Thursday, January 10, 2013

40 Year Itch: Genesis Plays the Bataclan

On January 10, 1973 Genesis performed six songs at Le Club Bataclan in Paris for a French television program. Gabriel dressed up the fox on the cover of Foxtrot , the band's most recent release. Genesis was at the height of its powers. A live album, recorded the following month, would be their first album to enter the Top 10, and another magnificent album, Selling England By The Pound, would be recorded in August. It would be a few more years before Gabriel's theatricality would drive him out of the band and Phil Collins would take on singing duties.


 The sequence:

 1 The Musical Box
2 Supper's Ready ( a generous excerpt)
3 Interview
4 The Return of the Giant Hogweed
5 The Knife

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