Genesis – News, Reviews, Interviews

Philipp Röttgers is a music journalist and an absolute expert on the band. He released a book “Two eras of Genesis?: The development of a rock band” in 2015 and interviewed band members and people connected to the band.

Find out everything about Philipp’s favourite group. Genesis is a British rock band and one of the most successful groups in the world. Their hits include „That’s All“, „Invisible Touch“ and „I Can’t Dance“. The group consists of Phil Collins (vocals, drums), Mike Rutherford (guitars, bass) and Tony Banks (keyboards). This blog contains news, reviews and glimpses into Genesis‘ history.

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Genesis is one of the most successful British rock bands, hands down. And a band with a long and diverse career that was able to allow all its members to have also long and diverse solo careers (and in some cases very successful, too). Genesis always seemed to have an invisible touch on their listeners and fans. Starting off as a progressive rock band in the early 1970s with singer Peter Gabriel and his strange costumes and masks, the band changed into a pop band with single hits in the 1980s after he left and drummer Phil Collins took over the microphone.

At least that is the common conception. Philipp Röttgers takes a look beyond and asks if this change even exists or if there is some kind of misunderstanding. He turns it on again and analyzes certain songs from both “eras”. Philipp takes a look at live performances, music videos, album covers and press and fan reviews. He runs through the band’s history. And he also includes the solo careers to find out if their image should be renewed.

On this page, you can find everything Philipp writes about his favourite group.

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