes that claim about Genesis rehearsing? I tried to find it, honestly I could not make myself read the full article - this is exactly that yellow press bullcrap I avoid like the plague. I would not be surprised if everything they say is made up.

    Wow, now I have to come up with a question... I'm not too good at this but let's try, this one should not be too hard:


    As already discussed in other threads, there were various instances that Genesis members worked together outside of Genesis: Peter recording demos with Phil, Mike and Ant; Mike and Phil guesting on Steve's solo debut, etc. However, Mr. Tony Banks always used to stay apart from collaborations with other bandmates or ex-bandmates outside of the band. With only one exception: Name the Genesis member Tony worked together with and the project it was for. (Sidemen like Chester and Daryl not counting as band members)

    Thanks. I had wondered why The Beatles hadn't achieved something like this, but then remembered that most of their singles didn't come from their albums, but were separate releases.


    My question: 12-string guitar parts were a wonderful feature of many Genesis songs through to the late 70s. Mike in particular, used alternative tunings for his 12-string. For example on The Musical Box, he tuned the 3 highest pairs of strings all to F# (live was a slightly different tuning). For the first half of The Cinema Show, he did something particularly interesting with the tuning, very different from standard alternative tunings. What was unusual about his tuning for the first half of The Cinema Show? Bonus if you know the actual tuning (because he apparently has forgotten).

    Most of the paired strings are tuned to different notes. Somebody in the old forum posted a youtube link of a guy who showed the exact tuning and played the intro in the original way. I can't guess the tuning, I'm not a guitarist, but I know the lowest pair is tuned in an octave, the second pair in a fifth, one of the higher pairs in a sixth and the highest or second to highest is in unison. Anthony Phillips uses a lot of similar crazy tunings, which is what made me realize Mike did this too in The Cinema Show. I don't even know how that song can be played with a standard tuning. A cover band I saw perform that song played it with three guitars to make it sound like this...

    Ok wait. This says the 2CD+DVD set is sold out? Seriously?! This has to be a mistake.


    edit: Oh, I see, only the signed boxes are sold out. Ok, it doesn't have to be signed for me, I just want the 2CD+DVD box, no bluray, no vinyls, no VHS... where can I order it on Steve's store? Or will I have to move over to a well-known online warehouse with the letter 'A' or to a well-known trading site with the letter 'E'?

    I really want this since I've seen this concert in Germany and I was blown away. I would be content with just a simple 2CD box, seems it's not even possible to get it without any extra disc. So I'll go for the 2CD+DVD box, having the chance to see the concert on DVD again sounds pretty cool. I don't have any device that can play a bluray disc though, and I still don't have a record player in my apartment (though some records waiting...).


    Remember those days when you would just buy a live album?...

    The word-play with words in a row that change only one sound?

    From dad to dam to dum to mum, from mum to mud to mad to dad

    ...a dream of Mad Man Moon (I guess he must have been moon mood mad)

    A Nectarine Superphone Plus 8.3? Seriously? Come on dude, you really want to stay behind the moon? My Hyperphone 17.6 has transwarp facetime, it works through wormholes and allows you to finish holocalls before you started them. I'm serious, I couldn't live without it any more.