Posts by Mozo

    I think if we're playing "odd one out" I may have a shot at this one.

    My itunes is obviously a bit obsessed with borders at the moment.

    kate bush - all we ever look for

    elo - across the border

    suzanne vega - honeymoon suite

    temptations - my girl

    randy newman - memo to my son

    china crisis - african and white

    10cc - im mandy fly me

    fotheringay - restless

    eagles - on the border

    al stewart - leave it

    Out of interest, is the second Epping Forest a reprise, or a dramatic reworking? Maybe just an acoustic version? Mike and Phil only?

    That would work well leading into the emotional Please Dont Ask

    I can see they've put a lot of thought into this.

    Wot Gorilla will bring the house down before the encore.

    Thank you for this. It's given me a proper chuckle this morning :D

    Hmmm, maybe I will...

    It's like a game of chess. "Backdrifter has chosen a song from Selling England. Hmmm. Surely it's going to be one of the big hitters, so maybe Cinema Show? But wait that's too obvious, and so I bet they're go for a less obvious choice, to confuse us. Hang on, but surely they know that as Genesis obsessives we'll go for an obscure choice, so they'll end up picking an obvious choice, as a double bluff"

    This is what lockdown does to you

    You've forgotten we did non-album, I gave you that after you guessed the right sources (Spot EP and MTM b-sides) but got the wrong tracks.

    But yay! You've whittled it down. Just Lamb (you got side 4 right) and ATTWT (it's a side 2 track).

    Excellent. You can't buy this sense of satisfaction.

    You'll have to move onto solo albums next!

    Great effort! I feel for you regarding the non-album stuff as you went to the exact sources - but didn't get the right songs. Dammit! So I'm going to give you those and reveal it was Pigeons and Vancouver. Also partly to shorten the tedium for everyone else not as (bafflingly but pleasingly) committed as you.

    Further clues (don't go all Mrs Doyle on me now) - side 1 of Trick, disc 2 of Lamb, stay on side 1 of Abacab.

    This is the most fun I've had in months. That's lockdown for you.

    I'll be back to fill the gaps...


    SEBTP - firth of fifth

    Lamb - back in nyc

    TRICK - ripples

    ATTWT - deep in the motherlode

    abacab - abacab, keep it dark

    WCD no son - we know...

    Non album - inside and out, the day the lights went out

    Ive gone route 1 here - no deep cuts, all killer no filler. Except may TDTLWO

    Im determined to get some of these. Dont ask me why!

    Right. I'm game...

    (it's a quiet day...)

    SEBTP - more fool me

    Lamb - lamia

    TRICK - trick of the tail

    ATTWT - say its alright joe

    abacab - me and sarah jane, dodo

    WCD no son - I know this is right!

    Non album - on the shoreline, evidence of autumn

    That might work for singing it, but poor Tony would have the task of relearning that solo in a new key 😳 Not that he hasn't done it before on In The Cage for example, but that could be a heavier lift.

    Im no professional musician, but I presume they could transpose his keyboard on the fly, so he could play it in the same key, but it would sound a semitone or two lower

    This may sound daft to a lot of people, but I strongly associate Christmas with Genesis, and vice versa. I listen to even more Genesis than usual at this time of year.

    "Why", I hear that person at the back ask?

    Because my first Genesis gig was December 23rd 1981, at the NEC. I wasn't a massive fan at the time, but I fancied it, after getting into Foxtrot.

    I thought I'd better do some revision so I listened to whatever Genesis I had at the time, which was basically just Foxtrot :D

    I also bought Abacab and The Lamb (on the same day) and listened to them constantly in December. They're both now effectively Christmas albums to me...8o:D

    Anyone else find Genesis festive at this time of year? Was anyone else at the NEC? Do you remember the balloons and Christmas hats we all got?