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    Posted: November 21 2020 at 00:22
Divisive Genesis album! Pick your favorite track! GO!

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Dodo/Lurker

funny that the B-sides and other 1981 Abacab sessions, later featured on Genesis Archives are more interesting than a lot of the songs on the actual album - Naminanu, Submarine, You Might Recall. 
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Originally posted by Cristi Cristi wrote:

Dodo/Lurker

funny that the B-sides and other 1981 Abacab sessions, later featured on Genesis Archives are more interesting than a lot of the songs on the actual album - Naminanu, Submarine, You Might Recall. 
 


Same as you...totally agreed with you on the tracks on the box set being more interesting? 



























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Originally posted by Cristi Cristi wrote:

Dodo/Lurker

funny that the B-sides and other 1981 Abacab sessions, later featured on Genesis Archives are more interesting than a lot of the songs on the actual album - Naminanu, Submarine, You Might Recall. 

Yes and agreed about the B sides, lol.

Abacab is a guilty pleasure for me. I LOVE the title track, Keep It Dark, Me and Sarah Jane, etc.; tons of good Tony Banks hooks and grooves in there. I know it's not the best classic Genesis, but I'm biased for Phil Collins' vocals LOL.

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Originally posted by Frenetic Zetetic Frenetic Zetetic wrote:

Originally posted by Cristi Cristi wrote:

Dodo/Lurker

funny that the B-sides and other 1981 Abacab sessions, later featured on Genesis Archives are more interesting than a lot of the songs on the actual album - Naminanu, Submarine, You Might Recall. 

Yes and agreed about the B sides, lol.

Abacab is a guilty pleasure for me. I LOVE the title track, Keep It Dark, Me and Sarah Jane, etc.; tons of good Tony Banks hooks and grooves in there. I know it's not the best classic Genesis, but I'm biased for Phil Collins' vocals LOL.

I know people blame Phil for the whole going pop, but Banks and Rutherford were on it as well, especially Rutherford. And Banks is still the main songwriter after all at this point. 
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Patrick Bateman's favorite album.
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Originally posted by hellogoodbye hellogoodbye wrote:

Patrick Bateman's favorite album.

no, that's Invisible Touch. LOL
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Originally posted by Cristi Cristi wrote:

Originally posted by hellogoodbye hellogoodbye wrote:

Patrick Bateman's favorite album.

no, that's Invisible Touch. LOL

thought it was Duke (assume we are talking American Psycho)
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First vote for Keep It Dark.

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Originally posted by Frenetic Zetetic Frenetic Zetetic wrote:

Originally posted by Cristi Cristi wrote:

Dodo/Lurker

funny that the B-sides and other 1981 Abacab sessions, later featured on Genesis Archives are more interesting than a lot of the songs on the actual album - Naminanu, Submarine, You Might Recall. 

Yes and agreed about the B sides, lol.

Abacab is a guilty pleasure for me. I LOVE the title track, Keep It Dark, Me and Sarah Jane, etc.; tons of good Tony Banks hooks and grooves in there. I know it's not the best classic Genesis, but I'm biased for Phil Collins' vocals LOL.

i think it's the best produced Genesis album before the plastic eighties sound took over. This is one that you can put on really really loud (although as you say its not 'classic' by any stretch)
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Dodo/Lurker is the only standout track on this mediocre album. Decent tracks: Abacab (the Three Sides Live-version is finished off well), Keep it Dark and Another Record. Me and Sarah Jane is hit and miss.

Anyway, I expect some consensus about Who Dunnit? being crap.


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This... Tongue ...though obviously the album version is a bit longer...though still not long enough...
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Frenetic Zetetic Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 21 2020 at 03:14
Originally posted by richardh richardh wrote:

Originally posted by Cristi Cristi wrote:

Originally posted by hellogoodbye hellogoodbye wrote:

Patrick Bateman's favorite album.

no, that's Invisible Touch. LOL

thought it was Duke (assume we are talking American Psycho)

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Funny many are picking Dodo; that's the ONE track that sounds like they're genuinely trolling their audience with this album lol.

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Originally posted by Cristi Cristi wrote:

Originally posted by Frenetic Zetetic Frenetic Zetetic wrote:

Originally posted by Cristi Cristi wrote:

Dodo/Lurker

funny that the B-sides and other 1981 Abacab sessions, later featured on Genesis Archives are more interesting than a lot of the songs on the actual album - Naminanu, Submarine, You Might Recall. 

Yes and agreed about the B sides, lol.

Abacab is a guilty pleasure for me. I LOVE the title track, Keep It Dark, Me and Sarah Jane, etc.; tons of good Tony Banks hooks and grooves in there. I know it's not the best classic Genesis, but I'm biased for Phil Collins' vocals LOL.

I know people blame Phil for the whole going pop, but Banks and Rutherford were on it as well, especially Rutherford. And Banks is still the main songwriter after all at this point. 

Exactly, lol. I'm one of the few that likes even the "weaker" 80's Genesis stuff. I'm a sucker for high quality synth production with that classic 80's "This is the future, bro!" vibe lol.

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Originally posted by richardh richardh wrote:

Originally posted by Cristi Cristi wrote:

Originally posted by hellogoodbye hellogoodbye wrote:

Patrick Bateman's favorite album.

no, that's Invisible Touch. LOL

thought it was Duke (assume we are talking American Psycho)

Haven't seen the movie, but someone showed me the scene. He says Duke is the first album of theirs that really grabbed him and didn't come off as pretentious. Invisible Touch was indeed his favorite, he called it their crowning achievement or something. I should check that movie out, heard it's good.
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Originally posted by someone_else someone_else wrote:

Dodo/Lurker is the only standout track on this mediocre album. Decent tracks: Abacab (the Three Sides Live-version is finished off well), Keep it Dark and Another Record. Me and Sarah Jane is hit and miss.

Anyway, I expect some consensus about Who Dunnit? being crap.

Consensus denied.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Frenetic Zetetic Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 21 2020 at 04:13
Anyone under 50 that used to play the original Mortal Kombat for the Sega Genesis, will note the blood code is ABACABB, as a pun and nod to Genesis and this recording!

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Dodo/Lurker, so much so that at one time my wife and I had a Budgie that we named Lurker. Although that was also because it used to watch us as we got jiggy on a fur rug in the middle of the living room. Wink
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I love Banks two major contributions to the album---Me and Sarah Jane and Dodo Lurker--voted Dodo.
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Title track. Don't ask me why because I really don't know.
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