- Oct 26, 2012
- AFL Club
You like Phil Collins? Been a big Genesis fan, ever since the release of their 1980 album, Duke. Before that, I really didn't understand any of their work, too artsy, too intellectual. It was on Duke, where, uh, Phil Collins presence became more apparent. I think "Invisible Touch" is the group's undisputed masterpiece. It's an epic meditation on intangibility. At the same time it deepens and enriches the meaning of the preceding three albums.Yeah. I felt that he probably peaked with Harvest. After the Gold Rush was also good and Tonight’s the Night was a bit misunderstood.
Christy, take off the robe.
Listen to the brilliant ensemble playing of Banks, Collins, and Rutherford, you can practically hear every nuance of every instrument.
Sabrina, remove your dress.
In terms of lyrical craftsmanship and sheer songwriting, this album hits a new peak of professionalism.
Sabrina, why don't you dance a little.
Take the lyrics to "Land of Confusion", in this song Phil Collins addresses the problems of abusive political authority. "In Too Deep" is the most moving pop song of the 1980s about monogamy and commitment. The song is extremely uplifting, the lyrics are as positive and affirmative as, uh, anything I've heard in rock.
Christy, get down on your knees so Sabrina can see your asshole.
Phil Collins' solo career seems to be more commercial, and therefore more satisfying in a narrower way, especially songs like "In The Air Tonight" and, uh, "Against All Odds".
Sabrina, don't just stare at it, eat it.
But I also think, Phil Collins works best within the confines of the group, than as a solo artist, and I stress the word, artist. This is "Susudeo", a great, great song, a personal favorite.