I was born in a small town east of El Salvador, I always liked the music, my aunts had a group called The Beatles, Simon & Garfunkel, Herman's Hermits, ect and I was fine with their vocal harmonies and their music, however I sang "A hard day's night" adapted into Spanish words, which is my native language. When I finished my highschool I went to the capital of the country to continue my studies in college, there I met Kiss, Led Zeppellin, The Who, etc until 1976 when someone told me that the music I heard was "charranganeo" (I do not know the right words in English) but he was referring about the way on the groups I used to admire, played the guitar (you know heavy metal, noise), one day he invited at his home parents to study and showed me his LP collection, he took from the pile a couple of LP and I noticed on the cover of the first one said "Yes", the album: The yessong's and the other one GENESIS, the album: The lamb lies down on Broadway, by those years I hardly could keep a conversation and just knew a couple of words english, enough to understand the music I used to hear, with this music even reading the lyrics damn it! What the hell, I didn't understand, so I'd have find out what these people sang, becouse of the complex lyrics, maybe I'm not a full english speaker, but now I know what they sang. Now I'm a fan of Rael story and of course of Peter. My friend's name is Isaac Rodas, thank you wherever you are. One more thing until, even now I still dreaming to have a mixer equipment, maybe not professional like yours but somehow similar. Thanks.
What a fascinating story, recounting your introduction to the music of Genesis - and the very complex, allegorical double-concept album of "The Lamb", Arnoldo...
I can't imagine what it would be like to be a nearly non-english speaker trying to decipher such difficult subject matter and obtuse lyrics ala Peter Gabriel (where even we "english-speakers" are continually trying to unravel its puzzle-within-a-puzzle metaphorical mysteries, to this day)!
I join you in saying "Isaac Rodas...thank you wherever you are!" *appreciative grin*
Thank you for sharing your story with us, all the way from Central America, my friend!