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    Posted: October 11 2019 at 07:51

IN THE BEGINNING there were five members of Charterhouse School who ONE DAY decided to form a band. That band was GENESIS. They were LOOKING FOR SOMEONE to promote and produce their first album when a WINDOW of opportunity came along in the shape of Jonathan King, a DUKE of record producers working BEHIND THE LINES at the time. The album "FROM GENESIS TO REVELATION" entered a LAND OF CONFUSION and MISUNDERSTANDING though when many record stores placed the album in their religious music sections due to the religious-sounding title. The album and first single "SILENT SUN" both flopped, and barely caused any RIPPLES in the music press either, despite Jonathan King CALLING ALL STATIONS to try and promote the album and single on the radio. GENESIS' second single "A WINTER'S TALE" was also met with about as much indifference as A FLY ON A WINDSHIELD by radio stations and barely NO REPLY AT ALL from the music press. Their record company Decca became ENTANGLED in a dispute when it was discovered there was another band in America called GENESIS, but by A TRICK OF THE TAIL, the band managed to keep their name ANYWAY by changing their name to "Revelation" in the United States.

The music business has always been as fickle as a HARLEQUIN, where THE DIVIDING LINE between success and failure depends on a combination of good luck and hard work. Every new band is sailing through UNCERTAIN WEATHER where they can easily be dragged down by the UNDERTOW and SHIPWRECKED by having THE KNIFE stuck into them by their record company or by the music press. THAT'S ALL it takes to finish a band's career. There's NEVER A TIME when it's been easy to make it in the tough music business, but LIKE IT OR NOT, that's just the WAY OF THE WORLD. No astrological WATCHER OF THE SKIES can predict who's going to make it in today's cynical music industry, where the chances of success are about as hard as climbing a WHITE MOUNTAIN of snow before the FADING LIGHTS of DUSK close in.

AFTER THE ORDEAL of seeing the commercial failure of their first album, GENESIS were IN LIMBO and left out IN THE WILDERNESS during a short period of STAGNATION when the band members returned to their studies at Charterhouse. They weren't DOWN AND OUT or TAKING IT ALL TOO HARD though, because making great music was far more than JUST A JOB TO DO for the five talented band members. Contrary to being IN HIDING, GENESIS were just COUNTING OUT TIME in THE WAITING ROOM of THE CINEMA SHOW of life before returning to the recording studio. The band members were confident of THE MUSICAL BOX of talent they had between them and their HORIZONS were positively bright with the general feeling that IT'S GONNA GET BETTER soon. GENESIS were working to a TIME TABLE and they didn't plan on LIVING FOREVER on borrowed time, or waiting around each day until SUPPER'S READY. They were IN TOO DEEP to consider THROWING IT ALL AWAY at this late stage. The band were more than ready to TURN IT ON AGAIN with an INVISIBLE TOUCH of magic with the release of their next album, "TRESPASS". It would be several albums later though before GENESIS were basking in the AFTERGLOW of a successful album release, followed by the DOMINO effect of success breeding further success in the proverbial AISLE OF PLENTY.

All song titles in HIGHLIGHTS by Genesis


Edited by Psychedelic Paul - October 12 2019 at 06:24
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Very clever. I like your writing abilities. Keep them coming.
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Originally posted by Manuel Manuel wrote:

Very clever. I like your writing abilities. Keep them coming.
 
Thanks Manuel. Thumbs Up I've just seen a thread titled "The Renaissance Zone" which may inspire me to write another song titles thread featuring my all-time favourite Prog-Rock band.
 
I've also written three other song title threads since I've been here:= "Hotel California", "Bat Out of Hell" & "The Dark Side of the Moon"


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Yeah and informative as well... (read the first half in the morning ) ...it flows very smoothly!
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Originally posted by Machinemessiah Machinemessiah wrote:

Yeah and informative as well... (read the first half in the morning ) ...it flows very smoothly!
 
Thanks! I picked up most of that additional info on the "From Genesis To Revelation"  album from the Wikipedia entry for the album. Smile
 
I'd never heard of half of those Genesis songs before I started writing the thread. Smile
 
Some obscure Genesis song titles were virtually impossible to find a place for in the thread - I gave up entirely with "I Know What I Like In Your Wardrobe." Tongue


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Hey, that was cool. Now do one for Yes. Smile
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Originally posted by AFlowerKingCrimson AFlowerKingCrimson wrote:

Hey, that was cool. Now do one for Yes. Smile
 
Thanks! I will write a song titles thread for Yes eventually, but I need to write one for Renaissance first. Smile
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Originally posted by AFlowerKingCrimson AFlowerKingCrimson wrote:

Hey, that was cool. Now do one for Yes. Smile
 
A YESSONGS short story will be next, now that my Renaissance song titles story is finished and posted. Smile
 
 
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