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Tony Banks


Crossover Prog

2.77 | 82 ratings

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4 stars One of the great mysteries concerning Genesis is 1. the lack of respect for Tony Banks 2. How important Tony is to the sound of Genesis 3. How underated Tony is as a writer.

Many might frown at Tony Banks musical direction that he has taken in both Genesis and his solo career, but in admitance, Tony always wanted to write music and only became a musician when he knew he could do it. Unlike any of his peers, Tony not only was a influential figure within the Progressive rock annals, but he also wrote or co-wrote many songs that would become long-time standards.

So then comes Tony's solo career. Tony's solo debut was a stunner, the missing link between Genesis's "And Then There Were Three" and "Duke", but with Tony in control, the music seemed more fluid. But in a major mistep, Tony released his second album "The Fugitive" which was a critical and commercial disaster, a move that his solo career would never recover from.

A shame, as for despite a couple of movie soundtracked based album, Tony's "Bankstatement" is a excellent album similar to the Synth-pop direction Genesis had dwelled into with "Genesis" and "Invisible Touch", but sadly that synth oriented style was fading within the late Eighties, and this album would sink without charting a single or on the album charts.


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