I just had the idea, that it would be nice to listen to some LLDOBW-songs.
Don´t know why, it was just a flash in my mind.
After looking for Lilywhite Lilith on youtube, I found your work and later on your website. Extraordinary!
Thanks a lot!!
Especially because I´m a Genesis-fan too from the age of 16 when I saw them on Peter´s last tour with the group in Düsseldorf, Germany.
That was my first "real great" concert and I´ll never forget it!
A year later, I saw the group again with Phil Collins then singing and drumming and Bill Bruford on drums, too.
Quite good, but not the amazing show that I saw 12 months ago.
Bruford was the way to King Crimson, another of my favourite 70´s groups.
Not that I totally stucked in the Prog-Rock-Scene until now on, but it had a great impact on my musical life.
Isn´t it funny, that the genesis-songs from that period are quite undeletable from my inner hard-disk - and it´s 40 years later now and the words are still there, even if I´m not a native speaker.
It´s a pleasure to listen to your explanations, your "that´s what he probably meant with that line"-statements.
Howard Hughes in blue suede shoes? Sound´s nice - and is there a hint maybe hidden in Orson Welles Citizen Cane,
which I´ve never discovered? A Rosebud...?
Anyway: You´re a rael and a real fan and I appreciate that a lot!
Wish you good luck over the ocean wherever you are and maybe you´ll send me an answer. ;-)
Grube aus Arizona nach Dusseldorf, mein neuer Freund, Michael !
Wow...you bring up so many delectable images of the rarest of early-Genesis concerts, with your written memories, Michael.
I mean, other than the 1972/73 Roxy, Rainbow Theatre and Drury Lane concerts...I would have absolutely given my eye teeth to see Peter's final Lamb concerts, in Europe (where Steve's surgically-reattached left thumb tendon was finally healing up enough for him to REALLY let loose and play "Fly", etc.)...and, then, Bruford stepping into Phil's drumming shoes during the earliest leg(s) of the Trick of The Tail Tour.
(I, too, followed Bruford right into the re-created King Crimson, with Adrian Belew and Tony Levin joining "Professor" Fripp for "Discpline", et al. And, I GOT to see them perform, live, in 1981..thank heavens! Purchased my single ticket..and drove myself up to Syracuse, NY - only to find I was about the only "non-girlfriend" female fan in the audience, that night ! LOLOL)
Well...Marvelous, my friend....simply marvelous !
I must admit that I adore the way you expressed the way we all feel about this very beguiling music, of early Genesis, en masse: "the songs from that period are quite undeletable from my inner hard-disk - and it´s 40 years later now and the words are still there".
A better, more descriptive way of putting it - I have rarely come upon!
It's like it is wrapped into the double-helix of our music-enjoying DNA strands....so pervasive is the early work of Genesis.
I was recently fortunate enough to travel along with Steve Hackett's Genesis:Revisited 2 Tour (to film and document it, while they visited the States)....and, I think that even HE was surprised how EXUBERANT the audiences were, in their appreciative reactions to each and every song he presented.
It was almost as if everyone there, each night, had HELD his (or her) breath for 40 years, waiting for this tremendously beloved music to be performed Live, in its entirety, again....and at the hearing of the first opening phrases of all these songs (which, as you say, undeletable from our collective hard-drives) all would BURST out, releasing that long-held, anticipatory breath- in joy and utter bliss!
Never have I seen anything like it before....nor, am I like to ever see anything like it, again, in my lifetime.
I do so hope that you have (and everyone else, in Europe, the UK..and elsewhere) been able to see at least ONE of these GR2 Tour concerts...they really are quite wonderful.
And, Steve is still in TOP Form! (God bless 'im ;-)
If you (or anyone else you know, who also loves early-Genesis) can't get to see GR2 concert, live...then, may I suggest ordering a DVD copy of his Genesis:Revisited 2 concert at the Hammersmith Odean, via his website: Hackettsongs.com .
It is well-worth the investment, I assure you!
Frohe Feiertage zu ihnen und ihrer Familie, lieber Michael.
Alle meine besten Wunsche fur Sie..