Whether you’re a fan of the Peter Gabriel prog-rock years or prefer the Phil Collins pop-rock era, there’s no denying that Genesis remain one of the most unconventional bands of all time.
For many, the only line-up worth listening to consists of Gabriel, Collins, Mike Rutherford, Steve Hackett and Tony Banks. This incarnation saw them create some of their proggiest work, with albums such as Nursery Cryme, The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway and Selling England by the Pound.
Perhaps the most significant change was engendered by Gabriel’s departure in 1975. This saw Collins assuming vocal duties while continuing to act as the band’s drummer. During this period, Genesis slowly left their folk-infused prog-rock behind them and created more commercial works, including the acclaimed Invisible Touch and We Can’t Dance.
While Collins, Rutherford and Banks are set for The Last Domino? Tour, Gabriel has steadfastly refused to return to the fold.