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SMALLCREEP'S DAY

Mike Rutherford

 

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3.70 | 174 ratings

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4 stars Mr Rutherford's first solo album, recorded and released (along with Tony Banks' 'A Curious Feeling) during the brief layoff between the heavy recording and touring commitments of Genesis (circa Seconds Out). Side one of the album was inspired by the book 'Small Creep's Day' by Peter Currell Brown, the second side contains a batch of individual songs with no overall concept.

This album is probably one of the better solo releases by a member of Genesis and the tracks hang together with both style and grace. Many of the familiar Rutherford/Genesis trademarks are here from the chiming 12-string guitars to the punchy bass pedal lines. Ace drummer for hire Simon Phillips pile drives his way through the material with his usual blend of double bass drum power and excellent technique. We're also treated to a re-union of Rutherford with ex-Genesis man Ant Phillips although I'll be buggered if I can pick out his guitar from the mass of chords and lead lines that weave their way through the record.

A worthy album that bares repeated listening and along with Hackett's 'Voyage Of The Acolyte', one of the great Genesis albums that never came to pass.

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