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    Posted: November 14 2005 at 07:31

Okay, thinking about the possibilities of a Genesis reunion that would actually succeed, I wrote a scenario. I call this the GENESIS WORST CASE SCENARIO . I posted it also in the Just For Fun section where you can think of a sequel yourself. Here in the lounge I'm asking you a different question: will a Genesis reunion really bring up some good music? When you read this story, just keep in mind: it can't get any worse

GENESIS WORST CASE SCENARIO:

 

(Starring: Peter Gabriel, Tony Banks, Mike Rutherford, Phil Collins, Steve Hackett and some unexpected guests)

 

Peter: Long time no see. Let's get back to work, you guys! (Walks to the keyboards and strikes a chord)

Tony: What are you doing?

Peter: I just had this little musical idea, and I just wanted it to show you.

Tony: On my keyboards?

Peter: Itís just an idea. After Iíve played it, you may develop it.

Tony: Just play it on the flute, or the oboe. Or on the tambourine, for all I care. Iím the keyboard player in the band.

Peter: Donít be so possessive about the keyboards.

Tony: Itís always the same. In Charterhouse you also pushed me away on the piano. Nothingís changed, really.

Mike: Come on, Tony. Give him a shot at it.

Phil: I got a great idea about an epic.

Peter, Tony, Steve & Mike: An epic? You???

Phil: Yes, Iíve just read this bookÖ

Peter, Tony, Steve & Mike: A book? You???

Phil: Why, yes. Itís a book about the dance culture, and while reading it I found inspiration for an epic. Iíd like to call the epic ďDance, dance, danceĒ. It has two parts. Iíd like to call part I ďIn the heat of the danceĒ and part II ďThe last danceĒ. Of course we have to add a lot of hitsingles to the album, because such an epic is quite difficult for the fans.

Tony: What has Genesis got to do with dancing?

Phil: I think ďdanceĒ has always been an important theme for Genesis. Like in Dancing With The Moonlit Knight, Dance On A Volcano, I Canít Dance and Dance Into The Light.

Mike: Errm, PhilÖ

Phil: Yes, Mike?

Mike: The last track you mentioned was from one of your solo albums.

Phil: OhÖ yeahÖ so it is! Well, Genesis stuff, solo stuff, itís all the same for me. Just as long as you can hum the tunes and dance to them. Iíd like to put a little funk on the album.

Mike: Maybe we should think about a concept for the album. How about ďThe Little Prince?Ē I always loved that book.

Peter: Thatís too much airy fairy stuff. This is not the Ď70ís weíre living in. Itís the Ď00ís! How about an album about someone who lives his live in a room, and he never comes out of it, and he lives out all of his ideas and emotions via his pc.

Phil: Thatís all too pretentious. Canít get behind that.

Mike: Steve, do you have any ideas?

Steve: (playing his acoustic guitar in a corner of the room): Um? Were you talking to me?

Peter: Wait, someone knocks on the door.

Mike: Itís Ant! Heís back!

Ant: Sorry Iím late. I was composing some library music and I fell asleep. That always seems to happen when Iím composing library music. I donít understand why.

Phil: We certainly didnít expect you here.

Steve:  So you want to play the guitar too on the album? How do we solve that on stage?

Ant: Stage? Are we going ON STAGE???

Peter, Tony, Steve, Phil & Mike: Of course!

Ant: Iím out of here! (Runs outside and slams the door)

Mike: Well, maybe I should do a duo album with him. Right, the conceptÖ

Steve: Wait, thereís another knock on the door.

Phil: Iíll answer it. Why donít you guys start jamming in the mean time?

Peter, Tony, Steve & Mike: Okay.

Phil (opens the door and sees a total stranger): What do you want?

Stranger: Iím Ray. Iím here for the reunion.

Phil: Ray who?

Stranger: Ray Wilson. I used to be Genesisí singer.

Phil: No, you werenít.

Ray: Yes, I was!

Phil: No, you werenít! (slams the door in his face)

Ray (walking away, mumbling): Iíll join the foreign legion. Then they can send me to the Congo. Iím free to leave.

Mike: Who was that?

Phil: Never mind. Letís do some jamming. Wait, where's Peter?

Tony: You remember his concept that we rejected? Some movie director asked him to turn it into a movie plot. Heíll be back in a week. Hopefully.

Phil: And whereís Steve?

Tony: He didnít like jamming together with us. He wanted to work something out of his own. Well, Phil, what do you think of this? (plays some intricate cord changes)  Sounds good, eh?

Phil: Sorry, I think this is much too good for the people.

(Tony walks away in anger, slamming the door)

Mike: Well, that leaves the two of us, Phil. Wait, listen to thisÖ You know that Iíve been asked to write some tunes for The Backstreet Boys? Iíll play you a theme that they rejected. Maybe itís good enough for GenesisÖ

 



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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 14 2005 at 08:01

I must admit, I'd love to be a fly on the wall at their first rehearsal - if it happens..

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 14 2005 at 08:22
Originally posted by Blacksword Blacksword wrote:

I must admit, I'd love to be a fly on the wall at their first rehearsal - if it happens..

Me too

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 14 2005 at 08:43
  Funny 
Frank Zappa,Pink Floyd,Yes,Genesis,Rush,King Crimson,Jethro Tull,E.L.P,Rick Wakeman -They have one similarity-    I Love Them all !
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 14 2005 at 09:44
Thank you for injecting a bit of humor into this monotonous topic...I
think progressive music is best served by forward looking musicians and
new blood...
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 14 2005 at 09:51
Very amusing.  I hope they do reunite, just to see some of thge classics played live.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 14 2005 at 09:59
that was excellent Ė thank you for lightening up my
working day! you certainly are a talented scriptwriter!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 14 2005 at 10:04

I think you dhould write a book Maybe,You can add something about the reunion of Marillion or first Crimson's line-up
I like the story...I wish it'll never come true    
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 14 2005 at 10:23
I'll admit. That was pretty funny.
One likes to believe
In the freedom of music
But glittering prizes
And endless Compromises
Shatter the illusion
Of integrity
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 14 2005 at 11:29
Theres one problem, isnt Mike Rutherford supposed to go along with everything that Tony Baks says.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 14 2005 at 12:02

Originally posted by sleeper sleeper wrote:

Theres one problem, isnt Mike Rutherford supposed to go along with everything that Tony Baks says.

You're probably right. Another stereotype. It's always fun, those stereotypes  . 

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 14 2005 at 12:07

Thanks, folks, for all the positive feedback! I'm glad you liked it.

It was a lot of fun to do. Taking all the prejudices to the max. And there are a lot of other stereotypes to be used. Peter Gabriel's obsession with rhythm, Phil's reputation as a joker.... It's a great band for stories like these.

I agree, Crimson and Marillion would be fun to do too, and also Yes...

 

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 14 2005 at 12:26
How about trying pink floyd
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 14 2005 at 12:32
I giggled.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 14 2005 at 12:40

Originally posted by sleeper sleeper wrote:

How about trying pink floyd

Floyd, yes!

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 14 2005 at 14:15

Highly entertaining!   

You ought to post it on the official genesis forum, as well. It would be a hit over there, trust me! Oh, and at least Phil eyes the board every now and then and even comments on some of the posts, so with very good luck you might get some feedback from the man himself .

 

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 14 2005 at 14:30
Originally posted by Fritha Fritha wrote:

Highly entertaining!   

You ought to post it on the official genesis forum, as well. It would be a hit over there, trust me! Oh, and at least Phil eyes the board every now and then and even comments on some of the posts, so with very good luck you might get some feedback from the man himself .

 

Posting it on the Genesis site? Wow, sounds like fun. Phil will be... amused ... I hope

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 14 2005 at 14:33
Moogtroon that was great and pretty funny

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 14 2005 at 15:14
Originally posted by Fritha Fritha wrote:

Highly entertaining!   

You ought to post it on the official genesis forum, as well. It would be a hit over there, trust me! Oh, and at least Phil eyes the board every now and then and even comments on some of the posts, so with very good luck you might get some feedback from the man himself .

 

As funny as I found it, as someone who has posted there I know for a fact that will be a lot of people on that board offended by it.  They're very defensive of Phil, Mike and Tony over there.  Then again, there will be more than a few that enjoy it.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 14 2005 at 15:49

Well done!

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