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2.60 | 61 ratings

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2 stars Invisible Touch -era was the commercial highlight in Genesis' career, and it happened to be also the time I started to listen to this band, at the age of sixteen. I used to play that album too, though I was much busier being a Marillion fan, and on the brink of finding prog's glorious past. One could think I would have nostalgic fondness for pop-Genesis, but in fact quite the opposite. Thanks to heavy radio/Mtv play I had my share of it already back then, thank you. 'Land of Confusion' was a smash hit in Mtv with the Spitting Image dolls of Ronald and Nancy Reagan and the band members of course. A catchy song, that must be said, but not quite up to my taste.It has some nice things in it but the overall feeling is too pushy and commercial.

'Feeding the Fire' gives me more nostalgia, as I remember playing it several times from a jukebox. I liked its emotional power that turns into a delicate instrumental section. A pretty good B-side track but when I heard it again some years ago its noisy rhythm pattern irritated me and it wasn't quite as good song that I thought it was.

Matti | 2/5 |


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