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SPOT THE PIGEON

Genesis

 

Symphonic Prog

2.96 | 115 ratings

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Ivan_Melgar_M
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2 stars It's strange for a GENESIS fan specially from the Prog era, not to have Spot the Pigeon, but to be honest, back in the 70's I heard Match of the Day and that was enough to know that not even Steve Hackett could make miracles and save the band from the POP debacle that was about to reach them.

But a few days ago while buying some DVD's, the guy from the store offered me a used copy at one buck (seems he was stuck with it), so I bought the EP immediately, and the disappointment was almost total.

Match of the Day is one of the worst and most repetitive songs that the 4 men era Genesis could release, only better than Your Own Special Way and that song is not hard to beat. I understand why Steve left the band knowing what path GENESIS was walking to.

Pigeons is even worst, reminds me of one of the comedy relief tracks by ELP (Benny the Bouncer or The Sheriff), but without any sense of humor or imagination plus Phil Collins flat vocals instead of Greg's excellent voice, at this point I was thinking in how many better things I could had done with my buck instead of wasting it in this reminder of how depressive GENESIS turned after Wind & Wuthering.

But it was time for Inside and Out, which is not a masterpiece but by far the best track of the album without any doubt, despite the boring vocals by Phil Collins, the elaborate keyboards sections and the excellent 12 string guitar by Steve, makes of this song a good reason to pay one buck for the record.

Even when Inside and out is a good track, the complete album doesn't deserve more than two stars.

Ivan_Melgar_M | 2/5 |

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