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Mike Rutherford


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demolition man
5 stars This is an incredible album, full of emotion and melody which oozes throughout the entire album. I would go as far as to say that it represents the best solo album from any Genesis artist. It is that good. The band is on top form and the vocals from Noel McCalla are pure heaven. Noel is currently the lead singer for Manfred Mann's Earth Band and has been so since 1991. An incredible 18 years, which is no mean feat in itself. He has a soulful voice (Between the Tick and the Tock) yet can reach the high points in songs such as "Cats and Rats". His vocal range suits fine the Earth Band's live material yet on this album he pushes the boundaries towards perfection. The music is played by many of Mike's friends and ex genesis band mates and they must have had a great time making the album because everything just clicks into place with apparent ease. But waiting around the corner was Mike's second solo album "Acting Very Strange" which unfortunately comes nowhere near this essential gem. Why oh why didn't he employ McCalla again? Five stars and still a regular play some 29 years on.
demolition man | 5/5 |


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