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2.38 | 41 ratings | 4 reviews | 15% 5 stars

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Singles/EPs/Fan Club/Promo, released in 1986

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Throwing It All Away (3:41)
2. Do the Neurotic (5:21)

Total Time 9:02

Line-up / Musicians

- Tony Banks / keyboards, synth bass, backing vocals
- Phil Collins / drums, percussion, lead vocals, backing vocals
- Mike Rutherford / lead guitar, bass guitar, backing vocals

Releases information

7": Atlantic 7-89372 (1986)

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GENESIS Throwing It All Away ratings distribution

(41 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(15%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(20%)
Good, but non-essential (24%)
Collectors/fans only (24%)
Poor. Only for completionists (17%)

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Review by Guillermo
3 stars This is a commercial Pop Rock ballad, still good and with some quality, with a very good guitar riff by Mike Rutherford and good Pop lyrics about a broken love relationship. Tony Banks was playing some new keyboard sounds which gave him some "musical identity" in the eighties. I prefer the live versions of this song than the studio version, because the songs from the "Invisible Touch" album sound a bit "Computer Programmed", but the band played them better in concert.

"Do the Neurotic" sounds a bit like the song called "The Brazilian" from the same album. After listening to this song I understood why it wasn`t included in the album. It was also included in their "Archives 2" Box Set, and at the End Credits of their "Invisible Touch Tour" video. It sounds like filler, with Phil Collins again using the electronic drums a lot.

Review by progaardvark
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1 stars Throwing It All Away was another in a string of pop songs released by Genesis in 1986 on 45 rpm singles. Throwing It All Away was basically a pop rock ballad, no better and probably worst than previous ballads the band wrote going back to the Duke album. No signs of anything relating to progressive rock can be found here.

The B side was a song called Do the Neurotic which is an energetic instrumental that is probably better than most of the stuff found on the Invisible Touch album. It found its way onto the Archive 2 box set, so really, there's no need to seek out this single unless you are a completionist. Otherwise, this is one single worth throwing away.

Latest members reviews

1 stars Okay, here we have a really bad pop-ballad and a somewhat interesting instrumental. "Throwing it All Away" expresses my feeling about this entire album. Syrupy and poppy Phil Collins flavored Genesis. Poor. 1 star "Do the Neurotic" reminds me of "The Brazilian": a feeble effort to show that thi ... (read more)

Report this review (#300117) | Posted by mohaveman | Wednesday, September 22, 2010 | Review Permanlink

3 stars This is a better than average Collins era pop song. What else can I really say about it other than its competent and well played and was a hit. The B-side is nothing at all special and is rather poor even by late Genesis standards, Neither essential or dreadful worthy of a 3. ... (read more)

Report this review (#92667) | Posted by burgersoft777 | Saturday, September 30, 2006 | Review Permanlink

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