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Poll Question: Which band made the most Pop tune?
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30 [66.67%]
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9 [20.00%]
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    Posted: June 30 2018 at 06:10
I'm going with Genesis as having the most Pop tune here. I mean once Phil pulled the money train out of the station and Mike and Tony hopped on, it just got less and less prog to my ears. 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Tom Ozric Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 30 2018 at 06:13
Yep - Genesis. Down to that hideously ‘plastic’ and synthetic sounding production, claptrap and all......
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote twosteves Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 30 2018 at 07:55
actually think Genesis did some good pop--like" In too Deep". At least Adele liked it so she sayid in an interview lol. I mean is "Invisible Touch" as good a pop song as " I want to hold your hand"? Genesis wrote a lot of good popish music thanks to Phil Collins mostly. And Trevor Rabin said he wished Yes could be like them but Rabin can't write a lot of good pop just mediocre pop---with the exception of "Love will find a way" which is a good pop song.
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"Invisible Touch", followed very closely by "Owner of a Lonely Heart". I can hardly tolerate listening to them.

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Who am I to argue !-)
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If Genesis had changed their name when Steve Hackett left and relaunched as a new band, I'd have forgiven them and praised them as a good pop band, because some of their songs are very good for that genre.

But doing it under the Genesis name - never!


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By the point of "Invisible Touch", Genesis sucked.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Mortte Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 01 2018 at 00:06
Naturally it´s Invisible Touch. It´s one of the only albums I haven´t listened as a whole for years, leaving away that tittle song and "In Too Deep". Maybe I´ll try to listen it as whole some of these days.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Tom Ozric Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 01 2018 at 01:57
I never thought of Cat Food as a purely ‘pop’ song. Maybe Tippett’s piano gives it an avant touch.
Tiger In A Spotlight makes good use of that cliched riff it holds, not a bad song at all.
Another Brick is saved by that solo section.
The rest, I can live without.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote richardh Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 01 2018 at 04:41
Follow You Follow Me was a big hit in the UK (don't know about America) 8 years before Invisible Touch and Genesis were already well on board the pop train by Duke when you think of Turn It On Again and Misunderstanding. Are we just talking about 'bad pop' or any 'pop'??
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote For Nobody's Bush Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 01 2018 at 17:52
The only good pop rock is the actual pop rocks that you put in your mouth and eat. I guess 'I want to hold your hand' was a good pop rock. I like XTC and ELO's early stuff, kinda pop rock.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Man With Hat Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 01 2018 at 19:09
For KC...Heartbeat, Model Man, or Man With An Open Heart would be the most appropriate. Cat Food really isn't that poppy.
 
To answer: Genesis
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Mormegil Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 02 2018 at 05:33
Originally posted by deafmoon deafmoon wrote:

I'm going with Genesis as having the most Pop tune here.


 . . . and you would be correct.
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Originally posted by Man With Hat Man With Hat wrote:


For KC...Heartbeat, Model Man, or Man With An Open Heart would be the most appropriate. Cat Food really isn't that poppy.
 
To answer: Genesis
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Gee.....Genesis is winning....what a surprise.

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Genesis made the most pop music of all those bands. Obviously. Many of their pop tunes contained no clues whatsoever to their prog rock roots.

They did make some good pop though. Turn it on Again, Mama, No son of Mine and Follow you follow me are all worthy IMO. They made some sh*t too; Illegal Alien is an aberration. Invisible Touch is just bubble gum for the ears.
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Genesis pop is light years better than Phil Collins later solo pop. Ugh. His first album wasn't too bad but by the time of Sussudio and even worse, Another Day In Paradise, it was enough to make one want to barf

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Originally posted by dr wu23 dr wu23 wrote:

Gee.....Genesis is winning....what a surprise.

;)
Yeah, but I don't think leading unanimously in this poll is actually "winning" anything but a heaping handful of steaming poop.

By the way, who is the lone straggler that thought the KC song "Cat Food" was the most poppy tune? I had to laugh.


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The fact that the OP listed that as a 'poppy song' makes one wonder about his musical knowledge about prog and pop.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Man With Hat Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 02 2018 at 14:53
Originally posted by Tom Ozric Tom Ozric wrote:

Originally posted by Man With Hat Man With Hat wrote:


For KC...Heartbeat, Model Man, or Man With An Open Heart would be the most appropriate. Cat Food really isn't that poppy.
 
To answer: Genesis
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certainly not as poppy as the three I listed. 
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